Arm Liposuction: Removing Fat from the Triceps and Shoulders

By The Landings Surgical Centre on September 25, 2019


Flab under the armFlabby arms tend to be a problem when people put on weight. While fat will usually accumulate around the abdominal area, it can also build up around the upper arms. You may be in good overall health, but the fat around the shoulders and triceps will affect the tone and definition of your arms. That’s when liposuction of the upper arms may be a good idea.

Dr. Richard Bendor-Samuel and Dr. Louis Boileau have helped countless patients in the Halifax, Nova Scotia area through arm liposuction. We’d like to go over some of the basics of the procedure and what it can accomplish.

The Limits of Diet and Exercise

You may think that strength training that focuses on your shoulders and arms is the best way to get rid of the fat. It’s not so simple. Spot reduction is a myth, which means that even with regular workouts that target your biceps, triceps, and shoulders, you’re not guaranteed to remove all of that unwanted fat.

Similarly, you can eat healthy but still run into issues with fat accumulation around the upper arms. This is because fat accumulation and weight loss can vary from person to person, and it’s impossible to target specific areas of the body through natural methods. This is what makes losing the last of that unwanted body fat so frustrating.

How Arm Liposuction Works

Arm liposuction allows you to experience targeted fat reduction. Using a small metal tube called a cannula, a cosmetic surgeon can remove unwanted pockets of body fat from around the shoulders and triceps. This will reveal your underlying muscle tone, giving you the well-defined arms that you have always wanted.

Ideal Candidates for Arm Liposuction

Good candidates for arm liposuction are people who have struggled with getting sculpted and well-defined arms through diet and exercise. They should be in good overall health and not suffer from medical issues that would make liposuction a health risk.

During the consultation process at our Halifax plastic surgery centre, we can go overall all of the risks and benefits in full detail. This ensures you are fully aware of the nature of the procedure and any potential complications.

The Results of Arm Liposuction

Thanks to arm liposuction, patients can experience the toned, muscular shoulders and triceps they have always wanted to have. The fat reduction is drastic yet the overall results look natural. Regular exercise and a good diet will help you maintain an excellent appearance for years to come.

What About Arm Lift Surgery (Brachioplasty)?

An arm lift differs from arm liposuction. This procedure is ideal for people who have lost a lot of weight and have loose or stretched skin around their shoulders and triceps. In these cases, an arm lift is the ideal option. This procedure removes the loose skin of the upper arms, helping the shoulders and triceps appear better toned. Some liposuction is used as part of the arm lift to help with proper contouring of the arms.

Developing a Body Contouring Plan Just for You

Whether you need arm liposuction or an arm lift, rest assured that our team is here to help you. We will assess your situation during a consultation and help you get the precise body sculpting treatment you need.

Contact The Landings Surgical Centre

To learn more about your many treatments available for flabby arms and unwanted body fat, be sure to contact our team of cosmetic plastic surgeons. Dr. Bendor-Samuel and Dr. Boileau can be reached by phone in Halifax by calling (866) 602-9620.

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