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‘Arm Lifts’ Are the Hottest New Plastic Surgery

‘Arm Lifts’ Are the Hottest New Plastic Surgery

 

Forget tummy tucks and nose jobs — there’s a new hot plastic surgery in town, and this time, it’s all about the arms. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons announced that the number of patients receiving upper arm lifts, have shot up a whopping 4,378% in just over a decade, making it the rising star of the plastic surgery world.

The two different surgeries that make up arm lifts– brachioplasty, for those with loose or excess skin, and liposuction, for those without it — target that “jiggly” fat on the under side of the upper arm between the armpit and the elbow. The later leaves patients with a visible, permanent scar — seen by surgery-goers as a perfectly fine tradeoff.

What’s driving this staggering soar in arm lifts? The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the organization behind these latest numbers, said in a press release that it’s due in no small part to the toned arms of female celebrities — from the First Lady to Jennifer Aniston.  ASPS Public Education Committee Chair David Reath, MD, said: “I think we are always affected by the people that we see consistently, either on the big screen or on TV… We see them and think, ‘yeah, I’d like to look like that.’”

But that isn’t the whole story. Reath also pointed to the increase in the number of people losing a lot of weight, particularly through weight loss surgery who are turning to arm lifts to remove the excess skin they gained when they shed pounds.

Many women, especially older women, are genetically blessed with excess fat deposits in their upper arms — something even the best diet and exercise routines can’t change. But with a staggering price tag of at least $5,000, it’s probably worth it to invest in some hand weights before going under the knife.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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4:03AM PDT on Aug 13, 2014

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7:41PM PST on Mar 3, 2014

But I don't think even the arm lift surgery can slow down the craze women have for breast augmentation. People are becoming more conscious about their beauty. The beauty treatments and cosmetic surgerieshave become a part of their life.

9:45PM PST on Feb 18, 2014

Plastics surgery are always awesome you look younger charming and beautiful. You can also reduces excess of fat from any part of your body isnt that amzing. I just went through gynaecomastia treatment in London, it was too effective.

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8:28PM PDT on Aug 1, 2013

This is a great article!!! For Plastic Surgery options on the Gold Coast

1:19AM PDT on May 11, 2013

People are always taking the easy way out. Why not exercise? You can buy some light weights and workout at home. Or go to a gym and make use of all the machines there. I've been working out 2-5 hours per week and people have been telling me that it's paying off. It's not that hard.

9:11PM PDT on May 10, 2013

Really?? With all the things that we human beings need to be worried about in this day and age (carbon dioxide emissions reaching a record high being only one of them!), arm fat really isn't one of them! People need to stop wasting their money on such things and start putting it into planting trees, preventing man-made environmental destruction, and saving wildlife. Not to mention looking after themselves and their families in a healthy, eco-friendly manner.

6:24AM PDT on May 8, 2013

thanks
not neccessarily arms, but skincare:

"Do’s and Don’ts of Skin Beauty
by Paramhansa Yogananda

There is, unquestionably, an important tie between the inner person and the outer person enclosed within the boundaries of the skin, the medium through which “our light shines,” suggesting, as it were, the finishing touch of the Creator. To demonstrate as Its highest capacity, Spirit requires a cleansed, radiant vehicle. Although a lovely skin depends primarily upon spiritual awakening and good health, there are many things one can do to enhance the complexion.

DO’S

Oil, particularly olive oil, has been used as an aid to skin beauty throughout the ages. It is said that chief among Cleopatra’s beauty and rejuvenation secrets was the generous use of olive oil.
Combine equal amounts of high quality olive oil and strained lemon juice. The lemon juice assists the oil in penetrating and prevents unseemly hair growth.
Almond oil is another excellent facial oil and a good base for powder.
Use lemon juice combined with a few drops of olive oil as a bleach for discolorations. Fresh cucumber juice is also excellent for this purpose.
Give your skin a daily air bath and sunbath."
more:
http://www.anandaclaritymagazine.com/2006/09/yogananda-skin-beauty-god/

7:13AM PDT on May 7, 2013

Where will it all end??? ... Some people have more money than sense.

10:50AM PDT on May 6, 2013

I'll keep my "wings," thank you. There is entirely too much emphasis placed upon physical perfection, and not enough placed upon healing the wounds of the soul. I would rather spend my money and time correcting the flaws of my own character and helping others.

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