About Thigh Lift Surgery
Losing weight is a huge triumph for any individual. But men and women who achieve their weight loss goals sometimes need one extra step to complete their physical transformation. Depending on how long you were overweight and how much weight you lost, loose skin may be a separate challenge if the skin was not able to adapt to the new size and shape of your body. The thighs are particularly an area of concern for many patients. Dallas, Texas board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George A. Toledo offers thigh lift surgery (known as thighplasty) at Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center, which trims away excess skin on the inner and outer thighs to create a tighter, more contoured appearance. This surgery has risen in popularity because it offers natural results for patients battling loose skin on the thighs. As an active member of many plastic surgery organizations, Dr. Toledo remains abreast of the latest developments in the field and is proud to offer minimally invasive yet effective treatments. Patients who visit Dr. Toledo’s practice find that his compassion, professionalism, and his dedication to remarkable results make him one of the top plastic surgeons in the Dallas area.
"So impressed with Dr. Toledo's rhinoplasty results! And even more impressed with how much my breathing has improved! I didn't even realize how blocked my breathing was until now, it really is life changing. Beautiful results. And a perfect little nose!"- J.D. / Yelp / Mar 24, 2019
"Dr. Toledo and his staff were incredible! They were so helpful throughout the entire process. They answered any & all questions I had before and after my surgery. Dr. Toledo gave me realistic expectations of what this surgery would be like which was helpful while recovering. He worked with me on perfecting what I wanted from the surgery and delivered exactly what we had decided together. I could not be happier with the outcome of my surgery, it is everything I wanted and more. I could not recommend this office enough!!"- K.W. / Google / Jun 24, 2020
"I have been going to Dr. Toledo for almost 30 years. I trust him and I will be going to him in the near future, since I am getting older. He makes you look you very best. I recommend him to family and friends."- E.C. / Healthgrades / Jun 12, 2020
"No More Fears That I Am Part Bird! And I Can Breath Better, Too! - First things first, just get it done. If you are here reading this, the only advice I have is: DO IT! Do not wait. I HAD a big hook nose with a bulbous tip. My profile was hideous - I never, ever uploaded any pictures of my profile. When I got my hair done recently, the stylist loved the result and wanted to upload them to her web portfolio. Luckily for me, she was kind enough not to upload the ones where my nose would stick out. As in, the shots were only of the back of my head. I turned my head slightly to each side to catch the light. With most folks, their nose would not stick out past their blown-out hair. Mine did, and it ruined the shots because all you saw was this big beautiful hair and a massive, long, hook nose. Speaking of hair, I could never cut my hair. Most people with bobbed hair have elegant noses, just because it attracts so much attention to your face. Short story short: it was bad. With all that said, I am thrilled I chose an EXPERIENCED surgeon!!! My nose had to be broken TWICE, which is not a common occurrence for this procedure. I had done three consultations, and Dr. Toledo was the final one. The other two surgeons were young and had excellent credentials, but I just knew my nose was going to be complicated - and it was. There was more to my nose that met the eye (more on that in a minute), and I cannot imagine what someone less experienced would have done halfway through the surgery when they realized the initial break was not going to be enough to generate the desired results. That is the kind of thing you can only handle easily with decades of experience. No amount of textbook learning would save you here. My surgery was long, too. He operated on it until it was perfect. I am so, so amazingly grateful that I put my nose in expert hands. Best decision! Apparently, due to the size of my nose, you could not tell that it was quite crooked on the inside. I got a great bonus - I CAN BREATH! While fixing my massively complex nose, Dr. Toledo performed a septoplasty. WHAT!?! There is a stark difference in my airflow before and after the surgery! I could not run before the surgery, and now cardio is much easier for me. He is an ENT, after all! Just another reason to pick him. I hope this review inspires you to pass on the less experienced surgeon and pick the experienced ENT who knows what he can deliver for you. He will not promise anything he cannot provide. The photo of the 'after' he generates is spot on (my actual is better). I wanted a copy of it so I could compare the before and after, but all I have to do is look in the mirror. He is an artist. My dad is super happy with the result and says my face looks the way it always should have."- N.R. / RealSelf / May 22, 2020
"Finally my nose looks how I have always felt it should - Dr. Toledo and his staff were very helpful, informative, and caring. I am a nurse who had two rhinoplasties done by a different surgeon 10 years and very unhappy with the results. Dr. Toledo confidently said he would be able to fix my nose. Finally my nose looks how I have always felt it should and it looks completely natural. I would highly recommend Dr. Toledo for a rhinoplasty as he is very skilled in this area."- A. / RealSelf / May 05, 2020
Thigh Lift Ideal Candidates
Thighplasty is a skin removal and skin tightening procedure that addresses loose skin. Thigh lift surgery is considered an after weight loss procedure. It is often performed on patients who have lost 100 pounds or more. It is also popular among older adults who are battling loose skin due to age, as well as with women whose weight changed due to pregnancy. If you have hanging, loose, or wrinkly skin on the upper thighs (either the inner or outer thighs or both), this surgery may be a big help. Please keep in mind that if cellulite is your main concern, Dr. Toledo can suggest other procedures that can help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Thigh Lift Surgical Technique
During a thigh lift, general anesthesia is typically used. Dr. Toledo performs several different types of thigh lift surgery, including:
Medial Thigh Lift – This procedure focuses on removing excess skin and fat from the inner thigh. During treatment, Dr. Toledo makes an incision near the groin area. Through this incision, he removes excess fat and trims away skin before closing the area with sutures.
Outer Thigh Lift – During an outer thigh lift, Dr. Toledo makes the incision beginning in the groin area and extending around the outside of the hip. This is appropriate for patients who require more substantial body contouring.
Vertical Thigh Lift – Also known as vertical thighplasty, this procedure involves an incision from the groin crease down to the inner knee. It is the most comprehensive thigh lift procedure and is ideal for patients who have a moderate amount of fat and excess skin on the thighs.
This surgery at Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center reshapes the entire thigh area, leaving a shapelier, tighter, more contoured appearance.
What to Expect with Thigh Lift
Thigh lifts surgery takes about 2 hours to complete. Once the surgery is over, you will be monitored and then sent home to recover. There is usually swelling, bruising, and discomfort during the first days of recovery. The sutures are removed in 6-7 days and most patients are cleared to go back to work. Strenuous exercise is restricted for recovery period typically takes about 6 – 8 weeks. At-home wound care instructions provided by Dr. Toledo will help the incision to heal properly. Even though there will be some scarring, the new shape and contour of your thighs will help you regain your self-confidence and you can show your legs with pride.
Thigh Lift Frequently Asked Questions
Will a thigh lift remove cellulite or stretch marks?
A thigh lift is the best choice to achieve nicely contoured and slimmer legs. Since the procedure calls for skin tightening and removing excess fat, it also improves the appearance of cellulite or other skin irregularities (like stretch marks) on your upper legs. If you are concerned about cellulite or stretch marks, let Dr. Toledo know during your consultation so he can customize your surgical plan to match your goals.
How long will my results last?
If you follow a healthy lifestyle that includes a proper diet and regular exercise, you should enjoy the results of your thigh lift for a long time. Dr. Toledo advises that you be at or near a healthy, stable weight before surgery so it is easier to maintain your results. Pregnancy or significant weight changes after a thighplasty can compromise your results. During your consultation, Dr. Toledo will talk to you about what you can do to make your results last longer.
Can I combine a thigh lift with other surgeries?
Many patients combine a thigh lift with a tummy tuck or butt lift in a custom lower body lift. A thigh lift is also a common part of a mommy makeover or after weight loss surgery. During your consultation, talk to Dr. Toledo about all your concerns and goals so he can create a treatment plan that gives you the results you want.
What about a nonsurgical thigh lift?
While there are nonsurgical treatments to reduce fat in the body and tighten skin, they are best for small improvements. Thigh lift surgery is the best way to address moderate to severe amounts of loose skin and stubborn fat on your legs. If you are interested in nonsurgical options, ask Dr. Toledo for more information during your consultation. He will tell you the benefits and drawbacks of both thigh lift surgery and nonsurgical options, as well as his recommendation on which would be best for your goals.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $7,500 - $12,000
Get Tighter, Toned Thighs
If you have loose skin on your thighs that causes anxiety or embarrassment, we invite you to contact Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center in Dallas, TX to learn more about thigh lift surgery. It is common for patients to combine this procedure with other body contouring procedures, especially ones that address the lower body, such as abdominoplasty or a lower body lift, depending on your specific condition. Schedule your consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Toledo, and get the tighter appearance you desire.