Will A Medial Thigh Lift Get Rid Of Excess Thigh Fat?

By: Dr. J. Timothy Katzen


Whether you have lost a great deal of weight or have simply begun to notice changes associated with aging, sagging skin and stubborn fat on the thighs can be both frustrating and embarrassing. In fact, many men and women who have excess, hanging skin on their thighs struggle with depression and low self-esteem, making it difficult to have a fulfilling social life or successful relationships. Fortunately, medial thigh lift surgery makes it possible for patients to address these concerns, achieve a smoother and more appealing leg shape, and finally feel comfortable in their own skin.

plastic surgeon and after weight loss specialist Dr. J. Timothy Katzen and the exceptional team at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills are proud to offer thighplasty – as well as a variety of other life-changing cosmetic procedures – to help patients achieve their ultimate aesthetic goals and be able to confidently show off their bodies.

What is a medial thigh lift?

Also known as thighplasty, the thigh lift is a cosmetic procedure designed to enhance the appearance and contour of the leg through the removal of excess fat and, sagging skin from the thigh. Men and women who have lost a significant amount of weight are often left stretched out skin on their thighs. Some patients may develop wrinkled, sagging thigh skin due to the aging process alone. In either case, a thigh lift can be a fantastic solution for restoring a tighter, slimmer, more youthful contour to the leg. More specifically, a medial thigh lift targets the upper, inner portion of the thigh, a common location for excess thigh fat and skin. In some cases, patients may require a more extensive full thigh lift procedure to address both the inner and outer thigh.

How does a thigh lift work?

During a medial thigh lift, Dr. Katzen will make an incision from the groin, extending down the upper thigh. The precise location and length of the incision may depend on how much excess thigh fat and skin is present. Once the loose skin has been excised, Dr. Katzen will carefully stretch the remaining skin tightly over the thigh and secure it with sutures, resulting in a smoother and slimmer overall appearance. In most cases, medial thigh lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes about 4 - 5 hours, depending on whether or not any additional procedures are being performed. Many patients in Beverly Hills, CA choose to undergo tummy tuck, arm lift, butt lift, or another surgery at the same time as their thigh lift for a more complete body transformation.

Can a thigh lift get rid of thigh fat?

Oftentimes, Dr. Katzen suggests combining liposuction with thigh lift surgery to remove stubborn pockets of fat and further enhance a patient’s thigh results. For many men and women, particularly as they age, small deposits of fat accumulate around the upper, inner thighs, and in other parts of the body, and do not respond to diet and exercise. Liposuction is a highly effective option for thigh fat removal and, when paired with thighplasty, can result in gorgeous, sleek, more toned-appearing legs.

Does a thigh lift improve cellulite?

Texture is another common concern for patients when it comes to their thighs. Some skin irregularities that often appear on the thighs include:

  • Cellulite

  • Stretch marks

  • Dimpling

  • Rippling

Because thigh lift surgery is able to both remove thigh fat, as well as pull the skin taut, many patients notice a visible improvement in the appearance of their cellulite and other textural concerns. However, it is important to remember that inner thigh lift surgery is not specifically designed for this purpose. If cellulite and stretch marks are your primary concerns, be sure to discuss this with Dr. Katzen so that he can tailor your surgical plan to most closely fit your specific needs and goals.

How do I find the best thigh lift surgeon in Beverly Hills, CA?

If you are considering a medial thigh lift, choosing a highly experienced, qualified, and plastic surgeon is paramount. Make sure to ask questions about the plastic surgeon’s training and experience, and read reviews from previous patients. It is also helpful to browse the plastic surgeon’s before-and-after galleries to get an idea of what results may be possible for you.

If you’re ready to take the final step in your weight loss transformation, feel more confident about your body, and truly change your life, call J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills to schedule your consultation with and award-winning plastic surgeon and after weight loss specialist Dr. Timothy Katzen today!

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. Options include FaceTime, Zoom, Skype, or WhatsApp virtual consultation. Call Dr. Katzen today for your 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.