I have seen many many before and afters of liposuciton to the back of arms or under their arms. My concern is more about my outer arms, the line of the shoulder viewed from the front. I feel like the bulk of them makes me look more masculine. How come I can't seem to find any info about this? Is it harder to do, or just less common?
OUTER Arm Lipo?
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Liposuction of Arms
A physical examination is necessary to determine the amount of fat and the elasticity of the skin before proposing liposuction as a procedure for contouring the arms. If the fullness of your upper outer arm is from fat (and not muscle) then liposuction could be a possible method to improve the contour to your desire.
Liposuctiion of the Aarms
Suction lipectomy of the arms is most frequently carried out on the upper arms in the posterior section or the "batwings" that flop around when the arm is held high. Liposuction f the outer arm can be done but is much less frequent. It is most often done in a heavier patient population where there is significant excess ffat. The average person does not have as fat on the outer arm and only really be evaluated in person by a qualified plastic surgeon.
OUTER Arm Lipo?
It would be helpful to see a photo in order to comment in a useful manner. If the bulge is from excess fat, liposuction may be appropriate. If the bulge is muscle without a thick overlying fat pad, liposuction would not help.
An in person exam would be the best approach to getting the answer.
Thanks, all the best.
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This area can certainly be treated with liposuction for a person with a diffusely fatty arm, it's just less common. It's also a little less forgiving than the typical "bat-wing" area underneath the arm.
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Circumferential liposuction of the arm is possible, and reasonable for some patients. Best to be seen in person for a proper evaluation.
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Liposuction outer arms
Thank you for the question.
If you mean the outer upper part of the arms then yes it is uncommon to only have fat there because underneath is the deltoid muscle. However if there is excess fat in that area liposuction can be performed.
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Lateral Deltoid Liposuction
As a bodybuilder, I understand the importance of looking a certain way, but the lateral deltoid area may just be a function of your muscularity. This would be hard to determine if liposuction of this area is appropriate without an exam to assess the subcutaneous fat layer overlying the muscle and fascia in this area. Find the plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of liposuction procedures each year. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
Outer Arm Liposuction
Thank you for your question. You should have an evaluation by a board certified plastic surgeon to determine if the area you describe is appropriate for liposuction.
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