Top Surgery Options for Bat Wings

One of the most distressing signs of middle age are loose upper arms, sometimes called bat wings. The development is completely out of your control, it is an age-related hereditary problem, and only a plastic surgeon can reverse it.

Here Dr. Imber outlines what happens in the early and later stages and surgical procedures that can fix it.

  • In early stages, the area under your arm will start to sag. A simple tightening of the skin in the armpit with liposuction and excision of skin from the armpit can correct the problem with an invisible scar. Being proactive about the issue can benefit you long term, so if you can treat as early as possible, please do.
  • In later stages, skin laxity is much more pronounced and the wing effect is very present. To correct this, liposuction and excision of skin are necessary as well. The scar will be longer but is rarely plainly visible.

In any event, all patients having this surgery find the improvement life changing and can take out the sleeveless dresses again. What is better?

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Imber, please call (212) 472-1800 or email

Dr. Gerald Imber is a world-renowned board-certified NYC plastic surgeon and is recognized by the US News and World Report as among the top 1% of plastic surgeons in the United States. He is the Director of his plastic surgery practice located on the Upper East Side in Manhattan. Dr. Imber has performed more than 3000 Facelifts and specializes in less invasive surgical approaches for face and body. He offers a wide variety of anti-aging treatments including innovative esthetic and surgical procedures for both men and women.

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