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When Can You See The Final Results of Arm Liposuction?

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Flabby arms or bat wings usually develop due to factors such as genetics, natural aging, gravity, and lack of exercise. For most people, even stringent diets and exercises targeting the arms don’t work to resolve the issue. Men and women can now get rid of flabby upper arms without conventional liposuction surgery. Arm liposuction in NYC is a minimally-invasive procedure performed using the FDA approved Smartlipo Triplex workstation. The procedure can remove the excess fat and address sagging skin and provide you with slimmer, attractive, and shapely upper arms.

Smartlipo laser liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia. The surgeon will make tiny incisions to insert the device’s small skin cannula and deliver laser energy to liquefy the unwanted fat. The fat is then removed through a gentle suction process. Scars, if any, are very small and will fade over time. These are the reasons why the recovery time of Smartlipo liposuction is much shorter than traditional liposuction. Most people who have Smartlipo treatment on Friday are ready to get back to work by Monday.

Arm liposuction using minimally-invasive Smartlipo Triplex involves significantly less downtime and faster recovery than concentional lipo, but how long will it take to see the final results?

After the procedure, there will be some swelling, which can obscure your final results. The onset of improvement depends on several factors:

  • The extent of swelling
  • Skin laxity before surgery
  • How much fat you had
  • The skin’s texture
  • The patient’s ability to heal

It may take a month or even longer for improvements to become visible. Expert surgeons say that patients will need to wait at least 3 to 6 months to obtain optimal outcomes. In the meantime, it is crucial that patients follow their surgeon’s post-op care instructions on wearing the compression garment (this promotes faster healing by controlling post-procedure swelling), following a balanced diet, engaging in physical activity, etc.. As the body heals and recovers, you will start to see the results improve over time. Results may vary based on individual considerations and it’s important that you have realistic expectations.

To achieve optimal results, you also have to be the right candidate. The right candidates are usually people:

  • Who are physically healthy and mentally stable.
  • Have stubborn fat in the upper arm area.
  • Have good skin elasticity and skin tone.
  • Have a positive outlook.
  • Have reasonable expectations about the results

Arm liposuction is not recommended for:

  • People who take blood thinners or have increased risks due to health conditions of the heart, kidneys, and liver.
  • People who had surgery on the lymph nodes in the armpit or upper chest area like lymph nodes are removed during a mastectomy or lumpectomy.
  • Obese or overweight people.
  • Pregnant women and breastfeeding moms.
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Make sure you consult an experienced and qualified plastic surgeon if you are considering arm liposuction in NYC. After the procedure, you should follow your surgeon’s instructions for smooth recovery and optimal results. It is essential to avoid weight gain to maintain your new look.


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