Many women are bothered by the excess fullness of the arms that can be due to fat deposits which do not improve with diet and exercise. Arm liposuction surgery is an excellent way to improve the contours of the arms, without having the scars from the more advance surgery such as an arm lift or brachioplasty surgery. Arm liposuction surgery is a common procedure for Esprit Cosmetic Surgeons in Portland, Oregon.
Is Arm Liposuction Right For Me?
Arm liposuction is an excellent treatment for Portland patients that have good skin quality and minimal skin excess of the arms. If you have good skin tone but some excess fat, then arm liposuction may be a good option to reshape and thin your arms into youthful and pleasing aesthetics. If you have loose or sagging skin, then brachioplasty or arm lift is more appropriate.
Arm Liposuction and Other Procedures
Arm liposuction is often combined with other procedures. The arm liposuction procedure utilizes the Body-Jet liposuction machine. The Body-Jet is a safe and gentle way of performing liposuction where a spray of water dislodges the fat. This gentle technique leads to less bleeding and bruising compared to conventional liposuction. Arm liposuction is often combined with liposuction of other areas of body such as the abdomen, flanks, and thighs. In addition, arm liposuction can often be combined with other procedures such as aesthetic breast or tummy tuck surgery.
Arm Liposuction Technique
Very small openings are made in the skin at the elbow regions and near the underarm areas to provide excess for liposuction. First, an infiltrating solution with numbing medicine and adrenalin is injected. It is injected into the fatty layer. Next, Body-Jet liposuction is performed with a small cannula. A continuous spray of water at the tip of cannula dislodges the fat. This allows us to pass the cannula in a slow and gentle fashion. Patients often comment that liposuction procedures they watch on YouTube often look very aggressive with rapid jabbing movements of the cannula. With the Body-Jet gentle movements are made and the cannula can often be passed slowly like the bow of a violin player.
After the arms are sculpted, the small incisions are closed with tiny sutures. Gauze pads and compressive sleeve garments are placed. Your initial recovery will require about three to five days. After that, you can return to most basic home and work activities. However, you must defer from vigorous activity and exercise for two to three weeks.
Arm Liposuction and ThermiTight
ThermiTight is a minimally invasive skin tightening technology. ThermiTight is a micro-invasive aesthetic procedure that uses controlled thermal energy underneath the skin to reverse the visible signs of aging. By applying radiofrequency energy directly to the targeted tissues, ThermiTight can immediately restore skin tightness and tone in the arms. In patients with mild skin excess ThermiTight can be combined with arm liposuction to sculpt the arms. This innovative approach can transform patients that would otherwise need a brachioplasty into patients that can have their arms sculpted with minimal resultant scars.
Are you ready to get started? Get slimmer, more toned arms today! Contact our office in Portland at (503) 783-0544 to schedule an arm liposuction consultation.