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Arm Liposuction

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Are your shirts not fitting the way they used to? Do the sleeves feel a bit tighter than normal? Developing fat in the upper arms is fairly normal and, unfortunately, once it develops, this fat is difficult to reduce. Fat deposits tend to develop on the underside of the upper arms. After a while gravity will pull on this fat and cause the skin of the upper arms to droop.

Many people call this development “bat wings” or “bye-bye arms.” Arm flab can be an embarrassing frustration. At Dr. Brown’s convenient locations in La Jolla, Coronado and Del Mar we offer an effective solution to slimming down the arms: Liposuction.

Dr. Brown specializes in liposuction techniques that will help to improve the proportion of appearance. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about arm liposuction.

About Liposuction with Dr. Brown

Dr. Brown uses advanced lipo techniques to sculpt the arms and revitalize your natural contours.

Liposuction was developed many decades ago and has since then been perfected and improved to offer patients the safe modern techniques we have today. 

Traditional liposuction implements a small, thin metal tube called a cannula. The cannula acts as an aspirator and suctions fat cells from treatment areas. This basic technique is still used today but is often used alongside innovative technologies that ease the fat removal process. 

Traditional liposuction can be hard on both the patient and surgeon. In the lipo surgery, the surgeon moves his or her wrist back and forth to break up fat cells. Breaking up fat cells with a cannula alone is abrasive and can cause trauma to the healthy skin and muscle layers that sandwich the fat. The result is a lengthy and often uncomfortable recovery. 

At Dr. Brown’s offices, we provide our patients with new lipo techniques that are safe and effective! These techniques include:

Suction-Assisted Lipo

This form of lipo uses negative pressure to remove fat cells and sculpt the treatment area. Dr. Brown uses this technique to restore the natural contours of the arms.

Power-Assisted Lipo

Power assisted lipo implements an advanced cannula that vibrates. The vibrations on the device help to further break up fat cells and allow for simple extraction. A shorter surgery means a shorter and more comfortable recovery.

Ultrasound Assisted Lipo

Vaser Hi-Def Lipo is an advanced form of ultrasound liposuction that allows our patients to achieve their best results. This device emits ultrasonic energy that emulsifies fat cells and improves the fat removal process.

This technique is often accompanied by tumescent fluid. Tumescent fluid improves this treatment by decreasing blood loss and prepping the area.

The air bubbles in the fluid will fluctuate in size when ultrasonic waves are emitted. The movement of the bubbles allows for fat cells to be detached from healthy tissues in a non-aggressive way. The surgery is performed efficiently when Vaser and tumescent fluid are combined.

Laser-Assisted Lipo

The heat from the laser will emulsify the cells and allow them to be removed quickly.

SmartLipo uses low-wavelength lasers to target stubborn fat collections. The laser has an added benefit aside from improving the fat removal surgery. The heat stimulates collagen growth, allowing for localized skin tightening in the treatment area. Not only will you see slimmer arms, your skin will be smoother as well!

Dr. Brown specializes in a wide variety of liposuction techniques so he can better address the aesthetic goals patients want to achieve. The treatment that is best for you will be determined in your personal consultation.


Arm liposuction is a treatment for healthy patients that are bothered by excess fat in their underarms. This fat is difficult to reduce and exercise and diet may have no effect on the fat store. Liposuction is a simple and effective treatment to remove the fat and help show off the contour and definition of the arms. 

To know for sure if you are a candidate for liposuction, schedule a meeting with Dr. Brown today.

Personal Consultation

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During your meeting with Dr. Brown, he will assess your health and examine your arms. Your skin elasticity will be taken into account as Dr. Brown wants to make sure your skin can contract and adjust to the new shape of your arms well.

Dr. Brown will ask you about your health history and current lifestyle so he can determine if arm liposuction is a healthy solution for you. If you wish to pursue arm liposuction, we will schedule an appointment and inform you of the steps to take to have a healthy surgery and recovery.


The best way to have a healthy treatment and ensure your best results is to follow the instructions provided by Dr. Brown. These instructions will include important steps like:

  • Asking for a few days off from work
  • Arranging for a friend or family member to drive you to and from the appointment
  • Filling and picking up prescriptions
  • Asking a friend to stay with you for the first day or two of recovery as you adjust to movement after lipo surgery
  • Mentally prepare for recovery
  • The morning of surgery, dress in a loose shirt that can be easily removed

These are just a few of the things that will help you have a healthy and smooth surgery.

Liposuction Surgery

When you arrive to your appointment, you will need to change into a surgical gown. Your arms will be cleaned and incision spots will be marked out.

Local or general anesthesia will be administered. The details of your preferred anesthesia method will be determined in your consultation. Once the anesthesia is applied, Dr. Brown will implement the predetermined liposuction techniques. 

Dr. Brown will work meticulously to remove fat and sculpt your arms. When he is happy with the proportion of the arms and contours he will close the incision(s) and apply bandages.


Recovery is unique for each patient.

Dr. Brown and his helpful staff will inform you what you can do to have a healthy and comfortable recovery. The best thing you can do for yourself is to rest and take your time. Don’t push yourself and make sure to stay hydrated. Sleeping, drinking plenty of water and taking brief walks will help your recovery go well. Prescribed medications will improve your recovery and alleviate discomfort. Compression garments will need to be worn for a few weeks to help keep the arms slim and let your body adjust well to its new shape.

Patients can often return to work after a few days but should avoid strenuous activities for four to six weeks.


One of the aspects our patients love about liposuction is that it achieves long-lasting results.

You can often see improvements in the contour and shape of the arm after surgery. These results will only get better over the next few weeks as swelling diminishes.

To keep your arms looking slim, remember to exercise and eat well. Not only will these activities keep your arms slender, they will help you look and feel great for the long-term!

Liposuction Benefits

Arm liposuction will greatly improve the appearance of your profile. Many patients are excited to find their clothes feel more comfortable and loose around their arms. We love helping patients look and feel their best. Liposuction is an advanced form of body contouring that allows patients to reduce bothersome fat stores and achieve sexy curves and muscle definition.


Because every patient has a particular aesthetic and desired outcome, the cost of your arm liposuction procedure will be unique to you. Dr. Brown will personalize your procedure and go over a cost breakdown during your consultation. Give us a call today at (619) 461-1500 to learn more about our liposuction procedures or schedule your consultation now by clicking here. We look forward to working with you and helping you obtain smooth, slender arms.


How much does it cost to get liposuction on your arms?

The cost of your procedure will be determined by a few factors such as the liposuction technique, the amount of fat that is able to be removed and whether you want to treat others areas with liposuction during your appointment. Dr. Brown will take the time to go over the price of your procedure with you.

How long does it take to recover from arm liposuction?

The length of each patient’s recovery will be particular to them. On average, patients are able to return to a sedentary job after a week.

Does arm liposuction leave scars?

Dr. Brown will place incisions discreetly along the natural contours of your arms. With the advanced forms of lipo tools and techniques that Dr. Brown specializes in, incisions are not extensive. Any scars will be minimal and will fade with time.

Does liposuction work on arms?

Yes! Liposuction will remove stubborn pockets of fat and reveal the natural shape of the arm.

What is the downside of liposuction?

Risks and potential downsides of liposuction will be discussed in your personal consultation with Dr. Brown. Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that requires some downtime. However the treatment achieves results right away and the outcome Dr. Brown achieves are long-lasting.

What causes flabby arms?

Flabby arms are caused by the build-up of fat in the upper arms. This fat weighs down your arms and gravity will further weigh down the arms. After a while, the fat will cause the skin to stretch resulting in flabby arms. Some fat development in this area may not be avoidable due to genetics or lifestyle. The best way to keep your arms slender is to eat well and exercise.

If you are interested in restoring the natural appearance of your arms, schedule a consultation with Dr. Brown today.

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