FWIW, Vitamin C is the "healing vitamin".Time for my pain pill, elevation & ice...
Whenever I have surgery on the horizon, I take
1000 IU vitamin C 3 X a day, with meals...
for 3 days before the procedure and
for 1 week after the procedure. That's all.
It sounds like an excessive amount but the body takes what it needs and flushes the rest in the form of pretty bright yellow pee. LOL If you try this, you and your surgeon will be amazed at the amount of healing that takes place in a short amount of time.
I did this recently when I had a growth removed from my eyelid. The worst part was the needle injected to deaden the pain prior to the surgeon taking a scalpel and deftly lopping off the mass. Biopsy was negative. It's been five weeks now. The open wound is completely closed (without stitches) and I can barely see the scar.