Nicknames for body changes, and their treatments
September 14, 2012
Bingo wings? Muffin top? Turkey neck? No, these aren't foods you'll find at your local grocery store, they're silly (and sometimes humiliating) names for the less-than-desirable changes some people may see in their bodies. If you're not up on the lingo, but you hear these words being tossed around, we've provided some advice for you below to help you determine what these issues are, and how to take care of them.
You can probably guess that bingo wings refer to the arms. The term supposedly comes from those ladies you might see at your local senior center, waving their arms after they've nailed a BINGO game. The flabby, sagging skin underneath the upper arm is a common part of aging for many men and women, but there is a plastic surgery treatment for this issue. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), an arm lift can remove excess skin and fat departments from the upper arm, even on those who are of normal body weight.
When squeezing into a tight pair of jeans or underwear, skin that flows over the top of the waistband can, unfortunately, resemble the top of a breakfast muffin. This can be treated with one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures, liposuction. Some patients may also benefit from a tummy tuck following this procedure to help reduce excess skin that remains after the removal of fat, according to ASAPS.
Turkey Neck or Waddle
Neck lifts are becoming a popular procedure among older adults who are concerned that the skin underneath their chin and down their neck resembles the red, hanging skin underneath the neck of a turkey, known as a waddle. Patients should speak with a plastic surgeon about potentially undergoing a neck or facelift if this is a concern of theirs.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is recognized as the world's leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body. ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 Plastic Surgeons; Active Members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and nonsurgical aesthetic procedures. International Active Members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.
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