Liposuction on the arms is a very popular choice among women who are unhappy with their bat wings. Sagging excess fat on the upper arms leads to low self-confidence and poor self-esteem. Women who suffer from this problem often find that they cover up even in hot weather. They refuse to wear sleeveless tops or swimsuits and wear long sleeves even in the summer. It’s no wonder, then, that so many sufferers seek out cosmetic surgery. Yet, worries about scarring can prevent some women from getting the procedure they need.
Doesn’t Arm Sculpting Leave Large Scars?
There are two types of arm sculpting surgery. One is arm liposuction, while the other is an arm lift, otherwise known as a brachioplasty. An arm lift is a more extensive procedure than liposuction. It involves cutting away excess skin and fat from the upper arm. As such, it also involves large incisions. This means that there is a chance of scarring in this area. A skilled surgeon will work hard to minimize the appearance of such scars. However, it’s important to note that they are a possibility. You, therefore, need to weigh the benefits of the procedure against the possibility of scarring. Liposuction, on the other hand, has a considerably lower risk of leaving scars.
Does Liposuction Cause Scarring?
Liposuction on any part of the body does involve making some incisions in the skin. This is necessary so that the surgeon can pass the cannula through and suck out the excess fat. However, those incisions are extremely small since the cannula used is very narrow. At first, there may be some marks left on the skin. Yet, over time, these should fade and become unnoticeable. Also, a skilled cosmetic surgeon will take care to site the incisions carefully. By placing them in locations that will disguise their appearance, scarring will be minimal, if visible at all. For example, if the surgeon places the incisions near the elbow crease or armpit, potential scars will be difficult to spot.
Will I Need Arm Lipo or An Arm Lift?
The answer to this question will depend on whether you have excess fat, excess skin, or both. If your problem is solely excess fat in the upper arm area, liposuction could be the answer. Meanwhile, if your problem is only excess skin, an arm lift may be a better choice. A skilled cosmetic surgeon will be able to let you know which is the best solution for your needs. Here at Artlipo, Dr. Su is an expert in the field of liposuction. Thanks to his outstanding skills, it’s possible to achieve a good degree of skin tightening. This means that some patients can benefit from upper arm liposuction even if they have some skin laxity. With his Celebrity Arms technique, Dr. Su sculpts the upper arm effectively, removing maximum fat and achieving a tauter appearance.
Choosing The Right Surgeon For You
If you are unhappy with your upper arms’ appearance, you need to get advice from a cosmetic surgeon. Yet, finding the right surgeon can be more complicated than you’d think. When you choose Dr. Su and Artlipo, you can be confident you’ll be in safe hands. Contact our team today to find out more about how we can help you obtain beautiful arms. We can offer you advice, answer your questions, and arrange an appointment for your first consultation. Dr. Su will be able to determine whether liposuction of the arms or an arm lift would be best. You can then begin your journey toward improved self-esteem and self-confidence.
Dr. Hamwi is an aesthetic plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgical and non-invasive procedures. After completing residencies in both plastic surgery and general surgery as well as a fellowship at Harvard University, Dr. Hamwi then went on to pursue an aesthetic surgery fellowship at one of the country’s most competitive programs in Manhattan, New York. Less than one percent of plastic surgeons have completed such specialized training.