Many patients after massive weight loss present to me with the common problem of having a lot of excess skin in the upper arm area. A lot of people describe it as the bat wing deformity of the upper arm. The procedure of choice for that is generally an arm lift procedure, also known as a brachioplasty.

Traditionally the scar from an arm lift was placed in the medial aspect of the upper arm. I actually don't like putting a scar in that area. I prefer to place the scar actually in the shadow line, in the posterior portion of the upper arm. I do feel that area is the best to camouflage a scar. There are some limited scar techniques for patients that have minimal amounts of excess skin. For those patients that have severe excess skin winging down, really, a brachioplasty, or upper arm lift, is the procedure of choice to really contour and shape your upper arms.

How Can You Treat Excess Skin Under the Arms After Massive Weight Loss?

Doctor Bob Basu discusses how you can treat excess skin under the arms after massive weight loss.