A patient sends us a request via e-mail regarding liposuction of the arms:
I would like to undergo liposuction of the arms. What is the cost?
Our patient is not a singular case, quite the contrary. Many women but also men complain about too thick upper arms, which often keep “wobbling” for some time after moving them. Many people concerned decide to undergo liposuction of the upper arms because targeted weight reduction in this body region is often quite difficult to achieve and sometimes even impossible. Treating the forearms is possible as well.
The Costs of a Liposuction Are Individual
The costs of liposuction are quite individual and depend on the method chosen as well as other factors. The price varies both according to which type of cannula is used for the liposuction and to the extent of treatment required. One significant cost criterion is whether the liposuction is carried out exclusively in manual work without using mechanical suction devices or with the help of these suction machines. To ensure a simple aftercare we always perform our liposuctions in manual work without machines.
The best opportunity to get an initial estimate of the costs to be expected is within a personal consultation in our clinic or a conversation via webcam. Our team is gladly at your disposal for arranging of an appointment.
All Liposuction Is Not the Same
In contrast to conventional liposuction that makes use of automatic suction machines we put great emphasis on gentle and precise manual work in our clinic. This method is called liposculpture and allows for a particularly precise suctioning and shaping of the arms’ silhouette.
In addition we offer liposuctions of the arms with both thin microcannulas (diameter ranging from 1.0 to 2.5 millimeters) and common, thicker regular cannulas (diameter of 3.0 millimeters or more). As the name suggests the difference is in the diameter. The especially fine microcannulas solely leave tiny injection sites and the procedure is very gentle to the tissue. Thus also the risk of the development of bumps after a liposuction is reduced to a minimum.
The liposuction takes place on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia so the patient is spared the risks of general anesthesia. The treatment of the arms takes 30 minutes to 3 hours and can require several sessions, depending on the extent of the treatment. Afterwards the patient can be directly discharged home. For optimal healing we only recommend to wear compression garments for about one week.
Shaping of the Arms Using the Fat-Away Injection
A further option for treating small fat deposits located on the arms that works completely without surgery is the fat-away injection (injection lipolysis). This treatment method is based on the injection of a fat-dissolving substance, which is administered into the upper or lower arm to reduce and shape local fat pads there. By stimulating the skin’s back formation the treatment can furthermore avoid sagging surplus skin as effectively as possible. However, it must be noted that a fat-away injection cannot take its full effect in all cases.
We gladly provide you with more information about the number of treatment sessions needed and the costs in a consultation appointment.
DDr. Heinrich, MD