Brachioplasty – operation whose purpose is to eliminate the excess hanging, wrinkled skin from the proximal part of the upper extremities – shoulders. Firstly, this operation is indicated for patients who have lost significant weight in a short period of time. In this case overstretched shoulder skin does not have time to adequately stretch to the lost weight and is ugly hanging from the shoulder. The second major indication for this operation are age-related changes in this area, also lead to sagging skin. Open evening dresses can be forgotten, as a former youth. Fortunately, these problems are surgically removable.

Keep in mind that the postoperative scar as thin stripes on the inner side extends from the shoulder and the elbow to the armpit, in some cases, a bit line capturing thorax. In some cases, brachioplasty combined with liposuction brachioplasty shoulders as the operation stage.

Results Photos

Operation results:

  • Trimed, elastic shoulder skin

  • Perfect sports shoulder silhouette

  • The ability to wear revealing clothes in summer and confidence on the beach

  • Eliminating hygiene problems associated with skin excess

Operation time
2-3 hours
General anesthesia
1-2 days
10-14 days
Beautiful, tight shoulders
Preparing for surgery
  • Stretched, hanging shoulders skin
  • Age-related shoulder soft tissue changes
  • Hygienic problems associated with shoulder excess skin
  • Conditions after bariatric surgery
  • Severe somatic diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Mastectomy
  • Axilla lymphatique node packages resection
  • Skin infections
  • III-IV degree obesity
  • Tendency to keloid scars


  • For 2-3 weeks prior to surgery is necessary to pass the tests prescribed by the doctor

  • It is necessary to give up smoking at least 2 weeks prior to surgery

  • Stop taking drugs that affect blood clotting

  • Stabilize body weight within 10% for the last 2-3 months (optimally 6 months)

  • Patient signes medical documentation and medical photography is perforned


  • Preoperative markings is held, wich is shaping future shoulder contour

  • Surgery goes under general anesthesia

  • Excess skin removed with the help of elliptical incision (in some cases, the "T" shaped)

  • Sometimes it takes the additional step of liposuction

  • Intradermal sutures

  • Aseptic bandaging

  • Tight elastic bandaging

Operation stages

  • Stationary period 1-2 days

  • On the second day after surgery a compression garment is worn

  • Sutures are removed 10-14 days after surgery

  • Physical activity limitation 1-2 months (depending on the volume of surgery)

  • Wearing compression garment month after surgery

Patients feedback

*The result depends on the individual of the patient

Frequently Asked Questions
It's impossible to avoid cuts. The larger the cut, the greater the scar. At full lift arms scar extends from the elbow to the armpit area. Incisions are made on the inner surface of the hand, to hide the scar from the others sight.
Within 2 months after surgery one can be fully ready to physical activity
Immediately after surgery, the patient feels the stiffness in his hand, as the seams and a fresh incision limit its mobility. Pain is usually not marked as a patient appointed painkillers immediately. There may be some swelling of the hands, which eventually passes.
Video materials

Plastic surgery in Kiev, Odessa, Dnipro | Prices for plastic surgery, reviews
Plastic surgery in Kiev, Odessa, Dnipro | Prices for plastic surgery, reviews