Boob jobs and Botox may still top the list of ‘must have’ cosmetic procedures, but there’s a new kid on the block when it come to surgery and it’s all about our bingo wings.
Banishing those wobbly or flabby upper arms is a tough call and sometimes tricky to shift – however hard we try in the gym.
Honing our triceps is notoriously difficult and we can sometimes come up against a brick wall.
Now, an increasing number of us are knocking on the doors of plastic surgeons to discover a little more about brachioplasty, a lesser-known surgery that addresses fatty tissue problems with an upper-arm lift.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the number of patients seeking bingo wing or batwing surgery has hit an all-time high.
A study last year reveals that brachioplasty is a lot less risky than previously thought and that patients more likely to suffer a complication were those who opted for multiple procedures or those whose BMI was more than 30.
The downside of such surgery is that patients can be left with a scar that runs from the elbow to armpit, although this obviously fades over time.
Brachioplasty is still the best option for many patients and removes the excess skin, but results are age and weight loss dependant.
Liposuction is also a good option for reshaping those bingo wings, as well as the areas of the body and can help to reshape this trouble spot area, creating shapelier upper arms.
Recovery times usually ranges from two days to two week but depends on the amount of fat removed and the general health conditions of the patient.
To sculpt those upper arms without surgery, try tricep bench dips, kneeling narrow press ups and tricep push downs using the pull down bar in the gym.
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