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Michelle Obama Sparks Trend in Arm Lift Surgery

Ava Lawson | May 6, 2013 | Posted in Body

First Lady Michelle Obama’s perfectly sculpted and toned arms have inspired hundreds to consider an upper arm lift in NYC and across the nation.

As many as 15,000 women have undergone arm lift surgery in an attempt to emulate the First Lady’s guns, according to a recent article in the Christian Science Monitor. But the President’s wife isn’t the only woman sparking interest. Big name celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Biel, Demi Moore and Kelly Ripa are also sporting enviable assets – and each of these women were named in a recent plastic surgery poll for their impressively toned arms.

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Arm lift in NYC: latest trend in cosmetic surgery

Remember several months ago when every woman and her sister wanted Kate Middleton’s dainty little nose? Celebrities and their more famous body parts have a knack for setting off plastic surgery trends. For a time, every New York plastic surgeon was inundated with patients all wanting the Duchess of Cambridge’s perfect sniffer. Jennifer Lopez’s rounded derriere inspired hundreds of butt implants a few years ago, but now the world is focused on those drooping, flabby “batwings” that seem to appear out of nowhere once a woman hits 35. Saggy, loose skin around the arms is especially frustrating for those who’ve been diligent about diet and exercise, and who aren’t carrying any excess weight but can’t seem to rid themselves of those flaps of dangling skin.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) announced that arm lift surgery has increased 4,473 percent over the past ten years, making it one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States. In 2012, roughly 42 percent of arm lifts were performed on patients following gastric bypass, or bariatric surgery. An arm lift removes the extra skin that no amount of weight lifting or exercise can remedy after substantial weight loss.

While some criticize the sway that A-list personalities have on a woman’s self image, others see nothing wrong with wanting to have Michelle Obama’s great arms or Kate Middleton’s nose. David Reath, chairman of the ASPS public education committee, points out that these celebrities encourage people to look better. If they want to focus on a particular body part, whether it’s a nose, a chin, or arms, his duty is to advise patients on the realistic outcomes of the cosmetic surgery procedure.

Consult a New York plastic surgeon

Having terrific arms boils down to three important factors: lean muscle, little fat, and no excess skin. Moderate weight lifting can help put muscle on, but genetics and lifestyle can wreak havoc on the latter.  If you’re interested in having an upper arm lift in NYC and want nothing but the best plastic surgeon, contact the Fifth Avenue office of Dr. Thomas Loeb. During your body contouring consultation, he can address concerns such as excess skin and fat between the underarm and the elbow, and explain if you’re a good candidate for the procedure. Arm lift surgery gives patients a more toned appearance and smoother contours by eliminating localized fat deposits.  While there is a degree of scarring, the incision is carefully hidden on the inside of the upper arm. Call 212.327.3700 to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Loeb today.

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  1. Business Week, Why Upper Arm Lift Plastic Surgeries Are Soaring,
  2. Christian Science Monitor, Michelle Obama’s Arms Are Real, Arm Lift Cosmetic Surgery Is Just Skin Deep,
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