Aging, weight loss and other factors often result in extra fat and loose, sagging skin in the upper arms that do not respond to diet and exercise. Minimally-invasive, laser-enabled arm liposuction is proving a feasible solution to this problem. Performed using the advanced FDA-approved SmartLipo Triplex workstation, this procedure can effectively address the stubborn flab and excess skin to result in slimmer, attractive, and more youthful-looking arms.
Laser lipolysis requires only local anesthesia so that the patients will remain wide awake during the procedure. This promotes patient safety. The procedure requires only a small incision through which the SmartLipo cannula is inserted and directed at the fat. The small cannula comes with a combination of three laser wavelengths 1440nm, 1320 nm, and 1064 nm that can be used independently or uniquely blended using MultiPlex technology. The blending of the 1064nm and 1440nm lasers breaks down the adipose tissue quickly for easy removal whereas combining the 1064nm and 1320nm lasers tightens the tissue through coagulation. The laser energy melts the fat tissues and promotes skin tightening by stimulating collagen production. The liquefied fat is gently suctioned out through the same incision. The SmartLipo device also features a temperature monitoring system and motion sensing devices to minimize the risk of overtreatment and thermal injuries.
Compared to traditional liposuction, this procedure is ideal for older patients or those with a medium amount to fat and poor skin tone, and who do not want invasive surgery or incisions. In such cases, laser-assisted liposuction (LAL) produces better outcomes.
LAL for the arms is considered safer and less traumatic than the conventional procedure. As it is minimally invasive, it involves less post-surgical trauma. As the blood vessels coagulate immediately on contact with the laser, the recovery process is also quicker. Most of the patients can resume their daily activities a few days after the procedure. With the removal of excess fat and tightening of the skin, the treated area will look slimmer, firmer and tighter. Over the next few months arms will remodel and adjust, enhancing overall appearance.
Advantages of SmartLipo Triplex Liposuction
Faster and smoother healing process
Minimal surgical trauma
Less bleeding and complications
Minimum swelling and bruising
Minimal Post-operative scarring
Individuals who are healthy and close to their normal body weight are ideal candidates for this procedure. The results of arm liposuction surgery can be maintained only with a healthy diet and exercise regimen.
While it is important that patients have realistic expectations, achieving an optimal outcome is possible only if you choose a plastic surgeon who is skilled and experienced in laser lipolysis for the arms.