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What are side effects of an upper arm lift?

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There will be some temporary bruising, swelling, and numbness, but this usually disappears in time. The large arm scars will fade over time with the help of scar creams, massage, and silicone tape, but they will never completely go away. For some people, the scars can be noticeable. It's rare, but bleeding, infection, fluid build-up, permanent numbness of the inner arm, can happen. Also rare: Your arms may not be symmetrical after the procedure.

SOURCES: Christopher K. Livingston, MD, assistant professor of plastic surgery, University of Texas, Houston. WebMD Medical Reference from "The Plastic Surgery Sourcebook."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 03, 2018

SOURCES: Christopher K. Livingston, MD, assistant professor of plastic surgery, University of Texas, Houston. WebMD Medical Reference from "The Plastic Surgery Sourcebook."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 03, 2018

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