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Thigh Lift in Houston, TX

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.

An individualized thigh lift surgery at Morales Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX delivers several incredible aesthetic perks to refresh the overall look of your thighs, such as:

  • Extracting additional loose, baggy skin
  • Reducing stubborn fat
  • Enhancing the shape and contour of thighs
  • Boosting the overall balance and proportion of the legs
  • Diminishing the visibility of cellulite
  • Shrinking stretch marks
  • Boosting comfort by decreasing chafing and rubbing
  • Enhancing self-confidence
  • Enabling you the ability to wear the outfits you wish
  • Outcomes are long-lasting and dramatic

Extended tummy tuck/body lift with medial thigh lift - Dr. Morales is the best! I highly recommend him. His bedside manner is very caring and attentive. He is very thorough in answering all questions and taking his time with you. He is also very talented and my results far exceeded my expectations. My pain was minimal and my recovery has been a lot better than I could have hoped for. I am 8 days post op and my results are unbelievable and I know...

B. RealSelf

My experience has been and continues to be nothing but the absolute best from Dr. Morales and his team. I have experienced extreme weight loss after bariatric surgery and was in search of someone to assist with a thigh lift, butt lift, full body lift, mons lift, arm lift, breast lift with augmentation and some lipo here and there. This has been all staged in a two part surgery and Dr. Morales has held my hand the entire time. I am currently finished with stage 1 and awaiting stage 2 and could not be happier with my results thus far.

M.G. Google

Extreme Body Makeover!! - Thanks to Dr.Morales, I finally had my extreme body makeover on March 2, 2021. I had tummy tuck, arm lift, thigh lift, body lift and also breast lift. Everything is healing great and can’t wait for my final out coming ! Sorry, no pictures at this time but maybe later.

D. RealSelf

My belly isn't making a sad face anymore! 360 body lift and thigh lift. - Dr. Morales and his staff are absolutely amazing. I am 2 months post-surgery and I can't believe how everything turned out. I went home after surgery. A nurse came to my home the next morning to assess and help with dressings. Every time I had a question, a staff member responded quickly. The pain was manageable and much less that I expected. Pictures speak for themself. My belly isn't making a sad face anymore!!

N. RealSelf

Dr. Morales and his team are the absolute best! After weight loss from bariatric surgery Dr. Morales performed a thigh lift, removed excess skin from my arms, did a lower body lift and he even made me the cutest belly button. He explains the procedure very well. His office staff Linda, Rachel, Claudia and all the others are so helpful and make you feel comfortable. He has truly helped me start a new chapter in my life and I will be forever grateful.

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Average Cost

$10,000.00 - $12,000.00

Recovery Time

1 Week

Average Procedure Time

1 – 2 Hours

Procedure Recovery Location


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.

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 much does thigh lift surgery cost?

The total cost of thigh lift surgery will include many fees, including facility fees, tests, anesthesia, and others. When Dr. Morales has developed your custom thigh lift surgical plan in your consultation, he can then estimate your costs. Morales Plastic Surgery can help you find low-interest financing that will help make your thigh lift easy to afford so you can concentrate on selecting a skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Morales.

Will a thigh lift remove cellulite or stretch marks?

A thigh lift is a great choice to achieve nicely contoured and slimmer legs. Since the procedure includes tightening the skin and removing stubborn fat, it can improve the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks on your thighs. If you are concerned about stretch marks or cellulite, inform Dr. Morales during your consultation so he can customize your surgical plan to match your goals.

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.

How long will my thigh lift results last?

If you stay healthy with a proper diet and regular exercise, you should maintain your thigh lift results for a long time. Dr. Morales advises you to be at or near a stable weight before surgery so it's easy to keep your results. Pregnancy or significant weight changes after a thigh lift can alter your appearance. During your consultation, Dr. Morales will discuss what will make your results last longer.

Expected Cost

The average cost for a thigh lift is between $10,000 – $12,000. This price estimate can fluctuate, depending on the extent of the surgery and whether any other procedure is added.

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