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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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.
These days, brachioplasty - aka arm lifts - has been the rage.
In those instances, Beverly Hills Physicians patients can take advantage of the group's pool of superb plastic surgeons, highly experienced with tummy tucks, brachioplasty, and other highly effective body contouring procedures.
And that could explain why a little-known surgical procedure called brachioplasty is becoming more and more popular in Britain.
The benefit with brachioplasty is that the upper arms become quite tight, while the drawback is a scar that extends from the elbow to the armpit on the inside of the arms.
LOS ANGELES, May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- News reports have been filled with speculation about the reasons for a dramatic nationwide increase in arm lifts, known medically as brachioplasty.
Several contestants have opted for plastic surgery such as brachioplasty (arm lifts), abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), and body lifts.
Vincent Makhlouf, MD, FACS will present an interactive video: Optimizing Scar Location in Brachioplasty September 25, 2011 at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) annual meeting, Plastic Surgery 11 THE Meeting, in Denver, Colorado.
Due to limited regulations, patients in Virginia have been injured during outpatient surgery offices by inadequately trained surgeons performing complex surgeries including liposuction, facelift, and brachioplasty (arm lift)," said Lewis Ladocsi M.
After recovery, typically three months later, further body contouring procedures are considered such as brachioplasty (trimming underarm 'wings') as well as breast, thigh, face, neck and back lifts.