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Arm lift surgeries are on the rise

Arm lift surgeries are on the rise giving patients a more sculpted look.
Arm lift surgeries are on the rise giving patients a more sculpted look.
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While there are a number of cosmetic surgery procedures, there tends to be some which are higher in popularity.

One of these is an arm lift surgery, also referred to as a brachioplasty. Not only is this a popular San Diego plastic surgery, but it’s fanning across the nation.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) released some statistical numbers indicating that in 2012, more than 15,000 female patients had an arm lift surgery. And those numbers are expected to grow higher for 2013 estimates and beyond.

It’s being described as a rapidly growing plastic surgery.

The advantages of this surgery offer the reshaping of the upper arms in patients, particularly underneath the arm. For example, when patients have their first initial consultation, they typically lift their arm and expose the underlying slack skin they want removed.

Causes of saggy skin can be various, including:

  • Patients losing weight
  • Aging
  • Genetics

An arm lift surgery removes this slack skin thereby giving patients a more sculpted look. Following this surgery, patients often comment about an increase in self-confidence wearing short-sleeved clothing during the spring and summer months.

And for those who have lost a significant amount of weight and have redundant skin left, a brachioplasty may help them fit better in new clothing. In other words, the arms are better proportioned with the new size.

It’s important to note that when skin is stretched to accommodate weight gain, it often cannot be restored after weight loss. In cases such as this, arm lift surgery is a procedure many consider.

Conversely, there are patients who may be at a healthy weight, but the maturity factor has caused a loss of elasticity in this area which cosmetic surgery can help correct. In mild cases, only liposuction may be used.

New skills and techniques have empowered patients to sculpt their arms for a more youthful appearance.