The cost of arm liposuction is typically ranges from $1,500 to $5,000 depending on the surgeon, the place where liposuction is carried out, and the amount of fats to be sucked out. In Chicago the average patients are charged for only $2,000 while in Honolulu, Hawaii cost of arm liposuction is from $2,000 to $5,000. In California the usual charges for arm liposuction is from $2,000 to $4,000. The arms are the most treated area of the body, usually the upper arm or the fat pads where the arms meet the body in front and back. Arm liposuction is not covered by health insurance since it is considered a cosmetic procedure.
Cost of arm liposuction may include other charges for antibiotics which surgeons usually prescribe to avoid infection. Pain reliever is also prescribed for recovery purposes. Compression sleeves or the garments worn after the procedure to reduce swelling and aid healing which usually costs $50 to $60 for each arm. There are surgeons who give discount to their patients especially when liposuction is done in multiple areas of the body. In California liposuction may costs from $1,500 to $2,500 for arm liposuction and another area instead of $2,000 to $4,000. The third area may cost for only $1,000.
The cost of arm liposuction may vary from one patient to another. So it is very important to meet with your surgeon first for consultation wherein the surgeon will examine your arms and discuss with you the technique to be used. Also the goals and the risk involve in the procedure must be discussed during the first meeting. Tiny incision is made near the elbow or armpit then the cannula is inserted to break up the fats. The new technique for arm liposuction is the tumescent liposuction where a saline solution is injected to make the fats easier to be sucked out. Ultrasonic liposuction is another technique used for arm liposuction in which the surgeon uses sound waves to melt the fats making the procedure easier and will have a better result. Arm liposuction is usually carried out for outpatient procedure.
Not all people with excess fats in the arm area can be a good candidate for arm liposuction. People who can be qualified for this procedure must be a non-smoker, have an ideal weight, has excess fats on the arms section, and have done exercise and diet and yet the fats are not yet removed. Good skin elasticity will ensure the achievement of the desired result. There are also risks involved in this procedure such as fluid overload, bleeding, blood clots, shock, fat embolism, nerve or tissue damage, uneven fat removal, scarring, burns and drug reactions that may cause death. There is just one tip to minimize or to avoid these risks, make sure that your surgeon is certified and has enough experience in performing arm liposuction procedure.