Visit us in Chevy Chase, Tyson's Area/McLean or Gainesville:
5454 Wisconsin Ave, #1710 Chevy Chase, MD 20815

7601 Lewinsville Rd, #300 McLean, VA 22102

7500 Iron Bar Lane, #100, Gainesville, VA 20155
(With Katie Williar, P.A)

(703) 543-9252 | (301) 244-0148

Arm Liposuction

Introduction to Smartlipo of the Arms

Liposuction is frequently done in the upper arm. Many patients are not comfortable with the thickness of their upper arm, and are not comfortable in sleeveless shirts. Such a patient can be a good candidate for laser liposuction of the arms. The arm is a relatively small treatment area, and the recovery is 2-3 days.

While we offer both traditional lipo and smartlipo (aka laser lipo), Dr. Khalifeh will usually recommend laser liposuction, as this is a small area that does not require full anesthesia. With laser liposuction, the skin tightening will be also enhanced as compared to traditional lipo. This is also an easy area to numb, so patients are very comfortable after the numbing process.

Results of Smartlipo Arms

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 Before                            After

Description of Smartlipo of the Arms Procedure:

The procedure takes approximately 2 hours to perform.

The steps involved are:

Step 1: You will take valium (optional) to help relax and an antibiotic for 2 days prior to surgery

Step 2: The skin is cleaned with an antiseptic

Step 3: With a very small needle, the skin is numbed at two to three sites for the incisions. With another instrument. 2-4 millimeter incisions are made.  Click here to see positioning and incisions.

Step 4: The tumescent solution is infused into arms for numbing and control of bruising.

Step 5: The smartlipo triplex laser is used to melt the fat and help tighten the skin.

Step 6: A liposuction cannula is used to remove the fat

Step 7: Both arms are wrapped with a compression garment.

Alternative to Smartlipo

The alternative to any liposuction procedure is of course continued diet and exercise. As a matter of fact, one should always diet and excercise first, and only target stubborn areas with liposuction. A second alternatives, if there is a lot of excess skin, is to remove the skin via a brachiaplsty surgery.

Cost of smartlipo of the arms:

The arms is considered one area (both arms=one area). The cost wil vary from month to month, depending on the current promotion of the month, and also depending on the season of the year.  Depending on the season of the year, after all the promotions, the surgeon’s fee can start as low as $2800 for the arms  including the garmetn for the arms.  CLICK HERE to see our brand new Price Match Guarantee!

Additonal helpful links:

Recovery from laser lipo

Massage after laser lipo

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Office location:

Chevy Chase
5454 Wisconsin Avenue
suite 1710
Chevy Chase, Maryland
20815
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Tyson's Corner (McLean, VA)
7601 Lewinsville Rd, #300
McLean, VA 22102
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Gainesville (With Katie Williar, P.A)
7500 Iron Bar Lane, #100,
Gainesville, VA 20155
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Phone: (703) 543-9252
(301) 244-0148

Fax: (866) 206-6747

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