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It's 3 months since I had liposuction on my upper arms but I stll have sagging skin - will it improve in more time?
Thank you for your question.
I would recommend you give it another 3 months to see the full effect of the procedure. It is possible you may need a brachioplasty or arm lift with excision of the skin if you do not tighten enough. No skin is removed as you know with liposuction so the skin must tighten slowly on its own. Hopefully you will end up with the result you want.
R. Rosen, MD
I would give liposuction at least 6 months to obtain final results. Take into account that liposuction alone does not usually improve sagging skin. I have seen some improvement of sagging skin when performing liposuction with an energy type device such as SmartLipo, but this varies by patient. If you did not respond, an arm lift or brachioplasty might be necessary.
F. Agullo, MD