This cosmetic surgery procedure involves the removal of fat in the upper arm and armpit area. Arm liposuction is a procedure that is appropriate for both men and women who are in good health.
Flabby arms make you look old and out of shape. Unsightly fat deposits can discourage you from wearing a sleeveless summer dress or just going to the pool. We all want those gorgeous, toned, defined arms you see in pictures of celebrities.
Yet, getting them is another issue. Sometimes exercise and diet are not enough to mitigate the effects of aging. How do we get rid of unwanted fat in the arm and armpit area?
The good news is that an arm liposuction procedure can help you remove that excess fat that doesn’t respond to hours spent in the gym or changes in your diet.
You may also discuss options for fat transfer to other parts of your body, including breast augmentation or even the fashionable BBL.
Our liposuction approach differs somewhat between male (triceps) and female patients. Women have a thin layer of fat on their arms that shouldn’t be removed to maintain an aesthetically pleasing contour that looks natural with the rest of the body. Many of our patients have liposuction performed on their upper back to enhance the body’s overall proportions and create an even more balanced appearance. Always, our goal is to make sure that the final results look natural and complement the patient’s whole physique.
Louis D. Cole, M.D., is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Society of Liposuction Surgery. Dr. Cole has been trained and is certified to perform SmartLipo, tumescent liposuction, power-assisted liposuction, and fat transfer to the breast and buttocks (Brazilian Butt Lift). Dr. Cole has performed hundreds of successful surgeries.
Robert Ball, M.D. has over 20 years’ experience as a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Laser Medicine & Surgery. Dr. Ball received the Patients’ Choice Award in 2017 & 2018 and the Compassionate Doctor Certification Award in 2015, 2017, & 2018. Due to Dr. Ball’s years of training in general surgery and plastic surgery, he has been sought out for his abilities to repair and revise cosmetic surgery problems and complications.
Recovery from arm liposuction surgery takes very little time. Compression garments or bandages are used to reduce swelling and bruising and provide support to the skin and muscle tissues as they heal over the first two weeks following surgery.
Patients often see results immediately even though temporary swelling is to be expected.
As new collagen tightens the treated area, patients can expect to see skin tightening over the next six months.
Most patients can return to work relatively quickly, but during the first two weeks after surgery, patients should plan to avoid strenuous activity so that the body can heal. After surgery, few patients experience discomfort, but if the patient feels pain or numbness.
The tiny incisions will disappear in time.
The procedure costs vary depending on the amount of fat that needs to be removed and the patient’s size. The beginning cost for the arm liposuction procedure is $4,400. The SmartLipo laser in this region provides our patients with a more defined and sculpted look. Adding in the upper back region to address the fat in that region is an additional charge, but many patients love the look that adding that area provides.
Like all operative procedures, there is a risk of infection. But at our facility, we have a very low infection rate well below 1%. Contour irregularities can also occur when doing the procedure. At Atlanta Liposuction, we are very skilled with this procedure to provide consistent results and natural-looking results.
You can rest assured that our quote is the final price you will pay for your surgery
Elective Liposuction procedures are generally not covered by insurance. We offer several financing options to make paying for your liposuction procedure with reasonable monthly payments.
We are committed to making your whole experience at Atlanta Liposuction Specialty Clinic as pleasant and painless as possible.