Do you spend summertime wearing coverups to hide fatty arms? Do you have shirts that are tight on your arms but fit everywhere else? Heavy upper arms are a common trait amongst women and often have little to do with body weight. If you want slimmer arms, it may be time to consider plastic surgery. Arm liposuction can reshape and slim your fatty arms for a more balanced body shape.
Fat storage is affected by genetics, hormones, and other factors. You cannot choose whether you store fat under your chin or on your upper arms. For individuals that are height-weight proportionate but have thick, fatty upper arms, it can be impossible to slim this area. Exercising the upper arms can build muscle under the fat, but this often makes the arms bigger, not smaller, as the fat does not go away.
Liposuction is the permanent solution for removing diet/exercise-resistant fat. Fat cells stop reproducing in adulthood, so any fat removed will not regenerate. While fat can appear elsewhere if you take in more calories than you burn, there will be fewer fat cells in the upper arm or other targeted areas after liposuction.
Upper Arm Contouring with Liposuction
Arm liposuction is an outpatient surgery that can give you the arms you always wanted. This procedure is performed through very small incisions that are placed discretely under the arms. Once the fat is loosened and liquified, it is suctioned away through a small cannula. At Ederra Bella, Dr. Myla carefully sculpts the arms to create the desired shape and contours for slim and shapely arms.
After arm lipo, patients wear a compression garment on their arms. This helps the skin conform to the smaller size as it heals. There is swelling and inflammation during the recovery period, but the arms will begin getting smaller in the weeks and months after surgery. Since the incisions are small and well hidden, they are almost invisible once they are healed.
Feel Confident in Your Own Skin
You should not feel embarrassed to wear a sleeveless shirt or have difficulty finding fitted shirts or comfortable coats. If your larger upper arms are impacting your confidence, consider the benefits of arm liposuction. It is understandable to want to wear clothing that fits correctly, and you deserve to feel great about the skin you are in.
The best candidates for arm liposuction are those who are within a healthy body weight range but have extra fat on their upper arms. Individuals that have sagging arm skin after weight loss or due to lost skin elasticity with aging may require an arm lift with lipo to achieve the desired shape and size.
To learn more about arm liposuction and whether it could help you achieve your best body, contact our team at Ederra Bella. Call our office in Johns Creek, GA to schedule a lipo consultation with Dr. Myla.