Ever since Michelle Obama moved into the White House, women everywhere have coveted her toned arms. In fact, a new survey suggests that the First Lady’s sleek upper-body look is so popular that some women are opting for surgery to get it. A new survey released by The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) shows that arm surgery is rapidly increasing in popularity—up 4,378% since the year 2000. Brachioplasty, otherwise known as an upper-arm lift or arm liposuction, was performed on 15,457 patients in 2012 (98% percent of whom were women). The data suggests that women are “paying closer attention to the arms of female celebrities,” reports the ASPS, and citing Mrs. Obama’s arms in particular, followed closely by Jennifer Aniston.
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The major drawback to an upper arm lift? (Besides the cost, which is typically about $4,000.) It leaves a visible scar. Instead, try toning your arms the old-fashioned way, with our Do-Anywhere Arm Workout—no equipment required!