Sagging, flabby upper arms are a major aesthetic concern among many women, and one which often intensifies as they age. Caused by factors such as excessive weight loss, heredity, and natural aging, flabby upper arms most often do not respond to even rigorous diet and exercise. The only option that was available to address the problem was a traditional arm lift or brachioplasty. However, while the procedure can remove a large amount of fat, it involves extensive downtime and long scars which are difficult to camouflage. But now, scarless arm lift surgery in NYC provides patients with excellent results without incisions, unsightly scars, and long downtime.
NYC plastic surgeons perform this highly efficient minimally-invasive procedure using the FDA approved BodyTite device. BodyTite uses Radiofrequency Assisted Liposuction (RFAL) technology to selectively remove excess fat deposits from the upper arms and provides you with well-shaped arms without incision scars.
Traditional invasive arm lift surgery or brachioplasty requires administering general anesthesia to create a long incision to extract the unwanted fat from the upper arm region, which would involve surgical trauma, longer downtime, and slow healing. On the other hand, BodyTite RFAL melts the subcutaneous fat, coagulates the blood vessels, and tightens the skin, while leaving the surrounding tissues intact. The procedure requires only local anesthesia and comes with minimal pain and downtime. Unlike traditional liposuction, BodyTite arm lift leaves no scars and is recognized for its special ability to tighten the skin up to 40% more than conventional liposuction. This is a “gap” procedure for many patients who may be turned away for liposuction alone but are not severe enough for the traditional brachioplasty.
BodyTite in NYC begins with the surgeon marking the treatment site and administering local anesthesia to numb it. Once the area is numb, a small incision will be made to insert the BodyTite hand piece to deliver focused energy into the site. The radiofrequency (RF) energy liquefies the unwanted fat cells quickly, allowing them to be easily removed. As the procedure tightens the skin and coagulates the tissues, it helps the surgeon sculpt the arms to the ideal shape. The scarless arm lift takes approximately 30-45 minutes, though this would depend on the extent of the area treated and other individual considerations. The procedure improves sagging, wrinkled skin with less downtime and provides long-lasting, attractive results – with no scars.
However, only a good candidate can reap all the benefits of scarless arm lift surgery in NYC. Ideal candidates are those who have sagging upper arms, good skin elasticity, and a stable weight.
Recently, international pop icon Paula Abdul, who is also now brand ambassador of InMode, underwent treatment using InMode’s BodyTite for her arms as an alternative to traditional cosmetic surgery. Even though she maintained a healthy lifestyle with fitness and skincare routines, she still needed definition and tighter, firmer skin on her arms. Plastic surgeon Spero Theodorou MD of bodySCULPT in NYC who is also InMode’s Chief Medical Officer, discussed the choice. He said, “Paula is an excellent candidate for InMode’s innovative technology using Radio-Frequency (RF) to provide a natural tighter appearance. She exercised regularly, was healthy but had some areas that troubled her due to past injuries and the effects of aging.”
Paula is pleased with the results she achieved with BodyTite’s arm lift. The procedure helped her restore a sleeker, more youthful look without invasive cosmetic surgery. Leading NYC plastic surgeons Drs. Spero Theodorou and Christopher T. Chia of bodySCULPT in NYC are inventors of the innovative BodyTite on arms / scarless arm lift procedure.
Since scarless arm lift involves only minimal surgical trauma and downtime, most patients return to their routine activities soon. But actual recovery time can vary depending on the comprehensiveness of the procedure – the amount of fat removed and the extent of the area treated. Most patients are able to get back to routine activity within 48 hours, without experiencing any risks or complications. One study found that 81% patients returned to work within 1-3 days of the procedure. However, arm exercises should be delayed for at least 6-8 weeks.
It’s important to follow your surgeon’s instructions on exercise and other matters after arm lift surgery to obtain optimal results. A healthy lifestyle is necessary to maintain the outcomes.
As the BodyTite scarless arm lift involves a specialized liposuction technique, it’s important that you choose a plastic surgeon who is an expert at it. An experienced plastic surgeon in NYC can provide you with effective, long-lasting arm contouring results. In an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice, you can expect end-to-end care and support all through the treatment, right from initial consultation till full recovery.