Liposuction to Arms

Droopy upper arms are sometimes referred to as batwings and can be treated with liposuction.

arm liposuction
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.

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 or significantly reduce these problems quickly and simply.

arm liposuction
Individual results may vary.

Through two small incisions on the under surface of the arm, liposuction reduces the fatty deposits in the arms while maintaining completely normal shape and function. Dr. Mills may recommend an arm lift. 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.

arm liposuction
Individual results may vary.

The lower arm can also be treated with liposuction where necessary.

lower arm liposuction
Individual results may vary.

More genuine before and after photo's of liposuction of the arms can be viewed in our before & after image gallery.

arm liposuction
Individual results may vary.


Who is a candidate for arm liposuction?

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.

Are there any scars?

There are generally 2 single, small access points 5mm wide on the under surface of the arm. These are sutured after the procedure and essentially fade after a couple of weeks.

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 weeks. 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 60 - 90 minutes.

How much time will I need off?

In general you can probably return to work 2 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.
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Please note that individual results may vary from patient to patient, and the information provided on our website is only a guidance to the possible results.