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January 30, 2013 | Brachioplasty

Heavy Arms?


I am 5’6 215 pounds. I increased my activity to lose weight (jogging) and changed my diet. I have lost 20 pounds. My arms are large and not proportional. I can’t fit my arms in a jacket that fits the rest of me. My upper arm is larger than most men actually. It is pretty embarrassing. Even when I was 170 pounds, I had the same problem. Do you recommend brachioplasty.

  Unfortunately the concern that you have raised regarding your upper arms in one that plagues many women.  Congratulations on your weight loss success so far. I would encourage you to continue in your journey as it will improve your outcome as well as your health.

With respect to your arms, you are in a unique situation where liposuction alone or an armlift alone are not the solution to your problem.  If liposuction is performed, you re likely to have some skin laxity and contour irregularities but your arm would be smaller.  If that would be ok then liposuction is the answer.  An armlift alone is unlikely to be successful because the weight of the arm would prevent much skin removal and case residual skin laxity and leave you with a scar.  In my practice, there are a significant number of patients that benefit from a combination of liposuction and armlift.  This procedure uses targeted liposuction to reduce the fat in the arm along with skin removal.  You do have a scar, but your arms would be significantly smaller and in better proportion to your body.  At PREMIERE Center, we have been practicing the brachioplasty procedure for over 19 years with our board certified plastic surgeons on staff ready to consult with you at either our Miami or Tampa locations. Click here to schedule a complimentary consultation today!

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