'Thighlighting': the latest plastic surgery trend to hit Hollywood

Would you go to the effort of thighlighting? (Getty)
Would you go to the effort of thighlighting? (Getty)

If you thought strange plastic surgery trends couldn’t get any weirder, we’re sorry to break it to you, because ‘thighlighting’ has arrived.

Not to be confused with any form of highlighting, of course, because that’s far less intense than what’s actually required.

We’d almost got to the point of thinking any thigh-based attention was out of the way (what’s that we can hear calling – the ‘arm vagina’ obsession?) but we should have guessed we wouldn’t be able to walk away that quickly.

Thighlighting is the umbrella term for a variety of leg-based plastic surgery procedures.

Because, nope, the latest trend doesn’t stop at going under the knife once or twice.

We’re talking thigh lifts, liposuction, trimming down the inner thighs, and even calf implants, all of which sound incredibly painful and not really worth it for the once-a-year when you get your legs out at the beach.

Surgery in 2017 isn’t just a case of slimming down the legs to make them skinny either, because people are now asking for sculpted, toned legs with a thigh gap and reduced cellulite.

More and more people are asking for thighs like Kendall Jenner’s. (Getty)
More and more people are asking for thighs like Kendall Jenner’s. (Getty)

But while the treatments don’t sound too pleasant, they’re also not that surprising, according to Beverly Hills’ Dr Gabriel Chu.

He told the Hollywood Reporter: “Thighs are always an area of concern for women.

“Also, thighs are an area that makes a dramatic difference in the overall body. When contoured right to elongate the legs, they can help create a better proportion, thus the entire physique looks leaner and longer.”

Dr Rian Maerck says the celebs whose thighs we’re asking to look like the most are Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Karlie Kloss, Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner.

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