The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recently released their annual statistics showing the most-performed plastic surgery procedures in America. While breast augmentation continues to be the most popular type of cosmetic surgery performed, “lift” procedures (such as breast lift and arm lift) showed the most growth. For instance, the number of upper arm lifts performed has risen by almost 5,000% over the past 17 years.
In plastic surgery, a lift is a procedure designed to tighten loose, sagging skin and create a better contour. A facelift removes jowls and creates a youthful, tightened jawline, while a breast lift raises breasts that have deflated back into a perkier position.
As body contouring techniques used by plastic surgeons continue to be refined and improved, patients are able to achieve specific results tailored to achieve their desired figure. Dr. Ali and Dr. Tamir pride themselves on their ability to create extremely natural-looking results with minimal, hidden scarring, and nothing makes them happier than a satisfied patient.
The top plastic surgery lift procedures that saw the highest amounts of growth over the years include:
- Breast lifts (89% increase): Breast lifts are the best way to improve the appearance of breasts that have significant sagging. A lift can be combined with breast augmentation for a more comprehensive result that improves both the shape and size of the breasts.
- Lower body lifts (3973% increase): Lower body lifts are a great way to improve the appearance of sagging skin on the thighs and around the stomach, back, and hips.
- Upper arm lifts (4959% increase): The skin of the upper arms has a tendency to become loose and start sagging as we age, leading to batwing arms. Upper arm lifts can tone and tighten this skin for a more youthful and attractive appearance.
Sagging skin is something that unfortunately cannot be corrected by diet, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle. There are no exercises you can do to lift breasts that have sagged, and while you can tone your muscles, the overlying skin will continue to hang if it is already loose.
Skin most often starts to sag due to age. Other common causes of loose, lax skin are pregnancy and massive weight loss. If you are young, there is a chance that your skin will naturally retract and tighten on its own following pregnancy or weight loss – but if you are older, it becomes more unlikely.
Body lifts can be combined with other types of plastic surgery such as liposuction or a tummy tuck if you also have excess fat you’d like to get rid of. If you are struggling with stubborn fat (but not weight loss – you should be at or near a healthy, stable weight for any plastic surgery procedure) and loose skin, a combination procedure may be a great option for you.
If you are interested in tightening up loose skin and creating a more youthful appearance, contact Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery today by calling 602-513-8133 and schedule your consultation. We serve patients in the greater Phoenix area, including Scottsdale and Paradise Valley.
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