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SmartlipoTM laser liposuction has quickly grown in popularity since it became available several years ago, and it’s not surprising. The gentle, yet effective, procedure lacks many of the drawbacks associated with traditional liposuction.

One of the best aspects of laser lipo treatment is its versatility: the procedure can be used to remove unwanted fat from small or sensitive areas as well as traditional “problem areas” like the stomach, saddlebags, and thighs.

While these are common issues for many people, others struggle with less-conventional, stubborn fat, such as in the arms. But is Smartlipo a good option for treating unwanted fat on the arms?

The Pros of Laser Liposuction for the Arms

If you’re looking for a minimally invasive way to reduce excess fat in the arms, Smartlipo might be the ideal solution for you. Arm liposuction is especially good for younger patients with good skin elasticity.

A noteworthy benefit of laser liposuction is that the laser helps the skin retract following the procedure, but the better the skin elasticity the better skin retraction is likely to be.

Arm liposuction is best for small, stubborn fat deposits that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. Unlike an arm lift (which is extremely invasive), laser lipo requires only tiny, nearly invisible incisions. This is a major advantage over surgical arm contouring.

The Cons of Laser Liposuction for the Arms

There are some cases in which this procedure might not be the best idea for slimming down the arms. The most common reasons include too much fat or skin in the arms or poor candidacy for the procedure due to health reasons.

Laser lipo works best for small, isolated fat pockets, and requires a certain amount of skin elasticity to achieve good results. For patients with poor skin elasticity or large amounts of fat on the arms, a procedure like an arm lift may be a better option for best-looking results.

Is It Right for You?

The only way to know if you are a good candidate for laser arm liposuction is to meet with a qualified plastic or cosmetic surgeon who has experience and skill in performing Smartlipo for a wide variety of patients.

Our experts in New York can help you determine candidacy, answer questions, and help you prepare for your procedure. If you’d like to schedule a consultation at our laser lipo appointment centers in Long Island or New York, call today to schedule your free consultation.

*Smartlipo is a trademark of Cynosure, Inc. This page does not communicate the full list of complete risks and potential complications from this surgery. To receive a list of post-op risks & complications, please contact our office.