Liposuction and arm lift to treat underarm fat
14 June 2011Surgeons recommend liposuction and arm lift surgery for women who are concerned about underarm fat. Experts say that underarm fat is not just the result of fat deposits, but also skin laxity which occurs as part of the natural ageing process. Cosmetic surgeon Dr Drew Ordon explains: “Laxity or loose skin happens everywhere on the body where you’re moving joints all the time. If there is an issue of excess skin, that can be removed and an incision can be made under the arm to hide the scar.” This type of cosmetic surgery, combined with liposuction surgery, can rid women of stubborn pockets of fat and is recommended for use on people with just these, rather than an overall weight problem. Despite being a fat removal technique, liposuction is not designed to be a quick weight loss tool for the obese but is instead used to reshape specific areas of the body in a way that exercise and diet alone cannot.