Michelle Obama and Jennifer Aniston Inspire 4000% Increase in Upper Arm Plastic Surgery
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) released its annual report yesterday and, according to the group, elective upper arm surgery is one of the fastest growing plastic surgery trends.
The procedure, called brachioplasty, addresses the phenomenon of so-called 'bingo wings'–that loose, floppy skin that jiggles on your upper arms. (I've also heard them called "yoo hoos," as in your old aunt waving her arms frantically and saying in a high voice, "Yoo hoo! Over here!" Anyway, you probably have a visual now.) Over 15,000 women got an upper arm procedure in 2012, which is an increase of 4,378% since 2000.
The ASPS presented some poll data that gives a hint about why the procedure, which leaves a visible scar from your elbow to your armpit, has become so popular, and of course it involves celebrities. "Celebrities from the White House to the red carpet may be having an influence," the ASPS reports.
According to the poll there are five celebs whose arms women most admire:
- Michelle Obama (31%)
- Jennifer Aniston (29%)
- Jessica Biel (16%)
- Kelly Ripa (13%)
- Demi Moore (11%)
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