Excess fat on the upper arms are a common complaint. Liposuction may help to remove small areas of fat; however, patients with large fatty deposits and with excess skin (so called bat wings) may need an arm lift (brachioplasty). The procedure is performed under general anesthesia at a certified facility. The incision is made near the elbow, the tumescent fluid is placed and the fat is suctioned away.
The art of liposuction is to figure out how much to remove. Under removal results in less than optimal results and over resection causes irregularity and dimpling. This is where experience counts. Dr. Holzman has over 20 years experience and his extensive surgical training and knowledge of anatomy will ensure that your new contours are a perfect fit.
A critical part of the healing process involves the use of a compression garment to help prevent and treat the areas of swelling that liposuction generates. This garment is usually worn for about 18 hours daily for 4-6 weeks. Exercise can be resumed at about 7-10 days. Most patients will be off work for 7-10 days depending on your job description. People that work from home can resume their job in 2-3 days. However, while some improvement is seen almost immediately, full recovery and attainment of the final contour can take up to 4-6 months.
Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Holzman at his office for a consultation and he will give you an honest assessment of what liposuction or brachioplasty can do for you.