Brachioplasty involves the removal of excess skin or localized fat in the arms — an area that is very susceptible to sagging, in cases such as severe weight loss after bariatric surgery. This procedure can be performed with or without liposuction, depending on the case. When localized fat is excessive, liposuction is recommended before the intervention. The anesthesia for this procedure is general, and this procedure can, in some cases, be associated with other procedures such as liposuction or mammoplasty. The size of the incision and the consequent scar will depend on the amount of fat or extent of skin to be removed, while always aiming at making the scar as imperceptible as possible. The entire procedure can last about 2 hours, and, according to plastic surgeon Guilherme Graziosi M.D., in addition to cosmetic improvement, functional improvement of the limbs may be noted in addition to better modeled and more athletic arms.

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