Will Thigh Lift/ Thigh Reduction Scars Always Be Visible?

By: Dr. J. Timothy Katzen


No one loves the idea of having a scar. With modern tools and technology, plastic surgery scarring is less problematic than ever before. Still, it is essential to have realistic expectations for your results. You should select a highly qualified and experienced plastic surgeon to ensure the least visible scarring and best aesthetic outcome. Acclaimed plastic surgeon Dr. J. Timothy Katzen and the expert team at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills understand the importance of keeping plastic surgery discreet and are dedicated to using the most advanced techniques to minimize scarring after all procedures, including the ever-popular thighplasty. Keep reading to learn more about thigh lift/thigh reduction surgery, including how it works, what kind of scarring you can expect, and whether you qualify for the procedure.

What is thighplasty?

Also known as a thigh lift or thigh reduction, thighplasty surgery is an exciting body contouring procedure designed to remove loose thigh skin and create a slimmer and more appealing leg shape. Additionally, thigh lift surgery can help reduce stretch marks, improve the appearance of cellulite, and tighten the thigh skin. Perhaps the most common application for thigh lift surgery is to address the effects of extreme weight loss. However, the thigh reduction can also be beneficial for women who have developed concerns on their thighs after pregnancy or patients who have noticed increasing skin laxity with age.

How does thigh lift/reduction work?

Thigh lift in Beverly Hills is performed using general anesthesia and takes about 3-4 hours to complete. To begin, Dr. Katzen will place a strategic incision on or near the thigh. Typically, liposuction is performed as part of thighplasty to remove stubborn deposits of fat for a smoother, more natural-looking contour. Then, the excess thigh skin will be carefully trimmed. After the case, the remaining thigh skin will be pulled tightly over the leg and secured with sutures.

Recovery after thighplasty can take up to 6 – 8 weeks. However, most patients can resume light daily activities, including desk work, after the first several weeks. Patients who undergo a more extensive combination procedure, such as 360 lower body lift or tummy tuck, may require additional downtime. Common surgeries that can be combined with thigh lift in Beverly Hills include:

Where are the scars after thigh lift?

The appearance and location of thigh lift scars will depend on the type of incision used, the amount of extra skin that needs to be removed, and other factors. In most cases, Dr. Katzen performs thigh lift using either a long, straight incision on the inner thigh or a crescent-shaped. The crescent incision begins where the thigh meets the torso and extends towards the buttocks. Some patients may require an additional incision underneath the buttocks to remove extra skin. In either situation, Dr. Katzen takes great care to disguise the incisions within the natural lines and contours of the body as much as possible. However, patients should understand that some visible scarring will be present after a thigh lift. With proper thigh lift aftercare, including avoiding sun exposure and using recommend topical products, patients can help their scars heal and fade in the most aesthetically pleasing way possible. For the overwhelming majority of thigh lift patients, the dramatic transformation achieved with surgery is well worth the presence of a scar.

Get the smooth, slender, sexy legs you’ve always wanted with thigh lift/thigh reduction in Beverly Hills, CA

If you are ready to bid farewell to unsightly stretch marks, flabby skin, and bulging fat, you may be a candidate for thighplasty surgery. Call TODAY to schedule a consultation for a thigh lift. 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 consultation to achieve the thighs of your dreams.


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