So you have finally achieved your ideal weight and you’re stoked to wear sleeveless shirts, only to find out that your arms still look flabby. What to do? Dr. Wilberto Cortes is a highly experienced body contouring surgeon who knows exactly how to help you tighten those flabby arms — from what to eat to weight training exercises to a Houston arm lift. Continue reading to learn more about how to get rid of those embarrassing bat wings! 1. Learn to love cardio exercises. You’ve probably heard about walking, running, swimming or cycling for at least 30 minutes a day five times a week to help you eliminate those stubborn fats. It’s true and several studies support such claims. Apart from helping you shed those extra calories, a good session of cardio every day will help you improve overall health. 2. Strength train! Strength training refers to weight lifting exercises. It helps you tone loose skin and consequently increase muscle mass. Apart from helping you improve the appearance of flabby arms, the development of new muscles also help increase your metabolic rate. Give special attention to your biceps, triceps, and those muscles which form your shoulders. 3. Eat smart. To help you improve the appearance of flabby arms, choose a plant-based diet such as nuts, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Eating too much junk and processed foods will only worsen the appearance of fat in your arms and the flabbiness will remain. 4. Hydrate with water. Skip on the sodas and energy drinks. Water remains the best drink to hydrate yourself. Apart from quenching your thirst, water eliminates toxins which could contribute to the accumulation of fat in your body, particularly your arms. 5. Surgical Fix- Houston Arm Lift An arm lift is a surgical procedure to remove loose skin and excess fat deposits in the upper arm. With massive weight loss and age, the upper arm skin can become loose resulting in significant sagginess. Dr Cortés will assess the amount of skin and fat in order to give you a gradual surgical approach that will, in certain cases, minimize the scarring. Depending on the degree of fat and quality of the skin, liposuction alone might be enough to reach a good result. Liposuction may also be combined with skin excision. Fill out this contact form to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cortes via email. You can also call us at (713) 234-6244. Together, we will review your goals, expectations, and medical history to advise you regarding the different existing options and provide you the highest quality care.