What is liposculpture of the arms?

While it may not seem significant to some, Dr. Markelov understands how extra fat on your arms can impact self-esteem. No one should have to avoid sleeveless clothes in hot weather or forgo bathing suits at the beach. Dr. Markelov believes that everyone deserves a full life without feeling hindered by their appearance. Liposuction of the arms involves removal of unwanted fat in your arms or shoulders. With Dr. Markelov, this procedure is efficient and minimally invasive. It can be performed either as an Awake Liposuction procedure with only local anesthesia or under general anesthesia. Liposuction of the arms:

  • Reveals your body’s natural musculature and contours
  • Restores a youthful look 
  • Results in patients feeling excited to wear sleeveless clothes again
  • Enables the patient to wave without a second thought
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Why choose Dr. Markelov?

Dr. Markelov always ensures that every patient receives the procedure that is most appropriate for their goals and body. He does this by carefully listening to what the patient wants, and will not move forward unless he is certain he can meet expectations. Every procedure at AM Plastic Surgery is performed with full transparency.

Dr. Markelov makes sure all patients are knowledgeable about the procedure and feel confident that they are being taken care of. Dr. Markelov has used his rigorous training to deliver exceptional results for his patients every time. Dr. Markelov:

  • Is an award-winning surgeon
  • Is double board-certified 
  • Completed his training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, one of the best programs in the country
  • Is a researcher and innovator with multiple professional publications and presentations

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The Minimally Invasive Liposuction Procedure

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Benefits of arm liposuction

Imagine always being pleased with what you see in the mirror, and wearing flattering outfits without a second thought. Liposuction of the arms is an efficient, minimally invasive way to achieve contoured, beautiful arms. With appropriate diet and exercise, results are long-lasting. Below are more benefits of the procedure: 

  • Improves definition in the arms and shoulders 
  • Enhances the look of arm-revealing clothing 
  • Increases self-confidence
  • Leaves the body with an overall slimmer, more refined appearance

Dr. Markelov's Specialized Approach to
Arm Liposuction

Lipedema is a chronic condition characterized by an abnormal accumulation of fat, particularly in the limbs, and can significantly impact an individual's quality of life. Traditional liposuction may not always deliver comprehensive results in cases where the arms are affected.

Dr. Markelov specializes in an innovative approach called Awake Arm Liposuction 360, specifically designed for lipedema patients. This technique involves removing fat not only from the lower portion of the arms but comprehensively from all around, resulting in more dramatic size reduction and yielding more pronounced results. The procedure also promotes skin shrinkage by facilitating skin redistribution around the new arm contour.

While in some cases, an arm lift or brachioplasty may still be necessary, the awake nature of the procedure sets it apart by eliminating the need for general anesthesia. This makes the process more interactive, allowing patients to participate in arm positioning to achieve better results but also expedites recovery and minimizes the associated risks of general anesthesia.

Key points to highlight about Dr. Markelov’s signature approach include the following:

  • Awake procedure
  • Faster recovery and no risks of general anesthesia
  • Liposuction is performed 360 around the entire circumference of the arm for more drastic results and better skin redistribution around the new arm contour

How is the procedure performed?

Dr. Markelov uses small pokes, then inserts a fat removal instrument into the target areas. He uses this instrument to gently dissolve and then remove fat. Dr. Markelov sometimes recommends pairing arm liposuction with a skin tightening treatment or an arm lift if there is any excess skin.

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What can I expect from my recovery?

AM Plastic Surgery prides itself on rapid recovery and minimal downtime. Here’s what you can expect following liposuction of the arms:

  • No drains
  • No stitches
  • Can perform a desk job or other light activity the next day
  • Wears a compression garment to reduce swelling and maintain shape

Dr. Markelov carefully develops a detailed after-care plan that the patient follows once at home, in addition to scheduling follow-up visits at Dr. Markelov’s clinic so he can ensure that healing is progressing optimally. 

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    Determining your candidacy Who can benefit from liposuction of the arms?

    Anybody who feels reluctant to socialize because of their appearance, or avoids wearing specific clothing because they feel self-conscious about their arms, would benefit from this procedure. For many people, arm fat is stubborn and persists even with a healthy diet and regular physical activity. Unfortunately, we can’t stop aging or control where our bodies store fat; this is frustrating, and liposuction is often the only option. Removing fat from the arms is not just aesthetic; it can lead to an improved self-image and pride in one’s body. Dr. Markelov believes that everyone deserves to experience a positive body image.

    The arm liposuction procedure is most appropriate for those who meet the criteria listed below. However, a video consultation with Dr. Markelov and his team is the best way to find out if liposuction of the arms is right for you.

    • You have been at a stable weight for at least six months
    • You have fat that won’t go away even after dieting and exercise
    • You have adequate skin elasticity

    What can I expect from my results?

    To Dr. Markelov, loving the way you look is always an option. He has seen many patients fall in love with their bodies again after targeted liposuction. Dr. Markelov focuses on elegance and sophistication over all else. After the procedure, you can expect:

    • Natural-looking, understated results
    • Slimmer, firmer arms and an overall more refined appearance
    • A youthful, contoured silhouette
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    Prioritizing your satisfaction

    Dr. Markelov is committed to helping his patients feel excited about the way their bodies look, and believes everyone should be able to feel great in their own skin. He is precise and meticulous, and body sculpting is one of his specialties. Dr. Markelov treats patients the way he would expect to be treated; this means no question is too small and no detail is overlooked.

    He understands that surgery can be a big step, and for this reason he treats every patient as a VIP. Because Dr. Markelov is committed to patient happiness, he offers everyone a complimentary video consultation. To begin, contact AM Plastic Surgery in Tampa today!

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