Flabby arms would liposuction help? (Photos)
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Liposuction may help but arm lift may be necessary.
Liposuction Won't Tighten Skin
Liposuction is designed to reduce fat in specific areas. Based on the photos you provided, it appears the skin on your upper arms has lost much of its elasticity. Simply removing fatty tissue could actually exacerbate the concerns you have. An arm lift (brachioplasty) may be the best option in your case. It tones the upper arms by removing excess skin. I suggest that you schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon with plenty of body contouring experience to learn more about your options.
Will liposuction help with flabby arms?
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Flabby arms, would liposuction help?
Although liposuction will help with fat reduction and debulking, it will not tighten the skin.
If your goal is smaller, tighter arms, you will likely need liposuction and skin excision.
Please visit a board-certified plastic surgeon to be examined in-person.
Based on examination, your plastic surgeon should guide you to the best procedure to achieve you goal. B
VASER Hi Definition Liposuction / Body Contouring with Fat Grafting -- ARMS
Flabby upper arms?
Good luck and best wishes.Jon A Perlman M.D., FACS
Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
Beverly Hills, California
Flabby arms would liposuction help?
We have had the pleasure of adding Dr. Onelio Garcia unto the staff at Imagos PlasticSurgery. Dr. Garcia is considered a leading authority in the use of the Vaser and has written extensively in medical books and journals on the subject. I would encourage you to do your research.
Always seek out the opinion of a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery with years of experience in liposuction . Furthermore request to see before and after photos of previous patients by that doctor....not a clinic or surgery center. Do your homework......research and verify the doctor's credentials. Have they had problems with the Board of Medicine, disciplinary or otherwise. Any law suits?
How about the center, clinic or facility? Are they accredited by a national organization or do they just have State approval. Understand that at the current time, there are three nationally recognized organizations responsible for the highest levels of patient safety, AAAASF, AAACH and JCHO. You owe it to yourself to position yourself for the best possible results but under the most stringent safety regulations, If you have kids, even more so.
How about anesthesia? Will you have a medical doctor certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology or a certified nurse anesthetist (CRNA)? Understand that there is no substitute for research. Cosmetic surgery, no matter how simple it may be to the patients, are invasive procedures and as such carry certain risks and complications.
In our office we use TouchMD which is a web based program in which patients have the ability to load their picture unto the program. We accomodate patinets from as far away as California. I then evaluate them and can actually draw on the picture to show a potential patient where the incisions would be located and how the procedure is to be realized. It's all done to comply with HIPPA which is the federal law that protects the patient's medical information. Look them up.
Give yourself the highest percentage of a sucssesful operation. Good luck,
Flabby arms would liposuction help?
Liposuction for flabby arms?
- It is unusual to have such loose arms at your age.
- It suggests either that you have lost a lot of weight or that you had a rapid growth spurt at puberty, causing stretching of skin in the area.
- Liposuction tends to loosen, not tighten skin -
- And laser liposuction does not give a lot of tightening.
- You should have a consultation to discuss the pros/cons of liposuction vs an arm lift.
Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
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