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Case Study: The Extended Arm Lift in the Bariatric Surgery Patient

  Background:  The shape of the upper arm is primarily determined by the front (biceps) and the back (triceps) sides of it. While men are notoriously concerned about the biceps region, women are much more concerned about the opposing triceps region, particularly as they age. Loose and floppy skin on the back of the arm Read More…

The Differing Types and Indications for Arm Lift 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 Read More…

Case Study: The Posterior Arm Lift after Extreme Weight Loss

  Background: Most people pay little attention to the size and shape of their upper arms, unless they are too big or floppy. With extreme weight loss, aided by bariatric surgery or a very dedicated diet and exercise program, the upper arm skin will sag considerably. While the loss of fat deflates the volume of the Read More…

Common Questions about Arm Lift Surgery (Brachioplasty)

1.      How do I know if an arm lift is right for me?   Deciding about an arm lift (also known as a brachioplasty) is a balance between how much does a scar bother you versus how much does the way your arm looks now bother you. In other words, would a scar running down 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 Read More…

Arm Lifts in the Bariatric Surgery Patient

  Of the many bariatric surgery patients that I have seen over the years who have lost 100 or more pounds, the concern over their saggy arms is often a top concern. I would have to say that the arm concern combined with the stomach or waistline are almost always the top two priorties of the Read More…

Combined Arm Lift and Hysterectomy Surgery at IU Health West Hospital

Combination Gynecologic and Plastic Surgery Procedure at IU Health West Hospital in Avon, Indiana As the field of medicine and surgery continues to advance, I am continually amazed at how different surgical procedures are being done, not only during the same surgery, but at exactly the same time. This is of great benefit to the patient and maximizes Read More…

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