Why Do My Upper Arms Look like Bat Wings?

Published on August 25, 2017

Aging produces a number of significant changes in our body tissues, and some of these are related to changes in the proteins in our body. Certain proteins in our skin are responsible for its tight and youthful appearance. Elastin is a protein that enables our skin to retain its shape when placed under strain. Collagen is needed to keep the skin strong.

As we age, our body’s ability to produce these essential proteins diminishes. This results in sagging skin. The appearance of your upper arms are particularly sensitive to the effects of aging. When skin laxity occurs on the upper arms, it can cause the skin to hang and droop. If the issue is severe, the upper arms can take on a “bat wing” look.

At Paramount Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Keith Jeffords can provide your upper arms with the aesthetic care they need to look smooth, tight, and toned by performing an arm lift. If you want to restore the look of your upper arms, contact us to schedule a consultation.

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