The arms are one of the areas less commonly treated by liposuction, probably because fewer people tend to collect fatty deposits in this area compared to other body areas. However, some people do develop fatty, often downward bulging upper arms, or flabby arms.

Most of the patients we see with excess fat of the arms have this fat on the upper portion of the arm. Liposuction of the arms usually leads to very gratifying results. This procedure is usually very well tolerated and easily performed with just local anesthetic.

Liposuction of the arms is usually very well tolerated and easily performed with just local anesthesia. Usually liposuction of the arms does not take very long because the area of the upper arms is small compared to other body areas. The suctioning of the upper arm fat usually takes 30 minutes or so.

The upper arm skin shrinks after liposuction, so that the arms become slimmer and more attractive. Therefore, unless there is an extreme amount of excess skin, there is not flabby skin draping down from the arms following the liposuction procedure.