Arm Liposuction: Say Goodbye to Flabby Arms and Hello to Confidence

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Do you avoid wearing short sleeves or feel self-conscious waving with bare arms? Stubborn arm fat can make you feel uncomfortable in your own skin. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

At our refined plastic surgery practice in NYC, acclaimed surgeon Dr. Darren M. Smith offers arm liposuction to remove unwanted fat and sculpt beautifully contoured arms. With his artistic eye and surgical precision, Dr. Smith can give you the slim, toned arms you’ve always desired.

What is arm liposuction?

Arm liposuction is a surgical method for toning and contouring arms by removing stubborn, localized fat. Using a cannula through a small incision, the procedure can involve: 

  • traditional, 
  • tumescent, 
  • ultrasound-assisted, 
  • or laser-assisted techniques. 

Why Go For Arm Liposuction?

  • Experience self-assurance when you love your reflection
  • No more hiding arms under cardigans
  • Have the toned arms you deserve
  • Arms match your inner grace and poise

How does liposuction on arm work?

A woman with a blue glove holding an arm with an arrow on it, showcasing confidence and the results of arm liposuction.

The procedure works through the use of specialized cannulas that are inserted under the skin through small incisions. The cannulas are used to suction out excess fat cells from the arms, resulting in slimmer contours and improved arm definition.

The whole procedure typically takes 1 to 2 hours to perform and requires only a local anesthetic. After the procedure, patients may experience soreness and bruising, and are usually advised to wear a compression sleeve around the arm for up to 4 weeks. Resting the arms for 4 to 5 days is recommended, and most patients are completely recovered after 4 weeks.

Procedure1-2 hours
Wear compression sleeveUp to 4 weeks
Rest arms4-5 days
Full recovery4 weeks

What are the results of arm liposuction?

The results of arm liposuction vary depending on the procedure, amount of fat removed, and patient health, but patients typically see an immediate noticeable difference in their arms looking slimmer and more toned . The procedure improves arm contour by removing fat deposits, giving arms a slimmer, more defined shape and appearance. Results are not dramatic but create a refined, balanced look

Is arm lipo safe?

Arm liposuction is generally considered a safe procedure when performed by an experienced surgeon who follows proper safety protocols. However, like any surgery, there are risks and potential side effects that need to be considered. Some possible negative side effects include soreness, bruising, swelling, infection, and uneven contours. 

Although these potential risks sound worrying, the good news is they are uncommon. Most patients experience no problems when having arm lipo and enjoy an excellent result without any complications.

To minimize the chance of problems after surgery, it is important to choose a qualified surgeon and follow their post-operative instructions carefully. Patients should also have realistic expectations of the outcome of their surgery and be well-informed about the possible side effects or risks that could occur.

What is the recovery time from arm liposuction?”

The recovery time from arm liposuction varies depending on the extent of the procedure and the patient’s overall health. But most patients can expect to return to work within a couple of weeks of surgery though. After the procedure, patients may experience soreness and bruising, and are usually advised to wear a compression sleeve around the arm for up to 4 weeks. 

Patients should rest and recuperate in the first couple of days following their surgery and then return to gentle activities. Surgeons recommend that patients take gentle walks after a few days to promote good blood flow. Patients also need assistance for 24 hours after the procedure and should have transportation arranged.

It is important to note that the recovery process varies from person to person and depends on the size of the treated area, age, and general health.

How much does arm liposuction cost?

The cost of arm liposuction varies depending on several factors, including the type of technique used, the extent of the procedure, the surgeon’s experience, and the location of the practice. The cost may also include additional fees such as anesthesia fees and operating room costs.

Insurance companies do not typically cover the cost of arm liposuction because it is considered a cosmetic procedure. But some insurance companies may cover arm liposuction if it is deemed medically necessary for medical reasons such as lymphedema or other medical conditions that cause excess fat in the arms.

What do scars from arm liposuction look like?

Most patients can expect to have small, inconspicuous scars that are barely visible. The scars are typically located in discreet areas such as the armpit or elbow crease, where they can be easily concealed by clothing.

Arm liposuction scars can vary depending on the extent of the procedure and the patient’s skin type. However, the size and appearance of the scars can also depend on the type of technique used for the procedure. For example, some newer techniques such as AirSculpt® may result in smaller and less noticeable scars compared to traditional liposuction techniques.

While scarring is a natural and unavoidable side effect of any surgical procedure requiring an incision, the scars from arm liposuction are usually small and fade over time. Patients can also take steps to minimize scarring, such as following their surgeon’s post-operative instructions carefully and using scar treatments

Can I do back and arm liposuction together?

Yes, it is possible to do back and arm liposuction together. The combination of these two procedures can help to achieve a more balanced and proportionate appearance of the upper body. 

But it is important to note that the safety and feasibility of combining these procedures depend on the individual patient’s health, the extent of the procedure, and the surgeon’s expertise. Patients should consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to determine if they are a good candidate for combined back and arm liposuction.

Take the First Step Toward Your Dream Arms

A woman's arm before and after an arm liposuction.

Imagine finally feeling confident to wear whatever you choose without pinching or wiggling to camouflage your arms. 

We know it’s not just about looks – this is about empowerment. When you love your reflection and your inner beauty shines through, you carry yourself differently.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Darren Smith and take the first step toward the toned, sculpted arms you’ve been dreaming of.