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Minibrachioplasty: minimizing scars while maximizing results.

Authors
  • Abramson, David L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2004
Volume
114
Issue
6
Identifiers
PMID: 15509962
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The growing popularity of bariatric surgery has increased the number of brachioplasties performed. One of the major drawbacks of brachioplasty is the unsatisfactory appearance of the surgical scar. The author describes a short-scar brachioplasty, or minibrachioplasty, that can achieve much of the improvement of a traditional brachioplasty while concealing the scars within the confines of a short-sleeve shirt or blouse. Eight patients treated with this technique saw a significant improvement in the appearance of their upper arms.

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