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Successful brachioplasty or “arm tuck” surgery requires careful attention to detail to yield a natural contour to the arm. It is paramount that there is an even and gradual contour of the arm from the forearm toward the axillae or “arm pit”, often with modification of the lateral chest wall as shown in the above photograph.

Inadvertent over-resection of the skin and fat in the arm can lead to an abnormal pinched appearance. Successful brachioplasty surgery requires compliance on behalf of the patient to wear a compression garment or ace bandage on the arm for at least two weeks.


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