It’s summertime and you’re too embarrassed to wear short sleeves. Why? You may refer to this condition as “bat wings” or “flabby arms.”
To battle saggy arms, there are a number of solutions. Two of them include aerobic exercise to burn fat and strength training to tone muscle. Although, as we age many of us experience an increase in body fat due to our slowing metabolism and a decrease in muscle tone. All the hard work in the world may not accomplish your desired appearance, causing you to veto short sleeves or sleeveless tops.
In addition to age, weight loss and gravity can also cause arm tissue to relax and appear saggy. The drooping skin, if severe enough, can compromise personal hygiene, in addition to appearance.
Patients who are very unhappy with “bat wings” or saggy arms, and are not having any luck with diet and exercise, sometimes choose to undergo brachioplasty surgery. This type of procedure reshapes the underside of sagging upper arms by removing excess skin and fat.
There are many different approaches to brachioplasty surgery, and nearly all include some form of liposuction. An incision is made in the armpit and can sometimes extend down to the elbow depending on how much skin or fat needs to be removed.
Are you currently unhappy with the appearance of your arms? If so, we recommend visiting a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Ali. Dr. Ali will take the time to get to know you, to understand your goals and to provide you with information you need to make the best decision regarding plastic surgery.
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