Liposuction may achieve a very favourable result, especially on the upper arms.
However, liposuction is performed in concert whenever a lift (arm contouring) is necessary, in order to decrease the volume and weight of the tissue. Once skin wrinkles are already apparent, lifting may only be achieved through skin removal.
In the upper arms, the incision will be made on the inner side, usually in a straight line but often in the shape of a hockey stick, which lends itself better to the contouring process and a smaller scar. Some tubes are inserted to drain secretions from the wound and residual blood, where they may be removed after 2 - 3 days.
The edges of the wound are sutured in several layers, thereby tightening the skin. A dressing is then applied at the end of the operation.