houston thigh lift

Sometimes ignored but can be a source of pride, firm and contoured thighs are great to have. Unfortunately, excess skin and cellulite can keep the dream of great thighs just that, a dream. In spite of a healthy diet and regular exercise, not everyone can have thighs you can be proud of.

Memorial Plastic Surgery based in Houston, TX has board-certified plastic surgeons who are qualified to reshape your legs the way you want. Also known as a Thighplasty, a thigh lift surgery can remove excess skin and unwanted fat for thighs that have that smooth, natural, and youthful appearance.

A thigh lift can correct:

  • Excess skin around the lower, middle, and upper thighs
  • Fat removal from parts or the entire thighs via liposuction


No matter how often you do squats and lunges, it can be a nightmare to tone your thighs. Those pockets of unwanted fat keep getting in the way of you sculpting your legs the way you want. A thigh lift performed at Memorial Plastic Surgery can make this notoriously problematic area both tight and slender.

Since losing and gaining weight will affect your results, you need to be at a stable weight to be considered an ideal candidate for a thigh lift. You also need to be a non-smoker while being able to commit to a healthy diet and an exercise plan. That way, you can maintain the new look you’re entering into.

Men and women who get a thigh lift have often lost a large amount of weight and are left with large amounts of loose, sagging skin in their thigh area. It’s also common to lose elasticity as you age so a thigh lift can address that.

A few weeks prior to surgery, all patients meet our surgeon for a pre-operative appointment. Afterwards, surgical consents are signed, photos are taken, and a detailed informational packet with specific before and after surgery instructions is provided.

Patients also review a complete list of “dos and don’ts” while receiving antibiotic prescriptions and anti-nausea medications. To ensure the best possible results, we strongly recommend following pre-surgery and post-surgery instructions.

At least one week before and after surgery, we recommend stopping the use of aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (i.e. ibuprofen) to prevent excessive bruising. At least one week prior to surgery, herbs and supplements should also be stopped because these can interrupt the healing process. We recommend that all patients stop smoking for at least four weeks before and after surgery to minimize any healing complications.


A thigh lift in Houston, TX costs between $6,000 – $10,000 for a procedure that lasts an average of 2-3 hours. Recovery time is between six and eight weeks. The total costs of a Thighplasty include anesthesia and operating room (OR) fees, a recovery kit with compression garments, and follow-up visits with the doctor after surgery, this includes the professional fees of the surgeon, which vary per doctor.

The total price depends on what type of thigh lift surgery you’re getting and if you’re getting an additional procedure. Multiple procedures will reduce the costs of anesthesia and facility time.

Memorial Plastic Surgery offers certain surgical options for consideration in combination with a thigh lift. These are tummy tuck, arm lift, breast lift (which are all standard procedures performed on patients who undergo massive weight loss), and a Brazilian Butt Lift. The listed procedures will vary from patient to patient and are subject to change at any time.

Only after consulting with your surgeon will a final cost estimate be given.

Memorial Plastic Surgery accepts cash, all major credit cards, and personal checks. Unfortunately, most insurance companies in the United States do not cover cosmetic surgery unless deemed to be a medical necessity. However, we extend our care to our patients by offering a number of plastic surgery financing options to meet all their needs.

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Our board-certified plastic surgeons will perform your thigh lift under general anesthesia. This means you will be completely asleep and won’t feel a thing. The doctors will first sculpt your inner thighs by creating a precise incision. Often, liposuction is performed as an adjunct to further contour the thighs.

After awakening from the anesthesia, the healing process begins when we send you home.

Swelling, bruising, discomfort Until two weeks after surgery
Blood or fluid leakage (requiring temporary placement of small tubes underneath the skin) Until two weeks after surgery
Bandages, dressing, compression garment (to help with swelling) 2 months
Short, easy walks As soon as possible post-surgery
Full body showers 24-48 hours post-surgery
Return to work Two weeks after surgery
Driving and household chores One month after surgery
Light activities 2-3 weeks after surgery
Heavy lifting and running 6-8 weeks after surgery


Upon completion of the thigh lift, surgical dressings will cover the area while a compression garment may be used to promote healing. In the first two weeks post-surgery, patients should prepare themselves for bruising, swelling, and some discomfort. You will, however, begin some light activities such as taking short walks around the house immediately after surgery.

We advise having a friend or family member stay with you to help prepare meals and perform routine daily tasks. We also advise you not to engage in strenuous activities such as heavy lifting and running until 6-8 weeks after your procedure.


  1. What does a thigh lift do?
    A thigh lift eliminates unwanted skin and fat to tighten and contour the thighs.
  2. How painful is thigh lift surgery?
    Since a thigh lift is performed under general anesthesia, you’ll be unconscious and won’t feel a thing during the procedure.
  3. How long do thigh lifts last?
    A thigh lift surgery takes approximately three hours, depending on the amount of work being done and other factors unique to each individual patient.
  4. Does a thigh lift surgery lift your butt?
    No, these are separate areas.
  5. What is the difference between a lower body lift and a thigh lift?
    These are separate procedures that serve different goals. The lower body lift aims to lift the entire lower body and buttocks, which in turn provides minor thigh lifting without direct skin or fat removal. However, the high lift only treats the thighs, but in a major way as it involves direct removal of fat and skin.
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*The content and images on this page are provided with the sole intention of educating potential patients on the procedure discussed above. Results vary per individual and are dependent on our doctor’s consultation prior to the procedure. We strongly recommend undergoing a formal consultation with a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon prior to scheduling and undergoing any surgical or non-surgical treatment.