Should I Get Liposuction or an Arm Lift?


Do you hate wearing summer clothes because it calls attention to your arms? Do you avoid t-shirts and sleeveless tops at all costs? Many women and men suffer from excess upper arm fat — some may even refer to them as wings. While some patients accumulate this fat due to years of poor lifestyle choices, others seem to carry excess fat in the upper arms due to genetic predisposition. Either way, Elements Spa’s board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Adibfar has helped many patients of all ages lose the excess fat and tissue in the upper arms and contour them to make them look naturally proportioned to the rest of their bodies.

Stubborn fat often requires skilled surgical intervention. Depending on the patient and their goals, there are several methods to remove the excess upper arm fat. While Dr. Adibfar does utilize meticulous liposuction techniques to remove excess fat, many patients also need sufficient contouring and/or an arm lift to achieve the results they are looking for.

Liposuction alone is often best suited to younger patients with more forgiving skin and elasticity. An arm lift is often used to help patients whose bulky arms are comprised of excess skin and tissue that is simply too saggy and overstretched.

An arm lift may involve liposuction, and certainly the removal of excess skin. Typically, when the upper arm consists of skin that is too lax, an arm lift procedure is performed to remove that excess hanging skin and re-contour the arm. Removing excess fat and tissue alone would not suffice in this case as the excess skin would still exist and would not shrink to fit the less bulky arm.

Dr. Adibfar carefully contours the arm and removes the necessary amount of skin to leave the arm looking more sculpted and proportioned to the body, as well as naturally beautiful.

An arm lift does involve an incision that is carefully concealed on the underside of the arm. The length of the incision will vary depending on the extent of skin needing removal however patients report that the incision heals nicely.

No one wants sagging skin and excess fat on any part of their body. Excess fat and skin on the upper arms are difficult to dress and hard to hide. While an arm lift does involve an incision, patients call it a ‘no brainer’ that they would trade the excess skin and fat for an incision in a heartbeat. The confidence they feel in wearing normal clothes and feeling good in their bodies is unequivocally worth the minor procedure and incision.

If you’re sick and tired of having excess fat and skin on your upper arms and would love to have it removed then an arm lift may be a great option for you.

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