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Celebrities Inspire Increase in Arm Lifts

Arm lift before and afterNew statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that the popularity of Arm Lifts for women has skyrocketed a staggering 4,378 percent in just over the last decade. The trend fueled, in part, by sleeveless fashions for women and more focus on celebrities with strong arms. In a recent poll, women admired the toned and shapely arms of Michelle Obama, Jennifer Aniston. Jessica Biel, Demi Moore and Kelly Ripa.

Upper Arm Lifts can include liposuction or a surgical procedure known as brachioplasty, in which loose skin is removed from the back of the arms. In 2012 more than 15,000 women had an upper arm lift, in sharp contrast to only 300 procedures in 2000.

“Women are paying more attention to their arms in general and are becoming more aware of options to treat this area,” said ASPS President Gregory Evans, M.D. “For some women, the arms have always been a troublesome area and, along with proper diet and exercise, liposuction can help refine them. Others may opt for a brachioplasty when there is a fair amount of loose skin present with minimal elasticity.”

Doctors say there is no single reason behind the increase, though celebrities from the White House to the red carpet may have influence. A Harris Interactive poll conducted on behalf of ASPS found that women are paying closer attention to the arms of female celebrities.

According to the poll, women most admire the arms of first lady Michelle Obama, followed closely by Jennifer Aniston. Actresses Jessica Biel and Demi Moore and TV talk show host Kelly Ripa also got votes for their toned, attractive arms.

Source: American Society of Plastic Surgeons

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