Arm Lifts (Brachioplasty) Questions and Answers Archive

Sep
2001

Q&A: I have lost 174 pounds. I have loose skin all over my body, can anyone reconstruct my body.

Question:

I have lost 174 pounds. I have loose skin all over my body, can anyone reconstruct my body. I work out at Bally Total Fitness and I have muscle tone but you cannot see it because of the skin. Can you help me?

- Virginia

Answer:

 Gregory Caputy, MD, Chief Surgeon - LocateADoc.com

Dear Virginia, Congratulations on the weight loss. Keep up the good work. Visit with a plastic surgeon for your options in removing the excess skin. There are a number of procedures such as lower body lift, abdominoplasty, brachioplasty (arm lift) that can help. I have worked with a number of former sumatori (sumo wrestlers) who retired and lost many hundreds of pounds. The contour can be greatly improved with the only drawback being a number of long scars at various placed on your body.

-- Gregory Caputy, MD, Chief Surgeon
Honolulu, Hawaii