Arm liposuction is just one of the many procedures that patients can obtain from the D. Lanzer Clinic, but how does arm liposuction work exactly? If you have been curious about the arm liposuction procedure or want to obtain more information on the different techniques or aftercare, be sure to read on!
Who Should Consider Arm Liposuction?
Arm liposuction is most suitable for patients who have excess fat in the upper arm area. While most patients can lose this fat through diet and exercise, there are some patients who struggle to lose persistent fats in the arms through diet and exercise alone. For these patients, arm liposuction could be a treatment option.
How is arm liposuction executed?
Liposuction of the arm is a common cosmetic surgery procedure where an incision is made near the elbow, in the armpit crease or on the side, depending on the body of the patient. Once the incision is made, the surgeon will insert a tube better known under the name cannula. The cannula is meant to allow Dr Lanzer to place the special fluid in the amount of fat that needs to be removed. When the fat has been broken down, the surgeon can remove it through a high-pressure suction process. Skin, muscle, nerves and blood vessels surrounding the fat are left intact during this procedure.
We need to mention that there are many arm liposuction methods that make it easier for the surgeon to remove the excess fat and alter the nature of the procedure. The first method that can be used during arm liposuction is the super-wet arm liposuction. During this procedure, the surgeon will inject a saline solution in the area where excess fat is going to be removed. A saline solution consists of local anaesthetic and adrenaline, which ensure that the fat deposits in the arm break down a lot easier.
Injecting the saline solution into the arm makes it a lot easier for the surgeon to remove the fat. However, there could be additional benefits for the patient as well. Patients who are getting the procedure with a saline solution will have less trauma to the tissue surrounding the fat deposits. There could also be less swelling after the procedure. The adrenaline in the injected saline solution also plays another role, since adrenaline could reduce bleeding during a cosmetic procedure.
Arm liposuction can also be executed with the latest tumescent techniques, which can be compared to having the procedure with the saline solution. Compared to the saline solution technique, the tumescent technique uses a lot more fluid during the procedure and has the same benefits.
There is another technique to consider too, which is now used in liposuction at various clinics around the world. The latest cosmetic surgery technique used in arm liposuction is the ultrasound-assisted liposuction technique or UAL. During this arm liposuction procedure, the surgeon will use sound waves to break down the fat. The ultrasound-assisted technique still uses fluids to make the breakdown of the fat even more efficient.
The ultrasound-assisted liposuction provides similar benefits as the tumescent techniques and saline solution liposuction techniques, more specifically reduced bleeding, reduced bruising, and a minimal amount of trauma to the surrounding tissues, muscles and nerves.
Discover Arm Liposuction Advantages!
An increasingly large amount of patients now opt for Arm Liposuction procedures. iposuction techniques may vary according to the body of the patient and the amount of fat that needs to be removed. To find out which technique is most beneficial to you, please make an appointment at the Dr Lanzer Clinic.
If you’re looking to remove fat from your arms, get a free consultation at Arm Liposuction clinic with Dr Lanzer.
What Is The Average Recovery Time For Arm Lipo?
The recovery time after a liposuction treatment is variable since every person has his own healing speed. Therefore, we never post any exact estimates for a patient’s recovery after a liposuction procedure. Instead, patients can receive an estimate for their recovery during their initial appointment at the clinic. Of course, this is still just an estimate, so patients must take a little more time off to give the areas of the body the appropriate time to heal.
Even though arm liposuction is a minimally invasive cosmetic surgery procedure, you must consider your recovery and the risks and potential complications that coincide with that recovery.
All patients who have arm liposuction done at The Dr Lanzer Clinic can leave the clinic on the very same day. Most arm liposuction procedures executed at The Dr Lanzer clinic occur under local anaesthesia. However, a general anaesthetic is also a possibility depending on the estimated time it will take to execute the procedure, as well as the complexity of the procedure and the wishes of the patient.
Most patients can expect the treated area to be tender for a few days. You could compare this to the feeling of exercising your arm too much. The most common symptoms patients experience after arm liposuction are light pain, burning sensation, slight swelling and temporary numbness.
Dr Lanzer may choose to prescribe you some pain management medication and antibiotic ointment to prevent infection of the affected area. Dr Lanzer does not use stitches for an arm liposuction procedure.
Most patients will also have to wear compression garments on their arms after the arm liposculpture. The compression bands have a very specific purpose because they are meant to reduce the swelling and keep the shape of the arm until the tissues have adjusted to their new shape. To ensure the best possible results after the arm liposuction procedure, we recommend following the instructions you receive from your medical team.
The minor bruising most patients experience after the arm liposuction procedure usually subsides gradually. Most patients can go back to work shortly after the procedure; however, it is advised to wear the compression bands until the surgeon tells you it is safe to take them off.
Is Arm Liposuction Worth It?
As with most liposuction procedures, the results can be different for each patient. Although we can give you some indication of what you can expect, it is important to realise that everyone is unique. Therefore, the results obtained from this procedure will be unique too.
The results obtained by arm liposuction are more long term, considering the patient maintains a healthy weight and lifestyle after the procedure. If you have some weight to lose, it is usually recommended to have your weight loss before the procedure. The results of upper arm liposuction may also vary according to the initial size of the treatment area, patient age, and skin texture. It also depends if the surgeon must remove any loose skin. However, this does not mean that older patients cannot take advantage of arm liposculpture, since there are many things that we can do to make the arm look natural and defined.
How Much Is Arm Liposuction?
Patients can get an accurate quote for this procedure by booking a free consultation at our clinic. When a patient visits The Dr Lanzer Clinic for the first time, they could benefit from a no-obligation appointment. During this appointment, the patient can obtain a quote for arm liposuction, but also learn more about the procedure.
To remove fat from the treatment area, the surgeon needs to use certain techniques. Evidently, the technique used can influence the cost of your procedure. Other variables are applicable too, so getting in touch with our clinic will always provide you with the correct information.
Where Can You Get Liposuction on Your Arms?
Patients can get the liposuction procedure at our clinic. Dr Lanzer has several clinics across the country, so patients can easily book a consultation at the clinic closest to them. Please contact The Dr Lanzer Clinic to book your appointment.
How To Get In Touch With The Dr Lanzer Clinic For Liposuction?
Do you believe that arm liposuction could be beneficial to you? Do you want to discuss your options with Dr Lanzer? Feel free to book a consult at The Dr Lanzer clinic by contacting our friendly team of receptionists. Making an appointment is possible by email, telephone, or online enquiry form.
Frequently Asked Questions For Arm Liposuction
How much does arm liposuction cost?
Prices start at $2950 for the surgical fee plus associated costs.
How long does it take to recover from arm liposuction?
Generally, one week off work is necessary and no strenuous exercise for 2-3 weeks.