Celebrity inspired plastic surgery is on the rise nowadays. Just like Kate Middleton’s nose, the shapely upper arms of female idols have also inspired a lot of women. In a survey of 1,219 women conducted by the ASPS, nearly one-third said they’d most like to have Michelle Obama’s arms, followed by Jennifer Aniston (29 percent), Jessica Biel (16 percent), Kelly Ripa (13 percent), and Demi Moore (11 percent).
The popularity of arm lift plastic surgery has surged since 2000. The latest statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) in April 2013 show that arm lift procedures have “skyrocketed” 4,378 percent during the past decade. In the year 2000, just over 300 women chose upper arm lifts, while in 2012, more than 15,000 chose this procedure.
Weight gain and loss, growing older and even heredity can lead to fat accumulating in the upper arm and creating the saggy appearance. Drastic weight loss can also leave excess skin in the upper arms. Upper arm lift procedure involves trimming loose skin from the underarm area; the plastic surgeon may also perform liposuction to remove excess fat.
New technologies and techniques such as BodyTite, Smartlipo and VASERlipo have made it possible to treat heavy upper arms with minimally invasive methods. With these techniques, bruising and pain are minimal. An expert plastic surgeon with experience in using advanced arm lift techniques can help you achieve your goals.