Summer is on the horizon, which means that warmer temperatures are approaching. While it is undoubtedly more comfortable to wear short sleeves during the hottest months of the year, you may feel compelled to cover up because of insecurities involving your arms. If you would like to boost your confidence to wear a tank top soon, allow board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rudy Coscia to explain some of the best procedures for improving the appearance of your arms.
Upper arm fat can be difficult to shed: you may find lingering fat deposits in this region to be resistant to your diet and exercise attempts. Fortunately, liposuction can help address stubborn fat. Through tiny incisions, Dr. Coscia can suction out unwanted fat cells to achieve sleeker contours. The results are permanent. You will have to wear a compression garment around your arm for up to a month, so plan to have the surgery well in advance of a trip to the beach.
The primary objective of arm lift is to remove the loose, dangling skin that forms around the upper arm. Whereas exercise can help you to develop muscles in your arms, it ultimately does nothing to address excess skin: only surgery can fix that problem.
When performing arm lift, Dr. Coscia makes skillful incisions that hide easily inside the armpit and on the underside of the arm. These incisions allow him to remove the extra skin and create arms that look slender and firm. Liposuction is often included as part of arm lift to achieve appealing contours.
If you would prefer a less invasive procedure to upgrade your arms, CoolSculpting may be the right choice for you. CoolSculpting uses cold temperatures to freeze the fat cells in your upper arms (or other treatment areas). In the months to come, your body will eliminate these frozen cells, which helps to create toned contours.
CoolSculpting reduces fat cells in a treatment area by about 20 to 25%. You can also choose to repeat the procedure more than once to maximize the results. Although it takes longer to see the results from CoolSculpting, it does not require significant downtime, allowing you to resume normal activities right after leaving Dr. Coscia’s office.
Laser Hair Removal
Perhaps the shape and definition of your arms are secondary concerns compared to the hair. If dark, thick arm hair leaves you feeling shy about wearing short sleeves, then you may benefit from laser hair removal. Patients report that the treatment is less uncomfortable than waxing, and the results are much longer lasting. To better accommodate a variety of patients, the Plastic Surgery Center offers two types of lasers: LightSheer Diode and intense pulsed light (IPL).
Discuss Arm Procedures with Dr. Coscia
Cosmetic procedures are a great way to attain the toned, attractive arms you have always wanted. To devise a plan that helps your arms look their very best this summer, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Coscia at your soonest convenience.