It’s often celebrities who are responsible for starting new cosmetic surgery trends – and the latest big trend is no different.
Thanks to stars like Taylor Swift, Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Jennifer Lopez, we’re now seeing a rise in the popularity of “thighlighting”.
Thighlighting is essentially a complete makeover for the leg: a series of procedures that could include liposuction using micro power assisted or vaser techniques, a thigh lift, calf implants, inner thigh contouring or outer thigh contouring – or a combination of any of these, depending on the results the individual is looking for. Various plastic surgeons from the US to the UK have reported an increase in women looking for these types of procedure, with women becoming increasingly concerned about the appearance of their thighs, and looking for a surgical solution.
The whole procedure generally takes no more than a few hours, with those who choose to undergo thighlighting generally able to go home on the same day as the surgery takes place.
The results of the thighlighting surgery bring both physical and psychological benefits. It can help to make the thighs look longer than they are, and streamline a woman’s overall appearance, as well as improving the proportions of the body and giving a brand new look to the contours of the leg. Psychologically, the procedure can also boost a woman’s confidence, ensuring that she both looks and feels comfortable in public.
Thighlighting became so popular as a result of the body-hugging dresses that celebrities such as Kendall Jenner and Taylor Swift are often seen wearing at public events, with high splits exposing a long expanse of thigh. Recent fashion trends have also contributed to the popularity of the procedure, with more and more current catwalk fashions including either dresses that expose the thighs, or figure-hugging outfits, both of which require a great deal of confidence to wear.
The cost of thighlighting can vary, and it all depends on the extent of the work that each individual would like to be done. As a combination of multiple different procedures, it’s a cosmetic surgery that can be tailored exactly to individual needs. It’s just the latest in a number of cosmetic surgery trends that are driven by celebrities… who knows what the next will be?