First lady Michelle Obama’s toned triceps have spurred an almost 4,400 percent increase in upper arm plastic surgery according to a report released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) on Monday.
It’s latest release of plastic surgery statistics from 2012 show an marked uptick in the number of people undergoing the procedure.
Breast augmentation remains the most popular cosmetic enhancement, with 286,000 patients opting for the surgery last year. Yet, doctors noticed that upper arm reshaping was sought at a rate that increased exponentially.
“In 2012, 15,457 patients, 98% of them women, spent a total of $61 million to have liposuction on their arms, or what’s known as a brachioplasty (a surgery that involves making an incision from the armpit to the elbow, usually along the back of the arm, to remove excess skin),” reports the Los Angeles Times. “The number of procedures was up 4,378% since 2000, when only about 300 women opted for it, the group reported.”
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