Doctor Wolf said the inner thigh surgery vacuums out the stubborn fat between your legs, but surgery so young could be a precursor to an obsession.
“Some of the times when they start so early they become addicted to it,” Dr. Wolf said.
Moms are a large group that elect to nip and tuck their inner thighs. Janet Correa lipoed her thighs after having two kids. She has always been self-conscious about her thicker thighs; something she attributes to her Cuban heritage.
“I was never happy with my typical Latin body,” Correa said. “Now, the way you look when you wear tight jeans and leggings, it’s amazing. a thigh gap!”
Miami Plastic Surgery Dr. Michael Kelley performs dozens of inner thigh liposuction surgeries a year.
“They’re self-conscious about their thighs touching its always something that women are more concerned about men, men could care less,” said Kelley.
But for teens and younger women, before opting for surgery, an unhealthy fixation should be addressed.
“I think what’s important is what kind of relationship a person has with their body,” Sifre said. “If they have a good relationship and get plastic surgery I can’t say but sometimes it’s an indication of not having a good relationship with one’s body.”
If social media is an indication of teens and women’s relationships with their bodies and specifically their thighs, their insecurities are widening.