Hello, I tried to do a search with no luck. I recently had a laminectomy with discectomy with no fusion at the l4-l5 level. Today was the first time I have taken the bandage of to clean my self. I was a little disturbed to see the size of the dent left at the incision site. I know some of that could be swelling and a laminectomy involves taking some bone. However should I expect to have a dent in my back like that for good? I go for my check up in 2 weeks. There is also no pain ( other than normal incision pain) and no drainage. The doc said there was about a half dollar size piece of disc he removed. Just a little shocked and wondering if the divot is normal.