Flabby upper arms, often referred to as bat-wings, are extremely difficult to resolve with just diet and exercise. This aesthetic concern is caused by the buildup of fat, which tends to hang down beneath the upper arms. Fortunately, cosmetic surgery provides the solution. Female arm liposuction in NYC can remove the excess fat and sagging skin and provide you with slimmer, attractive, shapely upper arms.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), liposuction ranked second among the top five cosmetic surgical procedures in 2017, with up to 246,354 procedures performed, that is, 5 percent up from 2016. This shows that liposuction is a hugely popular procedure as it successfully removes excess fat. NYC surgeons perform the procedure using minimally-invasive Smartlipo technology. In fact, this laser-assisted procedure is a safe and effective alternative to conventional liposuction surgery.
In arm liposuction using the FDA-approved Smartlipo Triplex workstation, the stubborn fat gets literally sucked out from your upper arms. The Smartlipo Triplex workstation modality features a combination of multiple laser wavelengths (1440, 1064 and 1320 nm) in a single laser output and is specifically designed to easily melt fat and tighten the skin for enhanced results. Laser liposuction has many advantages over other modalities when it comes to removing unwanted fat. It is minimally invasive and involves less surgical trauma and downtime than conventional surgery. Importantly, Smartlipo also provides great skin tightening effects. According to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), minimally invasive treatments and liposuction could be a more effective option for younger patients who have less excess skin under the arms.
The liposuction on arms procedure starts with the surgeon making small incisions in the upper arm and elbow to insert the cannula of the Smartlipo device. Laser energy is delivered directly to the fat cells causing them to rupture. The liquefied fat is then gently suctioned out. The underlying supportive tissue is tightened and the skin is smoothed over the new, reshaped contour. The Smartlipo system features intelligent delivery systems that monitors skin temperature and regulates the flow of energy accordingly. This procedure offers the dual benefits of fat removal and skin tightening – the laser melts the fat so that it can be more easily removed and as the cannula is very small, it also reduces potential scarring compared to conventional liposuction.
Other benefits of the Smartlipo procedure on arms are:
- Well-contoured arms with high definition sculpting
- Safe and effective treatment with controlled delivery of energy
- Less bruising and discomfort
- Proven tissue coagulation and skin tightening
- Minimal scarring
- Speedy recovery
- Less treatment time
Being a suitable candidate and having realistic expectations is crucial for any cosmetic procedure. The arms are a very delicate visible area with many important structures. Therefore, if you are considering arm liposuction in NYC, it is very important to choose a skilled and reliable plastic surgeon. An experienced surgeon will evaluate your considerations, discuss your goals as well as risks, and guide you in taking an informed decision. When performed by a skilled plastic surgeon, the treatment can improve the disproportionate appearance of the arms and result in slimmer, smoother upper arms.