ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Celebrities from the White House to the red carpet are apparently influencing the types of cosmetic surgery women are having.

A recent poll done for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons shows women are paying closer attention to the arms of people like Michelle Obama and Jennifer Aniston. That's also being reflected in the huge increase of arm lifts done in this country in the past few years.

Having excess fat or skin removed from the upper arm is the hottest surgical procedure going right now and 300 were done in 2000.

Last year, more than 15,000 women had it done

Dr. Bruce Kraemer is the director of plastic and reconstructive surgery at St. Louis University Hospital, and he joined First @ 4 Tuesday to talk about the increase in the number of arms lifts done.

Click the video player above to hear how plastic surgery statistics are shifting.

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