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 recently had a breast augmentation by Dr. White. I have always wanted to have one, but was afraid of the recovery and the results (I have seen a lot of episodes of the show Botched). I voiced all of my concerns to Dr. White and he took the time to explain everything to me. He is very knowledgable and was very reassuring. I really appreciated the extra time and genuine concern he had for me. He is a wonderful person. I cannot say enough great things about his staff. They are all so kind, helpful, and very patient with me. They are efficient and his office runs very smooth. Dr. White is very kind and an excellent surgeon. He is a perfectionist at his craft which is something I admire about him and appreciate. I am only 5 weeks post op and I am already very pleased with the results. I would highly recommend Dr. White to anyone."- Anonymous / Vitals / May 24, 2023
"I got a breast augmentation in Dallas, TX by Dr. White. I was scared to get surgery done for the first time but Dr. White and his staff made the experience so enjoyable. I was referred by my friend who loved working with him for a breast augmentation as well and my results were perfect and so natural!"- J.C. / Google / Apr 25, 2023
"USA Plastic Surgery exceeded my expectations! Dr.White should be the highest ratting plastic surgeon in the United States. Im so shocked with everything he did for me. I received a breast augmentation with little to no pain. Let me re phrase that.. I had 0 PAIN, 0 bruising, 0 complications. Recovering like a champion, Because of his great skills and his post care instructions. After the surgery was done, I couldn't believe how good I felt inside and out. I finally feel like a women and its because of Dr White he made this happened. This was life changing. If you are nervous about getting your breast done don't be!! I was on my feet that day with 0 PAIN! I am shocked with how well I am recovering and how fast. I chose Dallas Texas and Dr.White to be my surgeon because of the amazing quality he provides for women wanting breast. Look at the photos on his website they are amazing. I also picked Dr. White, after doing some research, finding out he was working with the top surgeon in the world when he was in college. This made me feel a lot better about letting him give me the breast Ive always wanted. I put a lot of trust into Steve and he did not disappoint. He changed my life!! Surgery was not scary at all. Not only was the staff friendly and kind but the nurses before and after surgery were very caring and took care of me great! I can go on and on about how amazing my experience has been., But let me leave you with this.. Change is a beautiful thing, and because of Dr White I finally feel like a women! Thank you so much!"- C.F. / Google / Mar 27, 2023
"Couldn't be happier - I can wear earrings again - Recently, I got my earlobe repaired and I couldn't be happier. As a Latina, my ears have been pierced since I was a little baby. Unfortunately, my earlobe tore due to an heavy earring and a chunky sweater. It wasn't something I was eager to fix, but my mother was not having it. She demanded I get it fixed and Dr. White was the man for the job. He has a warm personality and pays great attention to the details. During the in-office procedure, I didn't feel a thing. In fact, not at any point did I feel any pain! It was a PAIN FREE procedure. I'm wearing earrings again and both my mother and I couldn't have asked for better results."- J. / RealSelf / Mar 07, 2023
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
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