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Circumferential Para-Axillary Superficial Tumescent (CAST) Lipoplasty

Liposuction of the Upper Arm

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Circumferential Para-Axillary Superficial Tumescent (CAST) Lipoplasty

Lipocontouring the arm has a lower degree of patient satisfaction compared to other regions since untoward sequelae such as sagging and wrinkled skin may result. Circumferential para-Axillary Superficial Tumescent (CAST) liposuction was offered as an alternative to traditional arm liposuction or brachioplasty to 59 patients.

Results

Fifty-three of 59 patients (89.9%) were satisfied or very satisfied with the procedure; six patients (10.2%) requested secondary procedures; four, further liposuction (6.8%); two, brachioplasty (3.4%). Although temporary untoward sequelae (15.3%) and minor complications (8.5%) were not infrequent and more vigorous postoperative care necessary, the final aesthetic result was rarely compromised and patient satisfaction was high.

Author:
Gilliland MD, Lyos AT. Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.

Source:
National Library of Medicine

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