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Body Contouring 101: Arm Edition

Body Contouring 101: Arm EditionSome of the places our body chooses to store fat can be really annoying. Especially when they just don’t respond to healthy eating, or sometimes, even highly targeted exercise.

One such area is the excess fat stored beneath your upper arm, often called batwings. Fun fact; in years past, they were sometimes referred to as “hi Bettys”, taken from the idea of waving hi to your friend Betty, and bingo wings…you can probably guess how that one came to be.

And sometimes, even if you manage to lose the excess fat in that area, chances are high you’ll be left with loose, saggy skin, despite whatever tricep exercises are recommended.

You could opt for surgical intervention. A brachioplasty, commonly called an arm lift, can help resolve the problem, as long as you don’t mind the incision (and resulting scar) that runs from your elbow to your underarm area.

Thanks to advancements in modern technology, you can choose from body sculpting and contouring procedures that are nonsurgical, non-invasive and for the most part, are pain-free, require no downtime and leave no scars behind. Let’s take a brief look at some of your options.

TightLase® for Arms

If you’ve already lost the weight, and are now suffering from the saggy skin that weight loss often leaves behind, TightLase® treatments may be just what you’re looking for.

In this procedure, a handpiece is used to deliver dual wavelength laser energy into the deep tissues of the skin. The heat of the laser triggers the body to increase its production of collagen. Increased collagen gives the skin a better support structure, resulting in a smoother appearance and tighter skin. Sometimes multiple TightLase® sessions, typically 3 to 5, may be necessary to achieve your desired results.

TightSculpting® for Arms

TightSculpting® is another laser procedure capable of promoting collagen production in the body. TightSculpting® was specifically designed for use on certain problem areas of the body, including the upper arms.

An added bonus that makes this treatment different is that it also removes stubborn fat cells in the targeted area. Not only do you get fat reduction and skin tightening with a single treatment, you can also treat several different areas at the same time.

TruSculpt® iD for Arms

A drawback to some of the body contouring procedures is that you need to be at or near your ideal weight.

TruSculpt® iD is making waves in the industry because it can be performed on patients with a higher BMI than what’s allowed by many other contouring treatments. This makes TruSculpt® iD suitable for a wider range of different body types than earlier methods.

Some Final Thoughts

When you’ve given your best efforts to get your body in shape, it’s comforting to know there are affordable, nonsurgical methods to help you totally achieve your aesthetic goals.

It’s a good idea to choose a physician with experience in body contouring, sculpting and shaping and to set up an initial consultation.

During the consultation, you’ll have a chance to discuss the results you have in mind, and the doctor can offer knowledge and guidance to help you choose the perfect plan for your unique circumstances.