Get a Contoured Look With Arm Liposuction

laser liposuction of female upper armMany people want those toned, healthy looking arms. We hate looking at flabby, loose skin that makes us feel older. Many work out, diet, and do everything possible to achieve the toned look. However, trying to sculpt this area can be very frustrating. Unfortunately, the upper arms are very resistant to diet and exercise due to exercise-resistant fat deposits.

Arm liposuction procedures can give you the results you want — those toned, sculpted arms. The arm liposuction procedure can be very effective in quickly and safely removing the fat from your arms. Along with a new, toned look, you will also enjoy the fact that your clothes will look and feel better.

Arm liposuction can treat:

  • Anterior axillary fat pads — This fat is located on the chest in front of the armpit
  • Posterior axillary fat pads — These are fat deposits just behind the armpit located on the side of the back
  • Hanging skin — Those drooping skin flaps that are just unattractive

The Arm Liposuction Procedure

The procedure for arm liposuction will start with an injection of local anesthetic into the treatment area. After the numbing has gone into effect, another injection of a solution of saline, epinephrine, and an additional anesthetic is made. This solution will cause the treatment area to plump up as the fat mixes with the solution. This plumpness or tumescence will make fat removal much easier. It will also reduce bruising or blood loss due to the epinephrine. Tiny cannulas are used to gently suck out the fat permanently.

Recovery from Arm Liposuction

Because of the minimally invasive nature of the procedure, recovery is quick, and there is little to no down time. Patients can usually return the next day to their normal routines. However, patients should not engage in strenuous exercise or heavy lifting from about 10 days. Compression garments will be worn to help speed up the recover, as well as helping the treated area take on its new, more contoured look. Any pain can usually be treated with an over-the-counter pain medication.

While the results of arm liposuction is considered a permanent solution, fatty arms can reoccur if the patient gains weight, which creates new fat deposits.

If you think you would like to see your arms become more toned, contact an experienced liposuction physician to discuss your options and to determine if you are a good candidate.