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If you’re dealing with sagging under arms, thighs or buttocks, then you might be a good candidate for a lift procedure. This involves removing excess skin and reshaping the area, leaving only an inconspicuous scar. It’s important to consider the fact that each procedure is a major surgery and requires extensive recovery time. The results, however, are both permanent and dramatic. You will want to make sure you incorporate a healthy diet and exercise into your lifestyle in order to maintain the improvements.
As with any surgery, there are risks and complications involved with these procedures. Dr. Saha will review all of this with you during your appointment so that you can make an informed decision.
An arm lift involves making a cut under the inner arm — from elbow to armpit — where a scar is less likely to be noticeable. Then, your surgeon removes excess skin and fat. This procedure takes two to four hours and is done on an outpatient basis, meaning no overnight stay.
For the first 10 to 14 days after an arm lift, your arms will be quite swollen and you may experience temporary bruising and numbness. You will need to wear supportive wraps for up to six weeks while the swelling improves, and the surgical site can take up to one year to fully heal.
During a thigh lift, your surgeon makes a cut on the upper and inner thigh and removes excess fat and skin. The procedure can take up to four hours. Often, liposuction will be performed before, during, or after the procedure. People usually get a thigh lift on an outpatient basis, but ask your doctor ahead of time as some prefer that their patients stay in the hospital overnight. Most people can resume their activities in about two to three weeks and are back to full activity in four to six weeks, but it will take one year to fully heal.
In order to lift your buttocks, cuts are made underneath the buttock area where the surgical scar won’t be noticeable. Then, excess skin and fat is removed. Sometimes liposuction will also be performed in order to improve the overall appearance. Typically this is done as an outpatient procedure. Obviously, the biggest challenge to recovering from this surgery is not being able to sit down, but over time you will be able to resume normal activity.
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