Liposculture on Upper Arms Cost?

How much does Liposculpture cost? I am a petite 5 foot tall 22-year-old and I am looking to get lipo on my upper arms. I do not have a lot to be removed but I want them to look sculpted without building anymore muscle. Thank you.

Doctor Answers 19

Lipo of the arms requires an expert

Liposculpture of the upper arms is a more advanced technique and I would advise you to seek a physician experienced in this procedure.  It can yield phenomenal results in an experienced dermatologic surgeon's hands.  Typically, treatment of the area ranges from $3000-$4000.  I use purely tumescent anesthesia so no OR fee or anesthesia fee is required.  Recovery is fast with results developing over several months time as skin contraction occurs.

San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

Cost arm liposuction

The cost is about $2500-$2800 in the Plastic Surgery Center of Beverly Hills.  This procedure has to be performed with special fine cannulas with very fine technique to avoid any ridges afterward.  This procedure is performed under tumescent technique with sedation in an outpatient setting.  Dr Norman Martin in Plastic Surgery Center of Beverly Hills first introduced and pioneered liposuction in the United States over 25 years ago and ever since we have been continuing his tradition of excellence. 

Afshin Farzadmehr, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 52 reviews

Cost of Liposuction of Upper Arms

Thank you for your question.  To determine if you would be a good candidate for liposuction surgery of the upper arm area, a physical examination would be necessary.  The cost can range depending on the surgeons' experience, where the procedure is performed (in an outpatient surgery center vs. doctors office), what type of anesthesia is used and who administers it (nurse or MD), etc.  I would highly suggest that you search for an experienced plastic surgeon to do your procedure and don't go "just" on price.  The range in my practice would be $3800-$5000 which includes all costs except for the medication and garment that you would need for after surgery.  I hope this helps.


Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 1,499 reviews

Compare costs very carefully

Often it is not the best approach to find the cheapest plastic surgeon. Does the surgeon specialize in this procedure? What are their credentials? How long have they been in practice? What percentage of their practice is cosmetic surgery? How many of these surgeries have they performed? Do they use the latest techniques? What do their results look like? Do they have photos to show of their work? Do they provide follow-up themselves, or will you only see the nurses (or even just an assistant)? Are they available by phone for an emergency or does one of their staff answer after-hour calls? What is the impression you get from their office and staff? Are they professional and informative? Do they know what they are talking about? You need to ask yourself all of these questions.

The prices can vary from state to state, and city to city. We charge for liposuction per area. The abdomen (upper and lower side to side) is one area. The waist (from the ribs to just above the buttocks from side to side around the back) is one area. The thighs (both inner and outer) is one area. Our costs, including the board certified plastic surgeon's fees, board certified anesthesiologist's fees, operating room, labs, garment, vitamins, and follow-up at 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, 3 months 6 months, and every year after forever, are listed below. If you need more follow-up appointments, those are free as well. The cost per area does go down as you add more areas:

One area: cost per area around $5000. Two areas: cost per area round $3200. Three areas: cost per area around $2500

When comparing quotes from different doctors, check to make sure that the costs you are quoted are for the same thing! For instance, often the cost per area is quoted as lower, yet the abdomen is comprised of upper and lower, and sometimes even lateral areas (2 to 4 areas for the abdomen, instead we consider the entire abdomen one area) or the thighs are inner and outer (2 areas when we consider the thighs one area). Make sure you are comparing apples to apples. Also check to see what type of anesthesia and facility you are going to be treated in. If the total price is lower but you are not going to receive proper anesthesia from a board certified anesthesiologist, then are you getting a better deal (or inferior treatment)? If the facility is not a certified outpatient surgery center but is an in-office procedure room, is the difference in safety worth the cost reduction? If the doctor is not a board certified plastic surgeon, is that worth the discount in the fees? I would say the answer to all three of these questions is no!

This is your body, make sure you are making decisions based on the quality of care, the experience and training of the doctor, and proven results. Cost alone should not be the deciding factor.

Gary Lawton, MD, FACS
San Antonio Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 136 reviews

Liposuction of the upper arms - Los Angeles

Mini liposuction and liposculpture are excellent options for the underarm and upper arm areas for men and women provided there are not too many stretch marks. Raffy Karamanoukian Los Angeles

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 94 reviews

Liposuction for upper arm contouring

Hello Linds99, The cost depend on the amount of liposuction required and if local or general anesthesia is elected. Most of my patients prefer general. The procedure cost is $2500 to 3300. Anesthesia and facility fee are additional. I recommend the Circumferential para-Axillary Superfical Tumescent (CAST) technique for upper arm contouring. The use of tumescent anesthesia, micro canulas, and meticulous post operative care can give excellent improvement. Of interest, I just had the opportunity to present the results of my most recent 190 cases of liposuction of the upper arm at the International Society of Aestheic Plastic Surgeons in San Franciso last week. The most dramatic results were in young women with good skin elasticity.

Please consult with a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon.

Best regards,

Andrew Lyos, M.D., FACS

Andrew T. Lyos, MD, FACS
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 59 reviews

Arm liposuctions run about $4000

Liposuction of the arm run from $4000-5000 as an average. It is done under local tumescent technique with micro canulas and easy to undergo with a quick recovery time.  

David Hansen, MD
Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

Liposculture on Upper Arms Cost

Hello and thank you for your question. The cost of Liposculpture on the upper arm cost will vary depending on the work that needs to be done,the country and the line of experience of the Doctor.  I recommend to seek for a Board certified plastic surgeon and have a personal consultation and speak about your desires and benefits from the procedure.

Hope this can be of help.

Ricardo Ventura, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Liposuction Can Sculpt Upper Arms

Liposculpting the upper arms can be a terrific way of getting more definition without building more muscle. Because you are quite young, your skin is probably elastic enough to accommodate the change in volume. However, it will be very important to find an expert, board-certified dermatologist who has experience in liposculpture to get the best results and to verify that you are a good candidate for this procedure. You can discuss costs at that time.

Douglas Wu, MD
San Diego Dermatologist
4.9 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

Liposculture on Upper Arms Cost?

-- Hello dear, thanks for your question and provided information as well.. This is the surgical procedure that revolutionized cosmetic surgery becoming one of the most performed cosmetic procedures. Subcutaneous tissue or fat is removed in order to contour the body in a way that is harmonious and pleasing to the senses. It can be performed in almost all regions of the body such as the neck, chin, abdomen, back, buttocks, thighs, arms and ankles. Usually done through a small incision in the skin through which a cannula connected to a vacuum is applied, it can be performed alone or in combination with other procedures. After liposuction your body is going to be really swollen for at least 2 to 4 months after your surgery. It is important for you to wear your compression garment for at least 6 months, the first 3 months 24/7 and then the last 3 months at least 12 hours per day for your body get use to not having the faja for so many time. When you remove it, your body can get swollen and also you can have pain. Remember to also compress your body to prevent a seroma which is an accumulation of liquid that has to be drained, it is hard to touch and also really painful. Bruises are completely normal for almost 3 months from surgery, that’s why is better for you to use a bruising cream and apply it all over your body 3 times a day. To prevent bad circulation and swollen legs, use compression socks. Brazilian butt lift can be performed with the same procedure and for a month it will be swollen and it will drop a little bit without losing it’s shape if you use your garment.. If you’re going to perform liposuction on your inner, outer, anterior, lateral, postetior thighs, be careful and consult with your surgeon what’s best for you, sometimes we have more extra skin than fat, that can cause severe sagginess on our legs, which can be only be reversed performing a thigh lift!

Tania Medina de Garcia, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 418 reviews

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