The W-plasty procedure itself was completely painless. In fact, I experienced no discomfort following the procedure. I'm now five weeks beyond the surgery and the healing is going extremely well. The incisions are barely noticeable and my 72 year old neck now looks perfectly youthful. Dr. Hendrick did excellent work and was very adept at putting me at ease throughout the procedure. I also found the entire Sono Bello staff both warm and professional.