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Jonny60
New Milford, CT

 
How effective is Slim Lipo for the upper arms?
Arm Lift, Brachioplasty, Reduction

How long will the recovery be? I am not over weight but have always had arms that were not proportioned to the rest of my body.

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drredou


Plastic surgeon
vienna, VA
United States
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January 13, 2011 7:11 PM

Slim lipo is just another tool. It is much more important to choose the right doctor. Check his before and after and talk to his patients. (more)
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samir


Plastic surgeon
Baltimore, MD
United States
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  Liposuction of arms
January 13, 2011 4:51 PM

Make sure you are a candidate for liposuction and not brachioplasty.
Any form of liposuction done expertly should give you a good results. The energy source is not important, regular (more)
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drgrossman


Plastic surgeon
New York, NY
United States
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January 13, 2011 4:32 PM

If your skin quality is good, you should have an excellent result with liposuction. Most patients can return to work the next day after the procedure. Any laser lipo will not result in (more)
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docblinski


Plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
United States
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January 13, 2011 3:57 AM

Any laser lipolysis can be effective, depending upon your expectations. I recommend the Smart Lipo TRIPLEX 40 watt platform over the SlimLipo. From MIAMI Dr. Darryl J. Blinski (more)
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ellibell
Richmond, VA
United States
  smartlipo triplex
August 9, 2013 10:40 AM

I had Smartlipo Triplex done last year, and was terribly disappointed with the results. Was not told until after the procedure that no fat was removed - so doc was counting on the supposed skin tightening effect of the procedure to give me a good result. The real result was that the small amount of fat in my arms was "melted" and settled near my elbows, and my loose crinkly arms look worse.
I'm 62, and he blamed my thin skin. I weigh around 120 now, but have been heavier earlier in my life, which is why I needed the procedure. I am now looking at an arm lift, and am trying to decide if the arm pit procedure will be effective, or if I'd be happier with the brachioplasty. Any advice is welcome.



 



 

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