Eliminate Bat Wings with an Arm Lift

When you wave to say hi or goodbye to acquaintances, do your upper arms wave too? Sagging skin, tissue and fat on the upper arms can create “bat wings” that are unattractive when you wear sleeveless attire. If you want to restore firmness and slim your upper arms, you may need more than diet and exercise to obtain the results you desire. An arm lift can remove excess fat and skin, eliminating those upper arm bat wings.

What is an Arm Lift Surgery?

Loose tissue that hangs under the upper arms usually occurs due to aging and weight fluctuations. Gaining weight on the upper arms can stretch the skin – even when weight is lost, the skin may not return to its former shape. The skin also loses elasticity with age as collagen and elastin production wane. The result can be stretched, swinging skin and tissue under the upper arms that can be embarrassing. At a certain age, surgery may be the only option to restore firmer, youthful upper arms.

An arm lift surgery addresses the excess skin, fat and tissue that create bat wings. The procedure usually includes using liposuction to remove excess fat to slim the arms. The excess skin can also be trimmed and tightened to create firmer upper arms. Experienced plastic surgeons can carefully hide the incisions to ensure there are not any obvious scars from the procedure.

If you want the option to wear sleeveless shirts without exposing sagging skin and fat, an upper arm lift may be right for you. Contact a local experienced plastic surgeon to learn more about arm lifts to eliminate your bat wings for good.

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Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists, P.C.
2001 Peacthree Road #630
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 355-3566

4 Reasons to Undergo Facial Liposuction

Fat can alter the appearance of your face. Too much can cause a lack of definition or sagging, while too little can make you look gaunt and older. Striking the right balance of fat under the skin can create the facial look you desire. While some people need fat transfers or injections to achieve the appearance they prefer, others need fat removal. For those that want to slim their face, facial liposuction may be the answer. Here are four reasons that people choose to undergo facial liposuction.

  1. Reduce a double chin. Excess fat under the chin can make the face look rounder and minimize definition in the jaw and chin. Liposuction under the chin can eliminate a double chin for a more defined profile.
  2. Sagging eye tissue. Liposuction used carefully on the upper or lower lids can reduce sagging tissue that can make the eyes look older. Removing small fat deposits can open up the upper lid and reduce bags for more youthful eyes.
  3. Slim chubby cheeks. Both men and women can have “cherub” cheeks that detract from an angular face. Liposuction to reduce chubby cheeks can reveal cheekbones and a defined, mature face.
  4. Define the neck. Excess fat on the neck can cause sagging and even a “turkey gobble” if left in place. Liposuction, often combined with a neck lift, can define the neck, making it slimmer and younger appearing.

Fat deposits can impact the shape and youthfulness of the face. To change the shape or look of your chin, neck, cheeks or eyes, liposuction may be a solution. Contact an experienced plastic surgeon to discuss facial liposuction for a more defined face.

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Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery
120 South Spalding Drive #236
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 288-0641

When Is Liposuction a Good Choice?

Reducing size, whether it is around the middle, on the hips or the top of thighs, is a common goal. Losing weight is difficult, but it is even harder to lose it from specific areas. Genetics come into play, and no matter how much you diet or exercise, you can find it almost impossible to create targeted fat loss. Liposuction can be a solution, but it is not for everyone. Here are some tips to determine whether liposuction could help you achieve the body shape you desire.

Are You Overweight?

Liposuction is designed to help reduce fat deposits, but it is not a weight loss solution. Good candidates for liposuction are not necessarily overweight; they have targeted areas that retain fat they want reduced. While it is possible to be overweight and have liposuction, it should not be considered for overall weight loss.

Do You Have a Specific Area You Want Reduced?

If you have love handles that continue to remain after extensive diet and exercise, or saddlebags on the upper thighs that refuse to go away, liposuction may be a good choice. Liposuction is designed to remove fat for a targeted area. Once the fat cells are removed, they are gone for good.

Has Your Shape Changed with Age?

Often as you get older, you may find that the shape of your body and face change. You may suddenly retain fat around the abdomen, upper arms or under the chin. Liposuction can remove spot fat deposits caused by aging, often combined with a lift in the area.

If you are considering liposuction, consult a plastic surgeon who specializes in this procedure to determine if it is the right choice for your needs.

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Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists, P.C.
2001 Peacthree Road #630
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 355-3566

When Is Body Liposuction Appropriate?

Liposuction may seem like an easy fix to excess fat, but it is not always appropriate. In 2015, liposuction was the top cosmetic surgery performed in the U.S. according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 396,045 liposuction procedures were completed, outnumbering the 2nd highest surgery by over 90,000. Liposuction is not a weight loss option, but instead meant to reshape the body and remove difficult fat deposits that don’t respond to diet and exercise.

So, when is it appropriate to consider liposuction for body transformation? The procedure can remove a sizeable amount of fat from the abdomen, thighs, hips or other areas, but should be used as a last resort for weight loss. Some common reasons men and women seek liposuction include:

  • Post-pregnancy or excessive weight loss. Some women have trouble losing the fat from their abdomen after pregnancy. Liposuction can be used with a tummy tuck to remove fat and extra skin to restore a flat stomach. This can also be done after excess weight loss when there is loose skin and small amounts of fat left on the abdomen or other areas.
  • Genetic fat deposits. Even when a person is within a healthy weight for their height, genetics can lead to excess fat in some areas. Liposuction can remove pockets of fat from hips, thighs, chin and torso that don’t respond to other weight loss attempts.
  • Fat removal can help reshape and define areas that exercise alone cannot do. This can show muscle definition for a tighter, defined body.

If you have tried to get the body you want through diet and exercise, but still have areas that refuse to lose excess fat, liposuction may be an option. Consult a experienced plastic surgeon to see if you are a candidate for liposuction.

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Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists, P.C.
2001 Peacthree Road #630
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 355-3566

When Is Liposuction the Right Choice?

There is no easy way to reduce fat on the body. Diet and exercise take commitment, time and effort, but can be effective in losing weight and shaping the body. However, even when you work hard to lose body fat, you can still have areas that stubbornly hold on to stored fat. If you have wondered about liposuction and whether it may be right for you, here are some people that could be good candidates for liposuction.

Post-Pregnancy

For some women, the stomach area never returns to the firm, flat stomach they had before pregnancy, even with exercise and diet. Liposuction, often combined with a tummy tuck, can remove excess fat left on the abdomen and restore a thinner midsection.

Reshaping

Often liposuction is a good choice for those who do not necessarily need to lose weight, but want to reshape their body. If you have areas that store extra fat, even though you are height-weight proportionate, liposuction could trim these trouble spots and give you a more desirable shape.

Permanent Fat Loss

Unlike diet and exercise, liposuction is a permanent solution to removing fat cells. Losing fat through burning it from the body only shrinks the cells; liposuction removes the fat cells completely. For those that tend to gain fat in the same areas, this can be a long-term option to reduce fat storage in those spots.

If any of these situations sound familiar, you also may be a good candidate for liposuction. Schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon that specializes in advanced liposuction techniques to learn more about this procedure and to determine if it is the right choice for you.

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Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists, P.C.
2001 Peacthree Road #630
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 355-3566

Are You Hiding Your Upper Arms?

As the warmer weather approaches, tank tops, swimsuits and sundresses are all begging you to ditch the sleeves and bare your arms. But if you have extra skin or fat on your upper arms, you may be clutching your long sleeve shirts and wishing for summer to be over. Don’t miss out of the summer fashions and cool clothing – instead of hiding your arms, consider a cosmetic surgery solution.

Heavy upper arms can be difficult to lose through diet and exercise. For some, it is a genetic issue; many women have ‘matronly’ arms, even when they are at a healthy weight. For others, it could be leftover skin from weight loss or skin that has sagged due to age. Cosmetic surgery options can target this problem area and give you upper arms that are ready to be exposed in those cute summer outfits.

There are two main surgical procedures that can address upper arms that have excess fat or skin: arm lifts and liposuction. An arm lift is better for those that have excess or sagging skin, usually from age or weight loss. The lift can remove the excess skin and tighten the upper arm area. Liposuction is for those who just have extra fat on their arms that they want reduced. Even if you have always had heavy arms, liposuction can permanently remove the fat and create arms that are slender.

Let your arms come out of hiding this summer! Contact your local plastic surgeon that offers arm lifts or liposuction to address that problem area. You will feel more self-confident and finally get to wear the fun summer outfits that you have been avoiding.

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Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists, P.C.
2001 Peacthree Road #630
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 355-3566