Unwanted Upper Arm Fat (Bat Wings) Treatment In San Antonio

Non-Surgical Options to Improve the Appearance of Unwanted Fat in Upper Arms
Numerous non-invasive treatment choices are available for those suffering from large or flabby upper arms. As with most remedies, choosing the right one for you depends upon many factors such as the amount of fat in the area, the degree of flaccidity of the skin, your willingness to undergo some discomfort and recovery period, your time availability, your medical history & current medical condition, your timeline, your budget and your goals. Science and technology have come together to meet the demand to reshape the upper arms without surgery.


SculpSure™ is an FDA-approved light based treatment proven to permanently destroy 24% of the fat cells in the treated area (upper arms). The SculpSure™ treatment has also been seen to result in tightened skin to the treated area. The treatment takes only 25 minutes and requires only one treatment for the 24% permanent fat destruction. The treatment destroys fat and tightens the skin, resulting in slimmer, more defined upper arms.

Great for: Age 18 and up, mild, moderate or severe upper arm fat
Beautiful Effects for: Permanent destruction of 24% of fat cells
Recovery Period: None, no restrictions
Ouch Factor: Comfortable 25-minute treatment
In-Office Time: 45 minutes to one hour
See Results When: 6 weeks, with optimum results at 12 weeks
Skin Tightening?: Yes
Cost: 750–1500 per treatment area

RadioFrequency Fat Reduction
RadioFrequency Tissue Tightening

RadioFrequency is FDA cleared to reduce fat and tighten tissue. It does this through the delivery of energy to the fat areas of the upper arm by driving controlled heat into the fat cells and subsequently destroying some fat cells and shrinking others. RadioFrequency technology also has the ability to target energy to collagen cells resulting in tissue tightening. The treatment reduces fat deposits in the upper arm and tightens the skin in the upper arm resulting in slimmer, more defined upper arms.

Great for: Age 18 and up, mild, moderate or severe upper arm fat
Beautiful Effects for: 1 year (skin tightening maintenance treatments recommended)
Recovery Period: None
Ouch Factor: Comfortable treatment
In-Office Time: Weekly one hour treatments for 6-10 weeks
See Results When?: Some immediate, remainder at 4 weeks to 3 months
Skin Tightening?: Yes
Cost: 350 per treatment


Lipodissolve is a treatment utilizing a combination of compounds injected for the purpose of fat reduction. The treatment has also been seen to result in tissue tightening. The main ingredient in Lipodissolve is Phosphytidycholine, a substance derived from soy. Lipodissolve has not been approved or intensely studies by the FDA for fat reduction or cosmetic purposes. The use of Lipodissolve for cosmetic purposes is condiered “off label” use. “Off label” means that it has been approved or occurs naturally for one purpose, but providers are using it for another purpose. It has been used for reducing fat deposits for many years.

Great for: Age 18 and up, mild to moderate upper arm fat
Beautiful Effects for: Insufficient scientific data; effects lasting many years have been noted clinically
Recovery Period: None, but there can be swelling, discomfort, bruising for 1-4 weeks
Ouch Factor: Multiple micro-injections can cause discomfort during & after injecting
In-Office Time: 45 minutes to one hour; may treat again in 6 weeks
See Results When: 4 to 6 weeks (recommend 3 to 5 treatments)
Skin Tightening: Insufficient scientific data: skin tightening has been noted clinically
Cost: 400 per treatment
We hope you enjoyed learning about (1) the causes of unwanted upper arm fat and (2) the treatment options to reduce the fat and tighten the skin in the upper arm.

If you have concerns about unwanted upper arm fat and/or loose upper arm skin, please contact the body shaping experts at Sculpt Away at 210-227-3051.

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In Part 3, learn all about unwanted fat at our arm pits, “arm pit rolls,” and ways to reduce it and look & feel beautiful!

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