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Heather Kennedy asks:
How effective is lipo at dealing with "bingo wings" (i.e., that layer of flab covering your triceps)? Is the incision scar difficult to hide? Are there any likely complications beyond those normal to lipo performed elsewhere on the body?

On: 11/29/2012 10:51 am

To doctors from: Georgia

Category: Body (General)

Answers

DrMichelleCopeland on 03/19/2013 01:02 pm wrote:
Lifts on this famously wobbly part of the human anatomy—known familiarly as “Hi Janes” or “Bingo” arms—are particularly popular. Heavy and even moderately droopy arms can be recountoured very effectively with liposuction. Liposuction modifies volume by sucking out fat and because liposuction stimulates the skin to tighten, good elasticity provides a smooth contour after fat is removed. The procedure takes about an hour, the recovery takes just a couple of days, and there's virtually no scarring. I use several innovative forms of liposuction, including SmartLipo, in order to contour and resculpture the area while providing the most beautiful results with minimal scarring. SmartLipo, used in combination with other forms of liposuction or alone, is a procedure that uses laser light to liquefy fat and tighten the surrounding skin. Liposuction as an outpatient procedure under I.V. sedation can easily reduce the bulge that some people have in their arms.

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DrJamesLeake on 12/01/2012 12:05 pm wrote:
liposuction of the arms in that area will provide some improvement. however, liposuction results are dependent on the amount of fat removed and the patients skin quality and it's ability to shrink or contract after surgery. the scar is quite small and usually not an issue. the main concern in that area is not to take too much fat, so that the skin won't be able to contract, resulting in very loose skin there (possibly requiring cutting the extra skin off-- much bigger scar). Dr. Leake, Marietta, GA