By Dr. Frank Lista, MD., FRCSC., Medical Director and Founder, The Plastic Surgery Clinic
Recent years have brought arms into the plastic surgery limelight. This may be thanks in part to Michelle Obama’s great arms and a host of other fit women with a strong, lean look. As a result, I’m meeting more and more patients who are wondering: what can arm liposuction do for me? Women want to know if it can help them to achieve their goals of really defining their upper body tone.
If you’re looking for shape and definition, you’re definitely going to need to build up that underlying muscle mass in the gym. It’s a great place to start and it’s possible to see the type of results many people are looking for without getting into too much heavy lifting. And if lifting weights isn’t really your thing, there are a number of fitness classes out there that incorporate ways to build up upper body strength using body resistance alone, including yoga classes.
But if you’ve been at it for a while, your diet is on point, and you know the defined shape you want is already there, it could be that excess fat deposits are hiding your hard work. In this case, arm liposuction can reveal toned, shapely arms. Alternatively, maybe you’ve lost a massive amount of weight, but still have lingering fat in your arms. In both of these situations, arm liposuction could be helpful.
Of course, we want to see you in person to determine the best course of action. For some people, CoolSculpting might be a better option. It takes a little longer to see results, but it’s not invasive, which is an important consideration for some patients. For those who have had massive weight loss, we might need to combine arm liposuction with an arm lift to remove excess skin. Whatever your situation, we’re going to develop the best plan for your lifestyle and your body.
Many prospective patients want to know if arm liposuction will last. If you maintain your weight, the results will be permanent. Before undergoing this, or any plastic surgery procedure, it’s important to do your homework and to get answers to every question you might have, no matter how big or how small. We have tons of resources available for you both online and in person, so don’t hesitate to reach out to learn more.