What is arm liposuction?

The upper arms are notoriously resistant to diet and exercise. Stubborn fat deposits and loss of skin elasticity can lead to upper arm sagging and “batwings.” Arm liposuction is a fat removal procedure that targets excess fat in the triceps areas. It is performed to create leaner and more toned upper arms.

Am I a good candidate for arm liposuction?

By removing stubborn deposits of excess fat, arm liposuction in NYC, NJ, and Miami can make the arms look lean and more defined. You may be a good candidate for this procedure if you:

  • Are in good general health
  • Have excess fat in the upper arms that do not respond to diet and exercise
  • Have good skin tone and elasticity

Why choose Mesa in NYC, NJ, and Miami?

Dr. Mesa has a reputation for exceeding the expectations of his patients in the quality of results. He is caring and warm, with a passion for making you look your very best. The entire staff at his practice actively builds strong bonding relationships with every patient. Dr. Mesa will only recommend procedures that are appropriate for you.

What can I expect with arm liposuction?

In an arm liposuction procedure, a thin metal tube (cannula) is inserted into the underarm and triceps area though a small incision. Dr. Mesa carefully removes pockets of unwanted fat with controlled suction to sculpt the contours of the arm. This procedure can typically be performed while you are awake with local anesthesia. Sometimes the procedure is combined with BodyTite, a procedure that uses radiofrequency to tighten the arms. Combining these two procedures helps to avoid residual, saggy skin post-procedure.

What is recovery like after arm liposuction?

There is little downtime with arm liposuction. You may experience some swelling and bruising after the procedure, which should subside within a few weeks. Medications may be prescribed to control any discomfort and to help prevent infection. You should be able to return to work or other activities within a few days after surgery. You will need to wear a compression garment for a few weeks after arm liposuction.


How soon will I see results from arm liposuction?

You can expect to see results within a few weeks after an arm liposuction procedure. Results should improve, and your arms will develop a leaner appearance over the next few months as the swelling subsides.

Will I be able to work out after an arm liposuction procedure?

Although you can probably return to work and light activities within a few days after arm liposuction, you should avoid any heavy lifting or strenuous activities for six weeks, or as instructed by Dr. Mesa.

Does arm liposuction leave scars?

Only a few tiny incisions are needed to perform arm liposuction. Any resulting scars will be small and fade over time.

Can arm liposuction be combined with other procedures?

Yes. Back liposuction is often paired with arm liposuction to create a proportionally contoured, slimmer upper body.

Is arm liposuction an in-office procedure?

Arm liposuction is typically performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. You may want to have someone drive you home and help care for you on the day of your procedure.

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