If you haven’t heard of a ‘thigh gap’ then don’t be embarrassed, it is a relatively new phenomenon in popular culture. A ‘thigh gap’ is quite literally a gap between your thighs, meaning that when you are standing straight your thighs don’t touch at the top. In the last year the ‘thigh gap’ has become the latest celebrity craze to be emulated, with the likes of Cara Delevingne and Alexa Chung showing off their skinny legs all over London. The real question is why do so many women want a thigh gap, and how you can get one! If you look at Google Trends it is possible to discern the thigh gap’s rise to fame through the number of searches it has had in the past. In 2011 thigh gaps didn’t exist as a concept, however if you examine the data from 2012 to 2013 there has been an increase of a massive 423%, which shows just how rapidly thigh gaps have become popular. The celebrity influence is undoubtedly to blame for this as Cara’s thigh gap is so popular that it has its own fan built Twitter page, ‘Cara’sThighGap’, with over 2000 followers. Similarly if you take a look at any of the Victoria’s Secret Angels, you’re sure to find several examples of thigh gaps! However this is not something that is reserved for the celebrity woman, ‘The Gap’ is a Facebook page where images of women showing off their gaps, are discussed and admired. The page itself has a whopping 786,222 likes which demonstrates just how fat the cultural obsession with the gap has gone. The reality is however that it is attractive, and it’s something that plenty of young women would love to emulate. The question is however, how do you do it? It’s impossible to target specific body areas through exercise and the thighs have very active store enzymes, therefore they are genetically predisposed to gain weight. One way however that ensures you get your much desired gap, is through Vaser Liposuction. Vaser is a revolutionary form of liposuction that allows you to remove high quantities of fat from large areas, under a local anaesthetic. It really is the ideal method to help you achieve the thigh gap that you crave. In the last month we have seen a huge shift in the enquires our patients make, and for the first time ever Vaser Liposuction has become more popular than Breast Augmentations, and we have seen a 28.6% more enquires for Vaser. This demonstrates a potential shift in people’s Cosmetic Surgery preferences. Whether thigh gaps are here to stay remains to be seen, however for the moment they appear to have taken the world by storm. Only time will tell whether they will have a lasting impact on the way people approach Cosmetic Surgery and if Liposuction will overtake breast enlargements once and for all. If you’re interested in finding out more about Vaser Liposuction, want to view our before and after pages, or any of our MYA procedures then give us a call on 08000 14 10 14 or take a look at our website www.mya.co.uk