Choosing Between Arm Liposuction and Arm Lifts

Posted by Dr. Levine in Liposuction

With all of the new and ever-changing procedures offered in body contouring, it’s difficult to know which procedures might be right for you and your circumstances. A professional surgeon or physician will be able to help you with this issue, but if you’re curious to know whether you need an arm lift or arm liposuction- there are a few ways to help you decide.



Unfortunately, extra skin and fat has a tendency to sit under our arms, creating an unappealing image of sagging skin. This can cause us both physical discomfort and emotional embarrassment. Those who have worked hard to lose excessive weight often have this problem and without surgical procedures, it can be very difficult and nearly impossible to correct.

Why Might a Person Consider an Arm Lift or Arm Liposuction?

Many men and women consider such procedures after they have undergone a dramatic weight loss. This might have been due to illness, a weight loss procedure, extreme diet and exercise, or for any other possible reason.

Nonetheless, the skin under the arms begin to sag and can leave a person feeling self conscious and unable to wear certain clothing without feeling embarrassed even when such a great weight loss has been achieved.

What is an Arm Lift?

An arm lift is when the skin is pulled tighter through surgical procedure. This invasive surgery includes the creation of incisions, which can run from the armpit to the elbow.

Arm lifts are usually suggested for those who have a more minimal problem with loose skin under the arms.

What Is Arm Liposuction?

Arm liposuction is usually for patients with fullness and not very much loose skin. Your surgeon will make tiny incisions so that they can stick a hollow tube through it as well as the fat cells, which will then be liquefied. This fat is then removed from the body.

Consult with your skilled surgeon about your options. They will be able to examine the underarm area and determine what will work best for you and your situation. In some cases, arm lifts and arm liposuction will both be necessary for optimal results. It’s all dependent on how much fat and loose skin exists under the arm.


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