Upper Arm Reduction Melbourne VIC

Arm Reduction (brachioplasty) Surgery involves treatment of excess skin in the upper arms. (Such excess skin may result in arms being referred to as “bingo arms” or “bat wings”). Commonly this issue arises after a significant amount of weight loss or with the normal ageing process.

Two techniques are possible. The first being a transverse incision with the majority being hidden under the arm pit. The overall effect is not very dramatic. Mr White generally recommends the longitudinal incision which extends along the arm. Whilst it is a long wound it is placed on the inner aspect of the arm to hide it as best as possible. It gives a much more dramatic and effective result.

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What does an arm reduction procedure involve?

Arm reduction surgery, also known as brachioplasty, is a procedure in which the appearance of the arms is enhanced by removing excess skin and fat from the upper arms. In some cases, a transverse incision is made and the excess skin is hidden beneath the armpit. In most cases, however, Dr White will recommend a longitudinal incision, which extends along the inner aspect of the arm. This technique generally achieves a more dramatic and effective result.

What causes excess skin in the upper arms?

Excess skin in the upper arms, commonly known as ‘bingo arms’ or ‘bat wings’, often occurs after a significant amount of weight loss. In many cases, however, the issue develops as part of the natural ageing process.

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