When we were young, gravity dropped us to the ground when we played. Now that we’re older, gravity does different things to our bodies …
Extra flesh under our arms is one of the most common signs of aging, and liposuction could be the answer. As we age the tension under our arms starts to give way. We can exercise and diet to the best of our ability, but here’s the bottom line: Gravity usually wins. Sometimes weight loss can also leave us with more skin under our arms, leaving us with the dreaded “bat wings.”
If you’re considering an arm lift or Smartlipo to tighten up your arms, you may be wondering which is better for your goals. We’ll explore both options in this post to give you an idea of which might be worth pursuing.
Is an Arm Lift Worth It?
We are hearing more and more people talk about getting an arm lift. This operation is called brachioplasty, and it reshapes the under portion of the arm from the elbow to the shoulder. Traditional brachioplasty involves intravenous sedation, general anesthesia, and potentially long surgical incisions. This procedure will leave a scar (often along the underside of the arm) and require some recuperation before returning to life as usual.
Does Smartlipo Work on Arms?
I have been recommending Smartlipo as an arm lift alternative for my patients with excess fat for some time now. Smartlipo uses a laser energy device to melt and destroy fat cells, making it less invasive than the traditional liposuction procedure or even an arm lift.
Some of the benefits of Smartlipo are:
- Fat is dissolved with laser light, a more gentle approach than traditional liposuction
- Smartlipo can be used on almost any area of the body, including the upper arms
- The procedure stimulates collagen production, resulting in tighter skin
- Because incisions for Smartlipo are small, the procedure causes only minimal scarring
In addition to the above perks, the downtime with Smartlipo is usually around a day since we only use localized anesthesia. Read our related blog post to learn more about what to expect during Smartlipo recovery.
Smartlipo for the Arms: Before and After Pictures
It often helps to see before and after pictures before you make a decision about a cosmetic procedure. Take a look at my patients’ results below for a better idea of what the procedure can accomplish.
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If you are concerned with the appearance of your underarms, whether from age, weight loss, or even genetics, please contact us online or call us at (208) 676-8346. Smartlipo is quicker and easier than people expect.
We can’t stop all the signs of aging—but we sure can help you put up a great fight!