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This Underarm Liposuction Costs $10,000 | The Plastics | Harper’s BAZAAR

August 21, 2019


My arms make me really insecure. I hate wearing short sleeve shirts. I try to not wear any dresses that are too top like because I hate the way my arms look. I try to always have some sort of sleeve so my arms aren’t fully exposed. Now that I’m getting older It’s harder to work out that exact area. So, I’m really excited to have this procedure done and be more comfortable in my own clothes. My name is Daniela and I’m getting my arms lipo’ed today. I’m doing this now at 27, I just feel like I’m at the right age I’m not too young, not too old. I’m just at the perfect time in my life where I can have this done and be great. I come from a hispanic background so I feel like we are a little bit more heavier. My mom has always had big arms. My aunts do too so it’s like a thing. So I’m scared to get older and continue to have these arms. My name is Spero Theodorou I’m a plastic surgeon and I’ve been in practice for more than 15 years specializing in aesthetic plastic surgery. Anything involving radio frequency assisted liposuction Especially Body Tight is essentially scarless surgery. A scarless arm lift. What is Body Tight? It’s new technology now, radio assisted liposuction body tight we are able to suck all the fat out that’s necessary to give her a nice result in addition, tighten up all the skin with it. We do use tiny little incisions to access everything so the approach is a minimal invasive approach. Specifically it’s done under a local anesthesia that way the patient’s awake while we do these things. So Daniela is a good candidate because no matter how much weight she looses her arms are always going to be fuller and she not able to remove the fat from her arms under exercise. Also in addition the loose skin she has. Even if I do diet and exercise I mean if I do a really hard core diet my arms will be a little flabby it’s hard to exercise on that part specifically cause it takes a longer time. It’s just harder now that I’m older to have my arms more toned. I find your deltoid muscle and I take all the fat away from it and I sculpt it for you So we are not just doing this part we’re doing the whole arm. I hope to feel better about myself. Be able to wear anything I’d like. Feel comfortable in my clothes and specifically in the summer to just be able to wear anything I’d like without feeling insecure. This is different than anything that’s been done before So essentially I’m heating everything up. This is sort of my internal seam on my jacket. I’m going to put all my heat here and create scar tissue. So everything that is white hot there means that all this heat going in is really going to end up tightening the skin. The important thing is that she’s awake. She talking to me. There’s nothing safer than that. And at the same time, she’s having her arms done. I just came out of surgery. I feel great I really didn’t have much pain. After the anesthesia, my arms went numb. They’re asleep but I’m not in pain at all. I can lift my arms up and I feel normal. I can tell the difference now and they’re a little swollen but you can definitely see the difference. I’m excited to see the end results in a couple of months. It’s been six weeks since my under arm liposuction. I feel great and confident. The people that I see the most, like my family have definitely noticed the change in my arms Like the definition and just how much they shrunk. The day after the surgery I thought I was going to be a lot more pain than I was but it wasn’t that bad, just lifting my arms up It wasn’t anything drastic that I couldn’t handle. It was a little numb for a couple of days after that But after the stitches came out i was totally fine and didn’t have a worry. How’ve you been? Good! I feel great. How do you feel? All good? Mhm. Still numb? Yeah, it’s a little tingly. Why don’t you flex for me? Well, it’s only going to get better. At this point this is exactly what your should look like. Okay. I’m excited for the summer time to be wearing bathing suits and and showing off my arms. Before I used to feel not so confident but now I’m excited and I feel great. I don’t have any regrets at all. I would totally do it again on a different body part if I could. I totally recommend this surgery for women who have self esteem issues. It makes you feel really confident about your body.

75 Comments

  • Reply Kimberly Yaun September 21, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    Wait what?! 10k for lipo and bodytite?! Thats so expensive! And on top of that, there was no gen. anesthesia at all! 🙄 thats just crazy!

  • Reply suiupu • September 22, 2018 at 1:28 am

    Nooo she was so cute being chubb ):

  • Reply R H September 22, 2018 at 2:57 am

    I get being insecure but now her arms aren't proportioned to the rest of her body. Exercising would've helped her arms slim down along with the rest of her body. Just my experience though..

  • Reply Thu Trâm New York September 23, 2018 at 7:51 am

    After having my 4th child at the age of 33, I started gain weight faster than before, so I started Zumba everyday for 3 months, I lost more than 10 lbs. but then I stop exercise everyday and do few times a week, i got the weight gain again lol, and my arms got more fat back on too. Again, not until Mid spring, I started eat clean and exercise (Zumba, Pilates, and yoga) continuously up until now and my tummy fat is reduced and my abs get tighter than before, but my arm flab is still there, then I just started arm exercise but no result yet, have to wait and see.

  • Reply Ramel Griffin September 23, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    Her arms look weird asf. One look bigger than the other.

  • Reply s September 23, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    Ahem how abt try lose some real weight 1st?? This too invasive

  • Reply InModeSolutions September 24, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    Arms are always a challenge as they are often hard to target in typical exercise, and then more surgical routes require a large brachioplasty scar. We are pleased Daniela received a treatment suited for her. https://bit.ly/2NDxkP6 visit here for her 6 month BodyTite transformation with the before and after photos of front and back of her arms.

  • Reply priti September 25, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    her arms didn't look that bad earlier. seeing the liposuction made me cringe 🙁

  • Reply Iam Sir Z September 27, 2018 at 8:20 am

    what a dumb girl

  • Reply livamilAVA September 27, 2018 at 10:17 am

    Fitness?

  • Reply livamilAVA September 27, 2018 at 10:22 am

    So now she needs to do liposuction on the rest of her body

  • Reply Khuram Zahid September 27, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    You should put a horror movie soundtrack in the background, then you will note how barbaric this is.

  • Reply Lilie sainvil September 29, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    I hate it that she kept on mentioning that she’s older. She’s literally 27 years old. What’s the problem? We have 60 and oldest year old women and men working out.

  • Reply Jocelyn Partee October 2, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    they look so good i love it

  • Reply Cindy October 5, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    How are people not going to notice her arms? Her arms aren't proportional to her body

  • Reply Lily Calahan October 8, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Her arms weren’t even bad lol

  • Reply Emily Wheeldon October 9, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Why does she keep referring to herself as "older" and workouts being harder at 27. Like, get a grip, you're 27 not 72. I don't begrudge her getting the surgery though if thats what she wants to do.

  • Reply upcyclesarah October 15, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    I would have sworn she was Asian and white mixed

  • Reply Elizabeth Morin October 17, 2018 at 12:40 am

    Her arms were proportionate to her body.

  • Reply 재훈 October 20, 2018 at 4:18 am

    This is by far one the dumbest surgeries I have seen.
    She can exercise and diet and her arms will shrink down. Maybe not to the extent she wants but itll match her body and body type. Like she stated,she's young. She has time. I've seen people 20 years older than her lose weight but she decided to get surgery instead. Not to mention she contradicts herself later on saying she's getting older to exercise,lol.
    Also, blaming her ethnicity honestly just proves to me she has no self control as well.
    Your ethnicity is no excuse. You're just fat and lazy and so is the rest of your family.
    Anyways. It's her money anyways.

  • Reply Pinky toes October 30, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    It's harder for her now that she's older to get more toned, you're only 27 you lazy fat ass, do some exercises, join the gym, go for a run. It's just an excuse to be lazy. Her arms are now skinny and the rest of her is still fat.

  • Reply Ashley H November 1, 2018 at 1:09 am

    “Now that im “older” im so glad to have these great slim arms that dont match my body”.. oh ok 🤦🏽‍♀️😑

  • Reply Khi Turner November 6, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    She looks China af, where is she from? I'm asking for a friend lol

  • Reply jewel only November 12, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    I Hate my arm also 😫

  • Reply Sk Scarlet November 22, 2018 at 6:19 am

    Girl I'm, 27 and my arms are 3 times bigger than yours before surgery, I will kill to have your arms 😭😭

  • Reply awesomemind November 23, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    If those people being shown in this series read the comments, it must be hurtful but the comments are true in a way though.

  • Reply Diana Pinto November 24, 2018 at 6:07 am

    Yeah, the age comments were really grating, especially as a 27-year-old myself. 27 is far from being an age where you lose functionality THAT much. Working out is a challenge…because that's the whole point of working out. There are so many examples of fitness transformations out there made by people way older! And it's a myth that you can spot-reduce fat with localized exercises. That only builds and tones muscle in the area, but fat loss comes from calorie burning exercise in general. At the end of the day, it's her life and she can do what she wants with her body no problem, I just find it irritating when the rationale is born from incorrect information that in turn gets spread through these videos.

  • Reply bimapringgo November 29, 2018 at 1:21 am

    If she doesn't change her lifestyle, those arms will be filled with fat again. What a waste of money.

  • Reply It's Me November 29, 2018 at 4:44 am

    I really don't like how they dip down below her shoulder..

  • Reply Xander Smith November 30, 2018 at 1:54 am

    Did you guys not hear the doctor at all? He literally said that even when she diets and exercises her arms will always be fuller and not what she desires. Good tips though.

  • Reply Ashlee November 30, 2018 at 5:04 am

    I don't understand how she can be so fixed on whether or not her arms look fat when the rest of her is even fatter.

  • Reply S EGMN November 30, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    She has all the right to do whatever makes her feel good but it's just not true that she is too old to lose weight with exercise and to tone her arms. I'm almost 40 and work out and I have noticed a change in my arms. To top it off, when you get lipo, the places where the fat was removed will never store fat again so new fat will be stored in weird places. You need a good diet and exercise anyway.

  • Reply Silvia Shorna December 9, 2018 at 5:54 am

    Cost?

  • Reply Naomi Ruwaine Gutierrez Parrish December 19, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    $10K for that is overpriced. This procedure is more like 3K

  • Reply Lissette Rosado December 30, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Really? Her before picture is her with long black sleeves. Come on now!!

  • Reply discod January 6, 2019 at 2:12 am

    I get it, I have always carried my weight in my upper arms. I’ll be 50 in a couple months and go to the gym 4 days a week. My arms will get a little smaller, but never any true muscle tone, no matter how much I lift. I have to get really underweight (I’ve been there) for my arms to look like regular arms to me. So the “just diet and exercise” comments don’t necessarily work for problem areas. If it makes her happier, good for her. I think the “after” looks great.

  • Reply Alexandria January 16, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    I need this

  • Reply Lei Bhagwani January 20, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    I need this

  • Reply Tasha Lim January 21, 2019 at 10:54 am

    Her arms look great

  • Reply hannah davis January 25, 2019 at 2:07 am

    My god she has great arms as others said in proportion. Be careful sugery is addictive and sometimes results may not last . But I'm not anti just really think

  • Reply GaryDomaz January 27, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    Why tf would you not make her take off her shirt so we can compare her arms? You can’t tell with the shirt on

  • Reply sten beetlex January 27, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    She needs facual cheek and neck liposuction and abdomen liposuction…. thatll make her so thin looking ……

  • Reply Sophia Garcia February 5, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    I would do it if i had the money.
    Big arms run in my family. I've always had thick arms, even when I loose weight my arms seem to not let go of the fat. Im naturally curvy with a ⏳ shape. So my waist can get really small, but my arms, back, hips and legs don't. I would do this treatment in a heartbeat if i had the opportunity, i dont use tank tops or short sleeves. Whenever I gain weight, it goes mostly to my arms and legs. Working out helps, but only a little. 😔
    I started my weight loss journey but then i got pregnant. Im just waiting to have the baby to get back on track and workout my arms and legs. I want to believe I can achieve nice arms and legs just by working out and a strict diet.

  • Reply Whuzzin Gamont February 6, 2019 at 2:18 am

    Its bloody scary how he pushes the liposuction tool like hes stabbing a pig.

  • Reply sten beetlex February 6, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    Lol…. This procedure costs only 1000 USD for entire torso in india …. This person cheated you

  • Reply Urban Flora February 11, 2019 at 12:52 am

    She is 27! She is not old at all.

  • Reply Raquel H February 28, 2019 at 8:56 am

    It’s called lifting weights! Haha omg how lazy can people get? Her excuses are some of the worst I’ve heard 🤣 the surgery itself is pretty amazing though!

  • Reply AmandaShuNN81 March 2, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    Crazy how fat people blame their double chin or big arms on their family or genetics. How about losing weight and see how that works?

  • Reply Julie March 4, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    she could have just lost weight…

  • Reply Mr. LJ March 5, 2019 at 2:28 am

    There was nothing wrong with this woman. She has a cute face, clear skin and body with the right trainer could have slowly change her lifestyle and loss the weight the right way.

  • Reply Gabi March 9, 2019 at 9:08 am

    u can get a bbl for 10K wtf, arm lip shouldn’t cost more than like 3K

  • Reply R B March 23, 2019 at 10:41 am

    I have the same issues with my arms and I know how she felt.

  • Reply Anamika T March 26, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    This made me puke— the procedure 3:42
    Man why can’t people just exercise

  • Reply Apurva Topre March 29, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    Really ?? Girl just get 1 month for yourself and you can lose 10-15 kgs . Yes also it was tough for me but I love my new life 😛

  • Reply KALOT March 31, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    but she just fat

  • Reply Lillie Collins April 3, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    Um she was awake the whole time?!?

  • Reply Allison Miller April 7, 2019 at 6:50 am

    Hhnnngggg, watching her be awake for that was nerve wracking.

  • Reply True zumy April 9, 2019 at 5:53 am

    Interest.. its all body and cost $10,000? but how much one arm cost? Let me know. Thank you.

  • Reply Alexa Smith April 17, 2019 at 2:09 am

    Girl you just spent $10 K on arm liposuction? Now ur gonna have skinny arms a fat face, a fat stomach, fat thighs. You need to eat a fucking salad, lose 40 lbs and lift weights !!! Just bc your Hispanic that’s no excuse to be fat

  • Reply uUgly dDoll April 18, 2019 at 6:36 am

    She's trippin…

  • Reply Sabi April 19, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    The before picture you are wearing a long sleeve, so it's hard to compare

  • Reply ely April 22, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    At least she admitted being too lazy to work out

  • Reply Sara Yung April 23, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    hmmmmm she deadass blamed it on her background lmao bitch ur just fat stop eating like an american lol

  • Reply Lily ! April 26, 2019 at 4:55 am

    Her arms and body were so cute omg. I’m very pro plastic surgery but this was unnecessary

  • Reply Sagal Nuh April 29, 2019 at 2:19 am

    She's so beautiful in any shape 💯

  • Reply lelemarie 612 May 3, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    10k she could've had her whole body done

  • Reply Kadijah Thomas May 4, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    Waste of money…. at least for her it was

  • Reply Cyrious May 22, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    The doctor is like WE GOT A WINNER! Let's charge her 10k for her insecurities…smdh

  • Reply DecayedSugar May 25, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    4:58 "why don't you flex for me" Pulls out all the money from my wallet

  • Reply Unhealthy Obession May 28, 2019 at 9:08 am

    she needed to tone and build up the muscle in her arms thats what she needed to do

  • Reply hazki97 May 29, 2019 at 5:29 am

    Wow … there is hope for me i just need 10,000 dollars

  • Reply Krystofer Fox June 14, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    10 racks for a table soon of fat?🙄🧐I'm going to Dr Curves ✌️

  • Reply Hebbez June 18, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    Her fatass is going to put all that lard right back on shortly after when she consumes her thousand pounds of food she eats daily

  • Reply Ivanhoe Sanchez July 3, 2019 at 5:35 am

    Wooow

  • Reply queenannsrevenge100 August 3, 2019 at 4:29 am

    You are so very pretty, congrats!!

  • Reply s wright August 20, 2019 at 1:20 am

    i could never imagine being so lazy you would rather get a metal rod shoved in soft tissue over and over again, than to go to the gym. And im not against plastic surgery, ive imbibed, but lipo is so lazy

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