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 and his entire staff is wonderful, they made me feel so comfortable the very 1st time I meet them, he is the best plastic surgeon I have ever meet and would recommend him highly to anyone needing plastic surgery, his work is awesome."- M.J. / Google / Aug 09, 2020
"Dr. Bidros and his staff are truly wonderful. After three bouts with cancer, he brought me through in the most beautiful way. Happier than I’ve been in many years, and I will recommend him every chance I get. He has a wonderful team with him, and they deserve every bit of my thankful respect. I am lucky to have a team of doctors I love, but their staff, not so much. Not so here. It is a joy every step of the beautiful way with his staff, his work, and his practice. I feel blessed my doctors put him at the top of my list. He is helping me feel pretty again!"- M.S. / Google / Aug 07, 2020
"Client satisfaction is key with Dr. Bidros. There is no pressure. His team provides exceptional client service and care. When you walk in the office, the receptionist greets you by name before you give your name. His client liason, Jackie is amazing. She answers questions no matter what time and always seems a step ahead. Dr. Bidros’ nurses are very knowledgeable and have are wonderful! Lastly is Dr. Bidros has amazing bedside manner with exceptional results!"- C.O. / Google / May 16, 2021
"I was referred to Dr. Bidros by Dr. Liz Lee. I found out Cancer ran in my family after some genetic testing due to hysterectomy. I was advised by Dr. Lee to get a mastectomy so she gave me a few referrals & after I did a little research I chose Dr. Bidros. So I made an appointment & spoke w Odessa & Dr. Bidros & I decided this was definitely the guy for the job so we scheduled my procedure. So first part of November I had the Diep Flap procedure done. I was so scared but at same time was glad to get over with. First surgery was rough afterwards. It took a bit for me to heal, but I've never been a fast healer. Had a smaller procedure after that, then the final procedure in March of this year. I'm feeling much better, slowly but surely I'm healing, & EXTREMELY happy w the results. I had implants & I told Dr. Bidros I trusted him completely on what he thought was safe. He did an AMAZING job. His staff is Wonderful!!! Sonia I can't say enough good about. She always made me feel better when I was there. She helped me so much. Mandy, Connie, Odessa, were always so helpful with whatever I needed or question I might of had. I am EXTREMELY thankful I came to MyBodyMD. I couldn't of gotten better care anywhere. I plan on referring anyone I know that needs a plastic surgeon. Thank you Dr. Bidros & your Amazing staff!!! You have a true fan!!! Love you guys!!!"- K.E. / Google / May 02, 2021
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.