Arm Liposuction

If you are embarrassed by excess fat on your upper arms, arm liposuction can create a firm, sculpted, youthful look. If you are uncomfortable revealing your arms, a custom arm liposuction treatment performed by Dr. Khalifeh will restore a fit and slender appearance to flabby upper arms, with a two to three-day recovery time.

Arm Liposuction

Upper arm liposuction in Washington DC

Laser-assisted liposuction may be the ideal treatment to remove excess fat on the upper arms. Our advanced liposuction system, Smartlipo, requires only local anesthesia while tightening the surrounding tissues. Upper arm lipo is not painful and achieves remarkably attractive results. If you have a significant quantity of lax skin and tissue, a surgical arm lift, or brachioplasty, is often the most appropriate treatment.

Arm liposuction procedure

Removing excess fat from the upper arms requires about two hours to complete. The basic steps are as follows:

  • You will have a prescription for antibiotics to begin two days before your treatment, and if desired, you can take valium before the procedure.
  • The skin on your upper arms is cleaned with an antiseptic.
  • The area is numbed with injections in three locations on the upper arms.
  • Very tiny incisions are created to allow Dr. Khalifeh to access the fat deposits. For a visual on the incision locations, click here.
  • A tumescent solution is infused into the upper arms to numb the area and control bleeding and bruising.
  • The Smartlipo cannula, which contains a laser fiber, is inserted into the area. The energy emitted by the fiber releases the fat from the surrounding tissue so that it can be more easily and evenly extracted, with less trauma.
  • Once the procedure is complete, your arms will be protected with a compression garment, and you are released to return home.

Dr. Khalifeh Demonstrates Arm Liposuction

Why choose DC Cosmetics for arm liposuction?

Dr. Khalifeh has achieved recognition in the field of plastic surgery and serves as an Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the Cosmetic Surgery Education Program at Johns Hopkins University in the Department of Plastic Surgery. If you struggle with fatty, flabby upper arms, Dr. Khalifeh will evaluate your condition and guide you to the most effective procedure. He achieves remarkable results with Smartlipo treatments, at prices that are affordable and within reach for many patients.


The cost of arm liposuction can vary based on the extent of the procedure. A consult is required to get an exact quote. Our fees, depending on the promotion, will range typically around $4500 for this procedure.

A microcannula is much smaller than a standard cannula (thin hollow tube for fat extraction). As the diameter is smaller, the treatment is less painful, allows for greater accuracy and precision, and has a faster healing time. The technique (also called liposculpture) has the added benefit of triggering natural collagen production in the skin so it becomes firmer and more supple in the days and weeks following treatment.

All liposuction treatments involve the removal of fat. With Smartlipo, the process is slightly different, as the device emits laser energy to release and melt the fat from the surrounding tissue, causing less trauma to the surrounding tissue.

The results of arm liposuction are long-lasting, but if you gain a significant amount of weight, fat can once again accumulate on your upper arms – although it will not be as much. You have a limited number of fat cells, which swell and shrink with weight gain. If you exercise, eat healthy food, stay hydrated, and care for your body, your results should be long term.