Case Study – Arm Lifts in Bariatric Surgery Patients

  Background: Large amounts of weight loss, whether from bariatric surgery or from other non-surgical methods, creates a lot of secondary body issues. The loss of subcutaneous fat causes deflation of the overlying skin, resulting in skin sagging and often interference with numerous normal bodily functions. The arms are a classic example of this expected…Read More…

The Outcomes of Armlift (Brachioplasty) Surgery

  Armlifts have a surprisingly long history dating back well over fifty years ago when it was initially described. While once only done as an occasional procedure for the diet-induced weight loss patient, the number of armlifts now done has virtually exploded since the increase in bariatric surgery procedures. While once done as an isolated…Read More…

The Differing Types and Indications for Armlift Surgery

In youth, the upper arm has near equal proportions between the internal bone (humerus) and the skin on the front or back (arm held down by one’s side) or the top or bottom (arm held away from the body) of the arm. With age, the distance on the back of the arm (triceps) elongates and…Read More…

Different Approaches to Arm Lifts in Extreme Weight Loss Patients

Arm lifts or Brachioplasty is a plastic surgery procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the arm. The trade-off for this skin removal and tightening of the upper arm  is a long scar that runs down the arm. This cut out of skin and the resultant scar can be done on either the inside…Read More…

Arm Lifts(Brachioplasty) in the Extreme Weight Loss Patient

The sagging skin that results from extreme weight loss does not spare the upper body, particularly the arms. Flabby upper arm skin, often referred to as ‘bat wings’, is a very troubling problem that makes many affected women wear long sleeves, even in warmer weather. It limits their clothing options and is a frequent source…Read More…