Costly cream aims to eliminate "bingo wings"

April 13, 2011

Costly cream aims to eliminate
Costly cream aims to eliminate "bingo wings"

A new cosmetic cream claims to eliminate the dreaded "bingo wing" or “bat wing” - the skin underneath one's bicep that often sags with age. However, some have questioned whether the lotion, which will hit shelves in the UK in May, is worth its price tag, according to The Daily Mail.

Known as Arm Sculpt, the cream boasts the ability to "break down fat cells" in the upper arms, which in turn tightens and smoothes the skin. This may be appealing to many women who feel that their age can be gauged by how much their arm skin sags.

The company developing the cream already makes similar products that claim to give the same benefits as a butt lift and tummy tuck. A representative told the news source that it had received more than 8,000 requests for a cream to combat bingo wings.

However, many speculate that the cream may not be cost-effective. At £59 British pounds ($96 US dollars) for 100 milliliters (3 oz) of lotion, you could be spending a lot of dough for a very small amount of the product.

Those who are interested in a more proven method to combat this sign of aging should consider a brachioplasty or arm lift surgery to remove excess skin and fat. According to The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, liposuction can help the appearance of arm fat, but only an arm lift can tighten the area to give your arms a more youthful appearance.


The mission of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) includes medical education, public education and patient advocacy. Plastic Surgery News Briefs are summaries of current stories found through various news and magazine outlets that relate to or mention plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures. The views expressed in these news articles do not necessarily reflect the opinions of ASAPS, but are merely published as an educational service to our members and the general public. For additional information on these subjects and other plastic surgery related topics, please go to www.surgery.org

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