Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 21, Issue 4, pp 225–229

CAST Liposuction of the Arm Improves Aesthetic Results

  • Mark D.  Gilliland
  • Andrew T.  Lyos

DOI: 10.1007/s002669900114

Cite this article as:
Gilliland, M. & Lyos, A. Aesth. Plast. Surg. (1997) 21: 225. doi:10.1007/s002669900114


Lipocontouring the arm has a lower degree of patient satisfaction compared to other regions since untoward sequelae such as sagging and wrinkled skin may result. Circumferential para-Axillary Superficial Tumescent (CAST) liposuction was offered as an alternative to traditional arm liposuction or brachioplasty to 59 patients. Fifty-three of 59 patients (89.9%) were satisfied or very satisfied with the procedure; six patients (10.2%) requested secondary procedures; four, further liposuction (6.8%); two, brachioplasty (3.4%). Although temporary untoward sequelae (15.3%) and minor complications (8.5%) were not infrequent and more vigorous postoperative care necessary, the final aesthetic result was rarely compromised and patient satisfaction was high.

Key words: Tumescent technique—All-layer liposuction—Pressurized liposuction—Superficial liposuction—Liposuction of arms

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark D.  Gilliland
    • 1
  • Andrew T.  Lyos
    • 1
  1. 1.Houston, Texas, USAUS