Arm Liposuction in South Africa

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Arm Liposuction in Cape Town

Price: $ 1,870

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Price: $ 4,079

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UCT Private Academic Hospital
3.9

From 18 verified reviews

Juliettash Stadler, 05 May 2020

My Son was admitted with a very rare autoimmune illness in April this year. The care he was given was superb Prof Dheda, Prof Louw and their team of specialists covered every possibility , diagnosed efficiently and treated effectively. There was time taken to explain everything. The Hospital Matron made allowances for me to spend as much as possible time with my son and also allowed for frequent visits from close family. Mr Daniel Mathew the Hospital General manager is very approachable and interested . The staff was friendly and helpful. Basically every one from reception through admin to ICU was friendly and helpful. I Highly recommend this hospital

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Netcare Linksfield Hospital
3.1

From 72 verified reviews

Charlotte Sorour, 13 March 2020

Parking is a huge problem.On a positive note it is a great hospital with great specialists and doctor's hence why it is so busy. Well worth driving around a bit looking for parking knowing your loved one's are in good hands. My mind at ease. My husband is well looked after. Thank you Linksfield staff :)

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Netcare N1 City Hospital
2.9

From 36 verified reviews

Kim Adams, 30 March 2020

Overall I had a good experience.

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Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital
2.3

From 38 verified reviews

Nompumelelo Madliwa, 19 April 2020

I had such a wonderful experience there with Dr Thomas, I had a skin drafting done it was such a smooth process I am healing very well and had a great stay there, Thank you so much

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The Face and Body Place
5.0

From 9 verified reviews

Ginelle Makhado, 24 August 2020

I been a patient at the face and body clinic, Dr was amazing and Natalie helped me through surgery and recover. The amazing 3 month post surgery program me kept me motivated to heal and lost over 7kgs, changed my lifestyle and fixed my Vitamen deficiency which stalled my weight loss. I had my surgery at the height of covid pandemic and I felt safe with all the precautions in place. ❤️

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Dr Dawid Potgieter

Dr Dawid Potgieter, located in Syfred Douglas St, Cape Town, South Africa offers patients Arm Liposuction procedures among its total of 99 available procedures, across 1 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Arm Liposuction procedures at Dr Dawid Potgieter, as all prices are available on request only, whilst the national average price is approximately $3,655. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by the lead specialist at the Hospital, and they have multiple recognized accreditations, including: HPCSA - Health Professions Council of South AfricaDepartment of Health, Western CapeFCS(SA) - Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of South Africa

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Dr. Gideon Maresky
4.9

From 16 verified reviews

Rebecca O'Connor, 23 September 2020

Dr. Gideon Maresky is amazing. I underwent otoplasty and rhinoplasty procedures and couldn't have asked for a better experience. Everything ran very smoothly.

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Dr Susan F Johnson

Dr Susan F Johnson, located in Syfred Douglas St, Cape Town, South Africa offers patients Arm Liposuction procedures among its total of 20 available procedures, across 1 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Arm Liposuction procedures at Dr Susan F Johnson, as all prices are available on request only, whilst the national average price is approximately $3,655. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by just a small team of specialists, with 2 in total at the Hospital, and they are accredited by HPCSA - Health Professions Council of South Africa

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    Arm liposuction is a targeted fat removal procedure performed to eliminate excessive fat concentrated in the arm area that is hard to eliminate by exercise or diet. This procedure can give your arms a slimmer appearance. As a result, the rest of your body will look and feel more contoured and sculpted. Although arm liposuction can be done on both men and women, it is more commonly done on women.

    Aging, weight gain, weight loss, or genetics can cause fat to build up in the upper arm area. Oftentimes, the fat is combined with loose skin, creating a flappy and "batwing" appearance. This can make your arm appear out of balance with the rest of your body. Regardless of how much working out and dieting you do, concentrated fat in the arms can be difficult to get rid of. This is where liposuction steps in and offers a solution to remove these unwanted fat cells. It is one of the best ways to achieve the desired slim look while maintaining proper body proportions without damaging the muscles.

    The goal of arm liposuction is not to remove the maximum possible amount of fat since arms that are excessively thin with an otherwise overweight or obese body might appear unnatural and awkward instead of attractive. The main goals of arm liposuction are as follows:

    • To improve a disproportionate appearance of the arm. Since most women do not want arms that appear masculine or muscular, the procedure can maintain female beauty's aesthetic quality. The result of the procedure will make you feel more attractive in any situation.
    • To restore confidence. The "batwing" appearance makes some people feel self-conscious about their appearance. They may even avoid certain types of clothing, such as a sleeveless top or dress. After arm liposuction, you should feel more comfortable wearing these types of clothes and feel less self-conscious about your appearance.
    • To achieve a thinner appearance of the arms, especially when the arms are in a relaxed and dependent position alongside your torso.

    Arm liposuction can be performed on various areas in the arms, including:

    • Triceps region – this is the most common treatment area of arm liposuction. As you get older, the combination of excess weight in the arms, gravity, and loss of skin elasticity can result in the dreaded sagging of your triceps region, particularly when you stretch out your arms. The main aim of arm liposuction in this region is to reduce the weight of the arm, which in turn will significantly reduce the flabby appearance of the area, giving it a reshaped and more toned look.
    • Anterior axillary fat pad – also known as the breast tail, an anterior axillary fat pad can be found in front of your underarms, just in front of the armpit. With age and weight loss, these fat pads can become more prominent. Even in numerous relatively thin women, it can be disproportionately large. These fat pads can bulge unflatteringly above a fitting bra.
    • Posterior axillary fat pad – also known as the bra line, posterior axillary fat pad is situated behind your underarms just behind the armpit on the side of the back. Some women found these fat pads as a cosmetic problem.

    The axillary regions (anterior axillary fat pad and posterior axillary fat pad) need to be addressed in conjunction with the triceps region to avoid an awkward appearance, particularly when you wear snug garments like a bra. Since there are neurovascular structures in the axillary regions that may be damaged by arm liposuction, your surgeon will be extra cautious when performing the procedure in this area.

    The Procedure

    Prior to the arm liposuction procedure, you will have an initial consultation with your surgeon. During this consultation, your surgeon will answer all of your questions, ask about your expectations and concerns, and explain the procedures' benefits and risks. They will also determine whether you are an ideal candidate for arm liposuction or not. You are suitable for this procedure if you:

    • Have unwanted pockets of fat located in the arm area and feel self-conscious about it.
    • Are generally in good health to ensure the procedure is safe for you. You also should not have any problems in your skin like infections.
    • Have realistic procedures about the results of the procedure. It will help the muscle definition of the triceps and shoulders to stand out more, but it will not add to muscle tone. You also need to be aware that it is not a way to weight loss.
    • Are not pregnant or breastfeeding.

    During the initial consultation, your surgeon will also give you pre-surgical instruction, which may include:

    • Stop using blood-thinning medications, such as aspirin.
    • You should stop smoking and consuming alcohol at least ten days before the arm liposuction.
    • Inform your surgeon about any medications you are currently taking. Your surgeon will determine which medication you need to stop before the procedure.

    During the arm liposuction procedure, your surgeon will start by marking the area of the arm to be treated. They may also take pictures to compare the before and after results. Then, you will be given a local anesthetic, which only numbs the area of the treatment while you stay awake. Sedation may also be given to help you feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the procedure. In certain cases, a general anesthetic may be used so that you will be asleep and unaware of anything during the procedure.

    Then, your surgeon will begin the fat removal. There are numerous techniques to perform arm liposuction, but the most common technique is the tumescent technique, which involves the injection of a sterile solution (tumescent fluid) in the treatment area. This fluid numbs and softens the fat for easier removal.

    With the tumescent technique, the fat of the arm is taken from two incisions, near the elbow joint and toward the back of the underarm. This approach is used to meticulously eliminate all unwanted fat while making sure to maintain control over the arms’ contours. Then, a cannula is inserted through the incisions. This cannula breaks up and suctions excess fat in your arms while the skin, blood vessels, muscles, and nerves are left completely intact.

    In most arm liposuction, fat is removed from only 75% of the arm's circumference. This follows the normal fat distribution pattern in most women's arms. In heavier patients, however, the entire circumference of the arm may be targeted.

    Once your surgeon finishes removing the fat, they will close the incisions with stitches and cover them with bandages.

    How Long Should You Stay in South Africa?

    In most cases, you do not have to stay in the hospital or clinic overnight. You will be allowed to leave on the same day as your arm liposuction. However, if general anesthesia is used, it is possible that you will be required to stay in the hospital for a night.

    Although you will be discharged on the same day or the next day of the surgery, you should aim to stay in South Africa for at least seven days to attend follow-up checkups and to let your body recover before traveling a long distance.

    How Long is the Recovery Time?

    Expect to experience swelling, soreness, and bruising for a few weeks following your arm liposuction. It is important to be patient and give your body time to heal. You may also experience some pain for the first 2 to 3 days following the surgery.

    Unlike liposuction on other areas of the body, such as the abdomen and thighs, arm liposuction requires less recovery period. In general, the recovery time of arm liposuction is around 14 days. You will be allowed to return to your normal activity by then. However, strenuous activities and heavy lifting must be avoided for four to six weeks. If you have small children, keep in mind that you should not lift them during your recovery period, so make sure to have some help.

    What Aftercare Should You Consider?

    Your surgeon and medical team will give you detailed aftercare instructions following your arm liposuction. Make sure to follow everything to avoid complications and achieve the best results. The instructions may include:

    • Keep your hands elevated for the first 24 hours.
    • Keep the areas around the incision clean to prevent infection.
    • You may not be allowed to shower during the first three days of your surgery.
    • Protect your arm from sunlight to speed up your healing process.
    • Do not move your arm more than necessary.
    • Take medications as prescribed and directed by your surgeon.

    The outcome of arm liposuction can be permanent as the fat cells are completely removed during the procedure. However, putting extra weight back on will create new fat cells, which will eventually cause fat to accumulate in your arms. To maintain the results of your arm liposuction, it is essential that you follow a healthy lifestyle. This includes consuming lots of lean protein, vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. You also need to exercise regularly.

    What is the Success Rate for Arm Liposuction?

    Arm liposuction has excellent clinical results, and most people who had the procedure are satisfied with the results. The procedure is also known to be very safe. However, you need to be aware that arm liposuction carries risks and complications, such as infection, fat embolism, allergic reaction, adverse reaction to anesthesia, seroma, scarring, contour irregularities, and loose skin.

    Since arm liposuction requires a refined and greatly delicate approach to ensure patients achieve their goals, the skills and experience of the surgeon are crucial. Therefore, make sure you choose a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience to get the best desired results and reduce the possibility of complications.

    Are there Alternatives to Arm Liposuction?

    One of the most popular alternatives to arm liposuction is CoolSculpting, which is a non-invasive procedure that involves no anesthesia, incisions, and needles. It is the perfect alternative if you are not a suitable candidate for arm liposuction or if you do not want to undergo surgery.

    If there are any sagging skin and skin laxity issues in the arm area, arm lift or upper arm Brachioplasty might be a better option. This procedure can tighten loose skin from the area. In certain cases, an arm lift may be performed at the same time as arm liposuction.

    What Should You Expect Before and After the Procedure?

    Before arm liposuction, you may have a flabby appearance in your arms that makes you feel self-conscious and unconfident. After the procedure, you will achieve a proportionate appearance in your arms; sleeveless tops and dresses will look nicer, making you feel more confident and improving your self-esteem. Your arms will appear slimmer, giving the rest of your body a more contoured and toned look.

    Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 13/01/2021.

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