Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
Before And After Photos
This is a young woman who had a150 pound weight loss. She was interested in her arms only. She is seen here after a brachioplasty (excision of excess tissue about the upper arms).
Lessons to learn:
- This is a high priority area after weight loss because it is so visible and bothersome. There is a scar that typically goes from the elbow to the armpit or longer. The scar is well hidden when a patient has his/her arms at their sides. After two years, the scar can be very fine.
- The biggest issue, however, with this procedure is the possibility of a poor scar (typically red and rope like). This outcomes is more likely if the surgeon makes the closure too tight.
- There is a way of performing this procedure that removes most of the guess work and getting it just right.
- Sometimes liposuction is performed as well as skin excision.
- Younger patients with full arms and good skin may benefit from liposuction alone.
- There is no non surgical technique that will improve this area adequately. There is no “skin tightening” device that will work here.
- She is now interested in a body lift procedure (a belt lipectomy or removal of tissue around the waist (front and back).