More women are seeing their plastic surgeons for brachioplasty, according to recent statistics.

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) statistics from 2015 show demand for the surgical batwing solution rose 929.7% in the last two decades — nearly 26,000 upper arm lifts were performed in 2015, compared to 2,516 in 1997. According to 2015 statistics by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there was a nearly 5,000% change in the number of upper arm lifts from 2000 to 2015 — from 338 in 2000 to 17,099 in 2015.

Treatments for addressing the under arm wobble range from traditional and mini brachioplasty to liposuction and, more recently, use of devices, such as the ThermiTight (Almirall Company).

Dr. BaxterSeattle, Wash., plastic surgeon Richard Baxter, M.D., tells Cosmetic Surgery Times that traditional brachioplasty offers a sure-fire way to fix the cosmetic concern. And the scar that results — spanning the elbow to armpit — fades with time and is a tradeoff for optimal results.

But Boca Raton, Fla., plastic surgeon Jason Pozner, M.D., says he’s doing fewer brachioplasties because many patients are unwilling to undergo the traditional surgical approach.

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