A plastic surgery procedure that was documented to be on the rise between the years of 2000 and 2012 was the upper arm lift, a new report suggests.
In 2012, over 15,000 upper arm lifts were performed across the U.S., an increase from just 300 in 2000, according to the report released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Upper arm lift surgery in Poland also gained popularity.
An upper arm lift, commonly known as brachioplasty, is a body plastic surgery procedure that changes the shape of the under part of the upper arm – from the underarm region to the elbow.
Weight gain and loss, growing older, and even heredity can result in the upper arm sagging or drooping in appearance. Exercise can strengthen and improve the muscle tone of the upper arm, however, it cannot treat excess skin that has lost elasticity or weakened tissues and fat deposits in the arm.
Doctors point out that there is not one reason for the recent the rise, except that women are now paying attention to the arms of female celebrities more. According to a recent poll, women desired the arms of first lady Michelle Obama, followed by actress Jennifer Aniston.
Plastic surgery clinics in Poland are up-to-date and upper arm surgery is one of their specialities.