A new technique for brachioplasty.

  • A. S. Goddio
  • Published 1989 in Plastic and reconstructive surgery


A new technique for brachioplasty is proposed, aiming at correction of ptosis without excision. It is based on rolling a deepithelialized flap around from the rear and sliding it underneath the inside frontal skin of the arm, recreating the roundness of the arm and a firmer consistency. This technique has been utilized in 12 patients so far, with a follow-up ranging from 8 months to 4 years. No postoperative edema were observed, but one case of hyperesthesia appeared for a period of 2 months. The main preoccupation is scar sequelae, which must limit the intervention to patients clearly aware of the possibility of healing complications.

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@article{Goddio1989ANT, title={A new technique for brachioplasty.}, author={A. S. Goddio}, journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery}, year={1989}, volume={84 1}, pages={85-91} }