We Are Open

The Cadogan Clinic is currently offering a reduced service in light of the government's January lockdown guidelines.

All of our services will be delivered in line with the UK government's social distancing measures and fully compliant with all PPE guidance from Public Health England and NHS England.

Read more

Send an Enquiry

Call Us

Bingo Wings 

Bingo wings are folds of loose skin and fat that hang from the undersides of your upper arms. Raise your arms and shake them! This condition causes discomfort among three-quarters of the women in Britain. Naturally, it causes anxiety and low self-esteem. Short sleeves expose the problem and long sleeves do not fit. It is a problem with both heavy and skinny arms.

How does it happen?

The skin loses elasticity and begins to crinkle. This an age-related issue made worse by sun damage. At this early stage consider non-surgical treatment with radiofrequency.

The skin then stretches, and it stretches faster if there is the weight of extra fat hanging from it. Now at this point Liposuction on its own will help by reducing the weight of fat and shrinking the skin by perhaps 10%.

Progression with time and sun reaches a point when only skin excision (Brachioplasty, Arm reduction) will work. For the slim, it will be used on its own. Heavy arms will benefit from extra liposuction as well. The extra skin is in the circumference of the arm, not along its length. Therefore, pulling the skin up to the armpit and there hiding a scar, just does not work. Do not be fooled by doctors offering this method and promising an invisible scar. The scar will need to be along the length of the arm to the elbow. If this is carefully placed along the back of the arm, it is not obvious.

This problem is not confined to women. It is worse for the obese but persists after weight loss.

The procedure can be done under local anaesthesia, but most patients prefer to be asleep. We use Total IntraVenous Anaesthesia (TIVA). You wake up quickly ready to go home and do not feel sick.

We advise you to consult a surgeon at the Cadogan Clinic to find an appropriate procedure for your condition, as there may be several options available to you. 

Related Treatments:

Image of MR BRYAN MAYOU, FOUNDER

Of course, we use the very latest technology. But our real skill is in knowing how and when to use it to suit each individual patient.

MR BRYAN MAYOU, FOUNDER

Ask the Expert

Facial Treatments

How much is an Otoplasty (or ‘Pinnaplasty’)?

When it comes to making a decision about which provider or surgeon to select as your chosen preference for your Otoplasty procedure, safety and quality of care are typically the most important considerations to think about, alongside any Clinic and surgeon’s level of experience with Otoplasty procedures.

Read More

What is caesarean section scar revision?

Body & Breast

What is caesarean section scar revision?

Obstetricians are clever at creating high-quality Caesarian Section scars, but cannot avoid all potential problems. They try to place the scar transversely…

What aftercare do I need after fat transfer to breasts?

Recovery & Aftercare

What aftercare do I need after fat transfer to breasts?

The immediate concern is to support the breasts and avoid significant exercise, while the grafted fat is developing a new blood supply.

What should I do if I have a bleeding or itchy mole?

Body & Breast

What should I do if I have a bleeding or itchy mole?

Bleeding or itchy moles can occur when they have been irritated or scratched – moles catching on clothing, being cut by a razor, makeup application, scratching…

In The Press This Week

This month Cadogan Clinic consultants feature in Glamour Magazine and The Strategist discussing facial oils and skin issues related to face masks, whilst Clinic Founder Mr Bryan Mayou discusses post-lockdown trends in the plastic surgery market and a faster than expected rebound for the sector

View All News Articles