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Pierfranco Simone, Carlo Carusi, Francesco Segreto, Riccardo Iannuzzi, Silvia Buscaglione, Alessio Gizzi, Sara Giannitelli, Alberto Rainer, Simonetta Filippi, Paolo Persichetti
BACKGROUND: Brachioplasty is an increasingly performed procedure following massive weight loss. A visible scar is the main hindrance to this surgery. The aims of the study were to develop a physical model to investigate the ideal location of the surgical incision and to present the authors' technical refinements with the posteromedial scar approach. METHODS: Twenty-four postbariatric patients underwent brachioplasty with posteromedial scar placement, concomitant liposuction, fascial plication, and axillary Z-plasty...
February 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Andrea Sisti, Roberto Cuomo, Luca Milonia, Juri Tassinari, Antonio Castagna, Cesare Brandi, Luca Grimaldi, Carlo D'Aniello, Giuseppe Nisi
BACKGROUND: Paralleling the growth of bariatric surgery, the demand for post-bariatric body-contouring surgery is increasing. Weight loss is the main cause, although not the only one, that drives patients to arm lift surgery. Several surgical techniques have been proposed over the years. Our aim was to consider the complications and outcomes according to the performed technique, through a wide review of the literature. METHODS: A search on PubMed/Medline was performed using "brachioplasty", "upper arm lifting", and "techniques" as key words...
January 16, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
Elisa Bellini, Michele P Grieco, Edoardo Raposio
Introduction: Nowadays, liposuction is the most frequently performed aesthetic surgery procedure in Western Countries. This technique has had rapid development since the 1970s, when it was experimented for the first time by A. and G. Fischer. It is currently widely used in clinical practice for many different situations in aesthetic, reconstructive and functional fields. Materials and methods: This review aims to describe the historical evolution of liposuction by analyzing the transformation of the method in function of the introduction of innovative ideas or instruments...
December 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
Stefano Gentileschi, Maria Servillo, Gabriella Ferrandina, Marzia Salgarello
Background: Varied deformities of the upper arm are common after massive weight loss. Brachioplasty techniques have been successively modified to improve aesthetic outcomes and avoid complications, especially lymphedema and sensory damage. Objectives: The authors evaluated lymphatic drainage and sensory function of the upper limbs after brachioplasty performed with a double-ellipse marking technique, a medial incision, superficial undermining, and posterior arm liposuction...
October 1, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Alejandra García Botero, Miguel García Wenninger, Dario Fernández Loaiza
INTRODUCTION: Over recent years, body contouring procedures in postbariatric patients have been in exponentially growing demand resulting in high complication rates rendering a variety of ciphers in the literature. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to determine the complication rate in patients who have undergone body contouring surgery after bariatric surgery between June 2012 and March 2015 at Hospital de San José. METHODS: A cohort study including 153 individuals who underwent a total of 198 body contouring procedures after massive weight loss following bariatric surgery was conducted...
September 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Daniel L Ching, Maleeha Mughal, Athanasios Papas, Mark Soldin
BACKGROUND: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic skin condition that can affect any area with apocrine sweat glands and has the potential to involve multiple sites concurrently. Commonly affected sites include the axilla, groin, perineum and perianal areas. In this study we performed a literature review on the surgical methods for HS and describe an innovative technique for reconstructing axilla HS using an inner-arm transposition flap. METHODS: We reviewed all cases (5 cases from 4 patients) of transposition flap reconstruction performed by the senior author at a single London tertiary hospital from 2008-2013...
May 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
Sean Hill, Kevin H Small, Ronnie A Pezeshk, Rod J Rohrich
Upper arm contouring is based on the location and amount of excess skin and fat. The short-scar brachioplasty addresses minimal to moderate skin laxity and lipodystrophy in the proximal arm in patients with appropriate skin tone and quality. This article highlights technical refinements of the senior author's (R.J.R.) approach to short-scar medial liposuction-assisted brachioplasty to maximize results and minimize incision length. To highlight this simple and safe approach with high patient/surgeon satisfaction, the authors discuss the following in this Video Plus article: patient examination, preoperative assessment, surgical pearls, and postoperative outcomes...
September 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Lyly Nguyen, Varun Gupta, Ashkan Afshari, R Bruce Shack, James C Grotting, K Kye Higdon
BACKGROUND: Brachioplasty is a popular procedure to correct upper arm ptosis. However, current literature on complications and risk factors is scant and inconclusive. OBJECTIVES: Using a large, prospective, multicenter database, we report the incidence of major complications and risk factors in patients undergoing brachioplasty. METHODS: Patients who underwent brachioplasty between 2008 and 2013 were identified from the CosmetAssure (Birmingham, AL) database...
July 2016: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Michele A Shermak
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July 2016: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Michele Grieco, Eugenio Grignaffini, Francesco Simonacci, Donatello Di Mascio, Edoardo Raposio
Obesity is a growing socio-economic problem especially in the western population. Patients who are undergoing bariatric surgery after a significant weight loss have an altered body profile which may have an important psychological impact. These patients may be candidates for surgical body-lifting. The aim of body-lifting is to obtain a firmer, tighter, rejuvenated appearance for patients who have lax, ptotic tissues. In this paper we describe our experience with two techniques currently practiced by our team, brachioplasty and thigh lift, reporting the indications, the surgical technique and possible complications...
May 6, 2016: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
Felmont F Eaves
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Harold Chatel, Yoni Madar, Patrick Leyder, Claire Bonneau, Christophe Barrat, Julien Quilichini
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Persistent postsurgical pain (PPP) has been reported by patients following various surgeries. Body contouring procedures are being performed more frequently, but no data are available regarding the effects of these procedures. Long-term disability occurring after performing "functional" procedures on healthy subjects is a particular concern. The aim of this study was to describe the risk factors, prevalence, characteristics, and effects of persistent pain after body contouring procedures...
May 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
Marwan H Abboud, Nicolas M Abboud, Saad A Dibo
BACKGROUND: Current brachioplasty techniques include excisional surgery alone or in combination with liposuction. These techniques are associated with poor outcomes, such as residual contour deformities and unfavorable scarring. OBJECTIVES: The authors proposed a new classification system and treatment algorithm for brachial ptosis and described their experience with power-assisted liposuction and lipofilling to treat brachial ptosis without excisional surgery. METHODS: Ninety-five patients with grades 1, 2, or 3 brachial ptosis who underwent brachioplasty were evaluated in a prospective study...
September 2016: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Sepehr Egrari
Brachioplasty has become one of the most rapidly growing operations in plastic surgery. There are a variety of arm presentations, due to either weight loss or other reasons, and the extent of the defect can carry into the lateral chest wall and the back. In this featured operative technique article, the author describes indications, patient selection, and criteria for classifying brachioplasty, and illustrates the surgical techniques of this procedure. Markings, scar positioning, and the various operative steps are described along with the intricacies of postoperative care, including scar control...
February 2016: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
M Griffin, M A Akhavani, N Muirhead, A N M Fleming, M Soldin
BACKGROUND: "Postbariatric" patients are at significant risk for increased postoperative complications. This study aimed to define the risk of venous thromboembolism following body-contouring surgery after massive weight loss. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed on all patients who had undergone all forms of body-contouring procedures after massive weight loss between January 2005 and August 2012 at St George's Hospital, South West London, United Kingdom...
2015: Eplasty
Giuseppe A Ferraro, Francesco De Francesco, Sergio Razzano, Francesco D'Andrea, Gianfranco Nicoletti
UNLABELLED: Brachial ptosis is one of the consequences of massive weight loss. At an early stage, brachial ptosis can be corrected by liposuction, dermolipectomy and liposuction, or minibrachioplasty while the most advanced stage requires extended brachioplasty. Since brachioplasty was first described, various techniques have been proposed in the management of upper extremity contour deformities. Modifications to the original technique were mainly made to shape arm contour, to obtain good morphological reconstruction with attention directed toward improving and refining the resulting scar...
April 2015: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Antoine de Runz, Thomas Colson, Christophe Minetti, Muriel Brix, Julien Pujo, Heloïse Gisquet, Etienne Simon
BACKGROUND: Brachioplasty frequently offers functional benefits but results in poor aesthetic scars and a relatively high complication rate. The authors describe the complications and risk factors inherent in liposuction-assisted medial brachioplasty and assess patient satisfaction with the functional and aesthetic benefits. METHODS: A 5-year retrospective study was performed that included all patients who underwent liposuction-assisted medial brachioplasty. Complications were reviewed and analyzed by aesthetic and nonaesthetic categories, and patient satisfaction was rated...
January 2015: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Franz X Felberbauer, Soheila Shakeri-Leidenmühler, Felix B Langer, Hugo Kitzinger, Arthur Bohdjalian, Ronald Kefurt, Gerhard Prager
BACKGROUND: Paralleling the growth of bariatric surgery, the demand for post-bariatric body-contouring surgery is increasing and placing additional burdens on already strained health care systems. In Austria, medically necessary body contouring is covered by public health care. In a sample of 622 women, we assessed the proportion of patients that underwent post-bariatric surgery at least 2 years after gastric bypass. METHODS: Former bariatric patients were asked whether they had undergone post-bariatric surgery or were planning to do so by structured telephone interviews...
July 2015: Obesity Surgery
Andrew N Kornstein
Although the popularity of longitudinal brachioplasty has grown tremendously in recent years, dealing with the unpredictable scar remains a challenge for the surgeon and the patient. The scar often heals slowly and widens over time, perpetuated by the effects of gravity, body movements, and the thin nature of the superficial fascial system (SFS) of the arm. Scar widening may correlate with recurrence of the soft-tissue deformity as the repaired underlying SFS stretches. Therefore, techniques that support and stabilize the SFS are highly desirable for addressing the problematic scar...
July 2014: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Ahmad N Saad, Ralitza Parina, David Chang, Amanda A Gosman
BACKGROUND: The ability to study population-level outcomes of outpatient cosmetic procedures has been limited by a lack of longitudinal data. This study aimed to describe the rates of adverse events in patients who underwent an isolated cosmetic surgery procedure compared with those who had a combination of two procedures. METHODS: Retrospective longitudinal analysis was performed of the 2005 to 2010 California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development Ambulatory Surgery Database...
December 2014: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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