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Thigh Lift

THIGH LIFT in Houston, TX with Dr. Livingston

If the inner and outer thighs are areas of concern for you, Dr. Chris Livingston can tighten, sculpt, and reshape thighs to complement your figure.

Thigh lift surgery, also known as “thighplasty,” can be helpful for those patients seeking to achieve a more toned appearance in the thighs. The procedure reshapes the thighs by reducing excess skin and fat to give patients smoother skin and better-proportioned contours when regular fitness and weight loss efforts aren’t enough.

To learn more about a thigh lift or to discuss your different options, request a consultation today.

Dr. Livingston

Christopher Livingston, MD

“The most important part of plastic surgery is achieving a youthful, refreshed look, with minimal downtime.”

Board-Certified Plastic & Reconstructive surgeon

Chris Livingston, MD

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Benefits of a thigh lift

Thigh lift surgery, also known as thighplasty, is helpful for those patients who want a more toned appearance in the thighs after experiencing the effects of aging or significant weight loss.

Although diet and exercise routines can help patients to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle, they may not be able to reduce stubborn fatty deposits or areas of excess skin. Dr. Livingston frequently performs thigh lift surgery and recommends this treatment for patients who meet the following criteria:

  • Excess soft tissue and fatty deposits along the inner or outer thighs
  • Excess skin along the inner or outer thighs
  • A stable, healthy weight

If the inner and outer thighs are your concern, Dr. Livingston can tighten, sculpt, and reshape these areas to complement your new slimmer figure.

Real Patient Results

Procedural Steps: What to Expect with a Thighplasty

Depending on the patient’s aesthetic goals, general anesthesia is necessary when performing an inner and/or outer thighplasty. Incisions will be placed in the groin that may extend down the inner part of the upper thigh. Through this incision, the excess skin and sagging tissue may be removed and tightened for a firmer appearance.

For patients that request sculpting of the outer thighs, an incision is made in the groin which extends around the hips. Once again, excess fat and skin are removed and tissue redraped.

If needed, both surgeries may be combined for an overall tighter, toned appearance in the thigh and hip region. Most clothing and swimsuits can hide the scars which are placed within the curvatures of the body.

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The Results from Cosmetic Thigh Surgery

Although the patient may endure some initial swelling and bruising, results from an inner and outer thigh lift are usually immediate. A compression garment will be placed on the patient for several weeks following surgery to ensure that the tissues heal to their new contour, and that swelling resolves.

Most patients can return to work within 2 weeks and should limit exercise for six weeks. The final shape of the thighs is present several months after the surgery and may be long-lasting if the patient continues a healthy lifestyle. The thighplasty patient will experience improved skin quality, tighter and toner thighs, and better-fitting clothing with a renewed confidence in his or her image.

Contact Livingston Plastic Surgery for a consultation about body lift surgery that includes treatment of the outer and inner thighs. 

Livingston Plastic Surgery: Thigh Lift FAQs

If you are concerned about excess fat or skin on your upper legs, there is an excellent chance you are a good candidate. However, while thighplasty is a safe procedure, it’s not for everyone – for example, people with keloid scars, unmanaged diabetes, or an unhealthy heart or lungs preventing you from undergoing general anesthesia.

During your consultation, Dr. Livingston will review your medical history, assess your health, and consider if your aesthetic issues are ideal for this procedure.

Several issues affect how long you can expect to enjoy the outcomes of this surgery. If you maintain your weight, the benefits of reduced underlying tissue will last a lifetime. However, if you gain 10 pounds or more, there is a good chance remaining fat cells will expand and negate the results partially or entirely.

On average, you can expect the skin tightening to last between 10 and 15 years. However, aging and weight fluctuations may result in additional loose, sagging skin.

The process starts with a consultation with board-certified plastic and reconstruction surgeon Dr. Chris Livingston. After evaluating your health, he will decide if thighplasty is safe for you. If it is, he will provide you with a detailed list of how to get ready for surgery.  

To make the recovery process easier, we recommend you prep, cook, and freeze several meals to eat while you heal. These premade dishes will provide a balanced, nutritious diet you can quickly pop into the microwave.

The meals should be well-balanced, with lean proteins and soluble fibers. Meals that freeze and reheat well include vegetable soups and casseroles. For meats, seasoned, boneless, and skinless chicken and fish will bake or broil with little effort.

Yes. You will need a responsible adult to accompany you to the surgery center to ensure you get home safely. Once at home, they should remain for the first 24 to 48 hours to help you move around, remind you to take medication, and prevent you from lifting anything that weighs more than a gallon of milk.