Clin Plast Surg. 2014 Oct;41(4):745-51. doi: 10.1016/j.cps.2014.07.003. Epub 2014 Jul 26.


This article contrasts the ideal appearance of the female upper arm, axilla, and upper midlateral chest with the sagging and/or oversized deformity. The constellation of postbrachioplasty aesthetic deformity is introduced. These aesthetic shortcomings are best avoided, because they are difficult to correct. The L brachioplasty with liposuction is described in a recent case and applied to a variety of deformities to show the range of applicability and quality of results. The role of liposuction in arm reshaping is examined. The aesthetic advantages and low complication rate of the L brachioplasty are contrasted with other currently popular brachioplasties.

Keywords: Aesthetics; Arm; Brachioplasty; Deformity.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arm / surgery*
  • Axilla / surgery
  • Back / surgery
  • Cosmetic Techniques*
  • Dermatologic Surgical Procedures*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lipectomy
  • Thorax
  • Weight Loss