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Mark H. Tseng, M.D. Blog | The skinny on fat reduction for arms with liposuction and alternatives in Kirkland, WA


The upper arms are commonly identified as being among those stubborn fat pockets that seem to resist the effects of exercise, no matter how rigorous, and the rewards of eating healthfully, no matter how nutritious the diet. Liposuction for arms in Kirkland, WA may be just what Dr. Mark H. Tseng orders. So, you can get back your confidence and fashionable wardrobe again – fear no sleeveless garment!


Both men and women can struggle with stubborn upper arm fat. However, due to differences between the sexes in how fat is distributed, “bat wings” tend to arise more often among female patients. They’re considered to be a common source of frustration because fat in this region develops due to a number of factors that can’t be managed with diet and exercise alone. These factors include:
  • A genetic predisposition to storing arm fat
  • Structural changes to tissues as part of the aging process
  • Hormonal fluctuations

Additionally, the triceps at the back of the arms tend to not get the “workout” that naturally occurs with the biceps at the front of the arms. Biceps are generally the stronger of the two muscles because they’re used more directly for the everyday tasks that we don’t think about, like lifting parcels and carrying packages.


As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Tseng is uniquely qualified to assess the nature of your cosmetic concerns and to work with you to determine the best treatment option and technique to remove fat and attain firm and youthful contours. Liposuction is a great alternative for patients whose upper arm composition is mostly defined by fat, rather than by skin. For those patients who have lost a tremendous amount of weight, they may be left with excessively saggy, droopy tissues. In those cases, Dr. Tseng may recommend an “arm lift” or Brachioplasty;an arm fat removal procedure. Since surgical scarring can be a concern, he may determine whether you are an appropriate candidate for nonsurgical Brachioplasty.

If liposuction can make a difference in the appearance of your arms, Tseng Plastic Surgery will discuss what to do (and expect) before, during, and after the procedure. It’s important to follow any instructions provided by Dr. Tseng. Generally, today’s sophisticated lipo techniques allow for fat in the targeted area to be loosened painlessly with a specialized solution. Then, the fat is safely suctioned out via a fine tube or cannula. Liposuction may be part of a fat transfer procedure. Today you can not only reduce a fatty area but you can also augment a sunken or shallow area – taking purified fat from where you don’t need it, and putting it in a place that could use the extra volume!

Schedule your consultation with Kirkland, WA, plastic surgeon DR. MARK H. TSENG, M.D.

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