Arm Liposuction: What Patients Should Know
By Kenneth Smart Jr. on August 29, 2019
Fat can accumulate in all kinds of problem areas. Just reading “problem areas” probably makes you think about the lower abdomen and the love handles. Thankfully there’s an answer when that fat and flab won’t go away. Frisco, TX plastic surgeon Dr. Ken Smart may recommend liposuction to remove unwanted pockets of body fat. The procedure uses safe suction to extract unwanted fat from the body, leaving patients looking trimmer, slimmer, and fitter.
One of the great things about liposuction is that it can target body fat from all over the body, from your truck to your extremities. With that in mind, let’s talk about liposuction for the upper arms and how it can enhance the appearance of your shoulders and triceps.
Fat Around the Shoulders and Triceps
Having toned shoulders and tight triceps is easier said than done for many people. Even if you lift heavy weights, do regular cardio, and eat a healthy diet, there may be a little unwanted flab around the upper arms that just won’t go away.
If this situation is familiar, you’re not alone. The upper arms are a major problem area for countless men and women. When diet, exercise, and diligence aren’t enough, your best option for reshaping your arms is liposuction.
Good Candidates for Arm Liposuction
Ideal candidates for arm liposuction are people who are in good overall health and have just a little bit of unwanted fat around the arms that they’d like to sculpt away. They should understand all of the risks and benefits of the surgery as well as what it can achieve.
If a patient has loose skin in addition to unwanted flab around the shoulders and triceps, the team at Frisco Plastic Surgery & MedSpa may recommend an arm lift (brachioplasty). Liposuction is still used during an arm lift, but this separate body contouring surgery focuses on removing stretched skin, which is something that liposuction alone cannot accomplish. This is why the surgical consultation process is so important—it ensures that patients get the exact surgery they need.
Will There Be Scars During Arm Liposuction?
When performing liposuction, small incisions are required to insert the cannula, a small metal tube that allows for the suction of unwanted fat.
Scars during a liposuction are thankfully minimal, small, and generally well hidden. Over the course of a few months, the scars will fade from appearance, making them difficult to notice even when you are shirtless or sleeveless.
Losing Weight Prior to Arm Liposuction
We noted above that liposuction is an option when diet and exercise are ineffective. We want to stress that point again. People should ideally undergo liposuction when they have attempted to lose weight naturally and have hit a wall.
Weight loss before liposuction tends to lead to easier fat removal and better outcomes during recovery. Weight loss prior to liposuction also help patients maintain low levels of body fat for years to come, meaning excellent long-term outcomes as well.
The Results of Arm Liposuction
The results of an arm liposuction can be quite dramatic. We’ve had patients at Frisco Plastic Surgery & MedSpa get the chiseled and well-defined arms that they’ve always wanted thanks to different kinds of targeted liposuction. It may be what you need to really look the way you’ve always wanted.
Learn More About Cosmetic Fat Removal
For more information about upper arm liposuction and how it can benefit you, be sure to contact a board-certified plastic surgeon. You can schedule a consultation at our practice with Dr. Smart by calling (972) 334-0400.
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