Four Ways to Get Thinner Arms & Tighten Arm Skin –
The holidays are almost here – including Christmas celebrations and New Year’s Eve parties! But many women dread getting dressed up for special occasions because they are embarrassed by loose, saggy, or ‘giggly’ skin on their arms. Instead of feeling fabulous in short sleeve, sleeveless, off the shoulder, or strapless dresses, women with drooping arm skin often bundle up in long sleeves and jackets to hide their arms.
Arm fat, as well as unsightly flabby skin that hangs down from the arms, can also make a man or woman self-conscious about baring their arms in tank tops, bathing suits or sleeveless summer clothing! Additionally, arm fat can be especially frustrating for women preparing for a big event – such as a wedding or other formal occasion! Because the latest fashions in wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, and evening wear, are most often sleeveless, excess arm fat or skin can turn dress shopping from a joyous occasion into one of sadness and disappointment.
But that does NOT have to be the case! At AMAE in the Troy, MI area we offer several surgical – as well as non-surgical and non-invasive treatments – that can trim and tone arms. In this article Troy, MI board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali shares the details of four top arm tightening treatments available at AMAE.
Non-Surgical, Non-Invasive Arm Fat Treatment
At AMAE in the Troy, MI area we offer CoolSculpting to get rid of arm fat – the #1 non-invasive procedure in the world for permanently reducing arm fat! CoolSculpting gets rid of arm fat painlessly and permanently – without surgery, diet or exercise.
A single CoolSculpting treatment will typically reduce the fat layer thickness in the arms by 20-25% in just a single treatment. And, additional treatments will produce even more fat reduction in the upper arms. While CoolSculpting is loved by our Troy, MI area patients because there is no downtime, results are gradual and take a little time.
Full results develop over time, as the body naturally eliminates the frozen fat cells – so schedule CoolSculpting three months before the big event to see complete arm fat reduction results by the big day!
Non-Surgical, Non-Invasive Arm Skin Tightening
While CoolSculpting has some mild, but not dramatic skin, tightening effects, we also offer state-of-the-art new Profound skin tightening. Profound can be used on its own to tighten lax, flabby arm skin – or in conjunction with CoolSculpting to reduce fat and tone loose skin on the arms.
AMAE was one of the first providers in the Troy, MI area to offer revolutionary new Profound radiofrequency skin tightening. Profound stimulates renewed production of collagen and elastin – the building blocks of tight, toned, elastic skin. Profound also rejuvenates the production of hyaluronic acid, another substance produced by the body to yield smoother, tighter skin.
Surgical Arm Fat Removal
For larger amounts of arm fat removal liposuction can be highly effective. It is performed under anesthesia for a completely comfortable experience. Only tiny, well concealed scars will be left that fade over time.
Liposuction immediately removes fat from the arms by sucking it out through a small straw-like cannula. After about 3 weeks, most of the swelling will have gone down leaving visible results. These results will continue to improve over the next 6 months or so as the swelling completely subsides.
There is downtime of at least three days after liposuction – with a compression garment worn for several days. And there will be limits on physical activity for a few weeks. So make sure to schedule your liposuction well in advance of any big event.
Arm Lift Surgical Skin Tightening
People with decent skin elasticity may see their arms naturally “bounce back” and tighten after liposuction. Others with more skin laxity may need to tighten the remaining skin with Profound radiofrequency, discussed above. But patients with excessive amounts of loose, hanging or flabby skin may want to consider a surgical arm lift for optimal arm skin tightening and toning.
With new surgical techniques and technologies, arm lift surgery is now safer, easier, less invasive and more comfortable than ever. As a result, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that, over the last 10 years, the number of arm lift surgeries performed in the U.S. has increased by a whopping 4,378%!
Thanks to these advancements, arm lift surgery patients are able to enjoy better results than ever, with smaller less conspicuous scars, and significantly less downtime.
During arm lift surgery, excess skin from the upper arm (sometimes known as a “bat wing”) is surgically removed, using incisions that are strategically placed to be less visible. The remaining skin is then tightly pulled together and sutured – leaving trim, toned arms.
Downtime can range from 1 to 2 weeks, and strenuous activities must also be avoided for about 6 weeks after arm lift surgery. But patients universally agree that the longer recovery period is well worth it to achieve the most dramatically trimmed and tightened arms possible.
Get Thinner Arms & Tighter Arm Skin – Troy, MI
If you would like slimmer, trimmer, and tighter arms, schedule a consultation at AMAE with renowned Troy, MI area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali. He will help you determine the best procedure(s) for you to get arms you love and will be proud to show off. He will create a custom treatment plan so you can get the smooth, sexy arms – and wear the clothes you want – with confidence!