Sexy Stems: Leg-Shaping Craze

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Leggy lady!

Spotlight on those stems!

A flawless, pore-less complexion, silky strands, a perky bosom and tight bod: the demands to turn back time keep coming, and the fountain of youth just may get overwhelmed.

According to the New York Times, the latest anti-aging beauty craze focuses on leg shape, aiming to create long and lean limbs.

Angelina Jolie and her Oscar leg-baring moment, which garnered a Twitter following, may have helped instigate the fad, making ladies everywhere feel the immediate need for Jolie-esque stems.

Dr. Adam R. Kolker, a Park Avenue plastic surgeon who performs microliposuction, a $3,500 to $10,000 procedure that contours legs, told the paper, “Women tend to store fat in the upper outer thigh region, or what’s unfortunately called the saddlebag area..There is never a substitute for hard work, but even if a woman is thin, it’s an area that is most diet- and exercise-resistant.”

Aside from the rise in limb-elongating ballet barre classes, other leg-focused regimes that have gained recent popularity include CoolSculpting, a noninvasive fat-freezing procedure, Beautiful Legs by Reserveage Organics, an over-the-counter supplement ($24.99 for 30 capsules), St. Tropez's Perfect Legs spray ($18) which launched in May, and the “perfect leg pedicure,” a 75-minute treatment which several NYC-based salons have recently started offering.

Ricky Wilson, a celebrity makeup artist for Dior told the NYT, “Now, because of the spray-tan revolution, women, especially for a night out, are into a fully finished look..body makeup and highlighting skin from head to toe” is now part of his everyday job. “Not everyone, not even movie stars, are born with perfectly shaped legs...That’s why we find a way to cheat the system.”

What happened to the idea that perfection is boring?