Thigh Lift Overview
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.
"Dr. Mentz is nothing short of a magician. I went to him for an abdominoplasty in November of 2015 and his work has been life changing. His "bedside manner" is equal to his skill. I did not, for one moment, feel spoken down to or intimidated by his brilliance. He was kind, professional and has a great sense of humor. This man is an artist."- J.R. / Facebook / Aug 16, 2017
"Dr. Mentz and his staff are the best! I have been a patient of Dr. Mentz for about 15 years now and will continue to use his facility because there are many different services available. I am almost 71 years old and people always tell me that I look so much younger than my age. Thank you Dr. Mentz Janet L."- J.L. / Yelp / Feb 27, 2020
"I was a client of his 25 years ago when he did my nose and a bit of lipo. I have thoroughly enjoyed my nose after all these years. It was a tricky surgery, as I had broken it before in a riding accident. Now, 25 years later, I am going back to fix my breasts. I can't say enough good things about him; Many of my friends and clients went to have their surgeries with him after seeing my results and they had no problems."- L.W. / Yelp / Feb 03, 2020
"This Dr and staff are awesome. The offices and care are all first class."- M.N. / Facebook / Dec 21, 2019
"Dr Mentz is an incredibly talented and gracious doctor! With Wonderful bedside manner! He was able to work magic with a rhinoplasty revision from the previous botched nose job I had received from a doctor before him. My nose looks better than it ever has!! He also did a breast augmentation. Upsizing my 10 yr old implants from saline to silicone and a larger implant. And I finally have the breasts I always wanted!! And a testament to his generosity and commitment to perfection, originally I had a smaller implant chosen and after the original surgery was not happy with the size after all. Dr Mentz was kind enough to allow me to go back under the knife only a couple of days after the initial surgery and obtain the larger implants I desired...FREE OF CHARGE!! Only charging me for the price of the implants. His compassion and understanding made me feel like he really cares and his commitment to perfection rivals my own I am about to have a Brazilian butt lift done with him in a month or two and I am so excited!! Because I know what a talented doctor he is!! I would not entrust my body or face to another doctor EVER AGAIN! If your looking for your "happily ever after", look no further! Thank you again Dr Mentz!! For making me feel (and look) whole again!!"- C.B. / Yelp / Oct 03, 2019
Thigh Lift Surgical Technique
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.
Thigh Lift Recovery
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.