Thigh Lift Surgery (Thighplasty) - Fort Worth, TX

What to Expect During and After Surgery

All thigh lift surgeries are performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility. This procedure typically takes two to three hours to complete, but when combined with other procedures or as a lower body lift, it will take considerably longer. As this surgery involves a major portion of the body, full recovery may realistically take six to eight weeks. Scarring is inevitable, but with proper scar care they should heal well and fade over time. Patients are ecstatic to discover the improved tone and the contour of their thighs and firmer skin tone.

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Average Cost $7,500 - $11,000
Recovery Time 2 Weeks
Avg Procedure Time 3 Hours
Post-Op Follow-Up 1 Week
Recovery Location Out-Patient

Surgical Technique

A lateral Thigh Lift Surgery addresses the inner and/or outer thighs. For an inner thigh lift, the incision is made near the top of the thigh following the natural crease where the torso meets the leg, then proceeds down the inner aspect of the thigh. Excess tissue is removed en masse from this incision, and surplus skin is excised. Liposuction may be used to finely sculpt the area into a more desirable contour. The soft tissue structures and muscle are pulled tight and secured, providing patients exceptional tone and a smooth skin surface.

Combination Procedures

To achieve optimal aesthetic results, lift procedures are often combined with one another in a customized procedure. This is especially effective when combining procedures on two body parts in the same region, such as a thigh lift paired with a butt lift. After performing the necessary liposuction on the thighs, the outer thighs are then pulled up and tightened, and secured with sutures along the natural crease that runs along the bottom of the buttocks. This ensures the least amount of visible scarring. In addition to a tighter appearance, patients appreciate a drastic improvement in skin irregularities including cellulite dimpling.


When a patient loses a significant amount of weight, certain body areas are prone to retaining excess skin which then sags in an unsightly and uncomfortable manner due to the lost volume of weight. The inner thighs is one of those areas. Fort Worth patients who have successfully completed such a major weight loss often come to Anderson Plastic Surgery to consult about having Thigh Lift Surgery, also called Thighplasty. This procedure surgically removes the excess skin from the inner thigh, outer thigh, or both. Dr. Mark Daniels, listens to patient concerns and goals, then examines the patient to determine a treatment plan for their thigh lift or if a more comprehensive lower body lift would better suit their needs. During a thigh lift, Dr. Daniels uses a skilled combination of liposuction and solid tissue excision to remove surplus fat and tissue. He then shapes the remaining muscle and tissue for smoother, shapelier leg contours. An inner thigh lift can also be combined with breast or arm lifting procedures.

Thigh Lift FAQs

Can it Cure Cellulite Dimples?
Thighplasty provides dramatic change of appearance not just in the shape of the thigh, but in the skin, as well. As the skin is pulled and tightened, a smoother, more toned look results. Some patients say that this alone makes the surgery worth it!
Post-Surgery Exercise
If you are concerned about your ability to exercise after completing a thigh lift, have no fear. In fact, once you have fully healed, exercise is encouraged as it will ensure you maintain your new figure and contribute to overall health. It is imperative that patients are fully healed before embarking on lower body exercises, and approval from your surgeon to begin an exercise program is stressed.
Are Results Long Lasting?
A thigh lift outcome is likely to be very long lasting, but patients bear some responsibility in the maintenance of their new figure. Significant additional weight gain still has the ability to compromise the aesthetic results gained from surgery, so maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important. Time, age and gravity will cause some of the natural laxity within the thighs to decrease, but most of the improvement will be permanent.