Liposuction is a great choice for getting the toned, slim, and youthful-looking arms you have always wanted. It is a cosmetic surgery that can remove excess fat that is difficult to burn off through diet and exercise. Liposuction is a form of body contouring, a cosmetic art form that requires expert hands to provide natural and lasting results. Modern techniques involve innovative specialized equipment, such as VASER ultrasound-assisted liposuction. Here at Denver Liposuction Specialty Clinic, our experienced plastic surgeons make it their mission to provide beautiful results. For more information, call (720) 372-2155 or contact us online.

About Arm Liposuction

Flabby arms caused by excess fat can make you look older and in worse shape than you actually are. They can discourage you from wearing a sleeveless summer dress or putting on a swimsuit. Nowadays, we are conditioned to want the toned and defined arms that you see in pictures of celebrities. Unfortunately, achieving them is not always an easy feat, and sometimes exercise and diet are not enough to mitigate the accumulation of excess fat. The good news is that an arm liposuction procedure can help you remove the fat that refuses to burn off after diligent dieting and hours in the gym.

Arm liposuction involves one of our surgeons making small incisions on the skin of the upper arm. They place these incisions in discreet locations to hide visible scarring. They then use a tube-like tool called a cannula through the incisions to break up the fat cells and prepare them for removal. Through the cannula, they use medical suction to remove the fat from the body.

Our arm liposuction approach differs somewhat between male and female patients as females have a thin layer of fat on their arms. We preserve this layer to maintain an aesthetically pleasing contour that matches the natural curves of the female body. We also recommend remove fat from the upper back for many arm liposuction procedures to enhance the upper body’s overall proportions. We go the extra mile to ensure that the final results create a slimmer, more defined physique.

VASER Liposuction

VASER liposuction is a revolutionary body contouring procedure that has gained immense popularity among patients seeking effective and less invasive alternatives to traditional liposuction. This procedure can address localized fat deposits in specific areas of the body, including the arms. By utilizing ultrasound technology, VASER liposuction selectively breaks down and emulsifies fat cells, allowing for easier removal and smoother contouring. (1) The result is a highly targeted, precise procedure that delivers exceptional outcomes.

Benefits of Arm Liposuction

Numerous benefits come with receiving arm liposuction from Denver Liposuction Specialty Clinic. As a result of your treatment, your upper arms will be slimmer, more toned, and better defined. Your self-confidence will improve and you will experience a boost in your self-esteem that can have rippling positive effects on your well-being. Having slimmer arms will also serve as motivation to stay in shape and maintain your attractive results. You will be able to wear whatever kind of top you want and feel good about yourself while doing so.

Who is a Candidate for Arm Liposuction?

An ideal candidate for arm liposuction will be in relatively good health. Your body’s ability to heal properly will be an essential part of the success of your treatment. You should be close to your target weight before you undergo liposuction. If your weight fluctuates heavily after your procedure, it could affect the aesthetic results. You should also have well-functioning skin elasticity, or the drop in volume as a result of removing fat may leave you with excess skin. Having a good attitude and realistic expectations will greatly improve your treatment experience. Liposuction is not a weight loss solution and is only meant to enhance the appearance of someone who is already at a healthy weight. (2)

Personal Consultation

At your consultation, we will tell you everything you need to know about the arm liposuction procedure. You will gain an accurate idea of our treatment process and the results you can expect so you can make an informed decision. Together we can discuss your body goals, and we will examine your upper arms to determine if this treatment can help you. We will want a thorough understanding of your medical history to ensure that surgery is a safe option. Be prepared to answer questions about your past prescriptions, conditions, and surgeries. We may also run some tests to assess your current condition. If you are eligible, we will create a treatment plan that is personalized for your unique needs and aesthetic desires. We will give you an accurate cost estimate for your treatment at the end of the consultation. If you decide to undergo this treatment, we will schedule your procedure appointment.

To schedule your consultation with one of our experienced patient coordinators, call (720) 372-2155 or fill out this form.


Following our instructions will help you to achieve optimal results from your arm liposuction procedure. To get ready for your treatment, you should:

  • Follow all dietary instructions before your procedure and stop any medications or vitamins that can increase bleeding (blood-thinning medications like ibuprofen, vitamin E, and certain herbal supplements).
  • Fill your prescriptions and bring them with you to your procedure.
  • Arrange for a driver to bring you to and from your surgery.
  • Ask someone to spend the first night or two of your recovery with you at your home.
  • Wear loose clothing and a button-up top to wear on the day of your procedure to make changing easier.

Arm Liposuction Procedure

Your arm liposuction procedure will take about two hours to complete. Here is a step-by-step procedure plan:

  • We perform standard pre-op tests including your bloodwork.
  • We administer a mild sedative and local anesthesia to you.
  • Your surgeon makes small incisions to access the fat pockets.
  • They inject tumescent fluid into the treatment area: lidocaine to numb the areas while avoiding the need for general anesthesia, epinephrine to constrict your blood vessels and prevent excessive bleeding, and a saline solution to dislodge the fat cells and fat tissue.
  • Using the VASER probe and a thin cannula, your surgeon breaks up and removes the fat. This will promote new collagen that will help with skin tightening.
  • Following your surgical procedure, we require that you have someone pick you up and drive you home.


Recovery from arm liposuction surgery requires relatively little downtime. After surgery, few patients experience discomfort, but we can prescribe medication to help if you have bothersome side effects. Most patients can return to work after a few days. However, you should avoid strenuous activity for at least three weeks to encourage healing.


You may experience swelling in the upper arms for a few months, and this will obscure your final results. But you will still be able to see the decreased size and enhanced contours of your arms immediately afterward. As new collagen tightens the treated area, your arms will continue to become more toned and shapely. This treatment will leave very small scars, though these will fade significantly over time. You can maintain the aesthetic results of your treatment by staying at your target weight.

How Much Does Arm Liposuction Cost in Denver?

The cost of your arm liposuction procedure will include:

  • Surgeon Fees
  • Facility fee
  • Local anesthetic
  • Compression garment
  • Two post-operative lymphatic drainage massages
  • ALL pre and post op visits for life!

Liposuction surgery is priced by the body area and starts at $3,000 for an average-sized female. However, it is important to note that if you have multiple areas treated, we offer discounts.

At Denver Liposuction Specialty Clinic, we do not want you to have to wait to get the sleek and gorgeous arms that you have been dreaming of. That is why we work with a number of reputable finance companies to make this treatment fit your budget. They can help you get approved in minutes and set up an easy monthly payment plan to make your liposuction procedure affordable.

To learn more about how much arm liposuction costs at Denver Liposuction Specialty Clinic, call (720) 372-2155 or visit our contact page for more information. 


How long does an arm liposuction procedure take to complete?

Arm liposuction procedures typically take two hours or less to complete. 

Is liposuction painful?

We perform liposuction procedures with a combination of local anesthesia and numbing tumescent fluid that prevents discomfort during the procedure and in the initial stages of recovery. If our patients feel discomfort as they heal, we can provide prescription medication to alleviate their symptoms. 

Can arm liposuction treat bat wings?

Denver Liposuction Specialty Clinic provides VASER liposuction to increase the firmness and tightness of the skin around the treatment area. If you have severe excess skin that forms into flaps, or “bat wings,” you may need additional cosmetic surgery like an arm lift to remove it. 

Is arm liposuction permanent?

When a surgeon removes fat cells from the body during liposuction, they are gone for good. The aesthetic results of arm liposuction are not permanent, though. You will need to maintain a steady weight or the remaining fat cells can shrink and grow and affect your appearance. 


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  2. Bartow MJ, Raggio BS. Liposuction. PubMed. Published 2022.