Cankle Surgery On The Rise According To The Daily Mail

06/16/2011 05:58 pm ET | Updated Aug 16, 2011
  • Ellie Krupnick Senior Editor of Viral Content and Strategy, The Huffington Post

Abs, butt, thighs...there's a lengthy list of body parts that women all over the world would like to slim down.

But cankles? Not one we usually think about.

So good thing that the Daily Mail drew our attention to this weighty issue, because apparently anxiety over fat ankles is running rampant overseas.

It began with British pop star Cheryl Cole, who, for the record, has an amazing body that most of us would kill for. However, according to a Mail article from last month, Miss Cole (along with Helen Mirren and Hillary Clinton) has cankles.

Cue the group eye roll. But that's not all! On Wednesday, the Mail reported:

A top cosmetic surgery [sic] has revealed a 60 per cent rise in inquiries into ops that eradicate the merging of the calf and ankle. [...] Transform Cosmetic Surgery Group believe the recent attention on Mrs Cole's legs is behind a sudden surge of interest in liposuction treatment.

Correct us if we're wrong, but we think this sounds like a case of making mountains out of molehills...or, you know, cankles out of ankles.

Cheryl Cole:

For a surgery-free way to avoid the cankle effect, check out this video: