How Visible Are Scars After Arm Liposuction?

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No one wants to be left with scars after surgery, particularly in the case of a cosmetic procedure that is meant to enhance your appearance. With a skilled surgeon and cutting-edge technology, it is now more possible than ever to reduce visible scarring after plastic surgery. Beverly Hills board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime S. Schwartz fully understands and shares in his patients’ desires to minimize cosmetic surgery scars, and utilizes the most effective tools and techniques to make this possible. Discover what kind of scarring you can expect after arm liposuction, which is an exciting and transformative fat removal surgery.


How to get rid of arm fat

If you have stubborn fat on your upper arms, you know just how frustrating and embarrassing it can be to wave hello, raise your hand, or even find clothing that you feel comfortable in. Oftentimes, men and women who are in good shape overall still struggle with arm fat that does not respond to diet and exercise as it should. For these patients, arm liposuction can be a fantastic solution.


What does liposuction do on your arms?

Arm fat removal with liposuction is a minimally invasive solution for ridding yourself of stubborn fat and achieving a smoother, slimmer, more natural-looking arm shape. During arm lipo in Beverly Hills, Dr. Schwartz will place a small incision near the treatment area, through which a cannula—or wand—is inserted. The fat is then suctioned from the arm, and the incisions are closed. In most cases, arm liposuction recovery is relatively quick and comfortable, though postoperative swelling can mask the final results for several weeks. During liposuction recovery, patients may be required to wear compressive garments to help reduce swelling, and exercise may be restricted for a period of time.


Will I have scars after arm liposuction?

Scarring is a normal and unavoidable consequence of any surgical procedure requiring an incision. However, the majority of arm liposuction patients are left with little to no visible scarring after they have fully healed. This is due in part to the fact that the incisions used during liposuction are exceptionally tiny, requiring only a few sutures to close. Furthermore, Dr. Schwartz takes great care to strategically place arm liposuction incisions in areas where they can be easily disguised within the natural contours of the body and/or concealed underneath clothing. In many cases, the patients themselves are barely able to identify their own liposuction scar!


How long does it take arm liposuction scars to fade?

Healing times may vary slightly from person to person, but the majority of patients’ arm lipo scars have fully healed and started to fade around 4-6 weeks after surgery. Over the next several weeks and months, the scars will continue to fade from pink to a white or skin-colored tone. To ensure the most aesthetically pleasing scar result possible after arm liposuction, patients should:


  • Follow all postoperative guidelines closely
  • Avoid heavy lifting
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Do not smoke
  • Keep the incisions clean while healing
  • Avoid UV sun exposure
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Keep the scars moisturized
  • Use scar ointments and creams as recommended


Do I need arm lipo or an arm lift?

While arm liposuction can certainly be effective for patients with stubborn arm fat, it may not be the most appropriate option for everyone. In many cases, patients with sagging arm skin or “bat wings” think they may need liposuction, when in fact, they may be much better served by an arm lift (brachioplasty) to remove the excess skin. During your initial consultation for cosmetic arm surgery in Beverly Hills, Dr. Schwartz will thoroughly evaluate your concerns and determine whether an arm lift or arm liposuction (or, perhaps both) will be most beneficial to you.


Keep your Beverly Hills arm liposuction a secret with virtually no visible scarring!

Everyone deserves to feel confident and proud of their body, even after having cosmetic surgery. If you are worried about visible scarring after arm liposuction, don’t be! Countless men and women have undergone successful arm liposuction in Beverly Hills, CA and are now able to show off their new look confidently with little, if any, visible scarring. To learn more about the exciting possibilities of arm liposuction, call us to schedule your private consultation with internationally renowned board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime S. Schwartz today!


* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.