Since shorts season is extra long in Houston, excess skin on the thighs that need to be covered with pants can make you feel uncomfortable and left out on fashion options. Age, weight loss, genetics, and other factors may leave you with loose, sagging skin on your thighs that are not only unattractive, but can be a medical concern. Thigh lift surgery, also known as a thighplasty, removes excess skin from the inner and/or outer thighs for smoother contours and a firmer appearance. Dr. Rafi Bidros, a board-certified Houston plastic surgeon, performs thigh lift surgery to help patients address loose skin and stubborn pockets of fat to create more attractive, better-proportioned legs that look great in shorts and swimsuits.
"Dr. Bidros is absolutely phenomenal! I was SO impressed with his professionalism and knowledge. The office was super organized, clean and efficiently run. Michelle, Mandy, Jackie and Connie are all rock stars.!!! They get things done and are so incredible at their jobs, not to mention classy and beautiful. I will recommend Dr. Bidros to everyone. So easy to talk to and understand. Thank you!!!"- E.K. / Google / Feb 18, 2016
"I had Several procedures in am very please for their service the dedication their friendly Dr. Bidros and his staff make me feel like I known them for ever..."- B.R. / Yelp / May 08, 2018
"Dr. Bidros is an amazing surgeon. I will recommend him to everyone that needs a plastic surgeon. His staff is amazing. Mandy is the best ever!!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Apr 30, 2018
"Dr. Bidros is an exceptional physician and surgeon. My wife had a mastectomy on one breast that was reconstructed by another plastic surgeon. The results were not to her liking and the surgeon felt that no more could be done. Another surgeon was consulted but he offered no remedies. Today, my wife is thrilled with the outcome. Dr. Bidros is quite gifted and knowledgeable. He provided surgical solutions that the other surgeons could not provide. He and his staff are an incredible group of people."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Apr 19, 2018
"Dr. Bidros is an exceptional physician and surgeon. My wife had a mastectomy on one breast that was reconstructed by another plastic surgeon. The results were not to her liking and the surgeon felt that no more could be done. Another surgeon was consulted but he offered no remedies. Today, my wife is thrilled with the outcome. Dr. Bidros is quite gifted and knowledgeable. He provided surgical solutions that the other surgeons could not provide. He and his staff are an incredible group of people."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Apr 18, 2018
Dr. Bidros does his best to place incisions for a thigh lift in less visible areas of the body, such as inside the groin, to minimize the appearance of scarring. Once the incisions are made, the loose skin is excised and Dr. Bidros will remove any needed fat. Then, Dr. Bidros will smooth, reshape, and tighten the thigh muscles and tissue before carefully closing the incisions. In some cases, Dr. Bidros will use deep support sutures to keep the muscles and tissues in the correct position while the patient heals.
A thigh lift is usually performed as an outpatient surgery in an accredited surgical facility with the patient under general anesthesia. After the surgery, Dr. Bidros will clean and bandage the surgical incisions before putting the patient in a compression garment, which will minimize swelling during the recovery. Some patients may have drains placed to remove excess fluid and blood. Patients should wear their compression garment for 4 - 6 weeks after their surgery and attend all follow up appointments with Dr. Bidros. While some results may be seen right after the surgery, the final results will not be visible until the bruising and swelling have subsided. Patients will notice a dramatic improvement in the contour of their thigh and the condition of their skin.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $6,900 - $8,900
Thigh Lift FAQs
Good candidates for thigh lift surgery will have excess skin in their inner and/or outer thigh who may also have some excess fat in the area. Patients should be in good health and at a healthy, stable weight before their surgery. Dr. Bidros will assess each candidates needs, concerns, goals, and medical history during thigh lift consultations.
What It Won’t Do?
While a small amount of excess fat may be removed during a thigh lift to create a smoother contour, liposuction is typically not included with a thigh lift. Patients may talk to Dr. Bidros about combining a thigh lift and liposuction if they want to address both excess fat and skin during the surgery.
Each patient will be given specific post operative care instructions that will include how to care for incisions, what medications to take, what medications to avoid, scar care management, and when to make follow up appointments with Dr. Bidros. Patients will also be told what to expect during their recovery and any signs of concern that they should watch for and report.