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.
"I am writing this review in hopes that others would have the privilege to have the best doctor in the world make your body into a master piece. I had gastric bypass 2.5 years ago and needless to say after losing 110lbs my body was just deflected. I thought after losing all this weight I would feel fabulous but I didn't. I actually felt worse. So began my hunt for a plastic surgeon to help me regain my confidence. My search went through 10 plus surgeons until I found Dr. White I normally wouldn't have paid for a consultation but I had read so many positive reviews and set through so many dreaded consultations I thought what the heck lets give it a try. So I called and scheduled my appointment. I walked into the office it was so different, then the moment came when Dr. White walked into the room and I have to say all of my fears and worries just disappeared. He spent over two hours talking with me and my husband answering all of our questions he wasn't like the rest he genuinely cared about me and hearing all of my needs, wants, and desires. So the time came when we talked about cost YES the dreaded part. I will say this he is not cheap by any means but the ole saying is so very true "you get what you pay for". And believe me he is worth every penny he charges! So now your thinking how would I know this? Well I also had several Weightloss friends that were having tummy tucks at the same time as I was so we walked this journey together and my journey compared to theirs was worth the money I paid extra for. My poor girlfriends that had their surgery is now having to come see Dr. White to fix all the horrible work their surgeons did. Dr. White spent 10 hours on my body yes 10 hours he took his time he made me perfect and to think I never even needed 1 pain pill and not even 1 bruise was caused on my body. Dr. White has completely changed my life he truely cares about people and takes pride in his work. I can not begin to thank him enough for the new me!"- R.A. / Google / Nov 18, 2016
"I recommend Dr. White to every woman or man considering breast augmentation. You want natural looking breasts? He can do it. After watching the TV show "Botched," I was terrified of plastic surgery. I decided if I was going to get my breasts done I was not going to pick any doctor. I wanted an experienced professional. I am so glad I chose Dr. White! My breasts look and feel natural."- S.J. / Google / Nov 06, 2018
"The Best! - Being a 62 woman I felt reluctant to get a tummy tuck. However, after discussing with my husband, I did extensive research to find the most reputable surgeon-- after all, this is my body! There are gobs of board certified plastic surgeons to choose from, but just like any profession, some are better than others. Doctor White exceeded all expectations and I (not to mention my husband) couldn't be happier with the results! I now LOVE skinny jeans!! I'm so glad I chose one of the most acclaimed and nationally recognized doctors-- and you will too!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Oct 29, 2018
"I can't say enough good things about Dr White! He was super informative and knowledgeable. I immediately felt comfortable with him and confident in his abilities. I love his office staff, they were welcoming and made me feel comfortable durning every visit! The procedure itself was a breeze. I was nervous going in but I was shocked at how easy the recovery was! Not one bruise and no bleeding! He is amazing!"- L.S. / Google / Oct 26, 2018
"I have been a nurse for over 20 years and have worked with many excellent and poor physicians. I first became aware of Dr. White's talents in 2009 when two fellow nurse friends of mine had tummy tucks. I was amazed at how beautiful both of their bodies looked. They kept a very feminine shape and their results were simply gorgeous. I had several other friends who went with other physicians because they were less expensive and not as structured with post op requirements as Dr. White and I was not impressed at all with their results. Several of my friends who went the cheaper route ended up back in the OR for revisions and to this day are not happy with their results. So, after seeing his results I knew he would be the only one that I would let operate on me. I went for a consult in 2011 and finally had the nerve to have my surgery in 2018. My biggest obstacle was coming up with the funds for an elective procedure. I had a large amount of weight loss and multiple cesarean sections and I really wanted to look like my old self again so finally I decided I was going to do it. I am very active person and always felt uncomfortable in my clothing, bathing suit etc... I wanted this for myself and nobody else.Let me just start by saying Dr. White is like a passionate artist. When he does surgery on you he is very particular about how you care for his artwork and has spent many years perfecting his trade. He demands a level of perfectionism from himself and everyone he works with; nurses, staff and fellow doctors. I don't feel like he considers his work a job at all, it is a passion and he knows that his patients represent his artwork. I listened and followed all advice and orders he gave me and I can't tell you how happy I am with my results.The follow up care has been amazing he never rushes and is the most thorough Doctor I have ever used. He is so proactive and anticipates problems before they become problems thus making his pre-op and post-op care very meticulous as well. My results are amazing I feel truly like a new person and my only regrets are not doing this sooner. I have no regrets or guilt for having my life changing surgery. My confidence in my clothing is off the charts and I cannot sing enough praises for Dr. White and everyone that I came in contact with during this abdominoplasty."- J.L. / Google / Oct 26, 2018
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