We have seen an increase of women and girls trying to get that popular thigh gap, where there is a visible space between the thighs. The popularity increase is because of several factors, such as the thought that this look is a sign of a healthy body. Also, many younger females see celebrities with this look and want to emulate it. It should be noted that many of the images appearing in magazines have been retouched and are not the true look.
Natural Thigh Gap Methods & Their Dangers
It is a fact that few women/girls can actually naturally achieve a thigh gap due to genetics and their natural body shape. The shape of the pelvis and how far apart the pelvic bones are, will determine whether this “gap” can occur. In actuality, few people have a body type that allows this gap.
Many people have turned to strict diet and exercise regimes to attempt to achieve this look. Unfortunately, some have actually been so driven by these diets that they can actually lead to eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia.
Dr. Thomas Wright of the Laser Lipo and Vein Center states, “While it is true that diet and exercise can be the healthiest way to achieve a thigh gap, it should not be done in an unhealthy manner.” He says that while you can starve yourself to achieve thin legs, it can lead to devastating health conditions.
Dr. Wright continues, “There are options available if you find that diet and exercise are not producing the desired results.” He says that some parts of the body just will not respond to diet and exercise the way we want them to.
Body contouring or sculpting procedures such as laser lipo or other lipo techniques can help women safely and effectively achieve the look of a thigh gap. Essentially, the liposuction procedure will eliminate the fat deposits within the thigh. The procedure can also help tighten the skin in the treatment area.
Dr. Wright says, “It is essential that when attempting to get the look you want, you stay safe and healthy.” Dr. Wright and his team place patient safety and comfort first. He will work with you to help you find the best — and safest — way to achieve the look you want. Please feel free to contact us at the Laser Lipo and Vein Center to schedule a consultation to discuss the available body contouring options to help you get your desired results.