This refers to surgery to reduce the extra skin and fat from the upper arms. Surgery is performed under a general anaesthetic. The incisions are placed on the inside of the arm where they will be less noticeable. The operation does leave a visible scar and therefore patients who have only a modest excess of skin are not candidates for this procedure. On the other hand some patients, especially those who have sustained a large weight loss, can be very good candidates for brachioplasty.
This 47 year old patient lost over 100 lbs. and was interested in having body contouring surgery. She was particularly bothered by her upper arms. Dr. Brown performed brachioplasty surgery to tighten her upper arms and remove excess tissue. Sutures are removed at 14 days. The post operative photos were taken 4 months after surgery.