Most people think that liposuction is the solution if they have excess fat on their arms. Although liposuction sucks out the fat in various areas of the body, it should only be done when the fat in the area is too difficult to remove despite proper diet and exercise. The liposuction of the upper arm is ideal for patients who are of normal weight but with arms that are fat and not proportionate to the rest of the body. Liposuction can remove the fat from the arms but this procedure should not be resorted to as a method for losing weight. If after undergoing liposuction, the patient does not watch her diet or does not exercise, the fats will come back resulting to not only fatty arms but also a chubby body. Those who undergo liposuction of the arm would have to be sedated. Sometimes, local anesthesia is required. The incision will be made near the armpit or the elbow, and a cannula will be used to harvest the fats. Even if the procedure will only cover the arms, it is still advisable to have somebody to accompany you during the procedure as you may be required to stay overnight at the facility. . Compression garments will be worn on the arm to ensure proper shape formation. Lifting of heavy objects should be avoided for at least ten days. There will be visible presence of swelling and bruising but these will eventually disappear after about a month. The results of the liposuction of the arm are permanent, but if you gain too much weight, it can go back to its previous shape and size. The final result of the procedure cannot be seen immediately but becomes visible only after a few months after the procedure. Patients should therefore not expect to see the results immediately. The results of the liposuction vary, but most patients are satisfied with it. This procedure makes the arms look more toned because the excess fat is already removed. If the skin does not sag, then it is considered a favorable result. The sagging of the skin will depend on the person’s genetics, age, diet and overall elasticity of the skin. This kind of procedure is not ideal for everyone because it can worsen the appearance of their arms. Those who have sagging skin on this area may not like the result because it can lead to even more sagginess. For this reason, an upper arm brachioplasty would be a better procedure. It is also important to test the elasticity of the skin and determine the amount of fats present in it. This can easily be done by consulting a surgeon. They can determine whether you are a good candidate for liposuction or not.