26 May Arm Lift Surgery on the Rise
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has released new statistics that show upper arm lifts in women have increased 4,378 percent in the last decade.
Dr Lee Daniel, of Eugene, OR states that “in less than three weeks I have operated on three different patients with that exact same issue… and many times it is indeed people that have lost a lot of weight, but that’s a hard spot to take care of on your own, even with diet and exercise.”
According to ASPS, in the year 2000 more than 300 women got upper arm lift surgery. By 2012 this number had risen to more than 15,000.
Dr. Daniel states that upper arm lists can in include liposuction or upper arm surgery, also called brachioplasty.
Daniel said many of his patients seeking upper arm lifts have recently lost a lot of weight, and extra skin is left hanging.
“The skin is the biggest organ in our body, but it can’t shrink wrap itself back,” said Daniel. “And so, that’s where the plastic surgeons come in, and we’re able to take care of that.”
A recent poll conducted on behalf of ASPS indicates that pop-culture might be the cause of this trend, as many respondents indicated that they admired the arms of well-known women like Michelle Obama and Jennifer Aniston. Jessica Biel, Demi Moore and Kelly Ripa also scored high on the poll of what women said they wanted their arms to look like.
The ASPS reported that 98 percent of those who get upper arm lifts are women, a procedure most popular with patients over age 40.