I hope everyone had a great weekend. Now that it's Monday, it's time to get back to work!
In the mornings, when I am driving my daughter to her early tennis practice before I head to the office, we have a little tradition of listening to the "Two Girls and a Guy" radio show.
By their own admission, the radio hosts are silly, and the topics often make us laugh. The show also happens to be inundated with ads for plastic surgery services in town. I heard one advertisement recently from one of my colleagues that made me take pause. It was an ad for a "revolutionary" arm treatment.
It turns out that this" revolutionary" treatment is something that we have offered for years. I never gave it a catchy name, and I guess I have done a poor promoting the service previously, so here I go...
For those women wishing to improve the contour in their arms, as well as tighten and improve the skin texture of the upper arms, I have suggested a combination treatment of Vaser liposuction, which used ultrasound technology to effectively address excess fat and give definition to the arm, along with a Radiofrequency Sublative/Sublime skin treatment to maximize the upper arm appearance.
This is, in essence, what was being described in the radio ad. It is a great option for those wishing to avoid the scars associated with other upper arm contouring surgeries, such as the old fashioned or traditional brachioplasty, which involves a scar down the length of the upper arm.
Frankly, these days, I usually reserve this operation to those who have undergone bariatric surgery or who have had a massive weight loss. For patients needing an in-between approach, another option is a mini-brachioplasty or surgery approach, in combination with the liposuction and/or radiofrequency procedures. And if you're lucky or young enough to only have mild loose skin of the arms, the radiofrequency skin treatment alone may be right for you.
As always, don't hesitate to call if you have any questions and I hope you have a great day and week!
Heidi Williams, MD