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Brachioplasty Post Bariatric Body Contouring

Successful brachioplasty or “arm tuck” surgery requires careful attention to detail to yield a natural contour to the arm. It is paramount that there is an even and gradual contour of the arm from the forearm toward the axillae or “arm pit”, often with modification of the lateral chest wall as shown in the above photograph.

Inadvertent over-resection of the skin and fat in the arm can lead to an abnormal pinched appearance. Successful brachioplasty surgery requires compliance on behalf of the patient to wear a compression garment or ace bandage on the arm for at least two weeks.


Author Info

Brian Dickinson

Dr. Dickinson is a Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon operating out of Newport Beach, California. He believes that the reconstructive and aesthetic surgical principles appropriately complement each other and share's his techniques and advice freely.