Plication of the brachial fascia: an importan... [Aesthet Surg J. 2010. Both the aging process and postobesity deformities of the upper extremities are associated with lipodystrophy, loss of muscular mass, weakening of the fascia, and skin laxity.
Many different surgical procedures have been described to correct these deformities, but most of them have limitations, particularly with respect to postsurgical scarring. The authors present a technique in which plication of the brachial fascia is performed before dermolipectomy in order to obtain greater flap advancement and limit tension on the final scars, thereby diminishing postoperative complications. From 1997 to 2007, the authors retrospectively followed 41 female patients who had undergone brachial dermolipectomy procedures associated with plication of the fascia on the internal aspect of the arm.
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