At one time, there was no such thing as arm sculpting liposuction. However, things have changed. Thanks to pioneering techniques and cutting-edge technology, a skilled surgeon can treat the arms with liposuction. While this effective technique works well for many women, it isn’t suitable for everyone. Some women need a brachioplasty to achieve the result they desire. Nevertheless, choose the right surgeon, and there’s a good chance liposuction could help you achieve your body sculpting goals.
The Difference Between a Brachioplasty and Liposuction
Both liposuction and a brachioplasty improve the appearance of the arms. The way each procedure achieves this goal differs, though.
The brachioplasty, which cosmetic surgeons sometimes call an arm lift, removes fat and skin from the upper arm. Usually, surgeons need a larger incision, and scarring is usually more visible afterward. The procedure is more invasive than liposuction, and the recovery time is longer.
Liposuction involves suctioning fat cells from the arm area to slim it down. This procedure removes the fat permanently, leaving a more appealing arm appearance. Minimally invasive, this procedure involves only tiny incisions and a shorter recovery period.
How Do I Know Which Procedure I Need?
Your surgeon can advise you as to which procedure is best for you. Good candidates for a brachioplasty have lots of excess skin on their arms. Liposuction only removes fat, not skin. Therefore, the patient requires a more invasive procedure. A good candidate for liposuction of the arms has excess fat but less excess skin. You should be in good health and have realistic expectations for both procedures.
The Celebrity Arms Procedure
Most surgeons tell women with excess skin, as well as excess fat, that they must undergo a brachioplasty. Yet, this isn’t always the case. Here at ArtLipo, Dr. Su is a pioneer of the Celebrity Arms Procedure. This advanced technique produces amazing results, even in patients with moderate skin laxity. Thanks to Dr. Su’s skill and expertise, he can remove the maximum amount of fat from the upper arm. While removing the excess fat, Dr. Su achieves impressive skin tightening. Even women who believe they require an arm lift can often benefit from the Celebrity Arms liposuction procedure.
Dr. Su performs the procedure with the patient’s full cooperation. That is what makes it different from other arm lipo surgeries. He asks the patient to tense their muscles and move their arms while he removes the fat. This approach enables him to remove up to 90% of excess fat from the arm. It also allows him to tighten the arm skin to an amazing degree.
Arranging Your Consultation
The best way to find out if you need an arm lift or liposuction is to arrange a consultation. Dr. Su is an expert and can advise you about your suitability for his Celebrity Arms procedure. It is possible you will need both a brachioplasty and liposuction to achieve your desired result. That is also possible at ArtLipo. Contact our team now and find out if arm-sculpting liposuction is right for you.
Dr. Thomas Su, is the owner and cosmetic surgeon of Artistic Lipo. He has led our full-time clinic specializing in awake-only liposuction since 2007. Dr. Su began his medical career in internal medicine, practicing that until 2005, when he began to provide a full spectrum of non-invasive cosmetic procedures.