Loose skin after arm liposuction

Loose skin after arm liposuction

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Arm liposuction is a minimally invasive cosmetic surgery that removes excess fat and hanging skin from your upper arms. The most common cause of saggy and hanging skin on the underside of your upper arm is weight gain, weight loss, aging, and hormonal changes (in the case of women). 

Arm liposuction is an excellent cosmetic procedure to achieve a slimmer and more contoured upper arm. It is perfect for people who can’t remove excess and stubborn fatty tissues from the upper arms with exercise and diet. Traditional arm liposuction, tumescent, laser-assisted, and ultrasound are four standard arm liposuction methods or techniques. 

Because arm liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure, it does not produce a lot of complications. For instance, you can reduce arm liposuction scarring risks by wearing a compression sleeve during the recovery period. In addition, you can reduce arm liposuction bruising by taking medications, keeping your body hydrated, and consuming a healthier diet. 

Many people show concern about Loose skin after arm Lipo. Most people won’t get loose skin on the underside of their upper arms after the procedure. However, skin contraction varies from person to person. 

If you have healthy skin elasticity due to increased collagen and elastin proteins, you can expect better, smoother, and more contoured results after liposuction. On the other hand, if you have poor skin elasticity, you will have loose skin. 

Option for loose skin after liposuction of the arms

At Moon Plastic Surgery Clinic, Miami, our board-certified, professional, experienced, and skilled plastic surgeons follow a proactive approach to tissue retraction after arm liposuction. Our surgeons make substantial efforts to determine how your skin will respond to the surgery. 

Our surgeon will evaluate your skin in the targeted area during the consultation. For instance, if you have loose skin before liposuction, our surgeon will discuss the appropriate techniques to address the problem during surgery. One of the best options for loose skin after arm liposuction is arm lift surgery. 

An arm lift, also known as Brachioplasty, is ideal for people to fix saggy underarms. It reduces the extra skin and tightens the tissues. It also involves removing additional fatty tissues and smoothing the surrounding areas to make your upper arms more toned and well-defined. 

The surgeon will start the process by marking your arm. Next, the surgeon will make the incision in the marked area. There are numerous ways to perform an arm lift. However, the most common method is to create an incision on the back of your arms. Another option is making an armpit incision that extends from your elbow’s top to the armpit. 

Depending on the selected surgical method, the surgeon will perform the procedure under general or local anesthesia. Your health provider will tighten and reshape the tissues in your upper arm and pull the skin back over the arm’s tissue. Next, the surgeon will close the wound with stitches. 

Candidates for an arm lift

An ideal candidate for an arm lift is someone with stable weight and upper arm skin laxity. It is crucial to quit smoking at least four weeks before the surgery to avoid complications and speed up the recovery process. It would help if you did not have medical conditions because they can hinder healing. 

Non-Surgical Skin Tightening

Non-surgical or non-invasive skin tightening is a procedure that uses laser energy to heat your skin’s deeper layers. The purpose is to stimulate cells and cause them to speed up collagen and elastin production, improving your skin’s texture and tone. Non-surgical or laser-like liposuction is an excellent way to smooth cellulite. 

The most common and popular procedures are radiofrequency, ultrasound, and laser-like arm skin tightening. These are FDA-approved procedures, and each uses a unique mechanism to tighten your skin without the risk of incisions or scars. 

These procedures can tighten mild to moderate loose skin on your arm without surgery with an excellent lifting effect. Non-surgical skin tightening procedures have little or no downtime and have lower risks of adverse reactions. 

However, you must find a qualified and board-certified health provider to reduce risks and achieve better results. Non-surgical skin tightening results can last for 12 to 15 months. 

What to do Next?

If you have loose skin after arm liposuction, you can schedule an appointment with our qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon at Moon Plastic Surgery, Miami. Call us between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday to Friday! 

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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