Sleeveless fashions and strong-armed celebrities might have inspired more women to go in for arm lift surgery, also called brachioplasty, during the past decade. However, even industry experts could not have predicted that the demand for this procedure would surge so dramatically. Statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) showed that was a 4,378 percent increase in the arm lift trend since 2000!
Just over 300 women opted for upper arm lift procedures in 2000 which dramatically increased to 15,445 procedures in 2013. Many reasons are given for the increasing popularity of the female arm lift. A recent ASPS poll includes statistics about the admiration that women have for female celebrities with toned arms such as first lady Michelle Obama, Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Biel, Demi Moore and Kelly Ripa.
However, there is also the expert view (expressed in a USA Today report) that surgeries to improve the shape of the arms are growing because more people are experiencing excessive weight loss, usually through bariatric surgery. Thousands of people undergo a weight-loss procedure every year, which removes fat, but not skin. People lose weight as a result of obesity surgery but are left with extra skin in various areas of the body. Sagging, extra skin in the upper arms called ‘bat wings’ are what an arm lift helps to address.
Brachioplasty reshapes the arm by removing surplus skin and fat between the underarm and the elbow, which can also be the result of aging and genetic factors. Using advanced liposuction technologies such as BodyTite and SmartLipo Triplex, plastic surgeons help women achieve slimmer, smoother and tighter arms with the least side effects and downtime. These superior devices facilitate the upper arm skin contraction and fat removal safely and effectively.
Choosing an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice with a surgeon experienced in doing arm lift surgery is important for an optimal outcome. As with most liposuction procedures, results last for patients who maintain a healthy lifestyle and are committed to exercise.