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Authors: Anne Mosebo, Med. Stud. and Magnus Balslev Avnstorp, MD

A criterion for MWL surgery in the Danish health care system is MWL characterized as second (moderate) or third (severe) degree. Regarding brachioplasty the classifications are as follows: 

Second degree (moderate) Excess skin makes up >50% of the muscular part of the upper arm (from the lower definition of the muscle)
Third degree (severe) Excess skin makes up >100% of the muscular part of the upper arm

Bat-Wing deformity: Extended brachioplasty (Richter) or extended mastopexy
Figure 1 | From left to right: Grade 1, grade 2 (excess skin makes up >50% of the muscular part of the upper arm), grade 3 (excess skin makes up >100% of the muscular part of the upper arm).

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Illustrators: Anne Mosebo, Stud. Med.

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