If you are planning to wear a sleeveless dress in the evening or want to wear a bikini to a pool party or at the beach with your friends, one of the most common problems women face is the excess fat in the arms. Unfortunately, excess fat in the arms does affect the self-confidence in lots of women. Arm Liposuction is one of the most popular and great solutions for women to regain confidence.
We will talk about the things you should know before arm liposuction.
One of the reasons people consider arm liposuction is to remove fat from the arms to boost their confidence. Thick and flabby arms aren’t anything to be ashamed of, but some prefer narrow and proportional arms that match the body. Whatever your reason for getting arm liposuction, the procedure is safe and very effective when done by a highly trained professional.
Liposuction is the number one procedure performed globally in the plastic surgery field. Liposuction is the leading body contouring procedure to restore inner beauty and shape by removing excess fat from troublesome areas of the body. Treatments areas include the upper and lower abdomen, flanks, love handles, hips, chin, legs, arms, etc.
Today we will talk about important things to know for arm liposuction. Arm lipo is cosmetic surgery or a procedure that removes excess fat from the arm behind the armpit. It contours the arm’s inner and outer parts by removing excess fat. Toned arms will give an aesthetically pleasing look.
What are the goals of arm liposuction?
It is very crucial to have realistic expectations for any cosmetic procedure. Arm lipo is no different. The ultimate goal of the procedure is to restore and boost your self-confidence by giving a proportional look to your arms.
Setting your expectations before the procedure is essential. While arm liposuction results in skin tightening on the upper arms, the results might not be permanent. If the patient doesn’t watch their diet and lifestyle, the fat might come back to the upper arm region.
What types of liposuction methods are available?
Smartlipo, also called laser liposuction, vaser lipo, and other advanced techniques, are available nowadays.
These procedures are done under tumescent anesthesia and do not need general anesthesia. Therefore, there are no significant cuts involved in these procedures.
- Smartlipo of arms:
Smartlipo, also called laser liposuction of arms, carries multiple advantages over traditional liposuction. It uses laser energy to melt the fat, prevent blood loss and stimulate the collagen in the skin to promote skin tightening. As a result, patients experience less swelling and bruising and short recovery. Smartlipo also helps with skin tightening by stimulating arm skin with laser energy, so the patient does not experience flabby skin or excess skin.
- Vaserlipo of arms:
Vaser uses ultrasound energy to break down fat cells without damaging surrounding tissues. It also helps with skin tightening, less bruising and swelling, and reduces the recovery time. It is also preferred over traditional liposuction.
What to expect during arm liposuction surgery?
Though it’s a minor surgical procedure, one should be very cautious. Only qualified physicians and board-certified plastic surgeons should do it. The surgeon determines if you are in the best health condition to receive the procedure or not.
The highly trained surgeon starts by examining your arms and getting your opinion. Like any other surgery, your physician will perform all necessary tests and physical examinations to clear you for the surgery. You should be in good health without any pre-existing medical conditions.
Your physician will take pictures of your arm before starting the surgery. Most of the time, patients need only local anesthesia with oral or IV sedation. Arm lipo typically takes around two hours to complete.
After applying local anesthetic to the arm, the surgeon normally makes two small incisions in the elbow and arm areas near the armpit. After numbing the area with tumescent fluid surgeon inserts the cannula from the tiny incisions and removes the excess amount of fat without damaging surrounding tissues.
Patients typically go home the same day. Garments are necessary to help reduce inflammation and also help with skin tightening.
Lymphatic massages are required to achieve ideal results.
When do I see the results of arm lipo?
Ideal results will be seen around three to six months after the procedure. You will see the difference in a few weeks, though.
How long should I be wearing the garment after the procedure?
Garments will help to reduce swelling and also help with skin shrinking. You must wear garments for at least 6 to 8 weeks after the procedure.
What if I have so much excess skin in the arms?
Smartlipo or vaserlipo helps with skin tightening after the lipo. Still, if you have excess skin, then you may have to surgically remove the skin with a procedure called Brachioplasty or arm lift.
Are the arm liposuction results permanent?
Yes, Once the fat cells are gone, they never grow back. You may gain weight in other areas, though. It is crucial to maintain a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise to maintain your results.
Is arm liposuction safe?
Arm liposuction surgery is a very safe and extremely effective procedure.
Is arm liposuction worth it?
Arm liposuction can help achieve proportionate and toned arms and help to boost your self-confidence and overall quality of life.
How much does arm liposuction cost?
The arm lipo surgery costs range between $3000 to $5000 plus. You should get surgery from only a board-certified physician who has plenty of experience and is qualified to perform this procedure.
What are the non-surgical options to get rid of the excess arm fat?
Coolsculpting treatment is an FDA-approved treatment that permanently removes the fat by the fat freezing method. It uses cooling technology to freeze the fat cells, and the lymphatic system will flush the dead, frozen fat cells from the body. However, you may need one or more treatments to see the results.
It is an entirely non-invasive treatment, and you can get it during your office lunch break. Therefore, it is prevalent among individual who does not want to go through surgery or downtime.
Visit ShineMD Medspa & Liposuction Centre in Houston, TX, to book an appointment with Dr. Shukla, who specializes in liposuction and body contouring procedures and has performed thousands of arm liposuctions. You can call us at 832.509.5099 to schedule an appointment also.