Batwing arms

If, one day, you find your arms start to become batwing arms, and without taking any proper actions, you may have to say goodbye to your cute cami tops, sleeveless dress, or your other favorite arm-showing clothes. It is because batwing arms destroy slim-arms looking and create a chunky body appearance. Batwing fat is stubborn, once it develops, it will be a long term battle.

What is batwing arms

Batwing arms, as the name suggests, are the arms with a bat wing appearance. The appearance is due to the excessive fat stored at the tricep area where the inner side of the upper arm is.

The batwing arms are also known as “bye bye” arms because of its swinging motion of the arm fat caused when we wave our arms goodbye.


1. Lack of arm exercises

In our daily life, we use our forearms more frequently than the upper arms. Prolonged inactivity is prone to storing fat at the upper arm and causing the formation of batwing arms.

2. Poor lymphatic drainage of the upper limbs

Poor lymphatic drainage of the upper limbs limits the vital water circulation and causes edema/swelling at the upper arms. If the person also experiences poor blood circulation or slow metabolism, arms are prone to storing fat.

3. Bad sitting posture

Trapezius muscles, deltoid muscles and triceps muscles are in their relaxed state when we are at bad postures such as slouching in a chair or rounded shoulders. Over time, fat will store around these inactive muscles and bring you batwing arms.

4. Genetic influence

Diet and exercise can change our body shape such as the size of our arms. However, inheritance could play a bigger part in it. Scientific studies show that there are genes that are related to weight/fat. Therefore, having batwing arms could be inherited for some people.


The fat of the batwing arms are located at the triceps area which is the inner side of the upper arms.

This is how batwing arms are visualized on a skeleton model:

Affected people

1. Batwing arm is a common problem among white collar and gold collar workers because they work at their desks using the computer for prolonged periods of time without a frequent use of their upper arms. Therefore, the inactive upper arms are likely to store fat.

2. Women are more likely to store fat in the upper arms than men. The estrogen in women influences where the fat will be stored, and abdomen, arms and legs are prone to storing fat.

3. People who lack exercise or have not maintained a regular workout routine. Batwing fat is stubborn fat and difficult to reduce.

4. Surface area of the triceps muscle is big. Therefore, even though you are a lean woman, if the triceps has not been used or trained for a while, stubborn fat will be easily stored at the area

5. Not only women, a male body can also develop batwing arms. Muscular middle-age man with 6-pack abs may have two batwing arms that he is hoping to get rid of.


A. Lipodissolve injection – arms

What is Lipodissolve injection:

Lipodissolve injection is considered the most safe and effective non-surgical fat reduction treatment, it works particularly well on localised fat reduction such as double chin, chubby face, arms and legs. Lipodissolve injection boosts the metabolic rate of fat tissue, enhances digestion of fat cells, and tightens and lifts the skin.

How does it work?

Lipodissolve injection solution will be administered locally to the subcutaneous fat layer. The active ingredients in the solution will break down the walls of fatty cells and increase the localised concentration of lipase enzymes to facilitate the destruction of fatty cells and let the body flush out the fat as waste via the lymphatic system.


1. Face-to-face consultation: Doctor conducts evaluation of the thickness of the double chin and provides professional advice on whether or not a lipodissolve injection treatment is suitable. If suitable, the injection site will then be marked on the face.

2. Pre-treatment preparation: Local anesthetic. Clean and disinfect the injection areas.

3. Injection: Administered with blunt needles at the double chin. Only one injection at each injection zone.

4. Post-treatment precautions.

Duration: 30-45 mins

Who is it for?

  • People with problems of stubborn and troubled fat around the body including shoulders, inner thighs, joints, abdomens, etc;
  • People who have fat deposits in the body and want to eliminate cellulite;
  • People with uneven skin after liposuction treatment;
  • People who want non-invasive fat reduction treatment and want to avoid surgical, liposuction and full anesthesia;
  • People who have fat upper arms because of excessive fat accumulation instead of muscle building;
Ai Beauty Lipodissolve Injection:

Two UK proven lipodissolve injection solutions are available from Ai Beauty: Aqualyx (United Kingdom) and Desobody (Italy). They both can accurately and effectively dissolve the unwanted fat deposits, the result is long lasting without rebound. This non-invasive, localised treatment is a worry-free option for fat reduction.

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B. CoolSculpting Elite

What is CoolSculpting:

CoolSculpting Elite system is a fat freezing treatment system developed by renowned dermatologists Dr.R.Rox Anderson and Dr. Fieter Manstein at Massachusetts General Hospital (A teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School), and manufactured by American medical equipment manufacturer ZELTIQ AESTHETICS, INC.. The system has been widely used in more than 80 countries globally with more than 5 millions successful practical cases. This technology has been certified by the US FDA, China CFDA and CE. Its safety and prominent results have granted the CoolSculpting technology to be a world class body sculpting treatment.


Based on the cold-intolerance property of fat cells, CoolSculpting technology utilises low temperature (4~5℃) applicators to chill the unwanted fat cells. Fat cells will then die and be excreted out of the body as they can not tolerate low temperature. The accurate temperature setting and the usage of the applicator probe ensure that the process will not damage any normal body tissues except fat cells. Thanks to the high accuracy and specificity, one treatment can achieve a removal of 22.4% fat.


1、Face-to-face consultation: Evaluation of bulges including location and size. Doctor will provide a suggested treatment plan based on your situation and expectation.

2、Pre-treatment: Draw markings to define treatment areas. Clean, disinfect and install the tip of applicator.

3、Sculpting treatment: Place the applicator probe against your skin to deliver cooling to fat cells.

4、Post-treatment caring.

Duration: 1 hr

Who is it for:

1. People who are not significantly overweight but looking for a fat reduction at specific body parts;

2. People with problems with fat deposits on the waist, abdomen and back;

3. People with postpartum fat;

4. People with middle-aged spread (beer belly, subcutaneous fat);

5. People who want a non-invasive fat reduction treatment without any involvement of surgical operation, liposuction or general anesthesia;

6. People who want to rapidly lose fat at specific body parts;

7. People who have fat upper arms because of excessive fat accumulation instead of muscle building;

Ai Beauty CoolSculpting:

Ai Beauty clinic is the first clinic in the UK to introduce the latest generation of CoolSculpting, CoolSculpting Elite. This cooling technology can destroy fat cells without damaging any normal body cells. It is a highly effective, non-invasive fat reduction treatment you are looking for.

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Developed by BTL, BTL EMSCULPT is an innovative device that can simultaneously burn fat (19%) and build muscle (16%) by a non-invasive technology. The device offers effective and safe results without emitting any radiation, freezing or high temperature that may damage the epidermis. BTL EMSCULPT has been certified by the US FDA, CE and TGA, and supported by 7 pieces of independent academic research in the United States. EMSCULPT is the same technology that Kim Kardashian has used for shaping her figure.

How does it work:

BTL EMSCULPT adopts a breakthrough technology called High-intensity Focused Electromagnetic Technology (HIFEM) . In only 30 minutes, an energy pulse will stimulate muscle contraction for 20,000 times. The electromagnetic wave emitted from the well designed applicator can penetrate up to 7cm depth of the muscle layer in order to trigger extreme muscular contractions that the human body cannot achieve autonomously. These contractions facilitate fat burning (by increasing breakdown of fat cells) and muscle building and strengthening.


1、Face-to-face consultation: Customise a unique treatment plan for each client based on their condition and desired result.

2、BTL EMSCULPT: Place the applicator tip onto the treatment area, gradually increase the energy intensity.

3、Post-treatment precautions.

Duration: 30-45 mins

Who is it for:

  • People who are not significantly overweight but looking for a reduction of stubborn fat at specific areas such as shoulders, abdomens, buttocks;
  • People who have a small belly bulge and want to build muscle and restore a natural curve figure;
  • People who have loosen skin and want to reshape their body contour and tighten their skin
  • People who want to build muscle and burn fat at the same time;
  • People who want to remodel their body after childbirth;
  • People who want non-invasive fat reduction treatment and want to avoid surgical, liposuction and full anesthesia;
  • People who are lack of exercise and want to lose fat healthily;
  • People who want to reduce batwing fat, and to create vest lines and peach buttlocks;

BTL EMSCULPT is a fat reduction/muscle building exercise device that only requires you to lay down and causes no sweating. This non-invasive treatment simulates a high frequency exercise to burn fat and hence reshape body contour scientifically and healthily. Ai Beauty Clinic is one of the first aesthetic clinics to introduce BTL EMSculpt in the UK.

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Lose your batwing arms, come to Ai Beauty Clinic,
for safe and professional medical treatment.

Ai Beauty Clinic is a CQC accredited clinic based in London, and also is strongly supported by Cynosure(the owner of Ulthreapy) and Cynosure (the owner of PicoSure).

With rich experience of treating clients of various conditions, led by a famous British medical chief trainer, practiced by doctors and nurses who are GMC/NMC-registered and worked in NHS national hospitals, Ai Beauty provides certified and safe medical beauty treatments.

Ai Beauty always puts safety first. Not only are all medical staff insured by independent medical policy, each client who comes to Ai Beauty Clinic is also insured by £5 millions medical insurance. This full insurance coverage allows clients to have a concern-free treatment experience.

Ai Beauty Clinic has served over 15,000 clients from all around the world, been covered by some famous media such as European Times and CW Television, and established trust and an excellent reputation among them.

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