The actual process of healing was uncomfortable, but not painful, for four days. I took some pain medication -- maybe two half pills a day. It wasn't bad. Once he stitches were out, I healed quickly. I was a bit swollen and had some bruising, but I could go out in public without feeling conspicuous within a week.
I would have this procedure done without a thought. I am trying to convince my husband to have his eyes done. They are droopy, and I'm telling him he will have to contend with a trophy wife (I am 69), if he doesn't get on the ball and get this done.