When most people think of plastic surgery, the arms are not necessarily the first place considered. However, for those who developed flabby or saggy arms, plastic surgery for the arms can vastly improve their quality of life and all-around mental health. However, there are two commonly performed plastic surgeries for the arms: arm lift surgery and arm liposuction. So, how can you tell if you need an arm lift vs. arm lipo?
The primary difference between the two procedures is what they treat. An arm lift treats extra and loose skin on the arms. This can occur due to weight loss and aging. Removing and tightening this skin during an arm lift can help create more proportional and youthful-looking arms. Conversely, arm liposuction addresses excess fat deposits. This is often best for those who need only a minor enhancement.
Some patients may benefit from undergoing both an arm lift and arm liposuction. While Dr. Allegra can help determine if skin or fat is the primary issue, in some cases, it is a combination of both. During a consultation, Dr. Allegra will customize a treatment plan that will help you achieve your ideal appearance.