Dr. Steven Robinson of the Plastic Surgery Group

Liposuction of the Arms

Stubborn fat deposits often collect in the upper arms as you age. Unfortunately, no matter how much weight you lose or how hard you work out, this excess fat may not budge.

As a result, your arms may begin to look out of proportion with the rest of your body, causing you to hide your arms under long sleeves – even in summer.

Arm liposuction can be the solution for many people – both men and women. It can safely remove some of the excess fat, restoring a proportionate, leaner look to your upper arms.

If you also have excess skin on your arms, an arm lift procedure (brachioplasty) is a better option. In this case, Dr. Robinson can remove both the extra fat through liposuction and the extra skin (sometimes called “bat wings”). During your consultation, he will advise you the best procedure to achieve the look you desire.

What Happens During Liposuction of the Arms?

Dr. Robinson prefers the tumescent liposuction technique. This technique utilizes a wetting solution that reduces swelling and bruising, and it speeds your recovery time.

The smallest possible incisions are made, and the fat is gently suctioned through a tube called a cannula. Arm liposuction is performed as an outpatient procedure and only takes about one hour to complete.

Liposuction Recovery

Arm liposuction is not a painful procedure, but you will experience some minor bruising, swelling, and soreness post-surgery. You will be given medication to manage any discomfort you may experience.

The recovery period is quite short, and you can return to work and normal, but not strenuous, activities in a matter of days.

Your Consultation for Arm Liposuction in Ohio

At your consultation, Dr. Robinson will explain everything you need to know about your liposuction procedure. You will also see arm liposuction before and after photos of others who have had the same cosmetic surgery. Dr. Robinson will then take pictures of you to serve as your “before pictures”. After your recovery period, he will take “after pictures” and give you both sets of photos. It can be exciting to compare the differences.

When you’re ready to have slimmer, proportionate arms, Dr. Robinson invites you to take that next step and schedule a consultation to discuss arm liposuction at one of our offices: 1 Plastic Surgery Plaza, 4850 Red Bank Expressway, Cincinnati, OH 45227 or 7162 Liberty Centre Drive Suite C, West Chester, OH 45069. You may contact us by the email form provided. You may also call us at (513) 791-4440 for the Cincinnati location or (513) 769-3223 for the West Chester location.


(513) 791-4440 (Cincinnati)

(513) 769-3223 (West Chester)

(614) 326-4661 (Columbus)

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1 Plastic Surgery Plaza
4850 Red Bank Expressway
Cincinnati, OH 45227
(513) 791-4440

7162 Liberty Centre Drive
Suite C
West Chester, OH 45069
(513) 769-3223