What is arm-lift surgery?
Arm-lift surgery is a procedure used to tighten sagging flesh and skin on the underside of the upper arms.
Why do people need arm-lift surgery?
Sagging skin in this area, sometimes called bat wings or bingo wings, occurs when the soft tissue of the arm becomes lax. The problem is very common in people who have lost a lot of weight, but thin people may also develop the condition due to the effects of ageing and genetics.
Sagging arms and exercise
Exercise will often do nothing to tone up the loose, sagging skin of the upper arms.
If there is only a small amount of flab and the skin is not too stretched, liposuction may be used as an alternative to arm-lift surgery.
What happens during arm-lift surgery?
An incision is made on the inner arm and any excess fat will removed. Skin is then trimmed, tightened and stitched firmly into place.