According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), upper Arm Lifts or Brachioplasty surgery is up 4,378% since 2000. In the year 2000 only about 300 patients underwent arm lift surgery compared to 15,457 in 2012 of which 98% of patients were women. Although the ASPS could not point to a specific reason for the increase in popularity for brachioplasty surgery, they cite that patients pay close attention to the arms of celebrities, such as Kelly Ripa, Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Women often report that they eat healthy and exercise regularly. Despite these measure, they state that they just can’t make their upper arm skin look tighter and firmer, so they opt for a surgical solution for their saggy, loose upper arm skin. The usual cause for the loose arm skin is time, gravity or weight fluctuations.

Arm lift surgery will tighten up the upper arm skin, but the trade off is a scar on the inner aspect of the arms. For most patients, the scar is worth it.

More information about Brachioplasty or Arm Lift Surgery can be found within this website or at the American Society of Plastic Surgery website.