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The Facts of Thighs

August 23, 1994|LESLIE KNOWLTON

* Number of thigh creams on the market: At least 50.

* Number of calls to doctors following thigh cream's debut: at least 50,000.

* Catchy names of thigh creams on the market: Thi-Gone, Miracle Thighs, Trim Thighs, Thin Thighs, Dream Cream, Skinny Dip, Smooth Contours, Dior Svelte and Legsilk.

* Number of copies sold of Wendy Stehling's book, "Thin Thighs in 30 Days," since its publication in 1982: more than 2 million.

* Number of magazine articles on Dialog's Magazine Index that include word thighs in headline: 119.

* Number of thigh liposuctions performed nationwide by the 1,500 members of the American Academy of Plastic Surgery (July, 1990, to July, 1991): 71,632. (Down from 310,000 in 1986-1987, liposuction's heyday.)

* Percentage of women at the gym who express dismay over their thighs: 99.99.

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