Arm Skin Did Not Tighten After Smart Lipo and Ultrasonic Lipo
- Asked by chickenwings in Michigan
- 4 years ago
In 2007, I had External Ultrasonic Liposuction with Smart Laser on my upper arms to reduce the overall size and make them more in proportion to my petite frame. First, the ultrasonic lipo was performed, followed by the Smart Lipo. I don't think the Smart Lipo worked, and I'm not sure the doctor did the procedure in the right order. Also, when he used the Smart Lipo wand, it was only a few seconds on each arm. I would think that part should have lasted longer. My results are not satisfactory at all. While I can tell there is less fat, the skin did not retract or tighten in any way and now my arms look worse than before. They are the same size (circumference), just less full with loose skin.
I'd like your opinion as to whether or not the procedure was done correctly, and do you think trying just another Smart Lipo session with a different doctor would tighten the skin now?
Smart lipo doesn't tighten the skin better than mother nature can
The thin skin of the upper arms is not going to shrink well if it is loose at all. No technology or technique can overcome that fact. So if your doctor told you it would tighten it up, you may have been misled and might need an armlift to tighten the skin but with the scar that comes along with it..
You may need arm lift
You had multiple tries to get the skin to shrink and it has failed to achive the results that you seek. One problem with laser-lipo is that most doctors are not plastic surgeons and offer laser-lipo to the patients that need other procedures. The other issue is that older laser lipo machines are not strong enough to deliver enough enery and also most doctor use laser for short period and this does not deliver enough energy.
You need to have consultation with more than one board certified plastic surgeon and you may need lipo and arm lift combined.
There is no magic way to tighten skin of arms
My guess is that you have had the most amount of skin contraction you can achieve and it is highly unlikely that additional SmartLipo sessions will provide you with any additional benefits.
You will most likely get your best results with a brachioplasty procedure albeit you may be left with a visible scar.
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