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Cirugía Plástica Ibero-Latinoamericana

versión On-line ISSN 1989-2055versión impresa ISSN 0376-7892


ROXO DEL PINO, C. et al. Brachioplasty: a simple aproach. Cir. plást. iberolatinoam. [online]. 2009, vol.35, n.3, pp.171-180. ISSN 1989-2055.

The uppers limbs represent a very important aestheticfunctionary unit in the body contouring definition. Because of the popularization of the body contour surgery after massive weight loss, there has been noted a raise in the number of brachioplasties in the last years. Our proposal is to show the author experience in brachioplasty, focusing a new approach for correction of flaccidity associated or not to lipodystrophy of the arms. This article represents a retrospective study of 22 patients submitted to brachioplasty with the approach proposed by the authors. It consists in the resection of the excess of fat and skin in the arms using bidigital maneuver aiming to leave the final scar in the internal brachial fold. All the patients and surgeons were satisfied with the results. Complications were local and minor as dehiscence of the scar, hypertrophic scarring, hematoma and lymphocele, and didn't compromise the final result. The simplicity of the procedure and its satisfactory results with low morbidity and good scar position, makes the approach a good option for the treatment of the upper limb deformities.

Palabras clave : Postbariatric surgery; Overwight; Brachioplasty.

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