For decades, women have been trying to emulate the appearance of models in order to achieve what is often looked at as the standard of beauty. This has involved emulating facial features, breast sizes, and toned body contours. One of the newest trends has been a focus on achieving the thigh gap found among many models. A thigh gap occurs when your legs are thin enough to create a space between the upper thighs. As a result, your legs will not touch above the knees. This is widely considered a desirable trait – so much so that it has even sparked the popular Twitter hashtag #tweetyourthighgap. If you are unable to achieve this thigh gap through diet and exercise alone, you may want to consider liposuction. Dr. Bottger can perform liposuction to remove targeted pockets of fat in your upper thighs so that you can achieve the thigh gap you desire. Thigh gap liposuction is most commonly performed on women between the ages of 20 and 35. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and can be completed in less than an hour. You will need to wear tights or cycling shorts for several days in order to help reduce swelling. If you live in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area and would like to find out if you are a candidate for thigh gap liposuction, please contact Dr. David Bottger today to schedule your initial consultation.