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Dr. William Frazier Addresses Why Arm Lift Surgery Is Suddenly On The Rise

In a poll conducted on behalf of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 31% of women expressed a desire to have arms like Michelle Obama. Now ASPS statistics show that arm lift surgery is up over 4,000 percent since the year 2000. Dr. William Frazier addressed the rising popularity of this procedure, also known as a brachioplasty, and who it's best suited for.

 
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2012 Arm lift Infographic Stats - Source:ASPS
2012 Arm lift Infographic Stats - Source:ASPS
PRLog - Jan. 17, 2014 - VERO BEACH, Fla. -- According to the most recent ASPS data, in 2012, more than 15,000 women had arm lift procedures showing an increase in brachioplasty of 4,378% since the year 2000. The increase was attributed to a Harris Interactive poll conducted March 28 through April 1, 2013 where women stated they'd most like to have arms like the following women: Michelle Obama (31%), Jennifer Aniston (29%), Jessica Biel (16%), Kelly Ripa (13%) and Demi Moore (11%). Dr. William H. Frazier of Vero Cosmetic Surgery and Medispa, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Vero Beach Florida, has helped to accommodate this growing need for women to have appealing arms, especially in the warm sunny region of South Florida where people will go to great lengths to maintain a youthful appearance, by offering and specializing in arm lifts.

Dr. Frazier understands and acknowledges how women are affected by the people they see most often on television and media. The most attractive features of prominent people greatly influence the perspective of beauty and the standards of appealing aesthetic qualities. The trend is fueled by sleeveless fashions for women and increased attention on toned-armed celebrities

Dr. Frazier explained how the procedure is performed the and the pyschology behind the procedure's success, "An arm lift can be performed to tuck and tighten unattractive upper arms. This procedure helps people who have sagging skin that hangs from the upper arms. It also reduces the size and thickness of the upper arm so clothes fit more comfortably." He went on to say, "A new arm contour improves your appearance and allows you to hold your arms up with confidence."

This is very consistent with recent comments by ASPS Public Education Committee Chair David Reath, MD, based in Knoxville, Tenn, "I think we are always affected by the people that we see consistently, either on the big screen or on TV. We see them and think, ‘yeah, I'd like to look like that'."

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Good candidates for Brachioplasty

The procedure is not for everyone. Dr. Frazier explained, "The ideal patient to have an arm lift is a person who has excessive, loose skin on the upper arms that hangs unattractively and is resistant to diet and exercise. The procedure can also reduce the size of the arms by reducing fat volume in addition to the abundance of skin."

If a person's arms are thick but they don't have loose sagging skin Dr. Frazier explains, "As long as the skin is not excessive and has reasonable elasticity, your arms will tolerate fat removal without skin excision."

Information on how brachioplasty is performed, drawbacks, risks, the recovery period and what kind of anesthesia is used can be found on his website in the liposuction section for arm lift surgery.

Surgery Location and Anesthesia:

Procedures are typically performed at the office based surgery suite located at 1255 37th Street, Ste. D, Vero Beach, FL 32960. It is accredited through the State of Florida Department of Health/Board of Medicine. There are a variety anesthetics used in accordance with the patient's needs and procedure type. Those most commonly used are IV sedation, oral anesthesia and local anesthetics. Dr. Frazier always discusses what is most appropriate for the patient's procedure with each consultation. The practice accepts CareCredit and credit cards for cosmetic treatments as well as medical insurance when applicable.

About William H. Frazier MD
Dr William H. Frazier, FACS is Yale-trained, experienced and trusted for over 25 years experience in Vero Beach and the Treasure Coast in plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the face, body and hands. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and several other professional societies.

Visit his website to learn more about his cosmetic surgery procedures at http://www.verocosmetic.com

Vero Cosmetic Surgery and MediSpa 1255 37th Street, Suite D, Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 562-2400


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