Plastic surgery has entered a new, highly specialized phase where virtually any kind of procedure is possible. In the last couple of years, buttocks enhancements and vaginal rejuvenation surgeries became all the rage. Now, a new cosmetic trend is sweeping the country, this time focusing on the legs, or more specifically, the thighs. In fact, the group of procedures focusing on this area has become so popular that a new term has been created: thighlighting.
As a general rule, plastic surgery trends are driven by popular celebrities. For example, buttocks procedures became popular in the wake of Kim Kardashian's rise to stardom. Now, women are looking to stars like Taylor Swift, Bella Hadid, Cameron Diaz, Kendall Jenner and Karlie Kloss, all of whom seem to have legs for days. But it's not just the length of these women's legs that is capturing popular attention. It's the overall shapeliness and curvature of them that has women around the country – and around the world for that matter – flocking to plastic surgeons in the hopes of achieving the same appearance.
By now, everyone is familiar with the thigh gap, but experts say that is just one piece of the overall puzzle. It's not just about having legs that are slender. The goal with thighlighting is to create a set of gorgeous gams that have the proper proportions, shape and curves. In order to achieve this ideal look, plastic surgeons rely on a number of different techniques.
Of course, there are the old popular standbys, like liposuction and calf implants to get rid of unwanted fat and to increase calf size respectively. Additionally, doctors are also using various contouring methods to get the shape of the legs just right. Plus, on top of surgical procedures, there are non-surgical ways to improve the looks of the legs as well. For example, some doctors recommend FormaPlus to tighten the skin around the legs and create a more muscled appearance. Also, there is a procedure called BodyFx, which gets rid of unsightly fat deposits and even smooths out the appearance of cellulite.
All in all, these thighlighting procedures can be very time-consuming, with some surgeons spending upwards of four to six hours on tightening and reshaping. On the flip side, however, the downtime is sometimes very minimal, as many leg-based procedures don't require highly invasive techniques, which is only adding to the popularity. So even though the thighlighting craze is just beginning, surgeons aren't predicting it to slow down anytime soon.
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