There are two groups of patients who come to the office for brachioplasty. One group is unable or uninterested in losing weight, but wants to be able to find clothes to fit them, and the other group has lost significant amount of weight, but are left with large flapping arms.
The drawback of brachioplasty has long been the location and the quality of the scar.
Dr. Makhlouf has resolved those issues for a large number of patients by designing a new and safer location for the scar. Although the scar is visible it is not very noticeable and is very well accepted. Dr. Makhlouf presented this work as an invited speaker at the national meeting in Denver in 2011.
The procedure is done on an outpatient basis and takes about around two hours to complete both arms. No drains are used and the patient can take a shower the next day. A garment is provided for use during the first three weeks after surgery.