brachioplasty


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bra·chi·o·plas·ty

(brākē-ō-plaśtē)
Surgical repair of the arm to restore form or function.
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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.
But Reath cautioned that there are drawbacks to brachioplasty, which requires an incision from the elbow to the armpit.
[12] Panniculectomy or abdominoplasty Eleven patients underwent lower body lift or breast reduction or brachioplasty Cintra Jr.
Brachioplasty, or upper arm lift (tightens upper arm skin)
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).
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.
AN armlift or brachioplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure to remove skin and fat from the upper arms to get rid of so called 'bingo wings' and leave arms smoother and more shapely.