Stubborn fat can cause a long list of insecurities, especially for those who have tried every diet and exercise regime under the sun and are still having to deal with pockets of fat that don’t want to budge. An area of the body that is often the victim of excess and stubborn fat is the underarm, often referred to as the “bingo wings”.

Bingo wing surgery on someone's arm

Today, we’re providing you with everything you need to know about “bingo wings”, including what they are, what causes “bingo wings”, how and why they form, and how to tackle stubborn fat such as that found on the underarm.

We offer a wide range of stubborn fat removal here at Aesthetic Skin Clinic, so if you’re looking for a procedure to help bring back your confidence and give you the body image you’ve been searching for, we’re here for you. So let’s find out more.

What Are “Bingo Wings”?

“Bingo wings” is an informal term for the loose skin and excess fat located underneath the arm. The term is mainly used for women, but it is found in people of all genders.

Day-to-day they aren’t usually visible and are most prominent when someone’s arms are raised and shaken. In fact, the less than affectionate nickname is derived from when women wave their arms in the air when they call out in bingo.

Woman pinching excess fat on underarm

The arms are an area of the body that many women are self-conscious about, often because of derogatory terms such as this. 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. Because of this, more women are searching for treatment for bingo wings, and we’re here to help.

How Do “Bingo Wings” Form?

Traditionally, “bingo wings” form on the underarm when there is a lack of muscle definition within the arm, meaning that there are areas located under the arm where there is loose skin and fat. This can occur at any stage in someone’s life, but most commonly, they will appear when someone has lost a considerable amount of weight, and this area is particularly stubborn, and the rest of the skin on the arm has loosened.

In addition, as part of the natural ageing process, your skin will lose elasticity and ultimately sag, causing the visible appearance of “bingo wings”.

They often cause self-confidence issues, particularly in women, which is why we at Aesthetic Skin Clinic aim to do our best to tackle this issue through our range of fat removal methods.

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 those that include liposuction. For example, one of the treatments we offer for this area is Vaser Liposuction. Also known as Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance, Vaser Liposuction is a treatment 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.

Woman with bingo wings before and after

The benefits of this method are that the recovery time is much shorter than 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, making the arms, or any part of the body you wish to have the procedure, more defined, and removing the appearance of “bingo wings”.

This procedure is less invasive than other forms of fat removal surgery since there is no damage to the surrounding body tissue.

We understand how difficult it can be to have something you are embarrassed about, which is why we always ensure that you are comfortable with one of our specialist consultants. In addition, we appreciate that you may feel apprehensive about “bingo wings” surgery, which is why we have perfected our procedures to provide you with high-quality care and attention to detail at every stage, as well as results you’ll be excited to show off.

You will be able to talk to one of our friendly members of staff about what you would like, what your body issues are, and what your goals are. Our award-winning and medically-trained team will be with you every step of the way, from your discreet consultation all the way through to your aftercare.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch today to discuss our Vaser Liposuction in Jersey and Guernsey and our other liposuction options, and a member of our professional and experienced team will be more than happy to guide you through your options.