Plastic Surgery is invasive and has risks.

Close this search box.

Plastic Surgery is invasive and has risks.

Close this search box.

Wings That Won’t Help You Fly: Getting Rid of Arm Fat

Model featured in photography

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to fly? If only humans were born with wings. Unfortunately, the only wings that you may ever have are less than attractive and won’t help you fly. These are called “bat wings” and refer to excess fat and skin of the upper arms. Brachioplasty can get rid of upper arm fat and skin to improve the tone and shape of your upper arms.

Who Can Benefit From Brachioplasty?

Fat Dissolving Injections Vs Liposuction
“Bat wings” most often develop for massive weight-loss patients. Skin that has been stretched due to excess weight does not revert to its original tightness and firmness after weight loss. Therefore, weight-loss patients will often have sagging upper arm skin. Other individuals may develop “bat wings” due to the natural ageing process, which causes skin laxity and the storage of localised fat in the upper arm area. Brachioplasty can eliminate “bat wing deformity” and create a more toned arm shape with no sign of unnatural wings.

What to Expect and What You’ll Achieve

First, Dr Zoumaras will perform liposuction to remove excess fat from the upper arms. Then, he will excise the remaining fat and skin to correct the shape and contour of the arms. Dr Zoumaras helps to conceal the surgical scar by placing the incision in the bicipital groove. After a period of recovery, patients can expect their arms to look more natural. You may not ever have the ability to fly, but with brachioplasty, you can reverse the negative effects of ageing or massive weight loss and achieve beautifully contoured upper arms.

Elimination of “bat wings” through brachioplasty will make your arms look more attractive, natural, and shapely. Schedule your consultation with Dr Zoumaras by calling 02 9327 1700 or by filling out our online contact form today.

Disclaimer: At Artiste Plastic Surgery, our Plastic Surgeons led by Dr Jack Zoumaras have been trained to the highest possible degree. All surgery has risks and it is always advised to get a second opinion. Risks are very real and we cannot guarantee any result. Results are illustrated as a guide only. All risks are managed and any need for revision surgery or complications (1-5%) can be managed by our specialist plastic surgeons.

Any statements on how you will feel is based on Level V Evidence:

Level V:  How you will feel after plastic surgery varies between individuals, depending on psychological and physical factors. Our internal research is based on how patients in our practice feel after surgery.

The blogs are not a substitute for a medical consultation and do not form as part of the doctor to patient relationship.


Does Otoplasty (Ear Pinning Surgery) Hurt? | What You Must Know

Many people considering otoplasty or ear pinning surgery dream of a more balanced appearance, but understandably worry about the potential for pain.  It’s common for people to wonder if this ...

6 Skin Tightening Treatments For Firmer, Youthful-Looking Skin

Ever noticed that youthful glow seems to fade a little bit with each passing year?  Maybe you’ve caught a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and wished your jawline had ...


Artiste Plastic Surgery is an Award Winning Specialist Plastic Surgery practice led by internationally trained Dr. Jack Zoumaras, Plastic Surgeon and Peer Reviewed Face Surgeon

Artiste offers the latest Cosmetic Surgical Procedures of the Face, Breast and Body, inspired from leading centres around the world.


Enter your email address below to receive updates on new articles and VIP access to promotions and special offers.


Book a Consultation

Feel free to complete the form or to contact us:

  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf, Max. file size: 20 MB, Max. files: 10.