I am considering getting an arm lift or lipo. From the picture would I benefit from lipo or do I need a full arm lift? (photo)
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I am considering getting an arm lift or lipo. From the picture would I benefit from lipo or do I need a full arm lift?
Best to seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience achieving the types of outcomes you will be pleased with. Best wishes
Arm reduction or Liposuction
This can be a difficult choice. Liposuction is useful, but requires good skin tone and quality, or you may be left with looser skin and a worse looking arm. Arm reduction is certain to improve the contour, but the scars are long and can be considerable. You need to decide what you think is best for you.Another option would be to look at one of the fat freezing technologies, such as Clatuu.
Dr Steve Merten, Sydney, Australia
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Lipo or do I need a full arm lift?
Lift or lipo...that IS the question
The only way to give you the best surgical plan is to evaluate you in person. This way one can determine how much loose skin you have, what your skin quality is and how much fat is actually present. If you have some loose skin and/or poor skin quality then doing lipo alone will leave you with loose skin because your skin may not retract. If you don't have that much loose skin and/or you have good skin quality then lipo alone may leave you with good results due to your skin being able to "snap" back.
Another option, although maybe a little more costly and requiring the possibility of 2 operations is to perform liposuction first see how your results turn out and if you don't end up with enough loose skin to bother you then you have saved a long scar on your upper arm. However, if you then feel like you don't like the loose skin you can always have that removed in a second operation.
The way I usually do my arm lifts, is I combine liposuction and the lift so I can achieve the best contour of the arms as possible. This also gives me the ability to remove more skin than with just arm lift alone. I hope this helps and I recommend that you only be evaluated by a board certified plastic surgeon! Best of luck in your journey!
Ankur Mehta MDSugar Land, Tx
Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
You will benefit from both
I am considering getting an arm lift or lipo. From the picture would I benefit from lipo or do I need a full arm lift
Lipo or arm lift
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