How to Tone Up Flabby Arms

Dr. Atul Kesarwani is the medical director of the Cosmedical Rejuvenation Clinic. As a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kesarwani has 30+ years of experience in the field. Read more about Dr. Kesarwani >


How to Tone Up Flabby Arms

Saggy or flabby arms can really cripple your self confidence. You may have stubborn, excess arm flab, or loose skin after weight loss or with age. Being self conscious about your arms can take away from your quality of life, affecting the kind of clothes you wear, the activities you participate in, or your willingness to pose for photos.

Arm flab and excess skin can be impossible to get rid of through just exercise and diet. This is because your body may use your arms to store fat for emergencies, and aging causes the skin to weaken, making it looser and saggier.

The good news is that there are a couple of effective cosmetic options to eliminate excess fat or skin in the upper arms. How great would it be to finally be able to wear the clothes you want to wear without worrying about covering up your arms?

The option you choose depends on your specific problem. The two reasons most people are unhappy with their upper arms are either:

  • Loose, sagging skin
  • Excess Fat

These are two very different issues, and require two different procedures to correct them — or one that targets both!

Skin around the upper arms can sag due to weight or muscle loss, or aging. Sagging skin around the arms can be easily corrected with a brachioplasty, or arm lift. During an arm lift, excess skin and fat are removed from the upper arm, and the arm is contoured for a smoother, slimmer appearance.

If your problem is unwanted fat around the arms, the safe surgical option would be liposuction. Liposuction is an effective procedure for the removal of any unwanted fat, specifically fat that is resistant to diet and exercise, as upper arm fat often is. During liposuction, excess fat is suctioned from the upper arms to recontour them.

Sometimes the correct approach is a combination of the two procedures, as fat loss due to liposuction can result in sagging skin.

If you’re looking to go the non-surgical route, then consider SculpSure. SculpSure eliminates unwanted fat like liposuction, but melts it away rather than suctions it out. No incisions or anesthesia required!

With many people now undergoing dramatic weight loss, arm lifts are quickly becoming a popular procedure. Many people are unhappy with the appearance of their upper arms and find that it negatively affects the choices they make in clothing, and in activities. By choosing an arm lift, liposuction, or a combination of the two, you are giving yourself fresh self-confidence, and new opportunities!

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