Hearing the word “bingo wings” is enough to send most women running to the nearest mirror to check themselves out. Named for the way the skin “jiggles” as you lift your arms into the air, it’s a problem that a lot of women find themselves dealing with daily.

But what is the truth about these stubborn pockets of fat that position themselves under the arms? And how hard is it to say goodbye to them for good?

What Are ‘Bingo Wings’?

‘Bingo wings’ is the less affectionate term used to describe the loose skin and fat that is located underneath women’s arms (they can also occur in men, but it isn’t as commonly used). Normally, they aren’t visible, but they are most prominent when the arms are raised and then shaken. In fact, the name comes from when women wave their arms in the air when they call out in bingo.

According to one study carried out, three in four women have said that they are unhappier with their arms than any other part of the body.

How Do ‘Bingo Wings’ Form?

Traditionally, ‘bingo wings’ occur when there is a lack of muscle definition within the arm, meaning that there are areas located under the arm where there are loose skin and fat. They are other types of ‘bingo wings’, but the reasons behind the appearance of these are different.

For example, there are ‘bingo wings’ that are known as ‘armchairs’, which are caused when a man or woman has undergone a significant amount of weight loss, meaning that there are large areas of redundant skin situated under the arm.

There are also ‘bingo wings’ that are caused by having a noticeable amount of fat around the upper arm, which can create bulges under the arm, which can affect self-confidence and cause concern within the individual.

The Best Form of Bingo Wing Removal

When it comes to the treatments that can be used to remove any signs of ‘bingo wings’, the best are ones that include liposuction. For example, at the Aesthetic Skin Clinic, one of the treatments that we offer is VASER liposuction.

VASER liposuction, also known as Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance, is a treatment that is used to remove fat deposits and sculpt the body. This treatment uses ultrasound technology to break down the fat cells, which are then removed via a suction process.

The benefit of this method above any other is that the recovery time is much shorter compared to other fat removal surgeries, such as traditional liposuction. It can also sculpt the body, as it is used to stimulate the production of collagen in the body.

Collagen is the protein that is responsible for making sure that the structure of the cells remains intact, whether that is cells that are in the skin, muscles, or tissue. As such, when this procedure is complete, the collagen helps to restructure the skin, muscles, and tissue, making the arms, or any part of the body you wish to have the procedure, more defined and removing the appearance of these ‘bingo wings’.

This procedure is less invasive than other forms of fat removal surgery since there is no damage to the surrounding body tissue. As such, it’s a great option to go for if you want to remove those dreaded ‘bingo wings’.

We understand how difficult it can be to have something that you are embarrassed about, which is why we always make sure that you are comfortable with one of our specialist consultations. You will be able to talk to one of our friendly members of staff about what you would like, and we will be with you every step of the way.

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