Arm lifts also known as bracioplasty and more commonly known as "bingo wings" is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes fat & excess skin from the upper arm area. With age skin around the upper arms start to sag and lose elasticity this is also very common with weight loss and can leave you feeling self conscious and uncomfortable when wearing sleeveless or short sleeved clothing and swimwear.
Arm lifts leave your arms looking slimmer & toned and giving a more slender sculpted appearance. Regular exercise and a healthy balanced diet after surgery will also help to maintain the results of your arm lift.
A good candidate for arm lift surgery is a person who is in relatively good health and who has realistic expectations about what they hope to achieve from surgery.
During surgery a incision is made along the underarm and into the armpit, scarring is inconspicuous but may be visible when the arm is raised.
The results will be dramatic your arms will have definition they will feel toned and slender giving you the confidence to wear short sleeves without feeling self conscious and resulting in a more proportionate appearance. Arm lift surgery is a good option after a weight loss program but should only be considered once your target weight loss has been achieved, weight loss should then be maintained after surgery to keep the effects of the arm lift at its best.
Generally an arm lift is performed under both local and general anaesthetic, although most people prefer to opt for a general anaesthetic. The whole procedure takes roughly one hour per arm. In some cases where there are fatty deposits in the upper arm area liposuction will be combined with the arm lift to improve the overall finished results. Your surgeon will advise during your consultation if this will be necessary. Patients will return home on the same day as surgery and a complete recovery is expected within 4-6 weeks.
Arm lifts are a very popular type of cosmetic surgery and the results are very effective all patients are pleased with the end results of this type of surgery.
You will find that after surgery your confidence is boosted and you feel more comfortable with your body. Sagging underarms can be very unsightly and unfortunately no amount of exercise can fully reduce the sagging appearance, so the best option is to choose to have surgery and permanently remove excess fat in this area.
As we age our skin looses its elasticity and more often than not gravity takes over leaving parts of our bodies with a less attractive appearance in comparison to our younger days. Thankfully nowadays with technology & surgical expertise we can overcome the ageing process and often reverse these effects with cosmetic surgery.
Many men & women choose cosmetic surgery to fight ageing and with very successful results so much so that a large number of people choose to return for more surgery after their first experience.