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Is an Arm Lift or CoolSculpting® Better for You?

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Sometimes, no matter how hard you work in the gym or how healthy you eat, stubborn fat or loose skin on your upper arms can be difficult or even impossible to get rid of.

If “bat wings” or exercise-resistant fat are keeping you from wearing tank tops and short sleeves, you could be a good candidate for an arm lift or CoolSculpting®. But which is the best choice for you? This guide breaks down the benefits of arm lifts and CoolSculpting to help you decide which might make the most sense for your body contouring goals.

Arm Lift or CoolSculpting: What’s the Difference?

The main difference between an arm lift and CoolSculpting is that an arm lift can address both loose skin and stubborn fat. CoolSculpting, on the other hand, can help freeze fat in your upper arms but isn’t able to tighten sagging skin.

Arm lift surgery will require some downtime as you recover, though most people are able to get back to work within about a week after arm lift surgery. CoolSculpting does not require any downtime and you can gradually see the results as you go about your everyday activities. However, CoolSculpting may require multiple treatment sessions to get the results you want.

Expect to avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise for several months after getting an arm lift.

How to Tell Which Is Right for You

If your primary concern is stubborn fat in your upper arms that isn’t responding to diet and exercise alone, CoolSculpting could be the most appropriate solution. If you’d also like to tone and tighten loose skin, you might be a better candidate for arm lift surgery.

For more information about your arm lift options or to schedule a consultation, please contact us online or call our Meridian office at (208) 344-4900.