One last thing to note: this was the first operation where they used staples rather than internal stitching. I had a bit of oozing from the wound over the first few days, but they gave me a few stitches which stopped it. This was a great result as I'd had issues with inflammation and infection with my previous two operations.
Here's a picture of the wound on the Saturday following the operation - I'm still amazed at how healthy it looks (ignoring the 30 staples!).