You will discuss various anesthesia options with Dr. Jimerson, including sedation and general anesthesia. He will determine the best type of anesthesia based on the procedures, your health history and his preferences.
To achieve more proportionate and smooth body contours and appearance, incisions are often made in the groin area, which then move down and then around the back of the thigh. Dr. Jimerson will then tighten the underlying tissue, and reduce the skin.
If Dr. Jimerson determines the need to improve the contour of the outer thigh, another incision will be made from the groin around the hip. All incisions are made in strategic locations on the body, which helps to hide them with clothing and swimwear. Once the swelling and bruising dissipate, you will be able to see the results of your surgery.
Different dressings or bandages are placed on your incisions, and a compression garment or elastic bandage may be used to minimize your swelling. They also add support to the new body contours during the healing process. Dr. Jimerson may place small, thin drainage tubes in the incisions to remove excess blood or fluid from the surgery. You will be given specific instructions on how to care for your incisions following your surgery.
Recovery generally takes 2 weeks for your initial recover, and then two to three months for a full recovery. During that time, avoid pulling on incisions or putting undue stress and strain on your body.