Have you tried everything and yet that excess fat on your arms seems impossible to lose? Women’s bodies have a particular tendency to store fat in some parts of the body and the arms are one such area. At Chelsea Cosmetics, we offer arm liposuction surgery to get rid of the flab in your arms.

How does arm liposuction work?

There are a few liposuction methods available. Your cosmetic surgeon will determine the method depending on your body type and the amount of excessive fat to be removed.

There are a few methods to perform arm liposuction.

  • The super-wet arm liposuction method
  • Tumescent liposuction method
  • UAL - Ultrasound-assisted liposuction

The super-wet arm liposuction

Arm liposuction is a simple procedure where an incision is made near the elbow, the armpit or on the side of the arm. The incision is made based on the patient's body type. A tube is then inserted into the incision and a liquid is passed through it, into the fat. Once the fat deposit breaks down it is removed via high-pressure suction.

The skin and muscles around the treated area are completely unaffected during the procedure. This method causes little or no damage to the tissues.

Tumescent liposuction

In this method a considerable amount of fluid (diluted local anaesthetic solution) is introduced into the area that has be treated for excessive fat reduction. The solution causes numbness in the area to be treated and compresses the blood vessels thus reducing localised bleeding. This makes the procedure totally painless. Excess fat is them removed from the arms.

To ensure the patient experiences no pain or discomfort, the entire procedure is normally performed under general anaesthesia or heavy sedation.

SlimLipo assisted liposuction

Slim lipo is the most recent procedure introduced in arm liposuction which uses Laser for excess fat removal. This method also involves using fluids to disintegrate fat deposits, helping in effective removal of the bulge of fat. The Laser assisted liposuction is as effective as the other methods and has similar advantages such as minimal bleeding, nominal damage to the tissue surrounding the treated area and muscles.

What you should expect after your arm liposuction procedure?

Patients may experience soreness or feel tenderness in the treated area after arm liposuction. However minimal pain, slight swelling or a burning sensation may be experienced. You can leave the same day and resume your routine in the next couple of days. However, you may be advised against rigorous physical activity for the first couple of weeks.

You will also be advised to wear a compression belt for about four to six weeks. The compression garment helps in protecting the treated area and also in reducing bruising and swelling.

For any further information or questions on your arm liposuction procedure please book an appointment or call Chelsea Cosmetics on 03 8822 3472.

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