Dr. Johnson is helping patients get their arms in shape by using SmartLipo.
You do push-ups, curls, and triceps extensions. You bench press and deadlift. 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 SmartLipo. 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.
Why Are Upper Arms Hard to Tone?
The upper arm area is traditionally hard to tone because of the number 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.
How Does SmartLipo Work for My Arms?
SmartLipo Laser Liposuction 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 heat of the laser melts the unwanted fat away. SmartLipo produces a healing response to the skin which leads to new collagen formation and this gives the skin a healthier, thicker, and tighter skin appearance for the arms.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for SmartLipo For Arms?
Age is not a factor in deciding if you should do SmartLipo for your arms. At Innovations Medical Dr. Johnson has performed liposuction on the arms in patients as young as 16 years old (with parent approval) and as old as 90 years old. Gender and ethnicity are not factors in determining if you are an ideal candidate for liposuction for your arms. Weight and BMI are important factors in determining who is an ideal candidate. Here are the ideal weight and BMI factors you can look at to determine if YOU are an ideal candidate:
- Ideal weight for your age and height with a BMI between 19 and 30.
- People under a BMI of 19 are most likely dealing with loose skin and not fat in your arms. These people need other treatments such as non-invasive skin tightening. Please schedule a FREE consultation or call 214-643-8665 and we can address some of our non-invasive skin tightening procedures.
- People above 30 BMI we can do your procedure, however, it will most likely have an additional charge over what your friend in the “ideal” range paid.
Will I Have Scars After the Procedure?
Yes, but probably not what you are thinking. The incisions are less than 1/4 inch. This is about the size of the tip of your nail on your pinky finger. There will be four small incisions that most people have a problem locating after they return for their one-week follow-up visit.
What Are the Benefits of SmartLipo of the Arms?
The benefit of the SmartLipo Laser Liposuction procedure over regular liposuction is decreased downtime and faster results. Patients also report less bruising and pain with laser-assisted liposuction like SmartLipo in comparison to traditional liposuction procedures. One final benefit is that SmartLipo 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. SmartLipo 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 SmartLipo or how to stack its benefits with other procedures offered by Dr. Johnson, call for a consult 214-643-8665.