Don’t get in a flap about your bingo wings
Many women crave the toned, contoured upper arms of Hollywood A-listers, but in reality achieving the desired look is very difficult.
Drooping bingo wings have been a source of great distress for 47 year old Alison Park, ever since the birth of her first child over a decade ago. Since her pregnancy Alison has lost all of her baby weight, yet despite regular exercise and dieting she’s been unable to tone and shape her arms.
Alison had a considerable amount of sagging excess skin on her upper arms, her bingo wings had a major impact on her self-confidence and she became determined to do something about them. Alison recently underwent an arm lift procedure at the Bella Vou cosmetic surgery clinic in Tunbridge Wells and she’s thrilled with the results.
“I’m not a vain person but I’ve been really depressed about my arms for a number of years,” Alison says. “Bingo wings are really difficult to hide and it’s had a great impact on my self-esteem and my ability to enjoy things that many people would take for granted. Before my procedure I felt so insecure that I wouldn’t wear sleeveless tops, go swimming or even wave to friends, as my arms would jiggle about so much – it made me so anxious.
“I tried everything to lose the fat in my arms but nothing seemed to work. I decided to turn to cosmetic surgery and I’m absolutely thrilled with the results!
My arms are now significantly thinner and more contoured as a result of the procedure. I’m so much happier and the boost to my confidence has been nothing short of a miracle.”
Arm lift surgery, also known as Brachioplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that reduces the excess loose skin and fat of the upper arm. Arm lifts are one of the most effective methods to improve, reshape, tone and contour the upper arm and provide a slimmer, more youthful appearance.The scars are discreetly positioned on the inside of the arm and fade over time, although most patients consider some scarring a small compromise for having the slender arms they have always dreamed of.
“We’re really pleased with the results of Alison’s arm lift procedure,” says Mr Amir Nakhdjevani, consultant plastic surgeon at Bella Vou. “Alison’s arms were each reduced by 16cm which is a considerable reduction. In many cases such as this, the patient’s issue with their physique has had a really detrimental effect on their emotional wellbeing and self-confidence. Alison’s arms were stopping her from living the life she wanted to and now thanks to the procedure she has a totally different outlook on life.”
In numerous cases an arm lift procedure can be carried out as a walk-in walk-out procedure under local anaesthetic at Bella Vou’s specialist clinic, although Alison’s surgery was performed under general anaesthetic due to the amount of skin and fat that needed to be removed.
“I was nervous about the procedure at first, but also really excited because I knew it was going to be a permanent solution to my problem,” Alison continues. “The surgery went very well and although my arms were understandably quite sore for the first fortnight, they’ve healed really well and the swelling and scarring has already reduced considerably.
“My friends and family have all noticed the difference, not just in how I look but mainly because I’m so much happier and more positive now. The team at Bella Vou were absolutely fantastic and they’ve all been very attentive throughout my recovery.”
If you’re interested in an arm lift procedure and would like more information, contact Bella Vou and speak to one of our consultants on 01892 257 040 or visit www.bellavou.co.uk