Dr. Murphy will prescribe medications to control any discomfort. Do not subject incisions to force, abrasion or intense motion during the recovery period.
Upon leaving your procedure, your incision sites will be swollen, bruised and tender.
Bandages will have been applied to your incisions and small, thin tubes will be placed under the skin in certain incisions to help the natural flow of excess fluids. These drains are temporary and will be removed at a follow-up appointment with Dr. Murphy. Dr. Murphy or a helpful staff member will instruct you on how to care for surgical sites when you can return to exercising and showering. To ensure you are healing well, our staff will schedule a follow-up appointment shortly after your surgery. At this time, Dr. Murphy will remove drains, sutures and inspect the incision sites.
The improvements of your treatment will be immediately noticeable and will improve in the following weeks of your recovery. It will take a few months for the swelling and bruising to settle and for your thighs to have completely adjusted to their new shape.
Following Dr. Murphy’s instructions will help you have a safe, productive recovery.
Any scars will fade with time and your results will be long-lasting. To ensure consistency in the appearance of your thighs, you will want to maintain a healthy weight and stay active.