I have excess skin of my arms but the excess extends all the way past the elbow. What can be done?

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I have excess skin of my arms but the excess extends all the way past the elbow. What can be done?

Excess skin can be removed but one needs to place scars in the areas where the skin needs to be removed. It is best to avoid scars that pass over joints and in the arm scars that extend over the elbow are prone to cause contracture and often these scars can rub and be troublesome. Certainly an arm lift with scars starting just above the elbow crease are tolerated best and give good results. It is sometimes possible to remove skin of the forearm by a separate scar below the elbow to the wrist but this may not be in your best interest. It is important to discuss the pros and cons of these different options at a consultation