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arm liposuction

Arms liposuction

Arm liposuction is an effective surgical procedure to combat the problem of excess fat in the arms.

This technique has become one of the most common in cosmetic surgery because it provides good results, recovery is fast and there are no complications.

To obtain an optimal result it is important that the plastic surgeon chooses the technique of arm liposuction that best suits the patient to meet the needs required.

Prior to the intervention it is important to resolve all doubts with your plastic surgeon, perform laboratory tests and take some measures such as maintaining a healthy diet, not smoking, not consuming alcoholic beverages and avoiding the use of some medications such as contraceptives or acetylsalicylic acid among others.

Advantages of arm liposuction

Recovery is fast The results are long lasting The procedure is quick It is a method that causes minimal pain It can be combined with an arm lift procedure.

Disadvantages of arm liposuction

Not everyone is a candidate
Not a complete lift of excess skin is achieved.
May cause bruising
Seroma accumulation may occur

Frequently asked questions

The most common surgical procedure is tumescent liposuction. It can be performed under local anesthesia and sedation or with general anesthesia.

Local anesthesia alone is not recommended since this is an extensive cosmetic surgery.

Small incisions of less than 3 mm are made, usually near the elbow, a special cannula is introduced to remove excess fat from the inner side of the arms.

We must not forget the importance of going to a medical evaluation to obtain a diagnosis and based on this determine the most appropriate surgical technique for each specific case and based on this to be able to put together a personalized budget.

After the intervention, patients who undergo this procedure must take painkillers, anti-inflammatories and antibiotics to control pain, inflammation and avoid infections. Likewise, a special compression garment for the arms must be used to control the inflammatory process, promote blood flow and help the excess skin to adhere to the muscle.

The procedure is done on an outpatient basis, so the patient can return home the same day.

La intervención es ambulatoria por lo que el mismo día el paciente podrá regresar a su casa.

The pain of the procedure is low, but it is also necessary to consider the threshold of each individual. During the first week the patient will have a slight limitation in the movements of the arms caused by inflammation, however it is important not to keep the arms immobilized to speed recovery. 

From the second week after surgery it is important that the patient begins to do some stretching to avoid the appearance of fibrosis and return to normal activity quickly. High-impact sports activities should be resumed after week 4, since the inflammatory process has diminished.

Dr. José Cortés

Dr. José Cortés

Plastic, Aesthetic, and Reconstructive Surgeon graduated from the Autonomous University of Mexico.

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