Non-Invasive Alternatives to Arm Surgery

Arm Surgery, or arm lift surgery, is a procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the arm area. However, this procedure is invasive and will cause scarring; a lot of patients will prefer less invasive procedures. There are a few non invasive procedures that can be used instead of an Arm Surgery.


Mesotherapy is an injectible solution containing amino acids, medication and natural ingredients applied in the middle layer of the skin. This treatment is used to melt fat and tighten skin. This procedure may be an effective alternative for Arm Surgery if the patient has fat and the excess skin tissue is limited. Mesotherapy will only have a slight skin tightening effect, so if there is a lot of excess skin, this may not be effectively removed.

The effects of Mesotherapy will be visible 4 to 8 weeks after the treatment is administered. Some patients may require several injections for optimal results.

Vaser Liposelection

Vaser Liposelection is a non invasive liposuction treatment. Injections are applied under the skin and the solution will dissolve the fat tissues, which will be eliminated by the body. Vaserl Liposelection will also have a tightening effect, but just like Mesotherapy, this treatment cannot replace an Arm Surgery if there is a lot of excess skin.


Lipodissolve is a non invasive treatment that can melt fat and tighten skin and is similar to Vaser Liposelection. Just like Vaser Liposelection, Lipodissolve uses injections that contain natural and synthetic enzymes.

Lipodissolve is administered in several sessions, depending on the amount of fat and excessive skin of the patient. The effects of the treatment can be visible 4 to 8 weeks after the administration of the last injection.

Just like Vaser or Mesotherapy, Lipodissolve has the advantage of not causing scars and will not require recovery time. There are also fewer risks involved than in an Arm Surgery.


Thermage is a slimming treatment that doesn't require surgery and uses laser beams. The laser beams will heat up the skin layers and stimulate the melting of fat and the production of collagen, strengthening the connective tissues, resulting in a tighter skin.

The fat will be eliminated in 4 to 8 weeks after the treatment is applied. The recovery period after Thermage is 3 to 5 days, but there will only be minimal redness and swelling.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is an inexpensive treatment that can reduce fat and excessive skin tissue. The massage will heat up the skin, dislodge fat cells and stimulate blood circulation, which will cause weight loss and skin tightening. The main downside of the massage therapy is that the patient requires numerous massage treatments for visible effects. Massage may also reduce cellulite, which may be present in the arm area.


An exercise plan is always a healthy way to reduce fat and contour the body. However, the patient has to exercise for a few months before seeing any results.

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