As we get older or gain weight, the skin and muscles in our arms lose their tightness. Fat begins to develop, which can be extremely difficult to get rid of. But even for those of us who are able to maintain relatively toned arms, the problem of loose skin can still overcome us.
Luckily, plastic surgery can help both men and women who are suffering from excess skin and fat in the upper arm and armpit region. Here at Shafer Plastic Surgery in New York, NY brachioplasty surgeon Dr. David Shafer and our medical staff have seen an overwhelming increase in the demand for arm lifts, more formally known as brachioplasty, which can be attributed to several factors.
For one, many patients we see at our New York plastic surgery center are following Hollywood trends and are trying to obtain surgery to resemble celebrities like actors, musicians, models, and even politicians. This is a trend that female plastic surgery patients usually follow, but there are also many men who undergo plastic surgery to look more like their favorite stars.
As far as arm lift surgery goes, since the vast majority of brachioplasty patients are women, 98 percent to be precise, many are turning to their favorite celebrities for inspiration in attaining the toned and tight arms they have always desired, with First Lady Michelle Obama at the top of that list.
Although lose skin can occur in both men and women, the arms are an area where fat tends to accumulate mostly in women. Women also have a higher chance for the skin the upper arms to lose elasticity as opposed to men. Whether the cause is weight loss or weight gain, age or dehydration, flabby arms are a problem for numerous women in New York and around the world in general, causing many to become embarrassed and self conscious of wearing short or sleeveless clothing.
Plastic surgery can easily correct this issue, but it seems a greater number of prospective patients have discovered the many advantages of brachioplasty in recent years. According to a report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the number of women requesting arm lift surgery has increased 4,000 percent in the past decade.
Where only 300 women had brachioplasty in 2000, over 15,000 underwent the surgery in 2012.
The report also showed that arm lift surgery was most popular among patients age 40 and over. This is not surprising, since most women begin to struggle with loose skin the brachial region around this point in their lives.
The great thing about the arm lift is the fact that it can target BOTH loose skin and fat to create younger, healthier looking arms for patients. If the patient chooses to, Dr. Shafer can include liposuction as part of the treatment to eliminate stubborn fat in the upper arm and armpit region for optimal results.
If you are tired of suffering embarrassment due to loose skin and fat in the upper arms, Dr. David Shafer can give you beautiful and natural-looking results through arm lift surgery. Contact us today to schedule a consultation so we can help you look great in sleeveless clothing in time for summer.