Summary: Lets face it, arms are one of the more challenging parts of our bodies to transform and that lose skin and low hanging jiggle drives us all crazy. Your first point of attack to obtain lean and slender arms should be changing your diet and incorporating some sculpting exercises. Unfortunately for some of us, diet and exercise don’t always do the trick. If that’s the case, then SmartLipo might be a great option for you.

Woman with long slender armsHave you ever heard the terms “bingo wing” or “bat wing?” If not, let me fill you in: it’s the loose skin, lax muscles and extra fat on the back of the upper arm that can jiggle and flap like a wing. Plenty of men and women struggle with this area, and it can be a major confidence-buster. Many of us have a tendency to store this flab on our upper arms, but there are several ways to address it. No matter what shape your arms may be in at the moment, it is possible to say goodbye to jiggle and work toward more toned and defined arms.

Arm Yourself With the Right Foods A slight change in diet can certainly be a step in the right direction toward burning extra fat – on the arms or anywhere. The obvious answer would be avoiding foods that are high in calories, but that goes for just about any type of weight-loss regimen. However, some people are unaware of how many calories they’re actually taking in, or they’re ingesting the wrong types of calories. According to Women’s Health, here are some foods  that you could integrate into your diet:

  • Eggs, beans and green tea (to aid in burning fat)
  • Almonds and berries (to reduce food cravings)
  • Turkey, whey and legumes (to help build muscle)

You certainly don’t need to completely change the way that you eat, but a little bit of awareness of can go a long way.

Do These Simple Sculpting Exercises Believe it or not, this is one of the easier steps you can take toward firmer, leaner arms. Some people don’t like to do upper body workouts for a number of reasons: they have no desire for a gym membership, they don’t want to get too bulky, or they simply don’t have time. Truth is, most low-intensity arm exercises can be done at home, with little to no equipment and won’t take up too much of your time. Health.com has outlined some great exercises to sculpt those arms. They suggest incorporating light dumbbell work into no-gym moves such as curls, alternating arm and leg lifts, planks and push-ups. Don’t worry, they assure us that these light exercises definitely won’t turn you into the Incredible Hulk, but will help to decrease fat and improve muscle tone.

Consider Smartlipo for Your Limbs Sometimes diet and exercise aren’t enough to help combat stubborn fatty areas. It’s an unfortunate reality, but the sag on our arms is sometimes just a sign of aging or genetics. Fortunately, there are options for those who find themselves with this less-than-desirable feature. A popular treatment for localized fat reduction is liposuction, but many people are turning to a less invasive version called Smartlipo™. Spokane surgeon Dr. Kevin Johnson’s website says that the Smartlipo device “uses laser energy to melt and destroy fat cells, making it less invasive than the traditional liposuction procedure.” Ideally, it’s is designed for individuals wanting to tone and shape specific areas of their body that have been resistant to diet and exercise. Plus, patients aren’t facing a ton of downtime after undergoing this procedure. Sometimes, it’s easy to let those persistent pounds get the best of you. However, if you’re facing flabby arms, just know that there are realistic options to achieving lean, sculpted and toned arms.