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
"The Best - Dr. White is awesome and so is his staff. He has changed my life! I am so happy with the results and my care. Highly recommend him."- Anonymous / Vitals / May 08, 2019
"Dr. White is an incredible doctor and goes above and beyond to care for his patients. My results are amazing and my life is so much better because of it. I would trust him with my life (literally). :) Thank you Dr. White!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / May 08, 2019
"I was so hesitant about having my deviated septum fixed but wanted to have the procedure done for years. I found Dr. White after my dad consulted with him on a different procedure and can't explain how great my results are and how well the recovery went. Any surgery on your face can be daunting, but Dr. White took me through the process step by step to ensure I knew exactly what my surgery would be like the day of and throughout recovery. Not only does the outside of the nose look amazing, but the inside actually works - I have never been able to breathe so well in my life. I can honestly say I would not trust any other doctor to do this procedure. It is obvious Dr. White cares so much about his patients and their comfort, and he is an absolute genius in his work. He knows everything there is to know! I could go on for days, but I will end this here - I absolutely recommend Dr. White. You will not regret it!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Apr 16, 2019
"Breast Augmentation- Very Happy Patient! - I had a breast augmentation with Dr. White and am beyond thrilled with the results and care I’ve received! I highly recommend him for any procedure you’re thinking of! His staff is wonderful and it’s been an all around perfect experience for me as a patient. Five stars, A+++, run don’t walk if you’re considering having any work done— you can rest assured that this guy is the best in DFW."- N. / RealSelf / Apr 05, 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