Thigh Lift

Dallas Thigh Lift

Thigh Lift

The plastic surgery operation known as thigh lift, thighplasty or excisional thigh lipectomy, is a procedure which addresses a range of problems in the inner thighs, such as: excess fat deposits, loose skin, weak muscles and stretch marks.

Thigh lift is a common plastic surgery operation for the removal of loose skin after massive weight loss following successful bariatric surgery. It may also form part of a body lift – a more complex plastic surgery procedure which combines tummy tuck, thigh, and buttock lift. Thigh lifts may combine surgical excision with lipoplasty.

In addition to the benefits of thigh lift surgery, make sure you understand its limitations.

  • Don’t expect perfection.
  • Have realistic expectations. Thigh lift can reshape your body, but not your life.
  • Know the thigh lift risks.
  • Don’t do it on the cheap. Pay what it takes for safe thigh lift surgery.
  • Make sure your thigh lift surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Thigh lift is typically performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient. The thigh lift procedure lasts 1-3 hours. Before the operation, the surgeon plans the operation by marking where the skin-incisions are to be made for optimum body contouring effect. During the thigh lift procedure itself, an incision is made in the groin crease at the junction of the thigh and groin to access the excess tissue and skin. Closure of the skin is important to the success of the operation in order to forestall scar migration downwards and distortion of the vulva.

During an outer thigh and thigh lift the surgical incision is made from hip to hip across the top of the buttocks. The scars for both thigh lift and thigh lift are covered by normal underwear or bathing suit.


  • Even though you will experience some discomfort, you should start walking as soon as possible to speed the recovery process.
  • The surface stitches will be removed in five to seven days. If a lower body lift is also performed, it is recommended that gentle walking on a treadmill begin in three to four weeks, with sutures being removed in 10 days to two weeks.
  • With both procedures, some patients return to work in two weeks following surgery, while others take up to four weeks to recover.
  • Post-surgery recovery often depends on the patient’s pre-surgery health and fitness level.

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