The NY Post reports:
Women are embracing with open arms the chance to look like Michelle Obama in a sleeveless dress.
Upper-arm lift procedures have shot up 4,378 percent over the past decade, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported yesterday.
Last year, 15,000 Americans — 98 percent of them women — had liposuction to get rid of excess fat, or a surgical procedure called brachioplasty to remove flabby, loose skin hanging from the back of the upper arms. In 2000, just over 300 had the procedures.
The trend’s popularity is partly because people who have lost huge amounts of weight through diet and exercise or with bariatric surgery later want to lose the “batwing’’ skin drooping from their arms, and undergo a brachioplasty
Another factor is that “celebrities from the White House to the red carpet may be having an influence,’’ the ASPS said.