Arm sculpting procedures are a great way to improve the appearance of the arms. However, these surgeries don’t treat the entire arm, no matter whether you’re opting for an arm lift or liposuction. Surgeons don’t address any areas of fat beneath the elbow when they carry out their procedures. They only treat the upper arms. So, it isn’t surprising that women with excess fat around their elbows may wonder whether surgery can help them. The elbow can feel like a “no man’s land” in between the areas that surgeons treat and those they avoid. Here, we look at which arm sculpting surgery could help patients achieve the arms they desire.
Do You Want to Remove Fat or Skin from the Elbow?
Something you need to consider when thinking about an arm sculpting procedure is whether you have excess fat or skin. Most women who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their elbows dislike excess skin in this area, not excess fat. Often, excess skin can wrinkle around the elbow joint, causing an unattractive crepey effect, especially as we get older. In such cases, liposuction is of no help. Liposuction procedures cannot address this excess skin as they only remove excess fat. If excess skin is your problem, you will require an arm lift to eliminate it. If, on the other hand, you’re unhappy with excess fat on your elbows, liposuction is a good solution.
Will An Arm Lift Treat the Elbow?
In most cases, an arm lift will only remove the excess skin between the elbow and armpit. This procedure typically only addresses the underside of the arm rather than the problem area around the elbow. That means the surgery will not get rid of any sagging skin around the elbow. It is possible to extend the incision to address the excess skin around the elbow too. However, not all surgeons offer this option. Make sure you choose a surgeon who can offer you this extended procedure.
Can Arm Liposuction Help Improve the Appearance of My Elbows?
If you are dissatisfied with excess fat around your elbow area, liposuction may be the right solution for you. But it’s essential to note that not every surgeon will address the elbow when treating the arm with liposuction. Most surgeons only treat the underhang of the arm when carrying out liposuction. That will not help eradicate excess fat in the elbow area.
Fortunately, there is an effective solution that Dr. Su at ArtLipo offers. Celebrity Arms Liposuction treats the whole 360-degree circumference of the arm instead of only the underhang. As a result, Dr. Su treats the front, top, and sides of the arms too. He can remove excess fat from the elbow area effectively to create a slimmer, more attractive contour.
To find out more about the Celebrity Arms procedure and whether it’s right for you, contact Dr. Su at ArtLipo. He can offer you a consultation to determine which arm sculpting procedures are best to address your elbows.
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.