Arm Liposuction Procedure
The use of microcannulas permits a relatively aggressive approach to liposuction of the arms, while minimizing the risks of aesthetically displeasing irregularities of the skin. Multiple small incisions give access to the entire circumference of the arm but always disappear quickly in light-skin patients. A thin layer of residual fat should remain to insure a natural female appearance and the natural softness and feel of a female body. Excessive liposuction can produce a masculine appearance of the arms which some may regard as a deformity.
Recuperation and healing
- Postoperative Care after liposuction of the arms is relatively simple with only a moderate degree of compression necessary for only a few days.
- Drainage from the arms usually lasts less than 48 hours after surgery.
- Dressings consist of absorbent pads, initially held in place by tubular elastic netting, over which are wrapped elastic non-adhesive ace-type bandages. The patient can usually remove and re-apply these dressings without assistance. Postoperative improvement is rapid.
- Virtually every patient attains a significant degree of improvement within a few days after surgery.
- Excessive compression may cause swelling of the forearms and hands.