Michelle Obama is no stranger to setting trends, but this one surely takes the cake.
According to new statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), upper arm lift surgeries have increased by more than 4,000 percent in the last decade due to the popularity of sleeveless fashions and strong-armed celebs.
And who’s at the top of that “strong-armed” celeb list? That’s right, our First Lady.
In a poll conducted on behalf of the ASPS, results showed that women admired Michelle’s toned biceps over actresses Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Biel, Demi Moore and talk show host Kelly Ripa. The impressive bunch has fueled an interest in perfectly sculpted “bingo wings,” with more than 15,000 procedures done in the last year (98 percent of them being women).
Upper arm lifts can include liposuction or a surgical procedure known as brachioplasty, in which loose skin is removed from the back of the arms.
“Women are paying more attention to their arms in general and are becoming more aware of options to treat this area,” said ASPS President Gregory Evans. “For some women, the areas have always been a troublesome area and, along with proper diet and exercise, liposuction can help refine them.”