If you’ve ever considered getting plastic surgery, one major question you may have had is what your recovery process might look like. Will it be painful? Will you be left with a scar? And just how long will it take for your body to heal? Understandably, there are a ton of questions to be had, and since there’s evidence showing that the public’s perception of plastic surgery is shifting — and demand for procedures amid the pandemic is up — we can’t think of a better time to get some answers.

Whether you plan on going under the knife at any point in the future or you’re just curious, read ahead for more information on what you should know about the post-plastic-surgery healing process.