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With Arm Reduction Surgery Say bye to bingo wings with an arm lift + lipo

Mrs Nothando (Noni) Zinyemba  |  RGN

Last Updated On: February 23, 2024 | Published On: January 28, 2015

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Brachioplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure also known as arm reduction surgery or “arm lift” and is becoming increasingly more popular throughout the UK.

The procedure is part of body shaping (contouring) and is commonly performed on individuals who are unhappy or have complaints about sagging skin on the upper arm region. The procedure is sometimes combined with liposuction to enhance results and get the most out of the appearance. However, it is not advised to have an arm lift if a person is considering losing weight or is still losing weight from a diet or weight loss programme. Best results are achieved when the person undergoing the procedure is at their target weight that they intend to stay at.

A simple but effective method

During the procedure parts of the skin and fat are removed under general anaesthetic and the skin that remains is then lifted, to give a tighter and more smoother look. There is no set time duration for an arm lift as each case is different depending on the criteria of the patient and end result requirements.

The reason that this procedure has grown in popularity is because women often dislike the upper arm region of the body known as bingo wings. This is a problematic region for the female body even on the skinniest of body forms.

Say bye to bingo wings

The advantages of using this procedure on bingo wings is that it reduces the droop of the upper arm, particularly when the arms are raised. Females often complain that they cannot wear sleeveless tops and blouses due to the upper arms being exposed and looking flabby and saggy. Another plus point is that brachioplasty can tighten and smooth supporting tissue to give more definition to the arm and therefore reduce the fatty lumps and bumps of bingo wings.

During a recent survey, many women blamed multiple causes for their bingo wings and often their perception was correct. Top complaints included fluctuations in weight up and down over a number of years and although some were generally happy at their current weight, the arms stood out as a problematic area and disproportionate to the body. Others commented that their arms simply became less defined and flabby as they got older. Furthermore, other causes for noticeable bingo wings are that they are simply heredity, meaning that no amount of exercise or weight loss will combat them.

During an armlift procedure, a consultation is always recommended with the qualified surgeon that will carry out the surgery. Questions should be asked to not only give you peace of mind but also to allow you to make an informed decision about who will perform the bingo wing removal. Be sure to choose a registered surgeon who has carried out this procedure before with success, and has a minimum of 12 months experience in this field of cosmetic surgery. If you are unsure or have a question you need answering, contact us today as your nearest clinic.

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