The spire Tunbridge Wells hospital in Fordcombe, Kent has a number of expert plastic surgeons who perfrom arm reduction and lift surgery (Brachioplasty) otherwise know as bingo or bat wing removal.
Mr Tanner Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the hospital says:
"This is a good operation for lax skin in the upper arms, which also hangs vertically down in wrinkles when you wear a strappy top. The problem, of course, is the scar. Some people develop scars whilst others’ are less obvious, so this is what my patients and I would really spend time our discussing before the operation. The scars are however well hidden on the inside of the arm"
What is an arm reduction and lift?
If you have loose or sagging skin on your upper arms, arm reduction surgery, also known as brachioplasty or arm lift surgery, could help to give you slimmer, more shapely and youthful looking arms. The procedure reduces the amount of loose skin that leads to 'bingo wings' or 'bat wings', and may give women back the confidence to wear short sleeved clothes again. It is often performed when substantial weight loss has resulted in loose, sagging skin that can't be improved through regular physical activity.
About the arm reduction and arm lift procedures
Excess skin and fat are removed from incisions made on the inner and under surfaces of your arm, sometimes from the armpit to as low as the elbow. The remaining skin is stretched and stitched back together resulting in slimmer, smoother upper arms. There will be some visible scarring and your consultant surgeon will discuss this with you before your operation.
Arm reduction surgery and arm lift surgery from Spire Cosmetic Surgery are usually performed under a general anaesthetic, which means you will be asleep during the procedure. You may need to stay in hospital overnight, and will also need to plan time off work so that you can relax and recover at home.
As with any cosmetic procedure, it is important that you review your expectations thoroughly before you decide to proceed. Your surgeon will explain the results you can expect after arm reduction surgery, and will discuss the associated risks and alternatives to the procedure before going ahead.
Arm reduction and lift from Spire Cosmetic Surgery
With Spire Cosmetic Surgery you can select to see the consultant surgeon of your choice at a time that suits you. Read more about why Spire is the trusted choice for cosmetic surgery. You will be treated in a premium Spire private hospital - not a clinic - so you can be assured of our commitment to the highest healthcare standards and cleanliness.
How much does an arm reduction and cost?
If you would like to know the price for an arm reduction and lift simply call your preferred Spire location to speak to a cosmetic treatment adviser, send us an online enquiry or request a callback and we will be in touch.
How can I find out more about an arm reduction and lift?