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Soft, loose skin and tissue on the upper arm is a common problem. The tissue and skin can hang down, and have been referred to as “bat wings” or “bingo wings” that can plague people for a variety of reasons. Young and old, men and women, sagging upper arms are a nuisance. Brachioplasty, or arm lift surgery, can correct this issue and restore firmer upper arms. Dr. John Anastasatos at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery offers brachioplasty at our clinic in Beverly Hills to reduce and lift sagging upper arm skin and tissue.

Sagging upper arm fat and skin can occur at any age, but it is more common as you get older. The skin loses elasticity, allowing the skin and fat on the upper arm to sag. Another common cause of “bat wings” is dramatic weight loss. Those who lose excessive amounts of weight through diet, exercise or bariatric surgery may be left with loose, sagging skin on the arms. The only way to remove and tighten the loose skin is through plastic surgery, or brachioplasty. This method includes an incision along the underarm to remove excess skin and fat then a tightening procedure to improve the firmness of the upper arm.

Types of Upper Arm Lifts

Liposuction can be used to remove excess fat from the upper arms, but it does not remove excess skin or tighten flabby tissue. Once the skin is stretched, the only way to restore tighter, firmer upper arms is with removal of the skin. Dr. Anastasatos offers liposuction and arm lift surgeries that can transform the upper arms, regardless of the causes of laxity. See the links below to learn more about the different methods used:


Do you hide your upper arms in long-sleeved shirts on hot days? If you have excess skin or flabby upper arms with bat wings, a liposuction or brachioplasty procedure can reshape and contour your arms. To learn more about arm lift surgery, contact us at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills. We can schedule a brachioplasty consultation with Dr. Anastasatos to discuss the procedures available to transform your upper arms.

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Athens, Greece

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