Thigh Lift Overview
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 highly recommend Dr. Bidros. He showed concern not only for my physical well being but also my emotional well being. His office staff and medical assistant are friendly, professional, helpful and go above and beyond to make a patient feel comfortable. I don’t not hesitate to suggest his practice to others."- S.S. / Google / Jan 01, 2020
"He is 5+ stars!!!Dr. Rafi Bidros is fabulous! I highly would recommend him. He is professional and super knowledgeable at his specialty and you are in good hands knowing he is taking care of you. He also is a genuine, caring and kind Dr. and takes the time tolisten and very patient and puts your mind at ease. Also, I love his entire staff. They are all professional and very kind individuals! I highly recommend Dr. Bidros. Thank you for always taking fabulous care of me!"- L.R. / Healthgrades / Nov 01, 2019
"Dr. Bidros & his Staff @ MY Body MD Plastic Surgery are part of a team that made my journey through the breast cancer & reconstruction process a success. My one-on-ones with Dr. Bidros, Mandy, Jackie, Connie & other staff members gave me confidence and squashed my unwarranted fears. At each visit, all questions were answered, and I felt comfortable about asking any question. From greeting to exam to insurance and scheduling, everything worked like clock work. I am blessed to have this practice on my side and am happy they have been with me through this most difficult time in my life. THANK YOU!!!!"- C.B. / Google / Oct 22, 2019
"Dr Bidros is amazing! I'm so glad I went with him, I highly recommend. I love my results!"- K.G. / Google / Aug 22, 2019
Thigh Lift Surgical Technique
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.
Thigh Lift During/After Surgery
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.