Many patients complain about fat upper arms. It makes clothing choices difficult, particularly when contemplating wearing anything sleeveless. Many patients come in wishing to know which contouring procedure is best to create a youthful and slim arm.
It is important to differentiate between extra skin and extra fat of the upper arms. Many arms have a selective excess of fat, and these patients are excellent candidates for liposuction alone. Through very small incisions in the underarm and elbow region, the arm can be effectively contoured, and, with utilization of postoperative compression garments, very pleasing results can be noticed just a few weeks after the procedure.
Other patients, particularly those that have lost large amounts of weight, tend to have extra skin. They need some type of additional procedure to remove the extra skin, known as a brachioplasty. In some versions of this operation, incisions can be limited to just the underarm area. In the most complete version of this procedure, an incision is made down the length of the arm, usually along the inner service.
Dr. Jejurikar’s goal is to minimize scarring while providing patients with the best postoperative result.
Should you like more information regarding liposuction or upper arm contouring, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Jejurikar’s office at 214-827-2814.