Ayurvedic Treatments Questions and Answers Archive

Apr
2001

Q&A: Is surgery safe to reduce fat in my upper arms? If so, how much could that cost?

Question:

Is surgery safe to reduce fat in my upper arms? If so, how much could that cost?

- Jenn

Answer:

 Gregory Caputy, MD, Chief Surgeon - LocateADoc.com

Dear Jenn, Upper arm liposuction, especially using ultrasonic-assisted liposuction is a wonderful procedure as long as your skin is in good condition to allow for a smooth and even contraction over the area after the fat is partially removed. If the skin is in large excess, a brachioplasty is a better procedure to undergo. This difference between the two is immense though in terms of recovery, risk and scarring. I would suggest that you visit with a plastic/cosmetic surgeon in your area to determine which procedure is best for you.

-- Gregory Caputy, MD, Chief Surgeon
Honolulu, Hawaii