Frequently women come to the office for consultation and say, “Dr. Dickinson, no matter how hard I exercise, the fat on the back of my upper arm and bra line persists. I become self-conscious of this when I wear a bikini or strapless dress. Can liposuction help?”
Liposuction of the upper arm and bra fat can be very rewarding to the patient who is the right candidate. Great candidates for liposuction have localized deposits of fat that are more resistant to diet and exercise compared to the rest of their body. Significant changes after liposuction can be readily seen within 4 weeks post-operatively and continue to improve over many months and stabilize at about 2 years.
It is not uncommon for me to see women who are very self assured, successful, and accomplished although they may feel limited by the clothing they can wear because of localized fat deposits they cannot get rid of.
It is important to continue to exercise and maintain a healthy diet after liposuction. The results continue to improve over the course of 2 years. Liposuction is the gift that keeps on giving if you take care of it.