Thigh Gaps – Health Advice from Dr Ross Perry

16 Nov 2020 | Category: Press

As Seen In Women’s Health

Expert Advice From Dr Ross Perry

GP & Founder/Medical Director of Cosmedics Skin Clinics

womens-health.jpgDr Ross Perry was recently invited to give expert medical advice for Women’s Health on their health feature entitled:

“Thigh Gaps: What You Need to Know + The Healthy Goals to Aim for Instead”

The ‘thigh gap’ refers to the space that may appear between the upper thighs when someone stands straight with their feet together. As Dr Ross Perry explained, may is the operative word here, as a thigh gap is not necessarily a sign of health or beauty.

Ross explains:

“Even typically slim people may not have a natural thigh gap.

If they have higher sitting adductors [the group of muscles on the inside of your thigh] and an alternative pelvic bone shape. This is because it’s generally not only down to very little body fat but also the width of the hips compared to the length of the femoral head [a bone at the top of the thigh]. Predominantly, it will be down to genetics, bone structure and amount of body fat on the person.

So for some people, thigh gap is just their natural shape. Trying to achieve a ‘gap’ through diet and exercise could be difficult and indeed dangerous if you’re not genetically predisposed to have one.

Dr Perry told Women’s Health that getting the basics right first is always a good goal to aim for:

“As a GP, we advise people to lead a healthy lifestyle, to drink plenty of water, eat a balanced diet and aim to take some kind of physical exercise everyday.”

Better goals would be to aim to beat a running PB, lifting a heavier weight or doing something new like a pullup, press up or headstand.

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Dr Ross Perry

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Dr Ross Perry is Founder and Medical Director of Cosmedics Skin Clinics.

He qualified at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School in 1994. His career includes NHS skin cancer reconstruction, work as a GP, as well as private cosmetic skin treatments.

He established Cosmedics Skin Clinics in 2003 and remains in charge as Medical Director. He is best known for dealing with unwanted skin lesions and blemishes (e.g. moles, cysts, warts skin tags) and natural-looking use of non-surgical cosmetic injections.


Cosmedics Skin Clinics

Cosmedics Skin Clinics was established in 2003 and has built up an excellent reputation for cosmetic and medical skin treatments, carried out by GMC Registered doctors and surgeons.  The company offer a full range of cosmetic treatments, including popular lip enhancement and anti-ageing injections; plus medical treatments including mole removal, thread vein treatment and excessive sweating injections.


Cosmedics Skin Clinics has a team of skin treatment doctors and surgeons in their 5 skin clinics across London and Bristol led by Dr Ross Perry.

Call 020 7386 0464 or email to book an appointment.

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