How to Get Toned Arms this Summer
Summer is officially here, bringing with it rising temperatures, vacations to the beach, and a brand new summer wardrobe. Unfortunately, many women often dread the summer months, because it means showing off problem areas that were hidden during winter but are now brought to the forefront with the addition of sundresses and tanks to their daily wardrobe. One problem area common among women is the arm area. But just because your arms aren’t as toned or slim as you want, doesn’t mean there aren’t options. Here are some choices for women who want to feel confident in tank tops and sundresses all summer long:
If your arms are slowly losing muscular definition and starting to look baggy as you get older, do not be distressed. It is common for women to suffer from frustrating developments of fat that run the length of their arms, even despite exercise and a healthy diet. What’s worse is that fat is inherently stubborn and practically impossible to lose without a little help.
VASER Hi-Def is a highly advanced liposuction technique that can be performed on both men and women who are relatively fit and have good elasticity in their skin. With this technique, your doctor can literally sculpt away extra fat, command the skin to retract over those new curves, and reveal strong, toned arms to show off at the beach this summer.
The VASER technology is an ultrasound-assisted form of liposuction, which means that fat is literally melted before it is suctioned away. This allows your doctor to select exactly which fat he wants to remove to sculpt definition and which fat he wants to leave to give the muscle volume. In some cases, most often in men, fat can be transferred to the deltoid muscle to give it extra definition. This technique creates a new upper arm that is toned and even muscular, depending on the patient’s desires.
VASER Hi-Def is a minimally invasive technique that leaves very few small, nearly invisible scars in the crease of the elbow and in the underarm area.
If you have found that you have mysteriously grown “bat wings” that run the length of your upper arms, try not to be distressed. Many women suffer from those frustrating developments of fat, despite rigorous exercise and a healthy diet. This fat is an especially stubborn type of fat that is resistant to exercise and is practically impossible to lose without some help.
A brachioplasty—also known as an arm lift—is a surgical procedure designed to reduce extra fat and skin in the arms, making them appear more youthful and toned. There are two brachioplasty procedures that can be performed, depending on the individual case and how much fat and skin must be removed:
Full Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)
If a patient has little skin elasticity or obvious sagging skin, a standard brachioplasty will yield the best results. Liposuction alone is not an effective procedure for patients with little skin elasticity, as all that will happen is the fat, or the filler, of the arms will be removed and dangling, empty skin will be left over. That skin must be removed as well as the fat for a beautiful result. A full brachioplasty procedure reshapes the upper arm by removing extra fat and skin. Though the brachioplasty leaves a long scar, usually from the underarm to the elbow on the inside of the arm, many patients feel that the scar is better than having arms that swing when they move.
Minibrachioplasty (Mini Arm Lift)
For patients with moderate skin elasticity but excess fat, a limited incision brachioplasty (minibrachioplasty) can be performed. In this case, the patient’s skin still retracts well and liposuction will provide minimally invasive fat removal while facilitating skin retraction for toned upper arms. A mini arm lift then removes extra skin in the upper arm, but restricts the scar from skin removed to the underarm area so that the patient will not be self-conscious in short sleeved clothing.
For more information and to find out which option is right for you, contact Shapiro Plastic Surgery.