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
"Dr. Bidros is compassionate and highly skilled surgeon. I am honored that he is my physician."- K.G. / Facebook / Mar 08, 2019
"I had the DIEP Flap reconstruction done. He is very caring along with his team. Will always return your call if you have any questions. They are truly awesome and make you feel comfortable So glad I chose him. Made me whole again with no complications . Cant thank them enough."- S.L. / Facebook / Dec 19, 2018
"GOD SEND - Where should I start? ??I’ve been following dr. Bidros for 2 years on social media and I’m glad I had the courage to finally book and an appointment with him.From the office to the staff to the dr. himself they GOD SEND ! Curtiouse , professional and very welcoming.I’m had a mommy makeover ( some lipo, boob job and a tummy) and OMG the results! I mean I don’t keep my expectations high but dr. Bidros our did himself and the results are PHENOMENAL! I don’t just recommend him."- Anonymous / Vitals / Dec 18, 2018
"At a time when I needed understanding, compassion, hope, expertise and professionalism, Dr. Bidros and his team came through for me with amazing results. Every aspect of my surgeries and pre and post-op appointments has gone perfectly. I have felt valued and well cared for throughout this process. I highly recommend Dr. Bidros and his team to anyone contemplating plastic surgery. Each and every one of them is highly skilled and absolutely wonderful."- T.B. / Google / Dec 13, 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.