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Arm Liposuction Scars

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Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that requires the surgeon to use a suction technique to remove fatty tissues from different body areas, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, back, neck, and arms. Liposuction is an ideal option for people who can’t eliminate fat with exercise and diet. 

It shapes and contours your body and increases your self-confidence. Hundreds of thousands of people undergo liposuction to achieve their body’s aesthetic goals. Liposuction Scars are a primary concern for men and women. No one wants to have scars after arm liposuction surgery. 

The good news is that a board-certified surgeon in Miami uses cutting-edge technology to reduce visible scarring after arm liposuction. Our surgeon understands and shares essential details on scars and gives the patient a comprehensive plan to minimize them. 

Today’s article will discuss the kind of scaring you can expect after the procedure and give you details on how to reduce its visibility. That way, you can increase your self-esteem and not worry about scars appearing on your arms. 

What kind of scars does arm liposuction leave?

Arm liposuction recovery requires you to follow your health provider’s postoperative instructions. After the surgery, you will experience arm liposuction bruising, swelling, redness, and inflammation. 

Arm liposuction scarring is unavoidable, but you can reduce the visibility or appearance of scars. The procedure can leave scars on your upper arm. However, these will fade over time. You can also get scar treatment to diminish its appearance. 

A growing body of research evidence shows that scarring after arm liposuction is normal and unavoidable because the procedure requires the surgeon to make an incision to remove the fatty tissues. 

Most patients do not have a visible scar after completing the recovery period. Others have a little or virtually less visible scar after the procedure. Remember, this entirely depends on how well your surgeon has performed the surgical operation. 

Arm Liposuction Scars

At Moon Plastic Surgery Clinic, Miami, our board-certified surgeon with extensive knowledge and years of experience strategically makes an incision in the upper arm. The purpose is to disguise the incision within your arm’s natural contours, allowing you to conceal it underneath your clothes. 

How to Treat Arm Liposuction Scars?

Treating arm liposuction is not a daunting task as long as you follow your surgeon’s postoperative instructions. For instance, your health provider will ask you to wear compression sleeves or garments to decrease the risk of scars. 

In addition, you can also use silicone gel or sheets to minimize the scar appearance. Numerous research studies have confirmed that silicone gel applied to the scar after the incision has fully healed can reduce the visibility. 

However, you must follow your health provider’s instructions when using silicone gel. Use the gel or sheets regularly to achieve your goals. A chemical peel or microdermabrasion is another way to remove scar tissue layers from your arms. 

Find a reliable, reputable, and experienced dermatologist to receive these treatments. The primary advantage of these methods is that they don’t require additional recovery time. The bottom line is that your scars will appear less visible. 

Most patients after arm liposuction undergo laser therapy to break apart hypertrophic and keloid scars. A qualified health professional uses a cutting-edge laser device to heat the scar tissue during the procedure. 

The purpose is to stimulate the cells and trigger the intracellular healing mechanisms. You may undergo multiple sessions to reduce the scar visibility completely. Moreover, you can use scar removal ointments or creams based on your doctor’s instructions to smoothen your skin. 

Does arm lipo leave saggy skin?

Although arm liposuction is an excellent way to remove unwanted fat, it may cause your skin to appear saggy and loose. However, this depends on the amount of fat removed by the surgeon and the health status of your skin. 

Arm liposuction can remove excess fatty tissues but not make your skin tighter and firmer. Some patients have higher collagen and elastin production that naturally tighten the skin. 

However, if this is not the case with you, contact your health provider and discuss the situation. Your surgeon will probably advise you to undergo arm lift surgery to overcome the issue. 

What to do Next?

Arm liposuction is a sophisticated cosmetic procedure for men and women. It allows them to eliminate excess fatty tissues from their upper arms and make them appear slimmer, healthier, and more contoured. 

Call Moon Plastic Surgery Clinic, Miami, between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday to Friday to know more about arm liposuction or schedule an appointment with our board-certified surgeon.

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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