You do push ups, curls, and triceps extensions. You bench press and dead lift. You work hard, built muscle, and have toned and tightened your physique. But you still have a trouble spot that refuses to be toned. For many women, this stubborn spot is their upper arms. Dr. Johnson is helping patients get their arms in shape by using Smart Lipo. If you covet the arms of Madonna or Michelle Obama, read on to learn why your arms are one of the hardest places to shape and how this liposuction procedure can help.
The upper arm area is traditionally hard to tone because of the amount of muscles found there. There are nine muscles that must be worked regularly and frequently to make a significant impact. While you can hit the gym and lift till you drop, you are probably not making the impact you think you are – which can become frustrating, especially when you see results in other places. Additionally, women are genetically predisposed to store fat in certain places, like hips, thighs, and you guessed it- upper arms.
Smart Lipo is a liposuction procedure that uses a laser to liquefy fat cells. The procedure requires a small incision into the target area on the arm, and a laser wand is inserted into the cut. The benefit of the Smart Lipo procedure over regular liposuction is decreased downtime and faster results. Patients also report less bruising and pain with laser assisted liposuction like Smart Lipo in comparison to traditional, or dumb, liposuction procedures. One final benefit is that Smart Lipo encourages the body to produce collagen in response to the procedure. Collagen is a naturally occurring protein in the body and is essential to the skin’s quality and elasticity. This increased production of collagen helps to tighten loose and sagging skin which makes arms look better and more toned. The increase in collagen results in about 30% less loose skin after SmartLipo than traditional liposuction .This is a huge benefit to patients who have lost a lot of weight and still have stubborn fat and loose skin in the upper arms.
Smart Lipo works for other stubborn areas that resist your efforts to tone and tighten. When combined with other minimally invasive procedures or med spa offerings, it becomes even more useful for you. For questions about Smart Lipo or how to stack its benefits with other procedures offered by Dr. Johnson, call for a consult 214.347.8667.