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 just left Dr. White’s office, and as always, they are just amazing. I had a rhinoplasty done recently. The entire experience with Dr White, Melanie and his whole staff was wonderful and I’m already so happy with the results. Dr White is so personable and caring and really takes the time to spend with you and discuss what to expect during and after your procedure. I particularly love how meticulous he is with his work, especially with scarring. I am getting ready to have my tummy tuck done next week. I know I am in good hands with Dr White and his staff and look forward to getting this one done so I can move on to my breast lift. Haha"- K.E. / Google / Dec 01, 2021
"Dr. White is the Absolute Best! - Dr. White performed liposuction on me and I couldn't be happier! I wasn't sure that I wanted to do the procedure because I wasn't sure if it was going to make a significant difference. I am so happy that I went through with it and that I chose Dr. White. He is nothing short of amazing! His attention to detail is fantastic. I am a nurse practitioner and I have a good feel for physicians. Dr. White is among the best of the best, and has changed my life forever. Don't hesitate to work with him. He developed his own tool for the procedure that makes the entire surgery easier, leaves very little scarring or bruising, and I had almost no pain. I am so, so, so pleased that I chose Dr. White."- C. / RealSelf / Nov 30, 2021
"I had a breast revisit and could not be happier. Dr. Steven White is very professional and thorough. He is over 3 hours away from me but it was worth the drive. My breast look beautiful and are exactly what I was wanting. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Steven White for anyone looking into any plastic cosmetic surgery."- G.O. / Google / Nov 28, 2021
"Dr, Steven White did an amazing job with my Breast implant revision. "- G.O. / Healthgrades / Nov 22, 2021
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