The First Lady is a role model for many due to her actions, words, and attitude. Her character isn’t the only thing people look up to. She’s also admired for her fashion sense and toned, slender physique–so much so that some patients are now making requests to plastic surgeons for Mrs. Obama’s sleek and beautiful upper arms.

Much like Kate Middleton’s nose, Michelle Obama’s arms have helped encourage a huge surge in procedures for the arms in the last decade or so (four thousand percent since 2000, according to the L.A. Times), such as liposuction and brachioplasty (surgery to remove excess arm fat and skin).

The arms are often a problem area for women, since fat tends to settle there and is slow to respond to exercise. Those who have managed to lose weight in the arms often struggle with the appearance of excessive skin that remains (this skin on the upper arms is often known as “bat wings), sometimes making popular sleeveless fashions a source of anxiety, embarrassment, and low self-esteem.

Everyone Wants Michelle Obama's ArmsWhat You Can Do to Get Sleek and Sexy Arms

To get arms like the First Lady, Jennifer Aniston, or Kelly Ripa, you have several options. The ideal method for getting rid of upper arm fat, of course, is through exercise and a healthy diet.

Sometimes, however, hard work isn’t enough. Stubborn fat can be almost impossible to get rid of without surgical help.

Fortunately, there’s more than one procedure that can help improve the appearance of the arms.

Brachioplasty (arm lift) is a popular, but more invasive surgery that is best for people with a large amount of excess skin in the upper arm region. The procedure leaves a scar, but most people find this preferable to the embarrassment of “bat wings”.

SmartLipo to Battle Upper Arm Bulge

SmartLipo is another option for getting rid of stubborn arm flab. The gentle laser melts fat and tighten skin in a minimally-invasive procedure performed under local anesthetic. Looking for a reputable doctor?

Our laser lipo experts in New York offer experienced, safe, and artistic services so you can feel great about your body. Call today to set up your free consultation at our Long Island or Manhattan liposuction centers.

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