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The Posteromedial Scar Location in Arm Lift Surgery

  Extreme amounts of weight loss from bariaric surgery are well known to cause a lot of body changes with the development of sagging excess skin.  Of all the possible bariatric plastic surgery options amongst women the brachioplasty or arm lift procedure is usually in the top three body changes desired. (I have never had Read More…

Case Study – Arm Lifts after Weight Loss

Background: Large amounts of weight loss is a very positive benefit to one’s health when needed. But the tradeoff for this medical and often needed benefit is the unaesthetic sequelae of loose skin. How significant this new problem is depends on many factors including the amount of weight loss, patient’s age, natural quality of their Read More…

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…

Preferences in Armlift Scar Location and Shapes

  Armlifts, also known as a brachioplasty, is the most effective procedure to reduce the circumferential measurement of the upper for a profound tightening effect. Because it involves a scar, however, its use is usually restricted to the patient who has drooping ‘batwings’ which usually occurs after significant weight loss in women. But even in Read More…

The Popularity of Excisional and Non-Excisional Armlifts

  One of the more noteworthy items in the recent release of the annual 2012 statistics report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons was in the number of armlifts that were performed. The greatest surge in all the body contouring procedures were arm lifts or brachioplasties with over 15,000 performed last year. While that 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…

Postoperative Instructions for Armlift Surgery

Armlifts, also known as brachioplasties, removes loose and hanging skin from the back of the arms and into and across the armpit if necessary. No muscle, fascia or any significant blood vessels or nerves are removed in the process. This will leave a straight line scar from just below the elbow and into or across Read More…

Consent for Plastic Surgery: Armlifts

  Every plastic surgery procedure has numerous issues that every patient who is undergoing a procedure should know. These explanations are always on a consent form that you should read in detail before surgery. This consent form, while many perceive as strictly a legal protection for the doctor, is actually more intended to improve the understanding Read More…

Case Study: Long-Term Scar Outcome From Armlifts

  Background: The armlift, known technically as a brachioplasty, is the only skin tightening procedure that is done on the arm. Because of its long scar, it is an excisional procedure used almost exclusively in patients who have had a large amount of weight loss. Whether through bariatric surgery or by diet and exercise alone, Read More…

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