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No attractive phrase can be used to describe that loose skin and fat that hangs from your upper arms. If you’re too familiar with the feeling of skin and excess fat hanging from your upper arms, you may consider learning more about liposuction of the upper arms.
What is arm liposuction?
Every year, thousands of people undergo successful upper arm liposuction and are pleased with the results. If your weight is normal, but you feel your shape is marred by underarm laxity, or if you have lost a massive amount of weight and are left with excess upper arm skin and fat, and you are willing to accept a scar in exchange for shapelier arms, then an arm lift with arm liposuction may be right for you.
During your surgery, your surgeon will remove excess fat from the upper arm. In addition, you may wish to have your surgeon remove the excess skin caused by weight loss or natural aging. This process will tighten loose skin that extends from the underarm area to the elbow.
Am I a good candidate for arm liposuction?
As long as your weight does not fluctuate, you should expect the results of your arm liposuction to last for many years. Your body will continue to age, including your skin, which may lead to loose skin in the future. If you gain considerable weight after the surgery and then lose the weight, loose skin may return.
How long is recovery from an arm lift?
Your surgeon may place your arms in a compression garment or wrap immediately following your procedure. Wear this exactly as directed. Remove it only as directed for cleansing incisions or showering.
You will need a few weeks to recover and heal from arm liposuction. It will be at least one or two weeks before you can return to work following this procedure.