If you avoid sleeveless fashions because of your sagging upper arms, then you may need help getting those beautiful arm muscles to shine through. You can tone and sculpt your arms with liposuction or brachioplasty, but it’s advisable to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to decide which procedure is best (click here for more info).
Liposuction on the arms eliminates fatty deposits, making the arms look thinner and more toned. The traditional procedure involves the use of cannulas that break up the fat, but there are now several laser options available.
Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)
Brachioplasty is a surgical procedure done on the upper arm, to remove fat deposits and excess skin. The incisions for the procedure generally extend from the armpit down to the elbow. During the operation the surgeon will reshape the underlying muscle, and then smooth out the skin.
Arm Liposuction or brachioplasty
The decision to go with arm liposuction or brachioplasty, to contour and tone the arms, depends on several factors, including the amount of excess skin and fatty tissue present.
Arm liposuction can get rid of excess fat in specific areas, but it does not tighten the skin. This makes it the ideal option for people with tight skin and localized fat deposits in the upper arm. However, liposuction is not recommended for people with a lot of extra skin, brachioplasty is the better option in these cases.
Brachioplasty is often required by individuals who have undergone dramatic weight loss, and need to get rid of redundant skin in the upper arms.
If you’re still not sure if arm liposuction or brachioplasty would be right for you, consult a board certified plastic surgeon. Contact Dr. Mark Craig at Accent Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Tupelo, MS, to learn more. Call 662-377-6290 to schedule a consultation.