Flabby arms are a big insecurity for many patients, especially for patients who have dedicated themselves to losing weight. And while it may be easy for patients to pinpoint what part of their body they want to fix, it’s not easy deciding how to go about that. You must first determine what is causing the sagging below the arms, excess fat or excess skin? There are two standard cosmetic procedures to specially address this insecurity, Arm Liposuction and an Arm Lift. Now you may be wondering which one is right for you. Below we’ll explain the difference between the two.
An Arm Lift, also known as a Brachioplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that tones and defines the upper arms. Our skin becomes less elastic as we age, causing our skin to sag, making it difficult to reverse the effects naturally. This procedure is ideal for those patients that have lost a significant amount of weight in a short amount of time through dieting or surgery. During this procedure, your surgeon can remove extra skin, resulting in an improved arm contour. Patients with little to no elasticity would benefit more from an Arm Lift. If Liposuction is done to remove fat, there is a chance that the skin will fail to conform to the arm’s newer, smaller shape resulting in sagging skin.
Liposuction is one of the most popular body contouring procedures in the country. This cosmetic procedure removes unwanted fat that didn’t respond to dieting and exercising. Liposuction is a common low-risk procedure for upper arms that guarantees a more toned and shapelier outline. If you are looking to remove excess fat, Liposuction will deflate the arms and possibly leave some skin behind.
Arm Lift & Arm Liposuction
In some cases, your plastic surgeon may recommend getting a combination of an arm lift and Liposuction to address the issue at hand. And while these procedures can be performed individually, they can also be done together to achieve the results the patient desires. By getting these two procedures done, you remove both excess skin and fat if necessary.