Following your procedure you will have bruising, swelling and pain. Pain medication will be prescribed to help with your discomfort.Swelling may last for up to several months. You will be able to walk on the day after your procedure, and will be able to shower on the second day. There may be drainage from the areas that had the liposuction, and the areas may be sensitive for several weeks. Most patients are able to return to work after a week, but physical activities should be limited for about one month.
The procedure begins by having fat removed from a donor site. A small incision is made and fat is extracted using a cannula. The fat is purified and mixed with a local anesthetic and epinephrine and then injected into the labia majora, augmenting and enhancing it.If augmentation is done using hyaluronic acid fillers, the injections are made into the labia majora and the procedure is complete.
As with any surgical procedure, there are some potential risks or complications. You have to determine if the benefits that you’ll obtain from your procedure outweigh the risks involved.Dr. Jimerson and his trained staff will do everything possible to minimize risks and postoperative complications. Risks of the procedure may include:
- Anesthesia • Bleeding • Infection • Bruising • Hematoma • Changes in sensation
It’s important to discuss any concerns you have with Dr. Jimerson prior to your surgery. If you have a question – please ask!
Prior to your procedure you will have a consultation with Dr. Jimerson. This is an important appointment, as it will give you an opportunity to ask questions about the procedure and what you can expect from the surgery.He will discuss you specific goals, take a medical history and review your current medications. Photos may be taken, both before and after the surgery.
You will also be able to learn what options are available to you, along with the risks and possible complications of the procedure.
What happens prior to the labia majora augmentation procedure? You will have lab tests, and the doctor may have you take new medications or adjust the medications that you’re currently taking.If you smoke, you must stop several weeks prior the surgery, as it can severely impeded the healing process.
Finally, you should arrange to have someone available to drive you home after your surgery, and to be with you for the first night.
Fat grafting: also called fat transfer, is taking fat from one area of the body and grafting it (injecting it) into another area of the bodyLocal anesthetic: an injection using medications like lidocaine to eliminate pain in a specific area of the body
Cannula: an instrument used by Dr. Jimerson to suction out fat from the donor site
Donor site: the area of the body where fat will be taken, such as the abdomen, love handles, flank or thighs
Liposuction: the procedure that removes fat from a donor site using suction and a cannula
During your appointment, it’s good to ask Dr. Jimerson questions about your procedure.Here are some questions to consider:
– What surgical technique is recommended?
– How long will the recovery period be for my surgery?
– What risks are associated with my surgery?
– What type of complications can happen?
– When will I be able to see the results of my surgery?
– Do you think that I’m a good candidate for this procedure?
Bes sure to ask any other questions you have about Dr. Jimerson, the procedure or anything else that concerns you about your surgery.
Dr. Jimerson and his team have years of extensive training and experience in all areas of cosmetic surgery, liposuction and fat grafting. He has pioneered face and body sculpting techniques that bring patients exceptional, long-lasting results.The team is committed to meet your unique needs, with a natural, long-lasting look. Because of his expertise, Dr. Jimerson offers patients reduced operative times, which means faster recovery times. In addition, he strives to use techniques that are safer than traditional procedures.