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Thigh Lift in Houston, TX

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What Is A Thigh Lift?

The thighs are one of the most common body parts to have hanging, excess skin after weight loss. At Morales Plastic Surgery, we can design a treatment plan for you to address the sagging skin of your inner thighs, outer thighs, or both. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Rolando Morales, performs thigh lifts for men and women in the Greater Houston, TX area.

Weight loss can create new challenges, like sagging skin on the thighs and excessive wrinkling. Dr. Morales understands how important this surgery can be for a weight loss patient. During surgery, he can create beautiful results by lifting and reshaping the skin to create a smoother and tighter appearance. Liposuction techniques can be used as well to slim the area even more for gorgeous results. If you would like to learn more about thigh plastic surgery with Dr. Morales, please book a time to have a consultation with him at your earliest convenience.

Am I a Candidate for a Thigh Lift?

Dr. Morales can assess your hanging thigh skin in a private consultation room at his office. He will have a one-on-one conversation with you about your loose skin on your inner and/or outer thighs to determine your eligibility for a thigh lift, thigh liposuction, or both. You do need to be near or at your ideal weight to have a thigh lift. Weight fluctuations after a thigh lift can alter your surgical results. It is also very important to be healthy and have realistic expectations as to what plastic surgery can do for your appearance.

Your Thigh Lift Surgery & Recovery

A thigh lift is performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. Dr. Morales has several techniques he may use for a thigh lift. The location of the laxity and amount of skin you need to have removed will determine the technique Dr. Morales will carry out for your surgery. When there is strictly vertical excess skin, the incision will be made in the groin crease to conceal the scar. When there is circumferential excess thigh skin, a vertical incision will be placed at the most inner part of the upper leg to hide the scar.

Dressings will be applied over the incisions, and they will be carefully wrapped in a supportive bandage. There are no sutures to remove because Dr. Morales puts multiple layers of self-absorbing sutures below the skin. Small, outside suture tails are trimmed within 7 – 10 days. Strenuous activity and heavy lifting will need to be avoided for about two months. It may take a few months for swelling to subside. Your surgical scars should fade over time. Dr. Morales will have you back in his office for a follow-up appointment to check on how you are healing and let you know when you are released to go back to work or to resume exercise.

Expected Cost

The average cost for a thigh lift is between $5,500 – $10,000. This price estimate can fluctuate, depending on the extent of the surgery and whether any other procedure is added.

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Average Cost  
$6,000 - $8,000
Recovery Time  
1 Week
Average Procedure Time  
1 – 2 Hours
Procedure Recovery Location  
Outpatient
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Thigh Lift FAQs

Can I combine a thigh lift With Other Procedures?

Many patients have additional plastic surgeries when a thigh lift is involved. Dr. Morales will discuss how safe it is for you to have multiple procedures with your thigh lift. Your safety is his number one priority. Many patients combine a thigh lift with a tummy tuck or a fat transfer to the buttocks or breasts.

Should I have Thigh Liposuction or a thigh lift?

You are in great hands with Dr. Morales. He will explain to you what procedures will work best and why. If excess skin is the problem and not extra fat, a thigh lift is the better option. Patients who are good candidates for a thigh lift usually have stretched out skin that will not retract after liposuction. If liposuction is performed only, there would be even more excess loose skin. Discuss your options in a private thigh plastic surgery consultation.

How Long is the recovery period for a thigh lift?

You may need 2 – 3 weeks to recover from a thigh lift. The more extensive your procedure is, the more time you may need to heal. Not only are you recovering from liposuction, but you also have to take into consideration the amount of excess skin that was removed. You will need time to heal and to follow Dr. Morales's post-operative instructions.

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