Getting acquainted with a yoga mat and a pair of dumbbells is one way to get Michelle Obama’s long-envied arms, but according to a survey released yesterday, a less arduous method is soaring in popularity: plastic surgery.
In its annual report on cosmetic surgery trends across the United States, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that upper arm lifts among women have increased by 4,378 percent in the last decade. In 2000, more than 300 women got upper arm lifts, as compared to more than 15,000 in 2012.
And while ASPS says no single factor is fueling the trend, a few key celebrity women have played a role. At the top of the list is Michelle Obama.
According to the poll, women most admire the first lady’s arms, followed by those of Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Biel, Demi Moore and Kelly Ripa.