brachioplasty


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brachioplasty

a surgical procedure to lift and tighten skin of the upper arm.

bra·chi·o·plas·ty

(brākē-ō-plaśtē)
Surgical repair of the arm to restore form or function.

brachioplasty

(brak?e-o-plas'te) [? + ?]
Cosmetic surgery to remove unwanted skin and fat from the upper arm.
See: arm lift
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But Reath cautioned that there are drawbacks to brachioplasty, which requires an incision from the elbow to the armpit.
A brachioplasty requires an incision from the elbow to the armpit, generally on the back of the arm, leaving a visible and permanent scar.
Others may opt for a brachioplasty when there is a fair amount of loose skin present with minimal elasticity," he said.
Then they detail surgical techniques by such anatomical regions as belt lipectomy, circumferential body contouring, buttocks aesthetics, brachioplasty, and breast reshaping.
Similarly, after reviewing the history of cosmetic surgery, the entry for plastic surgery describes each procedure in use today, calling attention to the disproportionate number of women who undergo tummy tucks (abdominoplasty), liposuction (now the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery in the United States among people aged thirty-five to fifty), brachioplasty (tightening the loose sk in of the upper arm), eye-lifts (blepharoplasty), breast reduction, implants, and various forms of soft-tissue augmentation (women outnumber men having this surgery ten to one).
8 - Brachioplasty, or arm lift to remove loose tissue under the arms usually caused by massive weight loss.
The brachioplasty procedure - developed specifically by doctors Aly and Cram to treat the unique needs of the massive weight loss patient - removes excess skin and tissue from the upper arm.
And that could explain why a little-known surgical procedure called brachioplasty is becoming more and more popular in Britain.
The brachioplasty - or upper arm lift - promised tighter, younger looking arms, which is exactly what Kath dreamed of.