Can A Thigh Lift Eliminate Stretch Marks?

By: Dr. J. Timothy Katzen


Achieving a healthy, stable weight is always something to celebrate. Having children is also one of life’s most joyous occasions. However, pregnancy and weight loss can also result in unwanted physical changes and leave people feeling embarrassed or uncomfortable in their own skin. plastic surgeon and body transformation expert Dr. Timothy Katzen, along with the exceptional team at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills, are proud to help men and women reach their ultimate aesthetic goals with the most advanced cosmetic techniques and procedures available. Learn more about a particularly popular and exciting body contouring procedure, thighplasty, and find out how it may help rid you of frustrating stretch marks and more.

What is thighplasty?

Also known as thigh lift or thigh reduction surgery, thighplasty is a plastic surgery body contouring procedure that involves thigh skin removal, thigh skin tightening, and other techniques to help men and women achieve a more appealing and natural-looking leg shape. In addition to excess skin removal, thigh lift reduction commonly includes thigh fat removal with liposuction for a smoother, slimmer overall result.

Who needs thigh lift surgery?

Virtually any patient with loose thigh skin may benefit from a thighplasty, though a thigh lift/reduction is most commonly performed for weight loss patients. Women who have had children, as well as patients who have simply begun to notice looser skin and wrinkled thighs with age, may also qualify for thigh lift surgery. During your initial consultation for thighplasty in Beverly Hills, Dr. Katzen will carefully examine your thighs, discuss your concerns, and help determine whether a thigh lift is right for you.

What does a thigh lift/reduction do?

There are several different types of thigh lifts/reductions: crescent, modified T, vertical medial longitudinal, modified vertical medical longitudinal, and lateral. Do not worry about the different types of thigh procedures. During your personal consultation with Dr. Katzen, you and he will decide which thigh reduction is best for you. Usually, thigh liposuction is involved with most thigh lifts. After thigh liposuction, Dr. Katzen will remove excess thigh skin and remaining fat. At the conclusion of the case, the remaining thigh skin is pulled tightly over the thigh and secured with sutures to create a stunning new leg shape. Some of the most compelling benefits of thigh lift surgery include:

  • Thinner thighs
  • Slimmer legs
  • Smoother leg contour
  • Improved skin texture
  • More natural leg appearance
  • Reduced skin irritation
  • Boosted self-esteem
  • Thigh gap
  • Increase ability to exercise
  • Better fitting pants

Can stretch marks be removed during thighplasty?

Much like a tummy tuck, thigh lift surgery may help get rid of stretch marks that are located on the portion of thigh skin that is removed during the thigh reduction. Furthermore, remaining stretch marks may appear smoother and less noticeable once the skin has been tightened. Patients should keep in mind, however, that new stretch marks may appear with future weight fluctuation. In fact, gaining weight after thigh lift surgery can severely compromise your results overall. For this reason, patients are encouraged to defer the thigh lift/reduction procedure until they have reached a healthy weight, and are committed to maintaining a stable weight through consistent diet and exercise.

Are there alternatives for getting rid of stretch marks?

For patients whose stretch marks can’t be addressed during a lift procedure, or for those men and women who simply prefer a less invasive stretch mark solution, Dr. Katzen offers a number of exciting nonsurgical treatments, including microneedling. If you are concerned about stretch marks, cellulite, or other flaws on your thighs, don’t hesitate to mention them to Dr. Katzen so that he can customize your treatment plan accordingly.

Stop hiding your thighs! Show off beautiful, thin, sexy legs with thighplasty in Beverly Hills, CA

If you are unhappy with loose thigh skin, stretch marks, and other flaws, you may be a candidate for thigh lift surgery. Call TODAY to schedule a consultation. For your convenience, Dr. Katzen has offices in Beverly Hills, CA, Las Vegas, NV, and Dubai. Physical or virtual consultations can be arranged. Virtual consultation options include FaceTime, Zoom, Skype, and WhatsApp. Call TODAY at (310) 859 - 7770 to schedule your FREE consultation to achieve the thighs of your dreams.


* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.