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Sculpted arms are in.

From celebrities to athletes to first lady Michelle Obama, toned, sculpted arms are in. But to get that look, sometimes it takes more than a ritual of triceps dips and low push ups.

Brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift, has significantly increased in popularity over the last 10 years, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Since 2000, the procedure has jumped more than 4000 percent with over 15,000 women electing for the surgery in 2012. In fact, it is one of the top four cosmetic surgery procedures performed following massive weight loss.

Inspired by shows like The Biggest Loser and supported with easy-to-use fitness apps like My Fit Pal or Weight Watchers Mobile, more Americans are dieting and getting fit. But after the weight comes off, especially after significant weight loss, there may be large amounts of skin hanging under the arms – unfortunately nicknamed bat wings. Exercise may strengthen and improve the underlying muscle tone of the upper arm, but it cannot address excess skin that has lost elasticity.

An arm lift can though. The brachioplasty cosmetic procedure can:

  • Reduce excess skin between the underarm and the elbow,
  • Reshape the arm to result in smoother, countered skin and
  • Create a more toned and proportionate appearance.

To learn how brachioplasty can give you the sculpted, tone arms you want, contact us at Frisco’s North Texas Cosmetic Surgery to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Alan Greenberg.