Excess fat on the back of the arm is a common cosmetic concern. These fat pockets can be challenging to remove with exercise and diet alone. Accomplished and qualified surgeons can help patients tone their upper and inner arms along with the shoulders and biceps. Patients may seek cosmetic liposuction surgery of the upper arms for the following reasons:
- Contouring flabby arms
- Getting slimmer arms
- Looking more attractive
- Correcting sagging fat at the back of the arms
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon provides liposuction body contouring surgery for the upper arms to patients in Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and surrounding locations.
Treatment and Anesthesia Experience
Liposuction of the arms is generally performed using local, general or twilight sleep anesthesia. Typically, local anesthesia is used. You may feel a stinging sensation when the anesthesia is injected in the body. Your arms will get numb and you won’t experience any discomfort during the procedure. However, it’s possible for patients to experience spot sensitivity.
Generally, patients say that the procedure when performed under local anesthesia is tolerable but not delightful. Patients may find general anesthesia or twilight sleep anesthesia suitable if they don’t want to remember or feel anything. However, these options cost more and make the patients feel groggy when they awaken.
Arm Liposuction Technique
Liposuction plastic surgery does not remove or tighten loose or hanging skin. It only eliminates fat. Some patients may have skin that tightens itself. Others would require a tuck or another additional procedure for eliminating the hanging skin.
Laser liposuction is being evaluated by many patients as an alternative to traditional liposuction. This procedure is considered to be safer and better as compared to other liposuction procedures. Laser liposuction does not tighten the skin like traditional liposuction.
Arm liposuction can help in attaining toned and slimmer arms. However, it is important for patients to understand that the experience and credentials of the operating surgeon is the primary factor in determining the procedural results. This is regardless of the liposuction technique used.
Expert plastic surgeons make use of techniques that are most appropriate to the patient. This is important if safe and attractive results need to be achieved.
Recovering from Upper Arm Liposuction
You will be sent home after the cosmetic surgery procedure with prescriptions, follow-up appointment schedule and aftercare instructions. You may experience some temporary effects, such as bruising, inflammation, and change in skin sensation. You may experience mild tingling or numbing in the area of the liposuction as well.
The process of recovery is different for every patient. However, most people are able to continue with their work after a few days. Typically, the bruising resolves on its own in 2 – 4 days. However, the inflammation takes about 1 – 2 months to resolve completely.
Patients should always work with an experienced cosmetic surgeon when considering arm liposuction. The surgeon should have an in-depth understanding of how the different body areas interact with each other. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon receives patients from Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and nearby areas for liposuction body contouring surgery for the upper arms.
Schedule a Consultation with Frisco, Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Solomon
For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in Frisco, Texas, please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon by clicking here or calling 214-983-0213.
Serving patients in Frisco, Dallas, McKinney, Plano, Sherman, Highland park, University Park, Preston Hollow, Prosper, Allen, Southlake, Denton, Irving, Flower mound, Little Elm, Fort Worth, Texas and surrounding areas.