Excess fat and loose skin around the thighs prove very difficult to work off, and cause discomfort for many patients. Thigh lift surgery, also known as thighplasty, contours the thighs to the desired silhouette by trimming excess skin around the thighs and tightening any remaining underlying skin tissue. Dallas, Texas plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven J. White, specializes in creating beautiful results for his thigh lift patients. He uses modern advanced surgical techniques to create a smoother and tighter skin appearance in the thighs. For many, this surgery is often a final step in their weight loss transformation.
The best candidates for a thigh lift are those who are at or near their goal weight and whose weight loss is stable. Patients that have loose skin hanging from the inner and/or outer thigh would be candidates for this. Because thighplasty is a skin tightening surgery, patients who simply wish to remove fat, but otherwise have good skin laxity, will be better suited for a liposuction procedure. A combination of liposuction and skin tightening is usually incorporated in a thigh lift.
What to Expect
During a thigh lift surgery, the most common incision point places the incisions in the groin and in many cases, depending on the amount of skin to be removed, extends downward. The hanging skin is trimmed away and removed and the underlying tissue is re-draped and tightened. Depending on the needs of the patient, our doctor will either perform a medial thigh lift targeting the inner thigh, or a lateral tight lift, which targets the outer thigh. Patients who are advised to have an outer thigh lift will generally need to have their butt lifted as well. This combination approach is sometimes incorporated into an overall lower body lift for severe skin sagging.
"For years I had struggled with getting rid of my belly and constantly felt defeated. I am 30 years old and for the most part am very active. I worked out six days a week and tried ever diet out there .I still could not get the results I wanted. I finally decided in May of this year to make a consultation .I choose Dr. White because he performed liposuction and breast augmentation on my mother 15 years ago and did an amazing job. Therefor I went in met with Dr.White and literally 2 hours later scheduled my operation for liposuction of the stomach and arms for six months later. I walked out of his office feeling so ensured and excited for what was to come. I am not going to lie I was very skeptical for 2 reasons. One I had never had surgery and the second did not know what to expect. Nevertheless surgery day came and I could not have felt more excited. From the hospital staff to Dr. White I had never felt more comfortable and assured. Dr.White literally walks you through ever step and takes such pride in his work. The surgery went amazing there was literally no pain at all and 3 weeks out of my surgery I was in a bodysuit for Halloween. It’s been two months since my surgery and I cannot explain how happy I am with my results. My friends ask me if I would do it again and the answer is YES!!!!!!"- C.B. / Google / Dec 12, 2018
"I have traveled twice now from nyc to Dallas to see Dr White because of the great work he does. I believe him to be the best plastic surgeon and i would not want anyone else working on me. As a nurse , i get to see the good and bad work of many doctors. Dr White is known for his high standards and is very particular on how things are done. Thats what i want ! A doctor that takes his time to make sure everything is perfect. Great bed side manner. 100% recommended"- J.B. / Healthgrades / Feb 22, 2019
"The Best of Best - I cant say enough about Dr White. Wonderful, talented surgeon. Would recommend him 100%. As a nurse , ive gotton to know who is good and who isnt as far leaving scars, infection and results. Dr White has always been said to be the very best. He abides by very high stsndards, because of this i fly from Nyc to Dallas to see Dr White. I would not let anyone else operate on me. Ive had 2..."- I. / RealSelf / Feb 21, 2019
"I had breast augmentation done by Dr. White and I am so happy I chose him as my doctor. I interviewed 2 other highly recommended doctor's prior to meeting with Dr. White and I can say by far Dr. White spent the most time with me and provided me with so much information & so many reviews it was a no-brainer to choose him. The fact that he would take his time in surgery, not rush me out,..."- K. / RealSelf / Feb 01, 2019
"Liposuction of Arms - About two years ago, my best friend had liposuction of her arms with Dr. White. As her friend, I did not feel like she “needed it”, however the results were most definitely powerful! I was shocked by the transformation. Even at my thinnest, I have always felt like my upper arms were larger and unproportionate to my body. After seeing my friends’ results, I was convinced. I have had liposuction of my Torso in the past with a different surgeon, and that experience made me a little apprehensive. During the consultation with Dr. White, my fears were eased. I learned about all the techniques he uses to ensure not only the best and safest outcome, but also a much smoother recovery for his patients. Just to give you an idea; I was off work for almost a week with my previous surgery due to pain, bruising, and overall fatigue. My friend on the other hand, was able to return to work the very next day with no bruising, and no pain meds. I am now six weeks out from having liposuction of my arms. Dr. White exceeded my expectations in every way! I had zero bruising, was off pain meds within 24hrs, and the results are better than I even hoped for!! I was told that it is common to have swelling up to 12 weeks after surgery. I am eager to see the final result considering they already look amazing! Having had experience with other surgeons and their techniques, I would highly recommend Dr. White and his knowledgeable staff above anyone else. You owe it to yourself at the very least to schedule a consultation to gain a knowledge and understanding of how the procedure is typically performed, what Dr. White does differently, and why he performs the procedure the way he does. Believe me, not all surgeons and techniques are equal."- Anonymous / Vitals / Feb 01, 2019
Thigh lift surgery, if performed alone, takes about 2-3 hours to complete. It is considered an outpatient procedure. The recovery for a thigh lift is somewhat slow, but this is primarily due to the incisions. On average, patients can expect to return to light activities within 2 weeks, and a full recovery in about 6-8 weeks. Depending on how much skin was removed, there may be scars that are evident outside of the groin area. Proper scar care is needed for the scars to heal safely. Because of newly enhanced thighs and a slimmer thigh appearance, patients find that their self-confidence improves greatly after this surgery.
Get the Silhouette You Deserve
Thigh lift surgery has changed the lives of countless men and women who have battled loose and sagging skin in the thighs. This unsightly appearance creates anxiety when wearing shorts and makes wearing everyday clothing difficult. Our talented team has the credentials to create gorgeous results for patients seeking body contouring. Please call our office today to learn more.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 6-8 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2-3 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location