Thigh Lift in Houston

Struggling with sagging, loose thighs? Trust in Dr. Vitenas’ expert thigh lift services in Houston, TX. We offer a solution that transforms and sculpts your figure, promising a sleeker, more confident you. Experience the body positivity that follows a well-contoured silhouette.

Shed Years Off Your Legs with a Thigh Lift

A thigh lift can significantly enhance your self-esteem and overall body image, acting as a transformative step toward the figure you’ve always desired. By addressing sagging skin and excess fat, this cosmetic procedure offers a sleek, toned, and youthful appearance that radiates vitality.
Boosted Self-Confidence
Enhanced Body Proportions
This surgery ensures better body proportion by reducing excess skin and fat. Revel in the harmony of your reshaped silhouette, reflecting your dedication to health and fitness.
Clothing Fits Better
Post-thigh lift, clothes fit more comfortably and look more flattering. Say goodbye to discomfort and hello to a stylish, fitting wardrobe that celebrates your figure.

The Thigh Lift from Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery

The thigh lift surgery, also referred to as thighplasty or inner thigh lift, is a surgical operation that carefully eliminates surplus skin and fat from the inner and/or outer thigh. While liposuction can eliminate pockets of fat, the thigh lift procedure also reduces lax skin and provides additional support to the internal structures of the upper leg.
After eliminating the underlying fat and stretched skin, the thigh will become smoother and tauter, offering you contoured thighs. With a more streamlined contour, the thighs will no longer rub under clothing, taking on a trimmer and aesthetically pleasing look. Outer thigh lift might be a viable option for those concerned about the exterior part of their thighs.

Thigh Lift
Before & After Photos

Each Patient is Unique and Individual Results May Vary

Each Patient is Unique and Individual Results May Vary

When to Consider a Thigh Lift

It is common for women and men to experience their thighs becoming troublesome, especially after massive weight loss. Weight gain or fluctuations, genetic disposition, and the inevitable loss in skin elasticity can make the thighs large, unsightly, and even uncomfortable. When out of proportion with body type, the thighs can cause a dramatic loss of self-confidence.

These individuals may be so uncomfortable with the appearance of their legs that they avoid shorts and swimwear altogether. The thighplasty, from Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery, is a surgical procedure designed especially for those patients looking to reshape their inner and outer thigh. By reducing fat and eliminating loose skin, Dr. Paul Vitenas, a skilled plastic surgeon, can create a more proportionate leg and restore confidence in the appearance using a thigh lift. 

“I had a significant liposuction procedure with Dr. Vitenas including my stomach, back, hips, thighs, knees, and upper arms. He achieved considerable fat removal while giving me smooth, symmetrical, stunning results. This was my first cosmetic procedure and I painstakingly researched doctors in Houston, New York, and Miami. I am so glad I chose Dr. Vitenas and his terrific team. From his beautiful facility to his wonderful bedside manner, informed staff, and incredible skill, Dr. Vitenas does not disappoint. If you’re looking for the best, look no further.”

Ideal Candidates for the Thigh Lift

An ideal thighplasty candidate is looking to improve the overall size and shape of their thighs. Potential patients should be in generally good health, be at a goal weight, be a nonsmoker, fully understand the surgical procedure, and have realistic expectations for their thighplasty results.

  • Improve the appearance of both the outer and inner thigh
  • Remove excess skin
  • Eliminate unsightly fatty tissue

Your Consultation

Prior to scheduling a thigh lift, you will schedule a confidential consultation with Dr. Vitenas, either in person or online. During this time, the surgeon will review medical history, discuss the desired aesthetic results, and examine the legs. Dr. Vitenas will explain the options for a thighplasty in detail, including the pros and cons of surgery, the recovery requirements, and the ways to prevent leg swelling.
After reviewing with you some before/after photographs of his recent Thighplasty patients, Dr. Vitenas will determine if the technique is the ideal option. If so, he will create a personalized thighplasty treatment plan. If he recommends any additional procedures, such as liposuction or an abdominoplasty, he will include those in the surgical plan.

The Thigh Lift Procedure

Dr. Vitenas will perform the Thighplasty in one of his private surgical suites at the Houston Surgery Center, located adjacent to the Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery office. Dr. Vitenas’ private, state-of-the-art surgical suites provide the safest procedures available today.

The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, but the length of time will vary according to the individual patient, the extent of correction, and if any additional procedures will be performed. Most thigh lift surgeries take between 1 and 3 hours to perform using general anesthesia.

Thigh Lift Results and Recovery

The recovery from a thighplasty will vary from patient to patient, taking from 1 to 2 weeks after surgery. Most patients are comfortable enough to return to work 7 to 10 days after surgery. Redness, swelling, and bruising are common, as well as moderate discomfort. Dr. Vitenas will provide the necessary pain medications to manage the initial tenderness. The surgical garment that he puts in place immediately after surgery will need to remain in place for several weeks.

Thigh lift patients are encouraged to begin walking as soon as possible. While patients can resume light, routine daily activities in just a few days, they will need to avoid strenuous activity for at least six weeks. Dr. Vitenas will carefully follow your recovery and give the go-ahead for adding more intense activities at your follow-up appointment.



While your thighs may be smoother and tauter immediately after surgery, the swelling will obscure the full results. While bruising and swelling will significantly fade over the first several weeks, residual swelling may take up to 6 months to fully dissipate following your thigh lift in Houston.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and healthy diet can speed up recovery and ensure the longevity of the results.

Schedule Your Thigh Lift Consultationat Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery

Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul Vitenas, has more than 30 years of thigh lift experience. Over time, Dr. Vitenas has developed his own, advanced surgical techniques, bringing patients unmatched body contouring results.

Call Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery at 281-484-0088 to schedule a confidential thigh lift consultation. Located close to the Houston Galleria and Greenway Plaza, Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery is easily reached from anywhere in the city.
Dr. Vitenas’ Surgical Approach

Dr. Vitenas’
Surgical Technique

During your consultation appointment, Dr. Vitenas will determine the most strategic location for your thighplasty incisions. While scarring does occur along the incision lines, Dr. Vitenas uses meticulous care to place the scars in the most well-concealed location possible.

Dr. Vitenas will begin the surgery by creating an incision along the predetermined area. A thigh lift entails making a cut along the natural crease of the groin, which then extends downward and goes around the body to the back of the thigh.

Once he has excised the excess fat and lax skin, Dr. Vitenas will tighten and support the remaining muscles and tissues. Finally, the doctor will suture incisions for proper healing, with a compression garment in place to reduce the chance for swelling and fluid buildup. With the deep sutures, the underlying tissues will be supported for long-term shape and volume.

Thigh Lift FAQ

The thigh lift is a surgical procedure that reshapes the inner or outer thighs. By eliminating sagging skin and fatty tissue, Dr. Vitenas can create a smoother, tighter thigh. Using innovative sutures deep within the thigh, he can provide the patient with long-lasting support for the muscles and remaining tissues.

The ideal candidate for a thighplasty will be someone in generally good health and close to their ideal body weight. Patients should understand the thighplasty procedure, commit to the recovery requirements, and have reasonable expectations for the final results.

Dr. Vitenas will perform your thigh lift at the Houston Surgery Center, located in the Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery building.

During your consultation appointment, Dr. Vitenas will determine the best location for your thigh lift incisions. These generally run from the groin around the back of the thigh.

Yes, after your thigh lift, scarring will occur along the incision lines. However, Dr. Vitenas uses extreme care in determining the best location for these incisions, working meticulously to keep scars as well-concealed under clothing as possible.

The average recovery time from a thighplasty is 1 to 2 weeks. This will depend on the individual patient and the extent of correction required.

Most people are feeling well enough to go back to work 7 to 10 days after their thighplasty procedure. Swelling is common. Therefore, a compression garment will be required for the first several weeks. Patients will need to postpone strenuous exercise for 4 to 6 weeks.

Dr. Vitenas has been safely providing patients with his expert thigh lifts for 30 years. As with any surgical procedure, however, there is always a small risk of complications. While rare, there is a slight chance of excessive bleeding, unexpected scarring, nerve damage, and asymmetry. Dr. Vitenas will carefully explain the potential for complications during your thighplasty consultation.

The cost of a thigh lift at Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery starts at $14,000. The final cost will depend on several factors, including the extent of correction and whether any additional techniques will be performed. The only way to know the exact cost of your own thighplasty will be to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Vitenas.

Yes, Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery makes paying for your thigh lift easy by accepting cash, all major credit cards, and healthcare financing through CareCredit and ALPHEON Credit. Speak with a patient coordinator at Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery our Houston office for additional information on financing your thigh lift procedure.