Time to Tone

Time to Tone

Hands up who wants firmer arms for the summer? With summer just a few months away, are you ready to wear those sleeveless outfits you love, or are you dreading the thought of exposing your upper arms? Do you find yourself keeping your arms close to your side because you’re ashamed of the wobbly bits? Then it’s time to do something about it.

Ageing, obesity and lack of fitness are the main causes of bingo wings. A loss of skin tone can be caused by ageing but dieters, who lose a substantial amount of weight, are more likely to suffer from ‘arm charms’. It takes a lot of time and effort to maintain firm upper arms and with busy lifestyles nowadays, we don’t always have time to work out. Would you choose a surgical or non-surgical method to reshape your bingo wings? Here are a few ideas to help you get the look you desire.

Keeping your body in shape requires plenty of exercise and a healthy balanced diet. Cutting out fatty foods and eating plenty of fruits and vegetables will help prevent fatty tissue build up. Although it has been said many times before, it is important to drink plenty of water to minimalise cellulite by flushing out the toxins in the body. This, combined with a regular exercise regime will have you ready for those summer outfits in no time.

To tone and sculpt the upper arms you need to work on the bicep and tricep muscles with curls and overhead arm extensions. This can be done at home with small dumbbells or you can seek advice from a personal trainer at your local gym.

Tired of battling the gym? Many people use body firming products as part of their daily routine. Products like Rodial Arm Sculpt and Dr Ceuticals’ Firm & Sculpt Arm Gel are popular in the beauty world. They can give you toned, younger looking skin with formulas that retexture and smooth the skin while sculpting the upper arms. Some celebrity trainers recommend a spoonful of grapeseed oil every day to help prevent the build up of the fat toxins in the body.

What about the fat that is resistant to diet and exercise, despite all your efforts? Try CoolSculpting® the new non-invasive, pain free treatment that freezes and eliminates unwanted fat cells. It is proven to be a safe and effective non-surgical treatment.

Would you prefer cosmetic surgery? Arm lift surgery, also known as Brachioplasty, is an effective cosmetic procedure which removes excess loose skin and fat from the upper arm. It is one of the most effective procedures to improve, reshape and tone the upper arm, leaving the arm looking slimmer and more youthful. Arm lift surgery provides a simple, affordable way to transform your upper arms from flabby to toned in one simple procedure.

It is fast becoming one of the most popular cosmetic procedures being performed today. For those who have lost a considerable amount of weight, this could be the best treatment to remove that loose, hanging skin. The incision can be discreet leaving a scar which runs along the inner arm, from the elbow to the armpit. Many people say that the scar is a good trade off and better than carrying around bingo wings!

Don’t delay, shape and tone those bingo wings today. Give your body the summer look you deserve!

Advice provided by Amir Nakhdjevani MBBS, MRCS, FRCS (Plast.)
Consultant Cosmetic Surgeon at Bella Vou.