Last year, CBS News reported that arm lifts were up 4,000 percent, thanks in part to the influence of First Lady Michelle Obama and her famously sculpted arms. In the article, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons noted that the number of reported arm lifts had increased from 300 in the year 2000 to over 15,000 in 2012. Most of those 15,000 women said they coveted the arms of Mrs. Obama, followed by Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Biel, Demi Moore and Kelly Ripa.

If you’ve noticed a little wiggle or jiggle on your upper arms when waving to a friend, you may be a good candidate for arm lift surgery (referred to as brachioplasty in plastic surgery circles). Dr. Joseph Michaels is an experienced body contouring surgeon and performs arm lift at his Bethesda plastic surgery practice.

What Does Arm Lift Surgery Entail?

During arm lift surgery, Dr. Michaels makes an incision in the armpit region and extends this incision, as necessary, towards the elbow depending on the amount of excess skin. Liposuction is often used in conjunction with this skin removal to optimize the shape. Finally, Dr. Michaels excises the excess skin and tightens the remaining skin leaving a firmer and leaner arm contour.

Arm lift surgery is particularly beneficial if you have recently lost a significant amount of weight and you are left with loose, saggy skin in your upper arms.  It is one of Dr. Michaels’ most popular post-bariatric body contouring procedures.

Why Choose Dr. Michaels for Arm Lift Surgery?

Dr. Michaels is a trusted and experienced body contouring surgeon. During his surgical training, he completed a fellowship program dedicated to this specialized area of plastic surgery, learning from some of the field’s best surgeons.

In addition to his training, Dr. Michaels is very in-tune with his patients’ needs and goals. During your initial consultation, he will listen to your concerns and your expectations from surgery. Dr. Michaels will also review with you before-and-after photographs of his previous patients to give you a better sense of your procedure outcome. Then, he will tailor your treatment plan to your unique needs and goals.

Schedule an Arm Lift Consultation

If you’d like to schedule an informative consultation with Dr. Michaels to discuss your arm lift options, please call 301-468-5991 or 703-957-8610 or click here.

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