Liposuction of the arms is becoming a very popular treatment these days. More women than ever before want to achieve the toned, sculpted arms seen on the red carpet. As it’s virtually impossible to achieve this look from diet and exercise alone, surgery is the ideal solution. But it can be hard to choose the correct procedure from the many advertised options. Clinics advertise treatments like CoolSculpting, fat freezing, radiofrequency therapy, and ultrasound-assisted liposuction, all claiming to reduce arm fat. One treatment that you may have heard of is 4D liposuction. Here, we take a look at this treatment and find out whether 4D lipo of the arms is possible.
What is 4D Lipo?
It’s important to understand that the term “4D lipo” is actually just a marketing term. It doesn’t really mean anything. Although 4D lipo sounds exciting and effective, it’s crucial to consider what the term 4D actually means. The fourth dimension is time. When you take that into account, you realize that 4D lipo is impossible! Even the most skilled cosmetic surgeon cannot time travel while carrying out liposuction!
On the other hand, 3D liposuction, is possible and does exist. When surgeons perform 360-degree liposuction, that is 3D lipo. 360-degree liposuction involves the treatment of the entire circumference of the body part. The surgeon treats the front, back, and sides of the area, making up the three dimensions. In the case of the arms, the surgeon treats the front, back, and side of the arm as well as the shoulder. The outcome is a slimmer, contoured arm.
With this in mind, it’s essential to be aware that some clinics use misleading marketing terms. You need to take the time to find out exactly what a treatment involves before choosing it. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking a treatment can achieve something it cannot. Make sure you do your research well and find out precisely what a treatment achieves before opting for it.
What Do Clinics Mean When They Advertise 4D Lipo?
You will probably see several clinics advertising their 4D lipo procedures. Most clinics that advertise these treatments are referring to Vaser treatments. Vaser is a procedure that uses ultrasonic technology to get rid of fat. While those who offer Vaser treatments claim that they are very effective, results can vary. In most cases, Vaser isn’t as effective as 360-degree HD tumescent liposuction.
What is HD 360-degree Liposuction?
HD 360-degree liposuction is a highly effective procedure to eliminate the maximum amount of fat from any body part. This procedure treats the entire circumference of the body part to remove as much fat as possible. A skilled surgeon can remove as much as 90% of the excess fat.
Some surgeons offer 360-degree liposuction of the abdomen. This surgery addresses the entire circumference of the body, including the stomach, lower back, and flanks. When it comes to other areas of the body, though, 360-degree lipo is rarely available. The arms are one area of the body that few surgeons consider treating in this way. Most surgeons take a very conservative approach to treating the arms with liposuction. They only treat the underhang of the arm, not the top, sides, or shoulder. That means they only remove a miniscule amount of the excess fat. Nevertheless, 360-degree arm lipo is certainly possible and can achieve excellent patient outcomes.
Dr. Su at ArtLipo is a pioneer of the Celebrity Arms technique. This 360-degree arm liposuction procedure treats the full circumference of the arm to remove the maximum amount of fat. Dr. Su asks the patient to move and tense their muscles during the procedure. That allows him to sculpt the fat as close as possible to the muscle. He can remove between 80% and 90% of the excess arm fat thanks to this technique. Afterward, patients benefit from a much slimmer, more toned, and contoured arm shape. Take a look at our before and after images in our gallery to see the impressive outcomes he achieves.
The Importance of a Skilled Surgeon
When you’re considering undergoing any kind of cosmetic procedure, it’s important to do your research properly. You should never pay too much attention to marketing terms like “4D lipo”. Instead, you should look more closely at the skills and expertise of the surgeon in question. Prospective patients must look carefully into any procedure they want to have. They should then always choose a surgeon with considerable experience and specialism in the field. That is the best way to ensure the best possible outcome from your surgery. It’s also the best way to ensure you always remain in safe hands.
Dr. Su at ArtLipo is a top choice in Tampa, Florida, if you need liposuction of the arms. Get in touch with the ArtLipo team today to learn more and arrange your consultation.
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.