Even after losing a significant amount of weight, many people find that they are unable to get rid of the extra flab under their arms as this fat is resistant to even stringent diets and exercise. Flabby arms can create both discomfort and lack of self confidence and self-esteem. The good news is that this concern can be resolved be getting an arm lift in a Manhattan cosmetic surgery practice. In leading practices, surgeons perform the procedure using innovative minimally invasive techniques to help patients achieve slim, well-shaped arms.

Also known as brachioplasty, arm lift surgery addresses the “bat wing” appearance of the arms by removing excess fat and tightening loose skin in the area. This procedure is a popular option among men and women looking to achieve toned arms.

Preparing for an arm lift

Quitting smoking and drinking several months before the surgery to avoid any complications. Get the recommended preoperative evaluation like lab work, chest X-ray, electrocardiogram, prescriptions for preoperative medications and adjust your dose of current medications and supplements before the surgery. Make sure to tell your surgeon about your health and medical history, including any allergies, any previous cosmetic surgery, etc.

Manhattan plastic surgery practices offer the arm lift procedure using three innovative minimally invasive modalities:

• Smartlipo Triplex: Smartlipo Triplex is a sculpting and contouring technology that uses three separate laser energy wavelengths to remove selected fat deposits to provide a chiselled appearance.
• Bodytite: This device offers radio frequency assisted liposuction. Along with removing excess fat, it helps to tighten the skin easily with minimal downtime and without serious side effects.
• Vaserlipo: Vaserlipo uses ultrasonic technology to eliminate excess fat, tighten skin and improve the look of your arms.

This treatment is performed under local anesthesia. Arm lift procedures performed using these minimally invasive technologies come with many benefits:

• Only local anesthesia or light sedation is required
• Significant fat reduction and effective skin tightening
• No lumpy irregularities, unlike conventional liposuction surgery
• Minimal surgical trauma
• Short downtime, treatment does not require overnight stay
• Dedicated follow-up


Your surgeon may recommend wearing a compression garment after the surgery to prevent or control swelling. Make sure to follow post-operative instructions like medications, and taking care of the incisions. Keep a close watch for any signs of infection or other problem and contact your surgeon if you notice anything unusual. Make sure you keep your follow-up appointments to ensure smooth recovery and obtain optimum results.

Benefits of Arm Liposuction

Arm liposuction reduces flabbiness and fat in the upper arms, reshapes the arms, and provides a more youthful appearance. The procedure leaves no marks or scars, and the results are permanent. The advantages of arm liposuction in a reliable Manhattan cosmetic surgery practice include:

• Well contoured arms with high definition sculpting techniques
• Effective and safe treatment with controlled delivery of energy
• Less bruising and discomfort
• Very quick recovery
• Less treatment time
• Proven tissue coagulation and skin tightening

Arm liposuction is a very safe procedure and can be performed on patients of all ages. For optimal results, it is important to have the procedure done by an experienced Manhattan plastic surgeon.

Author's Bio: 

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