Ralph A. Massey, MD — Santa Monica & Encino, CA
If you’ve always been self-conscious about your arms and can’t slim them down no matter how hard you work out, arm liposuction in Santa Monica could be the answer. Arm lipo is a great approach for improving the contours of your arms without the scars that come with more complex procedures like arm lifts.
Before & Afters
Why Undergo Arm Liposuction?
Arm liposuction is a way to remove pockets of excess fat from the upper arms. As a result of aging, genetics, and other factors, fat forms on the underside of the upper arm, creating an out-of-shape appearance.
Sagging upper arms can be bothersome for many women. When the arm swings while walking, it is common for the arm to rub. It may be difficult to find a jacket that fits, and wearing an open-sleeved dress or shirt can be awkward. Upper arm liposuction, fortunately, can swiftly and easily alleviate these issues.
Who Are the Best Candidates for Arm Liposuction?
Arm liposuction is an effective treatment option for patients in Santa Monica who have excess fat that they want to contour away. The procedure is suitable for patients who are not significantly overweight and whose weight is relatively steady.
It is best for patients with good skin elasticity, since it cannot be used to get rid of excess skin (though some degree of retraction can be achieved). Adults with considerable skin laxity are not ideal candidates for arm liposuction.
Before the incision sites are marked, your arms will be washed with antiseptic solution. Tumescent fluid will be administered. This fluid contains a local anesthetic to ensure comfort, along with epinephrine to minimize blood loss. No general anesthesia is required, which means the procedure is safer and offers a quicker and easier recovery process.
Dr. Massey will make very tiny incisions after you are at ease. The cannula (a thin tube with a sharp end) will be inserted through these small openings. With the suction device, fat cells will be gently removed.
The incisions will be closed and bandaged, and a compression garment will be placed over the arms once Dr. Massey has molded your arms to the desired aesthetic.
Lots of rest and fluids are the first steps to a successful recovery. Short walks will enhance your circulation and reduce inflammation. Minor pain, bruising, and swelling may arise. Wear a compression garment on your arms to minimize swelling and allow your arms to adapt to their new shape.
After roughly a week, most patients are able to return to their daily routine. After a few weeks, physically demanding activities can be resumed.
When Will I See Results?
Whether you’re removing a large amount of fat or that last bit that’s preventing you from having a more sculpted arm, you will notice a slender appealing change as soon as 1 week after arm liposuction. As swelling and bruising continues to fade, these results will steadily improve over the next several weeks.
It will take a few months for your arms to fully adjust to their new shape and heal entirely. Fat-reduction results are permanent.
How Much Does Arm Liposuction Cost?
Because arm liposuction is considered a cosmetic procedure, health insurance usually does not cover it. The price of this procedure is determined by the number of locations to be treated and the amount of fat to be removed. The overall price is impacted by the doctor’s fee, and the cost of the facility.
Contact Us Today
To find out if arm liposuction in Santa Monica is suitable for you, contact us today to schedule an appointment with experienced and qualified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Ralph A. Massey. Dr. Massey is a skilled liposuction expert.
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