Excess skin can develop on the inner and outer thighs after significant weight loss, from natural aging, genetics, or other factors. This loose, sagging skin can be removed with a thigh lift surgery, also known as a thighplasty. At his Houston practice, triple board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Henry Mentz performs thigh lifts to remove excess skin from the inner and outer thigh so you can have a smooth, slender legs that match your lower body. In some cases, liposuction may be included, most often on the inner thigh, to remove stubborn pockets of fat that may prevent smooth results.
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A medial thigh lift restores a firmer, proportionate appearance to sagging inner thighs. The incision placement for this procedure depends upon the extent of excess skin and fat that must be removed. For patients with a moderate amount of excess skin, the incision is commonly placed in the groin fold. When the amount of excess tissue is more significant, an incision may be necessary along the length of the inner thigh.
After the thigh lift is complete, the area will be covered in surgical dressings and a compression garment may be used to promote healing. Patients will have bruising, swelling, and some discomfort for the first 2 weeks after their surgery, but after this they may begin light activity. Patients should not try strenuous activity, like heavy lifting and running, until 6-8 weeks after their surgery.
Multiple procedures will reduce the costs for anesthesia and facility time. Please be aware that the prices listed below are for an estimate of fees only and that you will need a consultation to confirm any pricing.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $6,000 - $10,000
- Recovery Time
- 6-8 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2-3 Hours
- Procedure Recovery Location
Thigh Lift FAQs
Many candidates for thigh lift surgery have one of the following concerns:
- Loose, sagging skin on the inner or outer thighs
- Thighs that are disproportionate to the rest of the body
- Tight clothes do not fit your legs
- Insecurities about the appearance of your legs
Inner or Outer Lift?
Most patients will need either an inner thigh lift or an outer thigh lift, but in some cases, both may be performed. In these cases, a lower body lift is usually considered to improve the contours and proportions of your hips, stomach, and legs.
Lift and Lipo?
A thigh lift is performed to remove excess skin and small amounts of fat, but more extensive liposuction can be added if the patients needs it. During the consultation, Dr. Mentz will discuss the patient’s concerns and goals and together they will come up with their best treatment plan.