Arm liposuction can be an excellent way to contour and define the upper arm region, which tends to be highly resistant to the effects of diet and exercise. Some people simply cannot get rid of their flabby arms on their own, no matter how fit they are or may become. Oftentimes, this is due to a genetic predisposition to store excess fat in the upper arm area, and the amount of fat stored usually increases along with the natural aging process. Dr. Daniel Greenwald, a board-certified plastic surgeon and founder of Bayshore Plastic Surgery, may be able to help – he has been performing arm liposuction and other cosmetic plastic surgery procedures for patients in the Tampa, Florida, area for more than 20 years.

As explained by Dr. Greenwald, arm liposuction is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure that he performs in Tampa, FL, to reduce excess fatty deposits that have accumulated in the upper arms (“bat wings”). Sometimes, even after the triceps muscles (which run along the back of each upper arm) are strengthened and toned with exercise, they can still remain hidden under a thick layer of fat. By performing arm liposuction to remove fat cells from each arm’s circumference, Dr. Greenwald can even out the distribution of weight in the arms, resulting in a slimmer and more refined appearance for certain patients.

Arm liposuction is generally best-suited for individuals who:

  • Maintain a healthy, stable body weight
  • Have good skin elasticity
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Are in good health
  • Do not smoke

Because arm liposuction is performed through a series of small incisions that are usually hidden in the axillary (armpit) region, visible scarring can be minimized. However, it’s important for prospective patients to be aware that liposuction alone may not deliver the desired results. That’s because the flabby appearance of the upper arms may also be due to hanging skin, which liposuction cannot address. For patients with excess skin in their upper arm areas, Dr. Greenwald may recommend an arm lift (brachioplasty) procedure instead of or in addition to arm lipo.

If you are interested in arm liposuction and would like to discuss your surgical goals with Dr. Greenwald, you can contact Bayshore Plastic Surgery at 888-840-3199 to schedule an appointment at our office in Tampa, FL.