As most people are eating better and living healthier through exercise and diet, plastic surgeons are reporting a rise in plastic surgery
procedures. More and more people are getting Botox than ever before and breast augmentation is still the most popular surgery since 2006.
Lately, there has been a significant increase for arm lift surgery
. Although Michelle Obama achieved her muscular arms the old-fashioned way, there have been many requests to have arms that look like hers.
According to the report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 15,000 patients, 98 percent of them women in 2012, sought upper arm lift surgery otherwise known as brachioplasty.
The Today Show
reports, with Dr. David Reath, that it is unknown why the reason for the increase in upper arm surgery except for the successful efforts in weight loss.
"When people are successful with weight loss, either through surgery or with diet and exercise, they can end up with excess skin on their arms," Reath said.
It was also reported that Reath, who is located in Knoxville, Tennessee, stated his patients initially come for a tummy tuck
to get rid of the excess skin on the abdomen. “But then after that, the arms are the next thing.” Reath adds, “Look at Michelle Obama. I can’t help but think that she has an influence.”
Responding to the report of the butt implants, having dropped 25 percent, while butt lifts saw the biggest drop of 36 percent, Dr. David Reath
states, "I think the past few years, there was a lot of excitement, and interest in those procedures, and now it's settling down”.
In addition, let us not forget about our men although the fact that only a 4 percent increase was seen for breast reduction surgery, known as gynecomastia
, amongst all ages of men was striking, Reath said.
With all the numbers pointing to procedures that get rid of excess skin, it seems people’s effort to lose weight and be healthy has so far been a success.