Arm liposculpture is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is executed often at the Dr. Lanzer Clinic. Patients obtain this procedure to remove excess fat from the arms, but also to give their arms a more defined appearance. So, contrary to popular belief, liposuction is not a solution or treatment that provides weight loss.
Curious if arm liposculpture is suitable for your needs? Learn more about this procedure by reading the information provided by the Dr. Lanzer Clinic below.
When Is Arm Liposculpture Performed?
Arm liposculpture is performed when arms have excessive fat. There are many areas on the arm that can be treated with liposculpture. Liposuction of the arms gives a slimmer appearance which will give the rest of the body a more contoured look and feel.
The most common area is when fat hangs from the lower edge of the upper arm. If a patient holds their arm at a 90-degree angle much like a policeman holding up his hand, one can often see a large amount of fat.
This is fat that works well with liposculpture. Once the liposculpture is done, the skin will no longer hang down.
Liposuction can be performed on the outer arms. People often notice when they are wearing clothes that there is a thickening and bulging of the outer arms. This can be improved with liposculpture. Also, liposuction can be performed to enhance the muscular look of the arms, more specifically the deltoid and trapezius muscles.
How Does Liposculpture Work?
Arm liposuction can be done as part of a full body liposculpture procedure or as a stand-alone. If it is by itself, it would usually be done under local anaesthetic. The tumescent fluid is infiltrated into the fat which numbs and softens it, followed by the suctioning and removal of the fat.
What Is Liposuction Vs. Liposculpture?
During a liposuction procedure, the surgeon solely focuses on the removal of fat cells from a certain area, while liposculpture is meant to remove fat cells and re-sculpt a certain area of the patient’s body. The term liposculpture and
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How Much Does Arm Liposculpture Cost?
The cost of an arm liposuction is variable, since the cost may be different from patient to patient. The overall cost of liposuction is subject to the size of the treatment area, but also the amount of fat to be removed and the experience of the surgeon. Therefore, patients can get the most accurate cost estimate by making an appointment at the Dr Lanzer Clinic and speaking to Dr. Lanzer.
What Will Happen to the Loose Skin?
Because of the method we are using for liposculpture, as well as the techniques and devices, the skin nearly always contracts and tightens. Usually we will be able to show very good before and after photos of how the skin was sagging down and how it is elevated after that.
Are There Any Specific Risks?
Sometimes patients with olive skin need extra care as the little nicks can be a little more obvious.
Would Weight Reduction Help with Arm Liposuction?
Weight reduction is always useful to help with any form of liposuction, but fat in the arms is often more a genetic problem and will not necessarily change with a lot of weight reduction.
Unwanted fat in certain areas can be difficult to remove in some cases. Dr Lanzer and his associates often see patients who are in good physical condition, enjoy a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Yet, despite this healthy lifestyle, these patients can still encounter problems with persistent fat deposits. For these patients fat removal with various liposuction
So, while liposuction is never a solution for weight loss, it can help with body contouring in patients who are already on their target weight and have a good physique. It can tackle problem areas such as love handles, outer thighs, abdomen, and in some cases the arms.
In some cases, the cosmetic surgeon may need to remove excess skin from the arms; this happens when the patient has lost a considerable amount of weight, but is left with excess skin on the arms. While compression garments can be used to provide more skin tightening on the treated area, some patients have too much skin for that to occur naturally. In these cases, a body sculpting procedure can involve skin removal as well.
Do I Need to Do Anything After the Procedure?
Yes. Ideally, patients wear a sling compression garment on their arms for a 2-week period. This will help with the skin contraction and tightening.
Patients must also expect some side-effects after liposuction treatment, which are commonly associated with surgical body contouring procedures. Most patients experience some degree of bruising around the treatment area, which subsides over the course of your recovery time. The compression garment can also help to reduce some of the bruising and swelling that can be experienced after tumescent liposuction.
Some patients may need a general anaesthetic during the procedure, which is determined before the surgical procedure takes place. Patients who have a general anaesthetic should avoid signing any important documents for at least 48 hours after their cosmetic procedure. They should also avoid making any important decisions for at least 48 hours after their liposuction surgery.
Do I Need Antibiotics?
As a routine, we prescribe antibiotics to start the night before every liposculpture procedure.
Fat Arms Run in My Family. Will My Children Have This?
That is an interesting question. We do see genetics where fat does occur in different areas of the body, and sometimes family members can experience similar issues in that area. However, there is no definite guarantee that children will have exactly that problem. It is common for me to see patients come in for treatments because they said that their parents have a similar problem. I particularly see this on fat around the neck, since this is one of the most common problems encountered at my clinic.
Where Else Can Liposculpture Be Performed?
Liposculpture can be performed on many areas of the body; this includes the chest, thighs, arms, abdomen, and more. Want to determine if the treatment area you have in mind is suitable for liposculpture, please contact the Dr. Lanzer Clinic for more information.
Do You Perform Liposculpture on the Arms of Men?
It is uncommon for men to have fat in their arms, but it can be done.
Is Liposuction Ever Performed on the Lower Forearms of the Arm?
It is a very unlikely place to collect fat and it is nearly always on the upper arms.
What About the Area Adjacent to the Arms, Around the Chest?
These are common areas to perform liposculpture. There is a small area on the front of the chest called the anterior axilla, between the breast and the arm. Patients often have a small bulge of fat in this area, and this can easily be removed with liposculpture.
Under the arms, on the side of the chest, is another common area for women to collect fat. By taking fat from here it does make the arm appear a little bit slimmer. It also enhances the breast appearance by giving more shape.
Often the fat from the arm extends onto the back, so liposuction on the upper back could also be an option for some patients. Doing this will enhance the appearance of the arms too.
Where Can You Get Liposculpture on Your Arms?
We perform liposculpture of the arms both in our Malvern day surgery centre and in the D’Lumière Esthétique clinic in Sydney. To make an appointment, simply contact the Dr Lanzer Clinic via telephone or the website contact form.