Often referred to as ‘bingo wings’, with age, many women suffer with excess skin and fat along the underside of the arms. Despite extensive weight loss and no end of triceps toning exercises, ‘bingo wings’ are near impossible to shift. Although predominantly afflicting women, men can also be plagued with this problem especially following significant weight loss after bariatric surgery.
What treatments are currently available for ‘bingo wings’?
Treatment options for excess fat and lax skin along the back of the arms are limited. In extreme cases the only option is a brachioplasty – also known as an arm lift. This is a surgical procedure that involves cutting away excess skin and fat from the back of the arms. This is an expensive procedure often costing around £3000 per arm. It also requires a general anaesthetic, prolonged downtime and a large scar often extending from close to the armpits towards the elbow. In the majority of cases such an invasive procedure is not justified and many are put off by the ugly scars left behind. Liposuction can provide satisfactory results and especially with VASER an element of skin tightening can be achieved. Non-invasive treatments include the use of PDO threads and over the skin ultrasound and radio-frequency treatments. It has been suggested that PDO threads have a lipolytic (fat breakdown) ability but this remains debatable. Overall results are variable, skin tightening effect is limited and only minimal fat reduction is achieved.
Who is a candidate for VASER Arms?
Why choose Rejuvence Clinic?
VASER liposuction is a very effective treatment for the removal of fat from the back of the arms and with the advent of VASER Hi-Def and 3D techniques a more toned look is definitely achievable. However, to get results comparable to an arm lift without all the scars, we recommend the combination of VASER with J-Plazty. We are the only clinic in the UK that offers J-Plazty powered by J-Plasma. This revolutionary technology provides phenomenal skin tightening. If you are considering VASER liposuction for your arms come to us and don’t just get VASER. Get J-Plazty Arms – VASER with J-Plasma! The results are superior to just VASER alone. For further information book a consultation.
VASER stands for Vibration of Sound Energy at Resonance. Essentially the VASER probes emit ultrasound energy that specifically targets fat cells leaving other tissues intact. The fat is subsequently emulsified (melted) by the ultrasound energy and can then be suctioned away using gentle suction probes. There is minimal damage to the surrounding muscle and fascia. VASER is an extremely gentle form of liposuction with some associated skin tightening and hence makes it a great option for slimming down your arms.
VASER is a minimally invasive procedure performed under local anaesthetic. Three incisions are made behind the shoulder and just above the elbow to provide entry for the VASER probes. Following administration of local anaesthetic and appropriate numbing of the of the back of the arm the VASER probe is inserted under the skin into the fatty areas. This transmits ultrasound energy that subsequently liquefies fat leaving surrounding adjacent structures in tact. A suction device is then inserted and through a gentle suction process removes the fat. The ultrasound energy also helps to stimulate the surrounding skin and help with some skin tightening.
The downtime from VASER Arms is significantly shorter than with a brachioplasty. Following the procedure clients are asked to wear a compression garment for the first 72 hours and then continue to wear this every night for the next 4 weeks. There can be some oozing from the incision sites that are often left to heal naturally. There is minimal pain associated with the procedure and paracetamol will often suffice. We recommend our clients take 2 to 3 days off work. It is advisable to avoid any strenuous exercise for at least 2 weeks.