There are certain aspects such as genetics, age, gravity, and lack of exercise that can really mess with your upper arms and make them flabby, giving them what is known as “bat wings” that sneak up on us. Having stubborn upper arm fat can make you feel like you’ve aged overnight and look less fit, even if the rest of your body is in good shape. You probably tried every diet and exercise routine out there, and those flabby arms just don’t want to budge. This is when Arm liposuction in NYC becomes important as an effective, practical option.
How Does Arm Liposuction Work?
The procedure is performed using the minimally-invasive, laser-assisted Smartlipo Triplex liposuction device. Smartlipo laser liposuction removes unwanted fat and sagging skin in the upper arms, and tightens the underlying tissue to provide slimmer, firmer, and youthful-looking upper arms. When compared to traditional arm liposuction, this procedure involves significantly less downtime and faster recovery.
The Smartlipo Triplex workstation blends multiple laser wavelengths – 1440 nm, 1320 nm and 1064nm – in a single laser output. It offers the dual benefits of fat removal and skin tightening, where the laser melts the fat so that it can be more easily removed. As the cannula is very small, it also reduces potential scarring compared to conventional liposuction. This advanced FDA-approved system also features intelligent delivery systems that monitor skin temperature and regulate the flow of energy, thereby preventing overtreatment.
Arm liposuction starts with the surgeon making small incisions in the upper arm to insert the cannula of the Smartlipo device. Laser energy is delivered directly via the cannula 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.
Results to Expect from Upper Arm Liposuction
While individual results may vary, here are some common outcomes and results that patients can typically expect from upper arm liposuction:
- Reduction of Excess Fat: Upper arm liposuction effectively targets and removes stubborn pockets of fat in the upper arm region. It can help contour the arms and create a slimmer, more proportionate appearance.
- Improved Arm Definition: By removing excess fat, upper arm liposuction can enhance the definition of the arms, revealing the underlying muscle tone and creating a more sculpted look.
- Enhanced Arm Proportions: Upper arm liposuction can help bring the upper arms into better balance with the rest of the body, resulting in improved overall body proportions.
- Increased Clothing Options: Many individuals with disproportionate upper arms may feel self-conscious wearing certain types of clothing, such as sleeveless or fitted tops. After upper arm liposuction, patients often experience increased confidence and feel more comfortable wearing a wider range of clothing styles.
- Boost in Self-esteem: The aesthetic improvements achieved through upper arm liposuction can have a positive impact on self-esteem and body image. Patients often report feeling more confident and satisfied with their appearance following the procedure.
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 in good health.
- 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
If you are considering the treatment, it’s crucial to consult with a qualified and experienced liposuction surgeon who specializes in this body contouring procedure. An expert will evaluate your goals and expectations thoroughly and determine if you are a suitable candidate for arm liposuction in NYC. They will also discuss the risks of the procedure. After establishing your candidacy for laser lipolysis of the arms, the plastic surgeon will provide personalized recommendations and guidance to help you achieve the desired results.