1 November 2023

Find Out How Arm Liposuction Can Help You Achieve Your Goals

Arm liposuction is a procedure used to remove excess fat from the arms. It is a cosmetic procedure that can be done to improve body contour and shape, and to reduce the appearance of sagging skin. The arm area is a common target for liposuction because it can be difficult to target with diet and exercise alone.

Definition of Arm Liposuction

Arm liposuction is the process of removing unwanted fat cells from the arms through suction-assisted techniques. It is an outpatient procedure that typically takes between one and two hours to complete, depending on the amount of fat being removed. The surgeon will make several small incisions in the arm area, which allow them to insert a cannula (a thin tube) into the fatty tissue. The cannula is then used to break up and suction out the fat cells.

Non-Surgical Options

In some cases, non-surgical options may be available for treating excess fat in the arms, such as CoolSculpting or laser treatments. However, these are not always effective or reliable methods for removing stubborn fat deposits in this area.

Consultation with Surgeon

Prior to undergoing arm liposuction, it is important to consult with a qualified surgeon who has experience performing this type of procedure. During your consultation, you should discuss your goals and expectations for the outcome, as well as any potential risks or complications associated with the surgery. Your surgeon will also provide you with detailed instructions on how to prepare for your procedure and what to expect during recovery.

Procedure for Arm Liposuction

Local Anaesthetic or Sedation

The first step in arm liposuction is to administer a local anaesthetic or sedation. The type of anaesthesia used will depend on the extent of the procedure and the patient’s preference. If a local anaesthetic is used, it will be injected directly into the area of treatment. This will numb the area and make it easier to perform the liposuction. If a sedative is used, it will be administered intravenously and will help the patient relax during the procedure.

Incisions and Pain Management

Once the anaesthetic has taken effect, small incisions are made in order to insert a thin tube called a cannula. This tube is then used to suction out fat from underneath the skin. The surgeon will carefully manoeuvre this tube around the arms in order to achieve an even result. During this process, patients may experience some discomfort or pain. To reduce this, additional anaesthesia may be administered as needed.

Post-Operative Care and Recovery

After the liposuction is complete, patients should expect some swelling and bruising in the treated area which can last up to two weeks. In addition, compression garments may need to be worn for several weeks in order to help with healing and reduce swelling. Patients should also take care when showering or bathing as this can increase their risk of infection. It is important that patients follow their surgeon’s instructions regarding post-operative care in order to ensure a successful recovery. Patients should also expect some downtime following arm liposuction as they recover from surgery and wait for results. It typically takes several weeks before patients start to see results from their procedure as swelling gradually subsides and fat cells are removed from under the skin surface. After this period, patients can enjoy slimmer arms with improved contours and shape.
Liposuction can be used to treat multiple areas of the body, including arms, abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and neck. The Centre for Surgery offers advanced techniques and post-operative care for optimal results.

Additional Information

Other Areas of the Body for Liposuction

Arm liposuction is a popular cosmetic procedure, but it is not the only area of the body where liposuction can be performed. Other common areas include the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and neck. In some cases, multiple areas may be treated during one surgery. It is important to discuss your goals with your surgeon prior to deciding on any procedure. When performing liposuction on other areas of the body, many of the same steps are involved as with arm liposuction. However, depending on the area being treated, additional steps may be necessary such as removing excess skin or repositioning fat. Your surgeon will explain all of these details during your consultation.


Arm liposuction is a safe and effective procedure that can help reduce excess fat in the arms. It is important to consult with a surgeon prior to undergoing the procedure to ensure it is the right choice for you. During the procedure, local anaesthetic or sedation may be used and incisions will be made to remove fat. After surgery, post-operative care and recovery are necessary to ensure optimal results. In addition to arm liposuction, other areas of the body can also be treated with liposuction such as the abdomen, hips, buttocks, and thighs. At The Centre for Surgery, we offer a variety of cosmetic procedures including arm liposuction as well as facial rejuvenation, breast augmentation and reduction, tummy tucks, and more. Overall, arm liposuction is an excellent option for those who want to reduce excess fat from their arms but do not want to undergo non-surgical options. With proper consultation and post-operative care, patients can achieve their desired results with minimal downtime. To learn more about our offerings at The Centre for Surgery or to book a consultation with one of our surgeons, contact us today!