Everyone knows about the floppy skin that can develop on the underside of the upper arm. Sometimes playfully referred to as “bat wings” or “bingo wings,” this excess tissue can jiggle unpleasantly when the arm is raised or moved, or cause clothing to fit poorly, resulting in embarrassment and a loss of self-esteem and confidence.
The upper arm lift, also known as a brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure specifically designed to eliminate the soft, sagging, and unappealing excess tissue of the upper arm, giving the upper arm a tight, contoured appearance once again. The results from this procedure can be long lasting, but patients need to commit to maintaining a healthy weight and regular exercise. As the aging process continues though, some amount of tissue change is expected.