Surgery in and of itself creates a controlled injury to your body's tissue. Fortunately, your body is equipped with healing mechanisms that begin a multi-stage healing process the moment the injury occurs. Proteins found within your body's bloodstream react like a response team and start performing a multitude of activities to stop bleeding, attract infection fighting cells and initiate new cell formation. We all heal at different rates depending on our genes and physical attributes. Although the same surgical techniques are often utilized on two separate patients, no two surgeries are ever identical because the patients themselves are unique. You will heal differently from your best friend or the person sitting across the room. Even within a single surgery, your body may heal differently in one area compared to another.