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Arm Liposuction Can Help Tone Arms

Pic Arm lipoGetting toned and well-shaped arms is a goal of many people. We work out, we diet, and do everything we can to get those shapely arms. However, for some, this area can become frustrating. You exercise and diet and yet, you don’t get the results you want due to fat deposits that are exercise resistant.

For many people, arm liposuction can be the ultimate solution to achieving those toned arms.

Liposuction of the arms can remove fat from arms that is not responding to exercise or diet. In addition to a more toned look, you’ll find that your clothes will fit better with trimmer arms. Arm liposuction can be used to treat:

  • Hanging skin — This is the look of those drooping skin flaps
  • 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

The Arm Liposuction Procedure

The procedure starts with injections of a local anesthetic. After the treatment site is numbed, a solution of saline, another local anesthetic, and epinephrine is injected. This solution will cause the area to plump as the fluid mixes with the fat. This creates a situation where the fat is much easier to remove, as well as reducing bruising or blood loss. Tiny micro-cannulas are then used to gently suction away the fat permanently.

Recovery from this type of arm liposuction is quick and there is little to no down time. Most patients can return to their normal schedules the next day. However, patients should not do any heavy lifting or strenuous exercise for about 10 days. Compression garments can help speed recovery, as well as help the area take shape more quickly. If there is any post-operative pain, it will be mild and can usually be alleviated by over-the-counter pain medication.

The best candidates for this arm liposuction are those in good health, and of normal weight, but still have fatty areas that are not responding to exercise and diet. The results of arm liposuction are considered a permanent solution; however, fatty arms can reappear if the patient gains weight.

The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure is to discuss your individual situation with a knowledgeable and experienced cosmetic surgeon.