THE UPPER ARM LIFT:
For an arm lift, a plastic surgeon makes a cut under the inner arm -- from elbow to armpit -- where a scar is less likely to be noticeable later. Then, the 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. You will need to wear supportive wraps for up to six weeks while the swelling improves. The surgical site can take up to one year to fully heal.
THE THIGH LIFT:
During a thigh lift, a surgeon makes a cut on the upper and inner thigh and removes excess fat and skin. The surgeon also often does liposuction before, during, or after the procedure. People usually get a thigh lift on an outpatient basis, meaning they don't need to stay overnight. But ask your doctor ahead of time. Some doctors prefer their patients to stay in the hospital overnight. The surgery takes up to four hours.
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 plastic 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.