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Arms, Thigh, and Buttock Lifts

Buttock Lift (Gluteal Lift)

During the procedure, the surgeon makes cuts underneath the buttock area, where the surgical scar won't be noticeable. Then, the surgeon removes excess skin and fat. To improve the buttocks' overall look, the surgeon may also do liposuction. All this is typically done as an outpatient procedure, meaning no overnight stay.

After surgery, the main obstacle to healing and recovery is not being able to sit. But gradually, as the surgical cuts heal, you can get back to normal activity, including sitting down.


Are There Any Side Effects or Complications of a Buttock Lift?

As stated above with the other procedures, there is a high likelihood of bruising, swelling, tenderness and numbness, that usually resolves within several weeks to months. More serious, and more rare complications include infection, open wounds, persistent numbness, persistent swelling and uneven skin contours.

Most people can resume normal activity in a few days to a few weeks. Compressive garments are worn for four to six weeks, and difficulty with sitting may be problematic for several weeks.


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