Plastic surgery is marked by passing trends and fads in regards to cosmetic procedures. This year the new kid on the block appears to be arm lifts, with chin implants coming in at a close second. In 2012, more than 15,000 upper arm lifts were performed, making it the new top surgery to pursue.
Doctors are predicting that popularity with this procedure is associated with increasing weight-loss efforts. People are beginning to lose more weight, both naturally and surgically, which is leaving them with excess skin in certain areas. The upper arm region seems to be of particular concern, with celebrity images of toned biceps fueling the fire.
The cost of an arm lift generally ranges from $6,000 to $8,000, making it a relatively cost-effective surgery to undertake. Now that arm lifts are taking over the scene, what surgery is making its way out? Statistics are showing a significant decrease in butt-lifts, which saw the biggest drop out of any procedure between 2011 and 2012. Butt implants declined by 25 percent, while butt lifts decreased a whopping 35 percent. So, with less push for the tush, you can expect to start seeing more demand for upper body procedures in 2013.