Arm flab detracts from the attractive lines and contours of the body. Fat and sagging skin underarms can be impossible to remove with a healthy diet and exercise.

At Korman Plastic Surgery, we specialize in multiple liposuction techniques so our patients can feel their best. Liposuction will remove stubborn fat and help your arms appear smooth and slender again!

About Liposuction

Liposuction is a body contouring technique that reduces subcutaneous fat stores. Subcutaneous fat is just below the skin and is a difficult fat to diminish. Liposuction will reduce that fat and help accentuate the natural shape of your arms. This form of fat reduction and body sculpting is not meant for weight loss. Liposuction is an excellent method of slimming down and getting rid of frustrating fat stores. We offer three types of Liposuction:

Suction-Assisted Liposuction

SAL, or suction-assisted lipo, is the traditional approach to liposuction. This technique was developed decades ago and has had years to be perfected. This technique implements a thin cannula to be inserted through the skin and gently moved back and forth to break up fat cells and suction them from the treatment area.

Ultrasonic Liposuction

We use VASER Hi-Def liposuction to emulsify fat cells before removing them. Ultrasound probes are used to target fat deposits and liquify them. This technique allows for a less invasive procedure that is quick and efficient.

Laser Liposuction

SmartLipo is a form of laser lipo surgery that allows our staff to emulsify fat cells before removing them. An added benefit of SmartLipo is that it strengthens and boosts collagen levels in the skin.

Dr. Korman can combine the above-listed liposuction techniques with tumescent liposuction. Tumescent liposuction is a technique that administers a large amount of saline solution into the treatment area before surgery. This fluid swells the area and causes fat tissue to be more accessible. Tumescent fluid often speeds up the surgery and recovery.

Suction-assisted lipo, SmartLipo, and VASER Hi-Def can be used all over the body. Common liposuction treatment areas include the thighs, abdomen, flanks, back, and arms. The arms are a popular area to sculpt because of the exercise-resistant fat that often develops. We will help you create your best treatment so you can show off your arms and feel confident wearing short-sleeved shirts!

Liposuction vs. CoolSculpting

Liposuction and CoolSculpting are the two most popular body contouring techniques today. They are both effective and are helping men and women everywhere achieve slim, toned arms. Each treatment has its pros and cons. The right treatment for you will depend on your body goals.


  • Immediate outcome
  • Quick recovery time
  • Controlled results

Liposuction has a speedy recovery time that lets you show off and feel confident in no time. This procedure is perfect for patients who are looking to transform their body right away.


  • No downtime or preparation
  • Simple treatment
  • No incisions, anesthesia, injections or potential scarring

CoolSculpting is the ideal treatment for the person with a busy lifestyle. If you have a demanding job or family to take care of, CoolSculpting will allow you to slim down while maintaining your responsibilities. CoolSculpting results take a month or two to set in but once they do you will notice! CoolSculpting is a convenient treatment for people who do not want to undergo surgery.

We specialize in both CoolSculpting and liposuction. If you are unsure which treatment is right for your arms, don’t worry. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Korman and he will fill you in on the differences and advantages of each treatment.


Liposuction will get rid of “bat wings” right away! Your results will be noticeable following surgery. Liposuction is an impressive procedure because it is less invasive than many surgeries and allows our patients to achieve the outcome they want without extensive downtime. You can lipo arm fat away simply and effectively at Korman Plastic Surgery.


Liposuction is a great treatment for healthy men and women who have been considering cosmetic improvement for a while. If you have sagging skin under your arms and are finding exercise and diet unhelpful, it is time to consider lipo surgery. To learn more about liposuction and whether you are a good candidate, schedule a consultation with Dr. Korman.

Personal Consultation

Dr. Korman and you will create an ideal treatment for transforming the appearance of your arms.

In a private meeting with Dr. Korman, you will have the opportunity to learn more about liposuction, his surgical experience and how lipo surgery will rejuvenate your arms. Together, you may look through liposuction before and after photos to get a good understanding of how your arms can be improved. Dr. Korman will ask about your health, past procedure, and medications. This information will help him determine if arm liposuction is an appropriate treatment for you.


Before your appointment, you will need to pick-up prescriptions and arrange for rides to and from the surgery. Having a friend around is very helpful in the first few days of recovery as you adjust to movement.

Dr. Korman will provide you with detailed instructions on how to have healthy surgery and recovery.


When you arrive at your appointment, your arms will be cleaned and marked for surgery. Anesthesia will be administered and the surgery will begin when you are comfortable. Small incisions will be made along the arms so that Dr. Korman can access the fatty tissue. Your preferred method of liposuction will be implemented and Dr. Korman will artfully sculpt your arms. Once the desired appearance is achieved, incisions will be closed and bandaged. The surgery will take one to two hours.


After your procedure, you will get to go home to begin your recovery. Someone will need to drive you home as your arms will be stiff and sensitive. Do not lift your arms above your shoulders until your incisions have healed. A compression garment will need to be worn for a few weeks to help your arms adjust to their new contour. The compression garment will also keep swelling down. Any discomfort can be controlled with pain medication.

A follow-up appointment with Dr. Korman will allow him to ensure you are recovering well and to answer your new questions.


You will notice slimmer arms right away! Liposuction achieves beautifully sculpted results. Your outcome will last years! Liposuction removes fat cells, so they can never come back. However, the existing cells leftover in your arms can still grow in size. Maintaining a healthy weight, staying active and eating healthy are the best way to keep your results looking amazing for years to come!

Complementary Procedures

Multiple areas can be treated with liposuction at one time. If you are bothered by jiggly thighs or love handles, ask Dr. Korman about treating two areas in one surgery. Additional surgery can also be planned out for the future. Liposuction is an impressive technique because it boasts such a short recovery time and allows our patients to show off their results quickly. This treatment can be ideal for men and women who have special events coming up that they want to look their best for. If working out and dieting isn’t working, don’t give up hope. Liposuction is a revolutionary cosmetic surgery that will have you feeling your best in no time!

Liposuction Cost

We create your arm lipo treatment to reflect your body goals. Our personalized approach cause costs to fluctuate between patients. To learn more about liposuction and how much your hand-tailored surgery will cost, give us a call today at (650) 254-1200. You can also click here to schedule a consultation with Dr. Korman and get started down the path towards smoother, slimmer arms.


What is the recovery time for arm liposuction?

Most patients require a few days of downtime before they feel comfortable getting back to work. Patients with a sedentary job are often able to get back to work after about three days. Individuals with a physically demanding job will need to wait a week or two before returning to work.

Does arm liposuction hurt?

No. Arm liposuction is performed with anesthesia, allowing you to remain comfortable and relaxed through surgery. During your initial recovery, your arms will be sore and sensitive. Pain medication will keep any discomfort under control. If you experience any prolonged pain, please contact our office so we can assist you.

Does arm liposuction leave scars?

Incisions are very small and made discreetly along the underarm. Any scarring will be minimal and fade with time. We also offer services like microneedling that help improve the appearance of scarring. Ask Dr. Korman about your options during your private meeting.

How much does it cost to get liposuction on your arms?

The cost of each procedure will be unique. Each of our patients come into our office with a particular aesthetic in mind and a unique appearance. Dr. Korman and you will create a personalized treatment plan and discuss a cost breakdown in your private consultation.