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Arm LiftIn 2015, strength is sexy. One of the easiest visual indicators of strength is a person’s arms. The rise of arms has also led many women to seek out arm lift procedures. The Houston Business Journal reports on this in a recent article titled “Which plastic surgery procedure jumped 4,000% over 10 years?

Bayan Raji of the Houston Business Journal writes, “While breast augmentation remains the most popular plastic surgery among women, arm-lift surgery for women has increased more than 4,000 percent over the past decade, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The organization credits sleeveless fashions for the dramatic increase, with 98 percent of arm-lift patients being women. The average surgeon fee for the procedure is $3,939. Houston Business Journal recently reported on the trends in the cosmetic surgery industry… Americans spent $6.7 billion last year on almost 1.7 million cosmetic surgeries, reports the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The largest percentage of those were performed on 35- to 50-year-olds.”

For those looking for more information on the function of arm lifts, the New York Daily News offers some insight in an archived article titled “Plastic surgery for toned arms: Upper-arm lifts surge more than 4,000% in a decade.” Tracy Miller of the New York Daily News writes, “Dropping 80 pounds of fat or more, either through diet and exercise or surgeries, leaves people with sagging skin that can’t be tightened with dumbbell reps. It’s these people who are behind the rise in arm lifts, said Dr. David Reath, chairman of the public education committee for the society and a plastic surgeon in private practice in Knoxville, Tenn. People who are true candidates for the operation have so much extra skin that it’s ‘almost a disability,’ Reath said. Carrying around that burden can put a dent in someone’s new, healthy lifestyle, he added.”

If you’re considering an arm lift procedure, your best bet is Rex E. Moulton-Barrett, M.D. Dr. Moulton-Barrett is internationally known and acknowledged. He is board certified with The American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Getting an upper arm lift is an easy way to achieve a more youthful appearance without undergoing a highly invasive procedure. The sagging skin is often only removed with surgical interventions.

Generally, patients take two to three weeks off of work and other obligations to recover from surgery. Arm lift patients should return to see their plastic surgeon about one week after surgery so sutures and bandages can be removed, and four weeks after surgery so the surgeon can check results. It is common to experience post-surgical side effects during this time.

If you’re looking into an arm lift, contact Dr. Moulton-Barrett for a consultation.