This is mainly performed after massive weight loss, or
in the later decades of life, when there is significant
sagging or loose excess skin of the upper arms, making some
patients self conscious when wearing sleeveless garments.
The main drawback of this procedure is a long but thin scar,
hidden in the inner aspect of the upper arm, that is
necessary to give the best aesthetic results.
are two to three main techniques for the performance of this
procedure, depending on the specifics of the results
required, and tailored according to the amount of excess
tissue that would need to be removed, and the length of the
scar that would be acceptable to the patient. The goal of
this procedure, is a naturally firm and round circumference
to the upper arm, yet without making the arm unnaturally
thin due to the excessive removal of tissue.