Obesity Surgery

, Volume 18, Issue 9, pp 1165–1169 | Cite as

Brachioplasty After Bariatric Surgery: Personal Technique

  • Franco Carlo Migliori
  • Marco Ghiglione
  • Gabriele D’Alessandro
  • Gian Giacomo Serra Cervetti
Modern Surgery: Technical Innovation



A review of the results of the standard technique for “batwing” deformity after massive weight loss led to the need to optimize the cost/benefit ratio in terms of maximal correction/less visible scars.


Between 2001 and 2007, 29 patients were operated with a new technique based on a careful preoperative evaluation and markings, followed by an intraoperative skillful handling. This technique is not easy and needs plastic surgery experience and a long learning curve.


The esthetic results are far better then those obtained with other techniques, especially the arm lower profile.


The complication rate is similar to other techniques, even if a potential low risk for ulnar nerve damage is present.


Arms Bariatric surgery Batwing Body-contouring Brachioplasty Cost/benefit ratio Medial bicipital groove Profile 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Franco Carlo Migliori
    • 1
  • Marco Ghiglione
    • 1
  • Gabriele D’Alessandro
    • 1
  • Gian Giacomo Serra Cervetti
    • 1
  1. 1.Plastic Surgery DivisionSan Martino University HospitalGenoaItaly

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