With the spotlight on strong-armed celebrities and increasing popularity of sleeveless fashions for women, the demand for arm lift surgery for women is on the rise.
As per the statistics report released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), arm lifts in women have increased 4,378 percent since 2000. 15,136 women and 321 men took the surgical route to buff arms in 2012. The data was announced as part of an annual report that highlighted the trends in aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries.
The report says that 98% of arm lift patients were women and the exponential increase of upper arm lifts definitely reflect the positive results of new technologies/techniques and increased patient demand.
The new technologies to treat heavy upper arms have driven more patients to undergo the procedure. Radio Frequency Assisted Liposuction technology BodyTite™ manufactured by Invasix™, laser assisted SmartLipo Triplex from Cynosure and ultrasound assisted VASER 2.0 from Sound Surgical Technologies LLC have established their capability to provide minimally invasive treatments. These devices facilitate contraction of the upper arm skin as well as fat removal, along with enhanced safety to patients. Recovery period is minimal, and this increases the appeal of this procedure.
The main reason for increased focus on arms is that most people in the U.S try one or the other method including aesthetic procedures for weight loss. People who experience massive weight loss may be left with hanging bat wings or extra skin around their arms. Most upper arm lifts in 2012 were done following massive weight loss.
An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that reshapes the under portion of the upper arm, from the underarm region to the elbow. The procedure also involves liposuction to remove extra fat.
Consulting a plastic surgeon experienced in performing brachioplasty using advanced techniques can help you gain more toned and well-shaped arms.