Do you think I need an arm lift to get smaller arms or will I get a good result with lipo? (photos)
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Arm Lift versus Arm Liposuction
Arm lift or lipo
Based on your photos you will probably be most happy with an arm lift. While liposuction removes excess fat, it does not address any loose hanging skin. The arm lift can recontour the area giving a more proportionate look to the arm overall. I would suggest meeting with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to discuss the details of this surgery. Best wishes.
Am I a better candidate for an arm lift or just lipo?
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- I am inclined to think from the photos and your weight loss that you are likely to need an arm lift.
- But the amount of loose skin in the photos isn't so bad as to make the answer a sure thing.
- I don't see laser liposuction as the answer - it can leave thin skin irregular and the shrinkage is modest.
- Are you at your final weight or planning to lose more?
- If you are losing more - wait and then have an arm lift.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes.
Liposuction for an arm lift
Do you think I need an arm lift to get smaller arms or will I get a good result with lipo?
A physical exam is needed to best answer this question as the best answer is dependent on the laxity of your skin. If you have a lot of fatty tissues and your skin is elastic, liposuction will give you a nice result. However, if you have no fatty tissue and your tissue is lax, brachioplasty (arm lift) would be the better way to go. Another possible option would be liposuction combined with skin tightening laser. A physical exam is need to discuss all of your options and goals of surgery. I have an office in Beverly Hills if I can be of assistance.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
Best of luck!
To lift or not to lift?
However, looking at your pictures, when I have a patient who is very concerned about the appearance of the scar with proportions similar to you, I have found liposuction to be a good option for fat removal when it is combined with the judicious application of internal laser energy (Smartlipo) to promote skin retraction, and have had a lot of success doing so. Ultimately the choice is up to you, and there probably is not a wrong way to go- just determine which option best meets your expectations for surgery, and find a board certified plastic surgeon who can explain the difference.
Arm liposuction, arm reduction, arm lift, brachioplasty, hanging arm skin
The full brachioplasty takes approximately two to three hours under general anesthesia. The procedure includes arm liposuction, as well as excision of excess upper arm skin. The incision extends from the axilla (armpit) to the elbow. Most patients are able to return to work one to two weeks after their arm lift or brachioplasty. To flatten the arm scar and minimize edema (swelling), you need to wear arm compression garments for four to six weeks.
I hope this answers your question regarding arm reduction / arm lift / brachioplasty. Good luck! If you have anymore questions regarding arm lift or arm liposuction, please contact my office. Sincerely, Dr Katzen
Is an arm lift needed
Arm lift candidate
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