What Is Getting Arm Liposuction Really Like?

If you’ve always worried about the appearance of your arms, you aren’t alone. Many women struggle to cope with their flabby upper arms. They feel very insecure about the way they look. This leads them to either cover up with sleeves even in summer or to have low confidence when in public. If this sounds familiar, arm liposuction could be the answer you’ve been looking for.

While arm liposuction is an extremely effective procedure, some women are worried about taking this step. They have concerns about what the experience will be like. They worry that they may feel pain or that the results will not be as expected. However, when they choose experts to carry out the procedure, they can rest assured there’s nothing to worry about.

Here, we look at what you can expect when you have this procedure.

Who Chooses to Get Arm Liposuction?

There is no such thing as a typical candidate for arm liposuction. Many women from all walks of life choose to have this procedure. A woman who is concerned that she doesn’t fit a stereotype to have cosmetic surgery needn’t worry. Women of all ages, shapes, sizes, and cultures choose this procedure to restore their confidence.

Some women have lost weight overall but have found that stubborn fat pockets remain on their upper arms. Other women have found that, as they age, they develop sagging fat and skin on their arms. Some women have spent a lot of time working out. However, no one can see their efforts since a layer of fat hides their muscles. Whatever the reason for their dissatisfaction, the impact on their self-confidence is the same.

What Happens During the Consultation?

During the consultation, your surgeon will examine your arms. He or she will then confirm that surgery is the right procedure for you. The doctor will also give you all the information you need to know about the procedure. This will help you to know what to expect and about the recovery afterward. He or she will also give you an idea of the kind of results you can expect. You will be able to see before and after shots of other satisfied patients. This will help you to determine whether the procedure and clinic are right for you.

The best liposuction clinics can also do consultations for patients who live out of their area. With high-quality photographs of the patient’s arms from both back and front, a doctor can assess the possibility of surgery. He or she can also determine the approximate arm shape that a woman can expect after the procedure.

What Happens During the Procedure Itself?

On the day of the procedure, you will be welcomed into the clinic. There is no need to worry about a general anesthetic when you choose ArtLipo. We only perform the procedure under a local anesthetic. There are several reasons for this. First, it is much safer and avoids the risks associated with a general anesthetic. Recovery is also faster when we use a local anesthetic. Second, it’s possible to achieve a much better result when the patient is conscious. We take more care since there is no need to rush. This means that a more sculpted result is possible. Also, here at ArtLipo, we have pioneered an interactive approach to liposuction. We ask the patient to move into different positions during the procedure. This ensures we can sculpt a full 360 degrees. As a result, the outcome is much more impressive.

What Happens After the Procedure?

You can rest assured that your recovery will be relatively fast. Swelling is usually quite minimal, and you should see the results after just two weeks. You may experience some moderate soreness for a couple of days. A few weeks of mild soreness may follow. However, you should be able to return to most light activities from the very first day after the procedure. Therefore, working and carrying out normal routines won’t be a problem within a short space of time. Doctors advise patients to wait a month for a full recovery before they exercise or exert their arms. You should also wear an elastic compression garment for two weeks.

There are very few complications associated with arm liposuction with ArtLipo. The procedure is very safe, and infection and bleeding rarely occur. Since there is no general anesthetic, blood clots are virtually unheard of. Also, we use minimal Lidocaine, so Lidocaine toxicity is also highly unlikely.

However, if you make the mistake of using a poor quality surgeon, the result could be irregular or lumpy. This is why you’re advised to contact ArtLipo to find out more about our procedure. Our expert team is happy to give you all the advice and information you need. Please check out our arm liposuction before and after gallery. 

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