Arm Liposuction: Sculpting Your Shoulders and Triceps
Flabby arms can leave you feeling extremely self-conscious, especially if you want to wear bathing suits or certain tops. The unwanted fat around the shoulders and triceps means you may not look as toned or trim as you want to, even if you are otherwise in shape. Thankfully, Dr. Patricia Berbari can help by performing liposuction at her Gatineau, QC practice.
The team at Centre Chirurgical De La Capitale would like to go over some of the basics of arm liposuction and why it may be an ideal treatment for you.
Why Diet and Exercise Won’t Always Work
Even if you eat healthy and exercise regularly, flabby upper arms are a possibility. This is because spot reduction doesn’t work. You might work on your shoulders, triceps, and biceps at the gym a few times a week, but that won’t guarantee that you’ll have toned and well-defined arms.
Sometimes people struggle with just a little bit of fat around their shoulders and triceps that simply won’t go away. This is when liposuction is ideal. The surgery targets those last pockets of fat that won’t respond to a healthy lifestyle.
The Arm Liposuction Procedure
During liposuction, a thin metal tube called a cannula is inserted beneath the skin. Safe suction power is used to extract the unwanted body fat from the upper arms. We’ll work carefully to remove that excess fat without affecting any other tissues in the arm area.
After arm liposuction is completed, patients will experience well-defined and more muscular shoulders and triceps. The under arm area won’t droop or sag so much. The best part is that incision sites and scars are both small and well-hidden, making them hard to notice even when your arms are bare and exposed.
Ideal Candidates for Arm Liposuction
Good candidates for arm liposuction are people who have struggled to lose that last bit of fat around the upper arms. They should be in good overall health and not suffer from medical issues that would make liposuction a risk to wellness.
During the consultation process at our Gatineau practice, you’ll be able to learn about the risks and benefits of liposuction. This will give you a good idea of what to expect from treatment and decide if it’s the ideal option for you.
A Word on Arm Lift Surgery (Brachioplasty)
Some people have a lot of loose, sagging skin around their upper arms rather than just fat. This is what happens after experiencing major weight loss. The skin around the triceps in particular may sag significantly without shrinking back around your slimmer frame.
In these cases, arm liposuction is not enough. Patients will instead require an arm lift. This body contouring surgery removes excess skin to ensure a more ideal body contour. Some liposuction may be performed as well to achieve optimal results.
Helping You Look Your Best
There are plenty of options for reshaping and improving your upper arms. During the consultation process at our practice, we can discuss all body sculpting options with you in greater detail. We’ll develop a treatment plan just for you that will help your shoulders and triceps look their best.
Contact Centre Chirurgical De La Capitale
If you would like to learn more about arm liposuction and whether or not it’s the right solution for you and your needs, be sure to contact a skilled cosmetic plastic surgeon. You can reach our practice in Gatineau by calling (819) 243-7667.