As men grow older they will find that their skin becomes looser around the underside of their arms, resulting in the development of unsightly, baggy folds of loose skin. In women the condition is known as ‘bingo wings’ but it is just as embarrassing and undesirable for men. Growth of saggy skin under the arms can be part of the natural ageing process but men who have undertaken a diet or lost a significant amount of weight as part of an illness may also be susceptible. Cosmetic surgery can remove the excess skin and help create a more youthful appearance for the upper arm – a look that the patient will want to show off in short sleeves. Use the links below to find out more detailed information regarding the forms of arm surgery available and what the procedures involve. You can also find a list of questions to ask any surgeon before you commence treatment.
Full list of Arms procedures
More about cosmetic surgery for men’s arms
Using careful surgery, it is possible to tighten underarm skin and remove the excess which caused the sag in the first place. Folds of the skin develop naturally as men get older although the condition is more obvious in some men than others. Some men may also develop loose, flabby skin under their arms following a diet as the skin has lost its elasticity and cannot shrink back as the subcutaneous fat is lost. Occasionally men may also find that they lose a lot of weight as part of an illness, leaving loose skin in its wake. Surgeons can combine cosmetic arm surgery with other procedures such as liposuction to help sculpt and tone the arm for a more natural, idealised look. Once a man has had his bingo wings removed, he will be less self-conscious regarding his arms and his self-esteem will rise accordingly.