Flabby, floppy upper arms are a common phenomenon. It doesn’t matter how many upper-arm exercises you do, this area of the body rarely tightens up. Many of our patients have tried in vain to strengthen their biceps and triceps using weight training exercises, but still, a stubborn layer of fat obscures the muscular tone and definition underneath.
The arms are genetically predispositioned to store fat. And age or gender can lead to the development of excess fat deposits and lax skin in the arms too. That’s why diet and exercise have only a minimal impact on the problem of flabby skin and fat deposits that hide muscle tone underneath. Many of our patients have tried everything to get rid of their floppy arms with only minimal success. Arm liposuction is different. Using liposuction, patients can get toned arms with superb muscular definition fast.
At the Chicago Liposuction by Lift Body Center, we offer arm liposuction treatment to target excess fat deposits that have been unresponsive to diet and exercise. We use SmartLipo, a state-of-the-art technology that’s used to tighten up flabby skin and tonify the arms. By removing the excess fat using liposuction, underlying muscle tissues become more defined and by directing specialized lasers at the skin, collagen fibers begin to regrow and proliferate to make tissues more elastic and resilient. The combined effects of lipo and laser treatment are striking. Arm liposuction restores the appearance of youthfulness and good health.
A healthy lifestyle that includes exercise and eating well is important. Arm liposuction can’t replace a healthy lifestyle, after all. This procedure is ideal for patients who have tried without success to get rid of their flabby arms by following a rigorous diet and exercise program. Patients who adhere to a regular exercise program and a diet that’s rich in fresh fruits and vegetables are more likely to experience beautiful, long-term results from their arm liposuction procedure.
Not every patient is a good candidate for arm liposuction. Patients are required to meet with our doctors for a pre-op consultation at the Chicago Liposuction by Lift Body Center to establish candidacy for this procedure.
Arm Liposuction Candidacy
Arm liposuction is a procedure that’s appropriate for both men and women who are in good health. The procedure involves the removal of fat in both of the upper arms. The forearms are not treated. Patients who undergo this procedure must be in good health, with localized fat deposits in the upper arm area.
At the Chicago Liposuction by Lift Body Center, we specialize in producing natural-looking results. In other words, we remove the optimal amount of fat necessary (not too much, not too little) to create an aesthetically pleasing appearance while tightening up the skin using SmartLipo lasers. We make sure that the appearance of the arms after liposuction complements the rest of the body. The majority of our patients develop a higher self-esteem and more self-confidence after the procedure. Within one to two months post-op, most patients feel comfortable enough to wear sleeveless tops or a bathing suit.
Our liposuction approach differs somewhat between male and female patients as females have a thin layer of fat on their arms that shouldn’t be removed in order to maintain an aesthetically pleasing contour that looks natural with the rest of the body. Many of our patients have liposuction performed on their upper back to enhance the body’s overall proportions and create an even more balanced appearance. Always, our goal is to make sure that the final results look natural and complement the patients whole physique.
Arm Liposuction Procedure
Arm liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that begins with the administration of a local anesthetic that’s injected into the upper arm area. A sedative helps patients relax deeply during the remainder of the procedure. The upper arms become numb and tiny incisions are made so that a long tube called a cannula can be inserted under the skin in order to suction excess fat out of the area. The incisions are so small that often they don’t even require stitches and scarring is minimized. Any scars that remain after recovery fade away over time.
SmartLipo is a tool used to remove unwanted fat from the upper arms while also tightening the skin using lasers. SmartLipo is a revolutionary technology that lessens bruising and bleeding during the liposuction surgery and that helps lessen downtime from the surgery as well. It’s the ideal tool for arm liposuction because SmartLipo helps bring youthful vigor back to the skin in an area of the body where a lack of elasticity is highly visible.
Recovery from arm liposuction surgery takes very little time. Compression garments or bandages are used to reduce swelling and bruising and to provide support to the skin and muscle tissues as they heal over the first two weeks following surgery. Patients often see results immediately, but the final outcome does not become visible right away. Improvements can continue for up to six months or even a year after the surgery.
Most patients can return to work relatively quickly, but during the first two weeks after surgery, patients should plan to avoid strenuous activity so that the body can heal. After surgery, few patients experience discomfort, but if the patient feels pain, there are prescribed medications available to make the healing process as comfortable as possible.
Arm Liposuction Before and After Photos
Arm Liposuction Pricing
At the Chicago Liposuction by Lift Body Center, patients do an initial consultation to meet with our doctors to discuss their needs, ask questions, and address their concerns.
The cost for arm liposuction surgery starts at $4000 for an average-sized female. This fee includes all of the following:
- Pre-operative labs
- Antibacterial scrub
- Facility fee
- Local anesthetic
- One compression garment **
- Post-operative supplies
- ALL follow-up visits
*Pain medication is an optional expense. All patients are discharged from our facility with a prescription for pain meds, but whether they get this prescription filled at their own pharmacy is their decision.
**Some patients choose to buy a second compression garment at their own expense.
Arm Liposuction Financing
At the Chicago Liposuction Clinic, we offer a variety of financing options to make our procedures more affordable and accessible to our patients. We can connect patients with multiple lenders who regularly work with patients to create reasonable payment plans that almost anyone can afford. Our lending agents can be contacted easily online.
At the Chicago Liposuction by Lift Body Center, we offer special discounts to patients who choose to target more than one area of the body during the same surgical procedure. For many patients, this represents a significant savings that makes it possible to achieve whole-body aesthetic goals.
For more information about financing your procedure, contact our staff at the Chicago Liposuction by Lift Body Center.
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