MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Many women say they can’t stand the extra flab under their arms. Now, we’re finding out that a cosmetic procedure to get rid of the problem is skyrocketing in popularity.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Sunday Snow To Create Monday Commute Headaches
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons says upper arm lifts in women have shot up more than 4,000 percent over the last decade.
Nancy Ahearn decided to have an upper arm lift after losing 30 pounds through diet and exercise and finding out that her arms just wouldn’t tone up.READ MORE: 'You Are Not Alone': Domestic Violence Interventionists Highlight Resources After Women Murdered In St. Paul
“In many people there is excess skin and fat,” said Dr. Al Aly, of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. “Basically, an upper arm lift is done to eliminate the excess and return the arm to that normal contour.”
It takes about 10 to 14 days after surgery for a patient to get back to normal daily activities.
Doctors recommend patients wait up to two months before working out their arms.MORE NEWS: Humanitarian Group Creating Homes, 'Sense Of Relief' For Afghan Refugees Heading To Minnesota
Nancy paid $6,000 for the procedure and says it was worth every penny.