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Aesthet Surg J. 2016 Feb;36(2):193-203. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjv146. Epub 2015 Sep 29.

Brachioplasty: A Personal Approach.

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Dr Egrari is a plastic surgeon in private practice in Bellevue, WA.


Brachioplasty has become one of the most rapidly growing operations in plastic surgery. There are a variety of arm presentations, due to either weight loss or other reasons, and the extent of the defect can carry into the lateral chest wall and the back. In this featured operative technique article, the author describes indications, patient selection, and criteria for classifying brachioplasty, and illustrates the surgical techniques of this procedure. Markings, scar positioning, and the various operative steps are described along with the intricacies of postoperative care, including scar control. A personal experience, along with the limitations of brachioplasty, are discussed.

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