Since 2000, upper arm lift surgeries have become increasingly popular across the country. Last year alone over 15,000 upper arm lift procedures were performed in the United States compared to the only 300 that took place in 2000. Here at Boulder Plastic Surgery, we perform upper arm lift surgeries quite often and our doctors have earned a reputation for getting the best results in the Denver area. Let’s take a look at why this procedure has gained such popularity over the years and what it can do for you!
Analyzing the Trend
While there is no one reason for the increasing trend of upper arm lifts, studies have largely attributed it to the idea that more women are paying attention to the arm definition of female celebrities. The following data was also culled from this study:
- 98 percent of upper arm lift surgery recipients are women.
- The procedure is most popular with patients between the ages of 40 and 54 years old.
Generally this surgery is performed after rapid weight loss over a short period of time, resulting in the appearance of excess skin. For patients who have lost a lot of weight and wish to undergo plastic surgery, the stomach area is usually targeted first. A tummy tuck followed by an upper arm lift surgery has become a common pairing. Both procedures are also fairly similar to each other, as they both involve the use of liposuction and the removal of loose skin.
Although rapid weight loss seems to be a common factor among upper arm lift patients, other factors can play a role in sagging, excess upper arm skin. Simple aging and genetics can also result in more skin and/or fat in the upper arm area. An arm lift will reduce this excess skin and fat from under the arm and near the elbow, and a brachioplasty procedure will reshape your upper arm for smoother skin and more natural contours. The result is a toned, proportional upper arm with nothing but a slight scar on the inside of your upper arm.
Schedule an Upper Arm Lift Appointment
If you are interested in having this procedure done, or would like to sit down with our doctors to learn more about it, contact us online or by dialing (303) 443-2277 to ask any questions you might have or to schedule an appointment with us. We look forward to speaking with you!