Get Firmer, Toned Arms with Cosmetic Treatment
By Constance M. Barone, M.D. on November 28, 2015
When people consider some of the most common problem areas on the body, they may initially think of the tummy or the buttocks. While these areas tend to hold onto excess fat, another common area of complaint is the upper arms. Plastic surgeon Constance M. Barone often sees patients who wish to tighten the skin of the arms and get rid of excess fat so that clothes fit better and they will feel more comfortable wearing strapless tops. Dr. Barone offers several cosmetic treatments for the arms at her San Antonio, TX practice, including body contouring procedures that will smooth and tighten the skin of the upper arms to give them a more toned appearance. Learn more about these cosmetic treatments for the arms and find out if one might be right for you.
Liposuction is a common cosmetic solution for excess fat around the upper arms. During a liposuction procedure, a thin, hollow instrument is placed through several small incisions that are made around the treatment site. This device, called a cannula, serves to break up stubborn fat deposits so that they can be suctioned from the body. Liposuction can significantly decrease the circumference of the arms and is ideal for patients who are concerned with excess fat, but who still maintain good skin tone and elasticity.
An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a surgical solution for an excess amount of fat and skin on the upper arms. This procedure allows Dr. Barone to remove excess skin and tissue so that the arms take on a more slender and toned appearance. During this procedure, Dr. Barone will make an incision on the underside of each arm; the incision extends from just below the arm pit, toward the elbow. While this procedure will leave behind a scar, the placement on the underside of the arm makes it easy for patients to conceal. Arm lift surgery, which is often performed in conjunction with liposuction, leaves patients with slimmer, tighter arms that they are confident to show off.
ThermiTight™ is part of the ThermiAesthetics™ system. This treatment uses targeted radio frequency to heat the subdermal skin. This minimally invasive procedure delivers this heat through a small probe that is inserted into small incisions on the skin. The probe is gently moved back and forth so that heat can be distributed evenly. The subdermal tissues react to this heat and patients will experience a tightening of the skin on the treatment area. ThermiTight™ treatment can be used on its own for patients with minimal sagging of the skin on the arms (or those who wish to avoid surgical treatment), or it can be used to enhance and help maintain the results of liposuction treatment.
Schedule a Consultation
Sagging upper arms do not have to be a problem. There are many cosmetic treatments that can help patients achieve the firmer, slimmer arms that they desire. To learn more about these treatment options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Constance M. Barone at your earliest convenience.
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