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Arm Liposuction Bruising

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Arm liposuction is an advanced cosmetic procedure that removes excess fatty tissues from your upper arms. A qualified and board-certified plastic surgeon in Miami performs the surgery by placing a tube beneath the patient’s skin, ensuring accurate and efficient removal of excess fat. 

The surgeon connects the tube or cannula to a vacuum and uses a suction device to remove the fatty tissues. Once the surgeon has eliminated the fat, they drain excess fluid or blood. Next, the surgeon stitches up the treated area and carries out other essential tasks to get the job done adequately. 

Research studies show that arm liposuction is an excellent way to improve your upper arm’s overall appearance, contours, and shape. It makes your arm firmer, smoother, tighter, and more toned. Regarding arm liposuction recovery, you will experience bruising and soreness after surgery. 

Your health provider will advise you to wear a compression sleeve around your arm for four to five weeks. Rest your arm for five to seven days. The average recovery period is between four and six weeks. Read on! 

How long is bruising after arm liposuction?

Bruising on the arm after liposuction varies from patient to patient. However, the average time is between ten to fourteen days. You can resume daily activities when you get comfortable, which can take a few days or weeks. 

After arm liposuction, you will have bruising, soreness, swelling, and inflammation. Follow your doctor’s instructions to speed up the healing process and relieve swelling, soreness, bruising, and pain. 

Why do you get bruising after arm liposuction?

There are numerous side effects of arm liposuction. These include soreness, bruising, inflammation, pain, discomfort, swelling, and loose skin after arm liposuction. However, bruising after arm liposuction is common and normal. 

Research shows that after a surgeon makes an incision, a small amount of blood leaks from the vessels and accumulates under the skin, resulting in bruises. Some patients have a higher likelihood of bruising than others. 

The intensity of bruising depends on various factors. First, aging is the most significant factor that affects bruising. When you are above 45, your subcutaneous fatty tissues underneath your arm’s skin become thinner. 

As a result, your blood vessels are more prone to trauma and damage. Some medications, such as OTC or prescription drugs like aspirin, ibuprofen, antibiotics, blood thinners, and steroids, make you more prone to bruising and swelling. 

Genetics is another reason that makes people predisposed to bruising, inflammation, and swelling. For instance, if you have a family history of bruising, the chances are that you will have intense bruising after arm liposuction. 

A lack of collagen and elastin proteins is also responsible for intense bruising because these proteins can strengthen the blood vessels under your skin. Therefore, it is wise to consume a healthy diet rich in essential nutrients to reduce the risk of bruising after arm liposuction. 

How to Reduce Bruising After Arm Liposuction?

Bruising, soreness, swelling, and redness are a natural part of the healing and recovery process. Our board-certified surgeon at Moon Plastic Surgery Clinic uses the latest techniques and tools for post-arm-liposuction care to ensure reduced bruising and faster recovery. 

In addition, you can use a compression sleeve to decrease the risk of excessive bruising in the treated area. Follow your health provider’s postoperative guidelines to ensure your wound heals quickly. If the bruising does not go away after a week, make sure you contact your surgeon immediately and seek advice. Generally, we recommend: 

  • Getting enough rest to streamline the recovery process 
  • Wear a compression sleeve or garment based on your provider’s instructions 
  • Take antibiotics and pain relievers prescribed by your surgeon
  • Take shorter walks from room to room to prevent blood clots
  • Watch for signs of complications, such as:
    • A sudden increase in pain 
    • Increased inflammation and swelling 
    • An elevated body temperature 
    • Increased fluid discharging from the incision site 

What to do Next?

Arm liposuction is an excellent way to make your upper arms slimmer, smoother, and firmer without involving yourself in heavy exercise or following a strict diet. It gives you a more even appearance on your upper arms with long-lasting results. However, it would help if you chose a board-certified plastic surgeon to achieve your goals. 

Moon Plastic Surgery is a reputable cosmetic clinic in Miami. We have cosmetic surgeons with extensive knowledge and years of experience to give your arm better proportion, more toned, and well-contoured skin. Call us between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday to Friday for more info on arm liposuction. 

Dr. John E. Nees, MD

Dr. John E. Nees, MD

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Dr. John E. Nees, MD specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery in Miami, FL


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