Liposuction for Arms
Dieting and exercise is on everybody’s mind as we start the New Year. But, unfortunately, when a woman’s body deposits fat in the arms – due to heredity, weight gain or age – no amount of exercise or diet seems to reduce it. Additionally, as we age gravity takes its toll on many areas of the body – and our upper arms are no exception. If there is excess fat in the upper arm, it will often drop and become flabby.
For women with excess fat in their upper arms, tumescent liposuction can be a godsend that takes years off of their appearance. Dr. Ali is an Oakland County board certified plastic surgeon who has helped hundreds of women in Oakland County love their arms again with affordable tumescent liposuction of the upper arms. And, to combat any remaining loose skin, AMAE also offers the newest and most advanced treatments in skin tightening, including revolutionary Profound radiofrequency microneedling.
Not only can arm liposuction make your arms smaller, it can give them a slimmer, smoother, sexier shape – so you no longer have to constantly hide beneath long sleeves!
How Arm Liposuction is Performed
A very thin tube (micro-cannula) is inserted into the fatty area through a tiny incision. Only local anesthetic is used, and the patient is not “knocked out” – which makes the procedure very safe. No stitches are needed and there is no scarring. The surgeon gently and skillfully moves the cannula slowly back and forth to break up the unwanted fat cells. Then the fat cells are sucked through the cannula and out of the body.
The entire arm liposuction typically takes under an hour. However, if additional areas of the body are also done, the liposuction process will take longer. Patients are allowed to go home shortly after the procedure.
You will be given specific instructions about wearing a compression sleeve afterwards – as well as what medications you can take for any pain. However, many women find that the discomfort is minimal and pain medication is not even needed after arm liposuction.
The actual results are “immediate” (because the fat has been sucked out) – but you may not be able to see the complete results of the slimming and contouring until the swelling gradually subsides over the next few days up to a month or so.
Upper Arm Liposuction Benefits
Liposuction can remove inches from your arms. After arm liposuction you will also have a more proportionate appearance in your arms – so your upper arms will be closer in size to your forearms. Both the loss of inches, and the better proportions, will make your arms look longer, smoother and more slender.
You will finally feel more comfortable with your arms, so you can enjoy wearing sleeveless tops and dresses – and even bathing suits! And, because the body has a fixed number of fat cells, liposuction fat removal is permanent – and the removed fat cells will never return in the treated areas.
NonSurgical Arm Fat Reduction
For patients with less arm fat to remove, non-invasive CoolSculpting can be an effective alternative to liposuction. CoolSculpting freezes the fat in the upper arms, destroying the fat cell. Once the fat cells are killed they are eliminated by the body over time through natural processes.
CoolSculpting results are also permanent – and can result in fat reduction of up to 25% in the treated area – all with no exercise, no dieting and no downtime. While CoolSculpting has some moderate skin tightening benefits, it can also be combined with our advanced radiofrequency skin tightening procedures.
Surgical Arm Fat Reduction
For patients with more substantial amounts of arm fat or sagging arm skin, a surgical arm lift (brachioplasty surgery) may be the best treatment. Brachioplasty surgery involves an incision under the armpit that may extend down the length of the arm. The circumference of the upper arm is reduced, fat is removed and (if necessary) excess skin is cut off. The area is then closed with stitches. While arm lift surgery is more invasive, requires anesthetic, and does leave some scarring, it offers exceptional skin tightness and definition.
Arm Liposuction Considerations
If you have excess arm fat in your twenties or thirties, it tends to get worse in your fifties or sixties. Catching it before the skin has gotten to loose is important. So, if you are considering liposuction or an arm lift it is wise to see an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali as soon as possible, rather than waiting.
Additionally, the accumulation of upper arm fat is usually accompanied by “back fat” or “bra rolls”. When performing upper arm liposuction, Dr. Ali will also examine the area just behind your armpits, as well. To ensure a smooth contour and better proportions from the woman’s back to her arm, he may also recommend some lipo in the back area.
Arm Liposuction – Birmingham & Troy Michigan Area
Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women in Troy, Birmingham, West Bloomfield, Southfield and across Oakland County look younger and feel better about their appearance with tumescent arm liposuction. He will be happy to offer you a consultation to help you understand your options. Dr. Ali will consider all aspects of your body proportions, the amount of fat, your lifestyle, your age and your goals in order to recommend the best arm fat removal treatment for you.
Look slimmer and younger – and enjoy sleeveless clothing again – with tumescent arm liposuction or one of our other fat removal or skin tightening procedures. And remember, liposuction financing options are also available!