Out of the body areas we expect to change with age and weight loss, arms often is not one of them. Due to increases or decreases in weight, aging, and genetic factors, some people develop stubborn, extra fat on the arms. When fat is the concern and not skin, liposuction is often the best and most effective option. Dr. Emily Jiles is a Sarasota liposuction expert and specializes in body contouring surgery. She provides the best arm liposuction Sarasota offers.
Liposuction is a popular cosmetic surgery that uses light suction combined with the movement of the cannula to remove fat from targeted areas. Dr. Jiles will also often use another agent to break up the fat before inserting the cannula. Unlike more invasive surgery, liposuction requires only small incisions and has fewer overall risks.
Due to its minimally invasive nature and good safety profile, it is used to supplement other procedures such as a tummy tuck to further enhance the contours after skin removal. Liposuction is versatile and can provide great results on patients of all sizes. However, it is not a subsitute for weight loss and is best for removing smaller portions of fat.
When Dr. Jiles removes fat cells via liposuction, they are permanently removed from the area. Though, this does not mean you cannot gain weight. You will simply gain weight in other areas. Additionally, the fat cells left following liposuction can subsequently expand. Thus, it is important to continue living a healthy lifestyle after liposuction.
Dr. Jiles can perform liposuction nearly anywhere that contains enough extra fat, even in petite patients. Some of the more frequently treated liposuction areas included:
Dr. Jiles can often combine several liposuction areas into one surgical session, especially if performing a fat transfer procedure such as a Brazilian butt lift or fat transfer to the breasts.
Liposuction—while the basics of the procedure—have not changed much for decades, there are new ways to break up the fat before liposuction to make it more effective and less painful during recovery. Below are the most common methods of liposuction in Sarasota.
Determining whether you would benefit best from an arm lift or arm liposuction requires a professional like Dr. Jiles to decipher. Sometimes a patient may benefit from both procedures and they are often combined. The table below compares the two procedures to help you gain an understanding of which procedure may achieve your aesthetic goals.
During your consultation, Dr. Jiles will determine if either an arm lift, arm liposuction, or combination of both will best address your concerns.
Before undergoing Sarasota arm liposuction, you will need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Emily Jiles. During this appointment, Dr. Jiles will want to know about your goals and expectations. She will also inquire about your medical history and lifestyle such as medical conditions, medications you take, and if you smoke.
Dr. Jiles may physically examine the area. She will look for the general quality of your skin, amount of fat, and other factors. This can impact whether arm lipo or an arm lift is the best course of action. If there is more skin, she will recommend an arm lift. If there are significant amounts of both skin and fat, she may advise both procedures.
From there, she will determine if you are a good candidate for Sarasota arm liposuction and further explain the procedure and what you expect. Dr. Jiles will work with you to create a surgical plan that is based around your anatomy, medical history, and goals.
After you are placed under general anesthesia, Dr. Jiles will inject tumescent fluid, or otherwise break up the fat. She will then make the incision and insert the liposuction cannula, precisely moving it back and forth across the width and length of the arm. Generally, there are one or two incisions—one in the armpit and one just above the elbow. The elbow incision is not always necessary.
The liposuction process for both arms can take an hour or two depending on the amount of fat. Once an adequate amount of fat is removed, Dr. Jiles will close the access point incisions. Before or just after you wake up, the surgical team will fit you into your compression garments.
Arm liposuction comes with a fairly easy recovery for most patients. Often, patients feel well enough to return to work within a week. As far as aftercare instructions, they will vary between patients but can include:
Dr. Emily Jiles is a cosmetic surgeon with extensive experience and expertise in liposuction. She specializes in several forms of body contouring surgery including breast surgeries, tummy tucks, liposuction, and Brazilian butt lift. Dr. Emily Jiles offers the best arm liposuction Sarasota provides.
Dr. Jiles takes pride in serving her patients and creating a trusting relationship before, during, and after surgery. She is always happy to answer patient questions and aims to personalize each liposuction surgery to the patient so they can reach their aesthetic goals. Every patient has a different idea of their perfect results and Dr. Jiles wants to help you obtain your idea of perfect.
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To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Emily Jiles, call us at (941) 867-7682.