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
"This was the 2nd time a have seen Dr. White for a cosmetic procedure. It has been 16 yrs since my tummy tuck. (which is still flat as a pancake), but I went back to have some lipo done and there isn't anyone better!"- G. / Healthgrades / Oct 15, 2019
"I was excited but hesitant to get my breast augmentation however, Dr. White and his staff made the process incredibly comfortable and easy. My biggest fear was the anesthesia and both Dr. White and the anesthesiologist were fantastic on making me feel at ease. Also, due to my profession in law enforcement I was concerned about getting a breast augmentation and how that would affect it but, Dr. White answered all my questions and any concerns I had. I have had no issues going back to work with my new girls. Dr. White came highly recommended by a family friend who is also a doctor and I would choose Dr. White all over again. Dr. White is incredibly detailed and takes pride in his work. I am SO HAPPY with my new breasts and just wish I would have gotten this procedure done earlier!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Oct 13, 2019
"My name is Adela , I had been contemplating getting breast reconstruction / augmentation for sometime . I am in my late forties and after having four kids lets just say my breast were not where they used to be . I spoke to a close friend of mine Marina who immediately spoke wonders about doctor White . She had gotten three procedures done and encouraged me to go get a consultation. Her very words to me were " he is the absolute best plastic surgeon ". I immediately made an appointment and soon after scheduled my procedure . I can not tell you enough how happy I am with the results . I have never felt so comfortable and have never met a doctor that is more passionate about his work . He made me feel so comfortable and explained every step .From doctor White to the wonderful staff i could not be happier with my results I feel like a different women."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Jun 19, 2019
"Dr. White is a perfectionist and is beyond meticulous. He and his staff are highly responsive and provided excellent care both before and after my surgery. The night immediately surgery, he personally came back to the hospital to change my dressings. First thing the next morning, Dr. White came back to the hospital on his way to another procedure to personally help me out of bed and walk me around the hospital floor. Because of his methodology and care, I did not need to use any narcotics after my abdominoplasty surgery."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Jun 06, 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