Brachioplasty is surgically recontouring the arms. The procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia or deep sedation. In order to remove the unwanted skin, an incision is required that may run from near the elbow into the armpit. The incision is placed in the most inconspicuous location (inner arm toward the back), but some scarring is almost always visible. Occasionally, a short scar version is possible, where the scar sits only in the armpit crease. Dr. Berger will let you know if you are a candidate for this procedure.