A Less Invasive Arm Lift
When many women describe their “trouble spots,” the upper arms are often mentioned as one of them. Trying to tone the upper arms can be difficult and frustrating for many reasons. In the first place, the skin on the upper arms can age and sag at a faster rate than many other areas of the body. Secondly, the arms are often resistant to diet and any form of exercise or weight training. Third, the arms are not always easy to hide, especially in the warm summer months. While no one wants to consistently cover their arms with sweaters and jackets, especially in warmer weather, this is precisely what many women do to mask their least favorite feature.
For years, sagging skin and excess fat on the upper arms was treated one way: through brachioplasty. Brachioplasty is an arm lift, a surgical procedure in which excess fat in the upper arm is removed, and excess skin is surgically excised. While this procedure creates noticeable and desirable results, it doesn’t come without costs. These “costs” include a surgical scar that can run from the elbow to the armpit and an extended recovery period in which all movement in the upper arms is limited. As the upper arms are so commonly used, this limitation can prove to be difficult. Fortunately, brachioplasty is no longer your only option when it comes to improving the contours of your upper arms. Improvements in cosmetic technology now allow us to provide a less-invasive alternative, one that comes with minimal scarring and downtime.
Liposuction with Renuvion™
While liposuction is used to remove unwanted pockets of fat on the body, the procedure does come with one limitation. This limitation is that liposuction cannot improve skin laxity. It doesn’t matter how many fat cells are removed; liposuction will not change the elasticity of your skin. This fact has long made liposuction of the arms a difficult standalone procedure as most women experience both excess fat and sagging skin. Now, all of that is about to change. Patients everywhere are experiencing the benefits of Renuvion™. Renuvion™ offers non-surgical skin tightening nearly anywhere on the body and is the perfect combination procedure with liposuction of the arms.
What is Renuvion™?
Renuvion™ technology uniquely combines helium plasma and radiofrequency energy to shrink the skin to a more youthful state. This procedure is performed by inserting the Renuvion™ wand underneath the skin through small incisions where the plasma energy is administered to the treatment area, in this case, the upper arms. The plasma energy heats the tissue, causing the skin to tighten while at the same time stimulating collagen production for ongoing benefits.
Why Combine Liposuction and Renuvion™?
Liposuction and Renuvion™ are a perfect pair when it comes to body contouring. This combination provides a less invasive option to traditional body procedures, such as an arm lift. The small and inconspicuous incisions made for liposuction are the same incisions that are used to administer Renuvion™, thus allowing for smaller scars and a quicker and more comfortable recovery period. Enjoy the results of an arm lift without the downtime.
To learn more about how Renuvion™ can benefit your physique, contact Dr. Schlechter at Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery by calling (610) 624-2740 to set up a consultation.