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Clin Plast Surg. 2008 Jan;35(1):141-7; discussion 149.

Brachioplasty in the massive weight loss patient.

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Iowa City Plastic Surgery, 501 12th Avenue, Suite 102, Coralville, Iowa 52241, USA.

Abstract

The arm deformity encountered in most patients who have had massive weight loss is severe. The excess crosses the axilla as an extension of the posterior axillary fold. Surgical treatment requires crossing the axilla with the excision. The authors describe a surgical technique that they have found to be powerful and effective. The position of the final scar is on the posterior aspect of the arm and is more hidden when the person is animating.

PMID:
18061808
DOI:
10.1016/j.cps.2007.09.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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