Cosmetic Treatment to Tone and Tighten the Arms By Dr. Suzanne Yee on January 13, 2015

Female with trim, toned armsDo you dread going out of the house in a tank top or even short sleeves? Do you avoid lifting and waving your arms because of the excess skin tissue that hangs down from your upper arms? If so, it may be time to consider body contouring treatment to create the slim, toned profile you desire. Patients who have excess fat and skin tissue around the upper arms are often frustrated by the lack of progress they see through diet and exercise. If you have stubborn fat cells or a loss of skin elasticity in the upper arms, exercise is unlikely to give you the slimmed, toned results you desire. This is why so many patients turn to cosmetic surgeon Suzanne Yee for cosmetic treatment for the arms. Dr. Yee offers Little Rock patients a variety of cosmetic procedures for the arms, which can eliminate excess fat and skin from the upper arms to create a slim, sculpted appearance.


Liposuction is a popular treatment option for patients who feel that their arms are too heavy, especially in proportion to the rest of the body. Liposuction can break down and eliminate stubborn pockets of fat. Below are some of the types of liposuction offered by Dr. Suzanne Yee:

  • Traditional liposuction: This procedure uses a series of tiny incisions around the treatment area through which a small surgical vacuum (a cannula) can be inserted. Using a back and forth motion, the cannula breaks up fat cells and then suctions them out of the body.
  • Liposelection: The LipoSelection system by VASER® uses ultrasound energy to emulsify fat cells without damaging surrounding nerves and tissue. This makes it easier to remove fat and smooth the skin, resulting in less pain and bruising for patients.
  • SmartLipo: Using laser energy, the SmartLipo procedure liquefies fat so that it can be eliminated from the body. SmartLipo also stimulates collagen and can be helpful in tightening loose skin.

Arm Lift

Many patients find that the major problem with their upper arms is a significant amount of loose skin. This may be a simple result of aging, but can also be a side effect of significant weight loss. While liposuction can address stubborn fat, it is not helpful in tightening the skin, especially when it is a significant problem, which is why many patients turn to an arm lift, or brachioplasty. An arm lift uses an incision along the upper arm to pull the skin tight and smooth, cut off excess skin, and then close the incision with sutures. This procedure can eliminate that loose drape of skin that many notice when the arms are raised. When necessary, an arm lift can be combined with liposuction to maximize the toning and slimming results.

Schedule an Appointment

Dr. Suzanne Yee believes that all patients should feel beautiful and confident. If you are interested in enhancing one of your physical features so that you feel more comfortable in your own skin, schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience to learn more about our cosmetic services. Dr. Yee looks forward to working with you toward achieving your aesthetic goals.

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Dr. Suzanne Yee

Suzanne Yee, MD

Dr. Suzanne Yee is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon in Little Rock, AR, who offers a wide variety of surgical and non-invasive treatments. Dr. Yee is affiliated with several prestigious organizations. Her memberships include:

  • Fellow of American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Fellow of American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
  • Fellow of American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fellow of American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc.
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

To schedule a consultation at our state-of-the-art surgical center, please contact us online or call (501) 224-1044.

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