Forget the boob jobs, tummy tucks and butt implants the new trend now is tucking the flabby in your arms.
The statistics show that the “arm surgery” has been on the rise in the last decade, more and more people are flocking to doctor’s office to have their arms done.
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) the arm surgery statistics rose with a whopping 4000% in the past 10 years alone.
In 2000 more than 300 women got the arm lift, last year more than 15 000 women received the same procedure
Like most surgery trends this is also inspired by strong armed celebs like Madonna and Michelle Obama, women want to look like these celebs without doing half the work they do at the gym.
Sleeveless fashion is also to blame for women being extra cautious about their arms.
Clear indication of procedures done in numbers.
Procedures in 2012
Overall: 15 457 – up 3% since 2011 / 4 473% since 2000
Women: 15 136 – up 4 378% since 2000
98% of arm lift patients were women
Most popular with patients over 40. The majority, 43%, of patients were aged between 40 and 54, 33% were over age 55.
Average surgeon fee: $3,939 (R35 800)/total spent on arm lifts: $61m (R544m)