Arm fat is also referred to as bingo wings. This condition is the result of excess fatty tissue that has accumulated on the underside of the upper arm. Arm fat is most noticeable when people are wearing short sleeved or sleeveless tops when pockets of fat are seen to hang or wobble upon shaking or raising the arms. Both men and women can develop arm fat, or bingo wings, with which excess fat can also be accompanied by excess skin. Weight gain and poor lifestyle choices (such as lack of exercise) can often be the cause of arm fat, with genetics, ageing and hormonal changes also contributing.
Keeping in shape commonly requires a healthy diet and regular exercise regime in order to maintain a steady, ideal weight. Consuming more calories than the body expels is often the reason why people put on weight. The places where weight gain will affect the shape of the body will often be determined by the areas in which the body’s fat cells accumulate most - which is where genetics comes in, as these can be the most influential aspect for determining body shape. As the body gets older fat can distribute itself differently, especially for women as hormones fluctuate and decrease. The general structure of the skin also changes and weakens, becoming less supportive to the underlying muscles. When a build-up of fatty tissue accumulates on the upper arm, weakened skin along with the effects of gravity, can lead to the appearance of hanging skin or a ‘bingo wing’.
When considering a solution for reducing arm fat, Coolsculpting may be the answer. At Light Touch Clinic a one-to-one assessment can determine whether you are a suitable candidate. A series of procedures that aim to permanently eradicate fat cells, through controlled cooling, can reshape the arm area and restore a more youthful contouring. If excess skin is also the reason for bingo wings, then Exilis Elite contouring can help to tighten the skin and give more support to the muscles.