Posted on 09 Feb 2015
A brachioplasty was first described in 1930 as a way to remove excessive arm skin in obese women. Since that time a brachioplasty (arm lift) has become a well-established procedure for the contouring of the upper arm. In 2010 15,183 brachioplasties were performed, 4392 more than were performed in 2000.
In a study performed by Neaman Plastic Surgery Dr Keith Neaman and his colleagues, they found that the dramatic rise in brachioplasty likely coincides with the increase in bariatric procedures. Many people seek brachioplasties, along with other procedures, as a result of extreme weight loss and the natural aging process. You can find this study here.
Many different surgical techniques available each depending on the location of excessive fat and skin. Additionally, the goals of the patient are seriously considered in choosing which technique is best suited to help obtain a smooth contour to you upper arms. In general a brachioplasty is a very safe and effective procedure. However, some patients are prone to scar widening post-operatively. This is something your surgeon will discuss in detail and help come up with strategies to decrease post-operative scaring.
As with any surgery it is also important to have a well trained plastic surgeon like those at Neaman Plastic Surgery that you are comfortable with and that can work with you. If you live in the Salem, Eugene or Portland, Oregon area and are interested in a brachioplasty, please contact Neaman Plastic Surgery, to schedule a consultation to find out if a brachioplasty is the best option for you.
Dr. Keith Neaman
Dr. Neaman is a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in surgical body contouring. He prides himself on being on the cutting edge of plastic surgery. He takes an informative approach to each consultation, and through open dialogue and communication, he helps his patients decide on a treatment plan that meets their needs.