After losing a significant amount of weight and committing to vigorous exercises, you may find you still have hanging underarm skin that looks like bat wings. Although you can improve your arms appearance with exercise, this underarm skin remains a problem that can not be solved with exercise alone.
A brachioplasty might be just what you need if your excess skin extends like a bat wing from the armpit to the elbow, the only option is complete removal of that portion of your arm. Incisions are generally placed on the inside of the arm and may extend from the underarm (axilla) to just above the elbow, the remaining skin is placed back over the newly repositioned contours to create a more toned look
Sometimes the procedure is done with sedation and local anesthesia, which numbs only part of your body. In other cases, general anesthesia is recommended. You may be placed in a compression garment or wrap immediately following surgery. Wear this exactly as directed. Remove it only for cleansing incisions or bathing