Brachioplasty, or arm lift, is a surgical procedure that corrects loose skin and excess fat on the upper inner arms, often referred to as ‘bingo wings' or 'bat wings'.
Bingo wings are a relatively common problem in a lot of patients. The condition arises from weight gain over time or sudden weight loss, as well through simple age-related changes. For a lot of women, especially those in their 40s and older, the upper arms can become an area of concern particularly during the summer months and on holiday, when they want to wear sleeveless tops and not feel self-concious. A Brachioplasty will restore a more toned youthful appearance to the upper arm by removing the loose skin and excess fat.
Most patients who come to see Mr Chana will require surgery to correct their condition, particularly if they have a predominance of excess skin under their upper arms. The procedure will involve an excision and tightening of the skin, resulting in a scar running down the inner aspect of the arm which can be of variable length depending on the extent of the problem.
However, in certain minor cases where there is a predominance of excess fat rather than skin, the condition can be corrected by VASER® Liposelection which has an enhanced effect on skin retraction after fat removal.
Mr Chana will thoroughly examine you at the initial consultation stage and advise on the most suitable procedure for your condition.