May 1, 2013

A 4000% Rise Since 2000

1 Upper-Arm-Lift Plastic Surgeries Soaring

More women are choosing to go out in public "unarmed," as it were. The number of arm lifts conducted by cosmetic surgeons to eliminate sagging skin from women's upper arms has skyrocketed from 388 in 2000 to over 15,000 last year, an increase of some 4,000 percent. The driving force behind this increase is the number of surgical weight-loss procedures performed each year -- now around 200,000 -- that leave patients with excess skin in general. For those who've shed 100 pounds or more, the arm sag can be so striking and unattractive that even the cost, $5,000 or more, and the resulting scar from elbow to armpit, fail to dissuade surgery seekers. Though arm lifts are the fastest-growing procedure, they are just a tiny fraction of the 1.7 million cosmetic surgeries performed annually.

More at Usatoday.com | Posted 5 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Tags: Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgeries, Cosmetic Arm Lifts, Eliminating Saggy Arm Skin, Effects of Weight Loss

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