Put this in the category of “Now I’ve heard everything!” According to The New York Times, it will soon be possible for doctors to use hyaluronic fillers to fix upper-arm skin that hangs like bat wings. (If you don’t know what hyaluronic fillers are, you probably haven’t worried much about those ever-deepening facial lines left by a lifetime of smiles.)
As a vigilant observer of my own increasingly imperfect body, I rushed to the mirror, took off my shirt, and had a look. Alas, it’s true. The skin on my upper arms isn’t as tight as it once was. But bat wings? Not yet.
I will continue lifting weights because I think exercise slows down the inevitable. But for a solution that’s easier (and cheaper) than hyaluronic fillers, I think I’ll just stick with long sleeves.