15,000 women opted for plastic surgery to get 'Michelle Obama arms'

When Jackie Kennedy was in the White House, women in America emulated almost everything about her. They cut their hair like her. They bought hats she was wearing. Some college age girls even affected her accent. That was then, this is now. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that in addition to the usual fare of nose jobs, breast augmentation, and face lifts, another procedure - liposuction of the arms - was chosen by more than 15,000 women. Their reason? So they could look like Michelle Obama. LA TImes: Once again, for the seventh year in a row, breast augmentation was the most popular form of cosmetic surgery, with 286,000 operations performed.  Botox treatments reached an all-time high of 6.1 million injections. People between the ages of 40 and 54 accounted for the largest portion of the cosmetic procedures: 6.8 million, or 48%. Ninety-one percent of cosmetic procedures were in women.  But the society chose to highlight one procedure that is less...(Read Full Post)

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