Plastic surgery of the arms has restricted indications for patients that have great tissue flaccidity on the arms in such way that, with the arms open, an abundant hanging “surplus” is quite conspicuous.

Since this surgery results in a scar that travels from the armpit to the elbow at the inner face of the arm, it is necessary that the patient is very sure that the residual scar will be less important than the deformity he intends to treat.

When well indicated and accepted, the results are very compensating and gratifying.  

It is a minor/medium operation, demanding a one day hospitalization and immediate recovery takes place in 8 to 10 days.