Arm Liposuction

Arm liposuction has benefited many people who were insecure about revealing their upper arms. Remember the deodorant commercial that said "Raise your hand if you're sure?" Many of us have little confidence in ourselves when we raise our arms not because of deodorant issues but because of the loose, hanging flaps of skin that often develop on and below the upper arm as we age.

It doesn't seem fair that the toning exercises or dieting we do can't touch those arm flaps and still leave us pinching an extra inch or two halfway between our elbow and shoulder. Why? Because this isn't where the muscles lie. Loose skin and fat deposits form in areas that toning can't touch and this is a perfect example.

Understanding it doesn't make it easy to accept. After all, you do all that work for a reason: to make your upper body look fabulous. And you're not willing to let sagging upper-arm fat ruin that profile. In the past, traditional methods of cosmetic surgery didn't help this area a lot. Traditional liposuction took out the fat but left too much loose skin in its wake; large-scale "arm lifts" left conspicuous scars behind.

But recent developments in liposuction solve both problems. Today, arm liposuction is a fast, effective and nearly painless way to put your upper arms in sync with the rest of your body when it comes to looking shapely.

What is the arm lipo procedure like?

Since flabby upper-arm folds tend to be composed of tissue and skin rather than just fat, new liposuction alternatives (like laser liposuction), with their unique ability to both dissolve fat and tighten skin, work beautifully.

A tiny cannula is inserted into the skin. The fat underneath is melted, dissolved, and removed via suction; then the skin around the incision can be tightened before sutures are applied. The whole liposuction procedure for the arm generally takes 1-2 hours and is done under a local anesthesia. Trauma to the skin is minimized, meaning that scarring and swelling are minimal as well.

What is arm liposuction recovery like?

Immediately after the surgery, you will feel somewhat sore and bruised many arm liposuction patients describe it as "a heavy workout feeling." You will probably want to rest your arms as much as possible for 4-5 days. After four weeks, you will probably feel completely normal. For up to four weeks after the surgery, you will be instructed to wear a compression sleeve that wraps around your arm to hold the incision and the treated area firmly in place. Your arm will likely experience some swelling and bruising, but the more faithfully you wear the compression sleeve, the faster this will diminish. Any scarring will be nearly invisible.

Who is a good candidate for arm liposuction?

Liposuction will not transform you from obesity to the figure of a supermodel. It is intended to remove small fat deposits and other problem areas that diet and exercise cannot solve. Ideally, candidates are no more than 10-15 pounds overweight, but some patients who opt for arm liposuction are not overweight at all. Underarm flab occurs in adults of all ages, even young and generally fit people. Arm liposuction is a popular choice with women and occasionally men -- as young as 18 or decades older.

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Chin Liposuction

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Get rid of that double chin or loose 'waddle' area to get the sculpted chin you always wanted.
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Neck Liposuction

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Eliminate jowls or other excess neck fat to create a more defined jaw-line.
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Arm Liposuction

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Suck away all that underarm flab in an hour long procedure.
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Abdominal Liposuction

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Make love handles or that annoying 'pooch' a thing of the past.
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Thigh Liposuction

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Saddle bags be gone! Find your legs of yesteryear underneath that excess fat.
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