Everyone talks about liposuction for your tummy, your abs, your breasts or pecs, your behind, even your thighs and/or legs. It is especially popular to hear about liposuction for your face. However, how many of us hate our flabby arms? We have that hanging pouch of skin when we lift our arms, and it is very embarrassing. Is there anything that liposuction can do for this problem?
Arm liposuction is available to get rid of that sagging skin and enhance the appearance of the muscle underneath. It can also remove the fat on your upper/lower arm, if that is a problem for your body. However, it should be combined with a good diet and exercise program, and you should consult a doctor before deciding that liposuction is right for you. More often than not, women choose arm liposuction long before men will opt for this procedure, purely for cosmetic reasons, after all, what woman really wants thick, bulky arms?
That said, here are some basics about liposuction procedures for your arms. First and foremost, it should only be considered after other less invasive techniques have been tried and failed. This surgery may be cosmetic, but it is still serious and there are some serious risks involved. That is why you should never allow someone who is not a licensed and board-certified professional to operate.
Next, side effects vary based on the person and degree of surgery received. While one person may see few side effects other than some bruising and tenderness (which are to be expected), others may react to tools used in the surgery, be allergic to a medication utilized, become infected, and even die. Most commonly, tenderness, swelling, bruising, and similar surgery-related issues are reported, and these go away after a few weeks.
You can return to work within a few days after the procedure in most cases, and most of the side effects you see, if any, will be starting to subside by this time. The most frequently reported serious drawback to arm lipo is uneven fat removal, followed closely by disproportionate look. If your arms are very skinny and your body is not, it looks a bit odd.
The cost of arm liposuction varies based on the surgeon, volume of fat to be removed, location of the surgery, anesthesia, post- and pre-operative needs, and similar factors. On average, expect to pay between $1500 and $5000 for both arms. This does not include any other part of the body, and some places may charge more or less depending on the surgeon and individual patient.
Is arm liposuction right for you, your body, and your budget? If so, here’s wishing you the best of luck with your results. If not, explore other liposuction alternatives before going under the knife.