Solutions for Saggy Arms or Bingo Wings

Arm Lift Surgery vs Arm Liposuction for Saggy Arms or Bingo Wings

We’ve all heard of the dreaded Bingo Wings or Saggy Arms – where the skin and muscle has sagged on the back of the upper arm, so that a simple gesture of waving to a friend becomes a traumatic experience as the flap of skin swings in the air.

What Are Bingo Wings ?

According to urban dictionary, Bingo Wings are the hanging deposits of fat that swing from an overweight woman’s upper arms when they are raised and shaken while shouting “Bingo!” during a competition.

It is this dislike of the ‘Bingo Wings‘ which has perhaps led to the trend of the upper arm-lift surgery. More and more women undergo arms lift surgery after weight loss or to eliminate the saggy skin and fat that occurred with ageing. The procedure is gaining popularity in countries from all over the world. Other patients have liposuction on their arms to get rid of unwanted fat deposits.

Arms Liposuction vs. Arms Lift Surgery

Arms Lift surgery is also known as brachioplasty (a surgery that involves making an incision from the armpit to the elbow, usually along the back of the arm, to remove excess skin). The aim of the arms lift surgery is to reduce excess skin and fat and make the arms look slimmer and more toned. The procedure entails the use of a general anaesthesia and a long incision along the inner part of the arms that is usually well hidden due to the position.

The other option to get slimmer arms is liposuction, a procedure that can be performed on many parts of the body – not just the traditional abdominal area. Liposuction is designed to contour and improve the shape of your body and is best suited to people who are at a healthy weight but have stubborn areas of fat they can’t get rid of with diet and exercise alone. Traditional surgical liposuction is done under general anaesthetic and involves a recovery period; however, it is important to know that liposuction is not a solution for every patient confronted with fat deposits at the level of the arms.

Most often, Dr Mark Gittos combines arms liposuction with an arms lift surgery to achieve the best possible results. Liposuction helps eliminate excess fat while the arms lift surgery removes the excess skin.

To find out what procedure would suit your needs best, schedule a consultation with Dr Mark Gittos now.

Download Dr Mark Gittos’ Guide to Liposuction & Body Contouring

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Further Reading about Body Contouring Procedures

Medical References about Saggy Arms

About Dr Mark Gittos FRACS (Plast) – New Zealand Plastic Surgeon 

Practice locations in Herne Bay Auckland, Northland and Bay of Plenty – Kerikeri, Whangarei, New Plymouth & Tauranga

Dr Mark Gittos is a leading Specialist Plastic Surgeon and operates a practice in Herne Bay, Auckland and in the UK. The practice focuses on both surgical and non-surgical procedures, each designed to help restore, improve or change a physical characteristic or problem. The first step in every case is to talk through your personal requirements and explore all the options, before deciding on the most effective solution.

Dr Mark Gittos offers high quality, natural-looking cosmetic surgery results and is highly experienced in BreastBody and Face Surgery having performed over 4000 Surgeries in the last 26 years.  With worldwide expertise Dr Gittos is an expert in breast, face and body surgery for men & women. 

Naturally, before any treatment is begun, we will explain clearly the advantages and risk factors; so that you have the information you need to make an informed decision that is best for you. Visit the practice to find out more.


Please NOTE: Dr Gittos only performs surgery on non-smoker patients with a BMI less than 30. To check your BMI please visit the NZ Heart Foundation website. For help giving up smoking before surgery visit the Smoke Free website

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  • Take lots of notes and read the documents provided thoroughly
  • Dress in simple clothes as you may need to undress for examination
  • Bring your medical referral and any relevant medical documents or test results

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  • A Referral from your GP or specialist is helpful but NOT essential – you can have a consultation without a GP Referral
  • Email us or Call on 09 529 5352 to arrange your surgeon consultation appointment.
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