Arm Liposuction – What To Expect

Many people, who have the nearly perfect body, often complain that the only part that makes them look bad is their “bat wings” or the flab in the upper arms. This is the problem for many people, as fat from this area is very difficult to remove. This often leads people to lose their confidence to wear sleeveless clothes. This may happen as a result of losing weight from being obese that has left the skin on the upper arm to be sagging. If either of the situation is your case, then Arm Liposuction is a great solution to this problem. Arm Liposuction 

Arm liposuction is the second most popular plastic surgery requested by patients after abdominal liposuction. Each year around 100,000 people go for liposuction of which arm liposuction comes second as stated by the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Through this procedure, anybody can get a sleek and toned arm soon, without going through crash dieting and strenuous exercise, as even with these, fat in the upper arms refuses to budge. However, before going through this, it is better that you know what actually happens in arm liposuction.

The traditional technique of Arm Liposuction

Traditionally, in arm liposuction, a small incision is made into the upper part of the arm and the excess amount of fat is sucked out. Then the excess skin is pushed up towards the shoulders, and the wound is closed in the armpits, which fades away with time. The general time for this surgery is around 90 minutes and it takes around 5 weeks to smoothly lift your arms, although in a week you can easily wear short-sleeved clothes. This is because the folds in the upper arm are mainly made of tissues and skin instead of only fat. In this procedure, one can lose up to a pound of fat, depending upon the constitution of the patient’s body.

Newer Techniques of Arm Liposuction

The process remains more or less same in case of newer techniques as well, but it is less painful and much more advanced. Like instead of an incision, a narrow cannula is glided into the skin, which melts and dissolves the fat in the arms, and then this fat is sucked out. Before the sutures are applied the surrounding skin is tightened first. The time taken for the entire surgery in this case is around 1- 2 hours, which is done under local anaesthesia. The result of this surgery includes lesser scarring and swelling.

Ultrasonic- assisted liposuction is a good alternative for those, whose skin on the arms allow for unwrinkled and to some extent compression on the arms after the partial removal of the fatty tissues. If the upper arms carry huge amounts of fat in them, then brachioplasty is a simple surgery you can go for. In case of all the latest procedures, the factor that differentiates one from the other are the time of recovery, scarring and the risks involved. It is always better to consult a surgeon what procedure you should opt for, before actually deciding it yourself.

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