For many women, arm liposuction is the answer to bat wings and chunky upper arms. This can be an extremely effective way to produce slimmer, toned arms. When in the hands of an expert, arm lipo can remove the optimal amount of excess fat from the arm. The outcome is a sculpted, smooth, and even look that restores the patient’s self-confidence.

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your arms, it’s only natural to look for a cosmetic surgery solution. This is especially the case if exercise and dieting have proven ineffective. It is impossible to reduce fat on any part of the body. Fat on the arms is especially stubborn and can be virtually impossible to solve. Liposuction is, therefore, often the best and only way to return arms to their slim, attractive look.

Some women are worried about opting for cosmetic surgery on their arms. They’re concerned that the result may not be as perfect as they imagined. They’re afraid that there could be complications that would cause more problems. So, is there any way to guarantee a good result from this surgery?

What Are the Potential Risks of Arm Lipo?

No surgical procedure is without its possible risks and complications. No surgeon can guarantee the outcome will be problem-free. Generally, however, lipo is a safe procedure. Only rarely do serious issues develop.

The potential risks of arm liposuction side effects include:

  • Severe bruising
  • Excessive swelling
  • Inflammation in the treated area
  • Fluid leaking from the incisions
  • Scarring 
  • Thrombophlebitis

Some complications may occur in rare cases. These include:

  • An uneven and lumpy result
  • Infection
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Bleeding beneath the skin
  • Numbness in the treated area 
  • Skin color changes 
  • Thrombosis 
  • Fluid build-up inside the lungs
  • Pulmonary embolisms

Can A Surgeon Guarantee A Short Recovery Period?

A surgeon cannot guarantee any complications or risks when a patient undergoes arm lipo. He or she also cannot guarantee a short recovery period. Nevertheless, there are ways to make sure there is a good chance of this happening. When a surgeon carries out lipo under a local anesthetic, the patient can go home the same day. The patient will also enjoy an easier recovery, with a return to normal activities in a shorter period.

There are ways to minimize problems during recovery. Some patients may receive antibiotics to take after their procedure. This reduces any chance of infection setting in. Patients may also receive painkillers to reduce swelling and pain after the procedure. In the case of patients who have had anemia in the past, the surgeon may prescribe iron tablets. 

It’s also important to follow the surgeon’s instructions to ensure a good recovery is possible. Surgeons prescribe compression garments to wear after surgery. Patients must wear these as the surgeons advise to reduce bruising and swelling. Patients must also wear them for several weeks after the procedure.

The surgeon will also give the patient advice on caring for the incisions. It’s also vital to follow that advice to make sure no infection occurs. Attending follow-up appointments as arranged is essential to guarantee everything is going well.

Patients must also avoid any strenuous activity until their surgeons have advised that they can return to normal. Doing too much, too soon can cause problems and complications. It may also lead to a poor overall outcome.

If patients notice any issues while they’re recovering from their procedure, they should seek medical advice immediately. Failing to consult their surgeons if they spot a possible infection could lead to complications and poor results.

Will the Surgeon Guarantee the Results of Liposuction in the Long Term?

The results of arm liposuction should be long-lasting. After all, the surgeon has permanently removed the fat cells from the arm. As a result, the fat won’t return to the same area. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t gain weight or accumulate fat elsewhere. The patient must maintain the results of lipo in the long term. The patient can only achieve this through a healthy diet and regular exercise. When patients adopt a healthy regime, they can have the best possible chance of lasting results.

Minimizing Risks with A Skilled Surgeon

The best way to guarantee a good result from your arm lipo is to choose a skilled and experienced surgeon. A cosmetic surgeon with expertise is the best option to improve your chance of a long-lasting, beautiful outcome. Here at Artistic Lipo and Plastic Surgery, Dr. Su is an expert in the field. He has years of experience in carrying out liposuction and produces extremely impressive results. When you choose Artlipo to carry out your procedure, you can be sure you’re in safe hands.

If you’re ready to arrange arm liposuction, contact our expert, friendly team today. We can arrange your consultation and help you to get the beautifully toned arms you’ve always desired.