Wave goodbye to flabby arms with arm liposuction - Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center

Wave goodbye to flabby arms with arm liposuction


Aging and fluctuations in weight can lead to loose, hanging skin on the underside of the upper arm. If you have flabby arms, arm liposuction can slim the contour of the arm and restore your self-esteem and confidence. Read on to learn more about the different types of arm liposuction and what to expect during surgery and recovery. 

4 types of liposuction 

There are four types of liposuction to treat the arms: traditional, tumescent, ultrasound-assisted and laser-assisted. Each procedure consists of removing fat through a thin cannula that is inserted through small incisions in the skin. Dr. Weinstein will discuss which liposuction method would be best for you and your condition. 

Traditional liposuction consists of moving the thin cannula back and forth manually. This method can damage blood vessels and cause significant swelling, so it’s usually reserved for removing large areas of fat. 

Tumescent liposuction consists of injecting an anesthetic into the tissue, causing the blood vessels to shrink or constrict. This method results in less swelling and bruising. 

Ultrasound- and laser-assisted liposuction are less invasive treatments that liquify the fat using a smaller cannula. One added benefit to laser-assisted liposuction is that it firms the skin over the treatment area. The skin will get firmer over time with the other methods. 


Ideal patients have stubborn areas of localized fat that don’t respond well to diet or exercise. Good candidates are also no more than 10-15 pounds overweight. 


No matter which liposuction method is used, the outpatient procedure requires local anesthesia and takes 1-2 hours to perform. 


Patients can expect soreness and bruising after surgery. You should rest your arms for 4-5 days after surgery. You will have to wear a compression sleeve around the upper arms for up to four weeks. Scarring is minimal as the incisions made are tiny. 

Arm liposuction can get your arms ready to show off in sleeveless shirts and tank tops. To learn more about this procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Weinstein by calling (908) 879-2222. 

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