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    Arms, Thigh, and Buttock Lifts

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

    You will have bruising, swelling, and numbness after surgery. That usually disappears within several weeks to months. In rare cases, infection, bleeding, fluid build-up, and open wounds can occur.

    Most people are getting back to their activities in about two to three weeks and are back to full activity in four to six weeks. The area will take one year to fully heal. Time and scar-healing products may help the scar fade.

    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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