Saggy skin in the upper arms is a common complaint, even among people who are not overweight. Sagging can occur as a result of aging when the skin loses its natural elasticity. It can also occur following significant weight loss. No matter the cause, saggy skin in the upper arms, commonly referred to as “bat wings” can be embarrassing and leave you feeling ashamed to show off your upper arms. If you do not want to undergo a traditional arm lift, a laser arm lift using the Smartlipo TriPlex™ system may be an excellent alternative.
Laser Arm Lift with Smartipo® Triplex®
If you have mild to moderate skin sagging in the upper arms, a laser arm lift using the Smartlipo® system is often a good alternative to a traditional arm lift. The Smartlipo® Triplex® procedure is minimally invasive, and unlike a traditional arm lift, Smartlipo® Triplex® works to tighten the skin rather than remove it. This results in less pain, scarring and minimal downtime.
“The results are an amazing improvement, and I am very pleased with the results so far. Dr. Schlechter made me feel so comfortable and at ease. He definitely strives for perfection.” – DR
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How is a Laser Arm Lift with Smartlipo® Triplex® Performed?
A small cannula, or hollow tube, is inserted under the skin of your upper arm. Laser energy is delivered through the cannula to the fat cells, causing them to liquefy. Then, the liquefied fat is gently suctioned out of the body. The laser is also used to apply heat to the underside of the skin. This causes the skin to tighten and causes an increase in collagen production, furthering skin tightening. The entire procedure generally takes less than a few hours, and you will be able to return home the same day.
Am I a Candidate for a Laser Arm Lift with the Smartlipo® Triplex® System?
If you have mild to moderate sagging skin in your upper arms, you may be a good candidate for Smartlipo®. Because the procedure is less invasive than traditional arm lifts, you may be a good candidate even if a doctor recommended you not undergo the traditional procedure. You should be in good overall health and free from any serious conditions. Good candidates are of a healthy weight and have been unable to get rid of saggy skin and fat in the upper arms with diet and exercise. The procedure is not intended as a replacement for healthy weight loss, and it is important to have realistic expectations.
Recovery from a Laser Arm Lift with Smartlipo® Triplex®
An arm lift using the Smartlipo® Triplex® system causes very little trauma to the tissue. This results in less bruising and swelling. Because the incisions are so small, there is no need for stitches. You can immediately resume light activities. Some people are even able to return to work in a few days. Full recovery takes less than two weeks, however, it may take as long as six months to see the final result.