Thigh Lift Houston

A thigh lift reshapes the thighs by reducing excess skin, and in some cases fat, resulting in smoother skin and better-proportioned contours of the thighs and lower body.

Thigh LiftAchieve the contoured thighs you desire with a thigh lift

If fitness and weight loss efforts have not achieved your goals for a body that is firmer, more youthful-looking and more proportionate to your overall body image, a surgical thigh lift may be right for you.

This surgery reshapes the thighs by reducing excess skin, and in some cases fat, resulting in smoother skin and better-proportioned contours of the thighs and lower body.

Is it right for me?

Candidates for thigh lift are:

  • People whose weight is relatively stable
  • Individuals with excess soft tissue along the inner or medial thigh region and/or the outer thigh
  • Healthy individuals who do not have medical conditions that can impair healing or increase risk of surgery
  • Non-smokers
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic goals for what thigh lift surgery can accomplish
  • Individuals committed to leading a healthy lifestyle including proper nutrition and fitness

What it won’t do: Thigh lifts are not intended strictly for the removal of excess fat. Liposuction alone can remove excess fat deposits where skin has good elasticity and is able to naturally conform to new body contours. In cases where skin elasticity is poor, a combination of liposuction and thigh lift techniques may be recommended.

Procedural Steps:

What happens during thigh lift surgery?

Medications is administered for your comfort during the thigh lift procedure, Dr. Bidros prefers to perform the thigh lift under general anesthesia.

Your incisions

Incision patterns vary based on the area or areas to be treated, degree of correction and patient and Dr. Bidros’ preference.

One common technique used for a thigh lift places incisions in the groin, extending downward wrapping around the back of the thigh. The underlying tissue matrix will be reshaped and tightened, and skin will be reduced and redraped resulting in more proportionate and smoother body contours.

You may qualify for a minimal incision medial thigh lift which involves an incision only in the groin area. Dr. Bidros will determine what’s appropriate and discuss your options with you.

Medial Thigh Lift

Improving the contours of the outer thigh may require an incision extending from the groin around the hip.

Through these incisions Dr. Bidros will tighten tissues for a smoother, better-toned lower body contour.

Advanced techniques usually allow incisions to be placed in strategic locations where they can be hidden by most types of clothing and swimsuits. However, incisions may be extensive.

Deep support sutures within underlying tissues help to form the newly shaped contours. Dr. Bidros will use sutures to close the skin incisions.

Your results

Your results from a thigh lift are seen immediately and will continue to improve as bruising and swelling subside.

You will be required to wear a compression garment for approximately 4-6 weeks following your procedure to minimize swelling and support your tissue as you heal.

Following a thigh lift, skin quality is dramatically improved both in appearance and feel. You will have a smoother, tighter thigh appearance.

Your recovery

When your procedure is completed, dressing or bandages will be applied to your incisions, and you may be wrapped in an elastic bandage or a compression garment to minimize swelling and to support your new contours as you heal.

One or more small, thin tubes may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain excess fluid or blood that may collect.

You will be given specific instructions that may include: How to care for the surgical site(s) following surgery, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the risk of infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health, and when to follow-up with Dr. Bidros.

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Rafi S. Bidros, MD specializes in cosmetic surgical procedures of the face, body and breast, as well as many non-invasive procedures.

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