I found the swelling the hardest part to deal with, the pain wasn't to bad I just made sure I was taking pain medication every 4hours. I was in a compression garment 24/7 which was a bit uncomfortable but definitely helps to deal with the swelling.
I am 8 weeks post op now and still have a bit of swelling but I am sure over time it will get better. I am extremely happy with the results, the scar looks great and will only improve over time.
Any pain or discomfort I have had has definitely been worth it as I am extremely happy with my results