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Four Ways to Get Thinner Arms & Tighten Arm Skin

Four Ways to Get Thinner Arms & Tighten Arm Skin

Arm fat, as well as unsightly flabby skin that hangs down from the arms, can make a man or woman self-conscious about baring their arms in tank tops, bathing suits or sleeveless clothing.

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 to 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 / non-invasive treatments that can trim and tone arms.

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.

Full results develop over time, as the body naturally eliminates the frozen fat cells – so schedule CoolSculpting three to four 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.

In 2020 we AMAE in the Troy, MI area added the newly released Profound radiofrequency microneedling. 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. Only minute, 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.

There is down time of two or three days after liposuction – with a compression garment worn for 10 days or so, and limits on physical activity for a few weeks. So make sure to schedule your liposuction well in advance of any big event.

Surgical Arm 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

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 thinner arms and tighter arm skin. Then a custom treatment plan will be put in place so you can get the arms you love – and wear the clothes you want – with confidence!

Thinner Arms Consultation: Troy, MI Area: 248-335-7200