Liposuction to Arms
Droopy upper arms are sometimes referred to as batwings and can be treated with liposuction or liposculpture.
For many women bulkiness of the upper arm can be quite distressing. Often the arm will rub when the arm swings while walking. It may be impossible to buy a jacket that fits and wearing an open sleeve dress or shirt may be quite embarrassing. Fortunately, upper arm liposuction can solve these problems quickly and simply.
Through two small incisions in the elbow area, liposuction reduces the fatty deposits in the arms while maintaining completely normal shape and function. Rarely is skin looseness a problem and no long incisions to remove skin are necessary. A small pad of fatty tissue sometimes bunches up where the arm meets the chest in front and this can be removed at the same time.
The lower arm can also be treated with liposuction where necessary.
More genuine before and after photo's of liposuction of the arms can be viewed in our before & after image gallery.
- In these before and after arm liposuction photos the droopiness of the arm has been removed, but the shape of the arm remains natural. The reduced bulk allowed this patient to fit blouses off the rack for the first time.
- After significant amounts of fat removal the skin is able to retract and not hang loosely. Previously she had not been able to fit clothes off the rack despite having a trim figure. She now "feels normal" and feels the procedure has made her "look slimmer". She was expecting "wrinkly skin" which didn't happen and therefore the procedure has exceeded her expectations.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is a candidiate for arm liposcupture?
Any women with heaviness of the arm. If the arm feels out of proportion or looks bulky from behind and jackets don't fit, liposuction of the arm may be of benefit.
Is it permanent?
Yes, the reduction in the size of the arm is permanent, the final result may take a few weeks.
Are there any scars?
What other areas are treated at the same time?
Sometimes the full area where the arm joins the chest in front can be treated at the same time or the area of the chest next to the arm.
What support garments are required?
A special arm garment is worn for 3-5 days. This is not visible under a dark long sleeve shirt allowing an early return to work.
How long does the procedure take?
Most arm reduction procedures take from between one and a half to two hours.
How much time will I need off?
In general you can probably return to work the day after the procedure. It would be about three weeks before normal gym activities or jogging should be restarted.
And the cost?
The cost of this procedure varies according to the areas that require treatment and whether the area is treated alone or in conjunction with other areas. (This is most common.) For an accurate costing, please use the on-line consultation or make an appointment by phoning Palm Clinic on (09) 522 8128.