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Houston Thigh Lift Surgery

Tired of sagging, loose thighs? Rely on Dr. Vitenas’ expert thigh lift services in Houston, TX, for a transformative solution. Our procedures sculpt your figure, ensuring a sleeker, more confident you. Embrace the body positivity that comes with a well-contoured silhouette and experience newfound confidence and comfort.

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“I am very pleased with the results Dr. Vitenas did for me. I had him do a thigh lift on my legs. He said from the beginning it would be a 2 part procedure. The first part was liposuction to my legs and flank area. He suggested that he use some of what he takes out to give me a fuller butt. I was apprehensive at first but I trusted him and I am Extremely pleased with the results!! Once this heals he will be performing the 2nd procedure. I am looking forward to the results and I’m very confident that I will have beautiful legs once he’s done. His bedside manner is wonderful and his staff was very easy to deal with. My recovery was quick and very easy. I’m very much looking forward to the next surgery he will be doing for me to complete my makeover.”

Thigh Lift Before & After Photos

Each Patient is Unique and Individual Results May Vary

The before and after photos display Dr. Vitenas’ great results in thigh lift surgery. Each case shows a different patient who needed surgery to improve their appearance and correct imperfections.

These photos highlight how customized thigh lift procedures can enhance results after the initial surgery. By removing excess skin and tightening the remaining tissue, problems like sagging skin and uneven contours are effectively addressed. 

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    What is a Thigh Lift?

    A thigh lift is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the thighs, also called a thighplasty. It is an effective way to create smoother, firmer, and more toned-looking thighs. The thigh lift procedure can address skin laxity in the inner and outer thighs. Some of the reasons patients choose to have a thigh lift include:

    Thigh Lift Techniques

    There are several thigh lift techniques that Dr. Vitenas may use, depending on the patient’s specific needs and goals. These include:

    Each of these techniques allows Dr. Vitenas to remove excess skin and fat, tighten the underlying tissue matrix, and create a smoother, more contoured appearance.

    Ideal Candidates for Thigh Lift Surgery

    Thigh lift surgery can be an ideal solution for individuals seeking to improve the contour and appearance of their thighs. Ideal candidates for a thigh lift with Dr. Vitenas typically include:

    Thigh Lift: Before the Procedure

    Before undergoing a thigh lift, Dr. Vitenas will conduct a thorough consultation to discuss your goals and expectations, evaluate your health, and determine the best surgical approach. During this consultation, it is crucial to disclose any medical conditions and medications, especially blood-thinning medications, as they could affect the surgical procedure and healing process.

    Dr. Vitenas will provide detailed pre-operative instructions to prepare for the surgery. Patients are advised to maintain a stable weight and healthy lifestyle, as significant weight fluctuations can affect the results of the procedure. It is also recommended to arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure and assist you during the initial recovery period.

    The Thigh Lift Procedure

    The thigh lift procedure begins with the administration of general anesthesia to ensure patient comfort throughout the surgery. Dr. Vitenas then makes an incision in the predetermined area based on the specific thigh lift technique being used. This could be within the groin fold for an inner thigh lift, along the bikini line for an outer thigh lift, or extending from the groin to the knee for a vertical thigh lift.
    Once the incision is made, excess skin and fat are removed, and the underlying tissues are tightened to create a smoother, more contoured appearance. The incision is then closed with sutures, and a compression garment is applied to the treated area. This garment helps reduce swelling and promotes healing, leading to better results.

    Houston Thigh Lift Recovery

    Recovery from a thigh lift procedure varies from patient to patient, but most individuals can expect to return to non-strenuous activities within 7-10 days following the surgery. During the initial recovery period, patients may experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising. These symptoms will gradually subside over the following weeks.

    Dr. Vitenas will provide detailed post-operative care instructions to ensure a smooth recovery and optimal results. These instructions will include guidelines on wound care, activities to avoid, and signs of complications to watch for. 

    It’s important to note that strenuous exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for at least six weeks to allow the body to heal properly. Patients are encouraged to maintain a stable weight and healthy lifestyle to ensure the longevity of the results.


    Cost of a Thigh Lift in Houston

    The cost of a thigh lift surgery at Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery starts at $14,000. This price can vary depending on the extent of correction needed and any additional techniques used. It’s important to remember that thigh lift surgery is considered an elective cosmetic procedure, and as such, it is typically not covered by health insurance.

    However, financing options are available to make thigh lift prices more affordable. During your consultation, Dr. Vitenas will provide a detailed cost breakdown to ensure you have a clear understanding of the financial commitment involved.

    Long-Lasting Thigh Lift Results

    Thigh lift surgery offers a transformative change, enhancing the contour and appearance of your thighs. While the results of the procedure are immediately visible, swelling and bruising may initially obscure the full effect. As the healing process progresses, usually around three to four weeks post-surgery, the swelling will subside, and the true results of the procedure will begin to emerge. 

    It’s worth noting that the longevity of thigh lift results is greatly influenced by maintaining a stable weight and living a healthy lifestyle. With proper care and dedication, the results can be long-lasting, offering a smoother, more toned appearance to your thighs. Always remember that while a thigh lift can dramatically improve the contour and appearance of your thighs, it’s not a substitute for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

    The results of a thigh lift are long-lasting, provided that patients maintain a stable weight and healthy lifestyle. The newly contoured thighs will have a firmer, more youthful appearance, allowing clothes to fit more comfortably and enhancing overall body proportions.

    Request a Consultation with Dr. Vitenas

    If you are considering thigh lift surgery for enhanced body contours in Houston, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Vitenas today. As a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience, Dr. Vitenas is committed to providing personalized care and delivering exceptional results. Reach out to us at 281-484-0088 to schedule your consultation.
    Dr. Vitenas’ Surgical Approach

    Why Choose Dr. Vitenas

    for Thigh Lift Surgery?

    With over 30 years of experience performing cosmetic surgery, Dr. Paul Vitenas is one of the most sought-after plastic surgeons in Texas and across the country. When choosing a surgeon for your thigh lift, you want someone with an artistic eye, meticulous technique, and a passion for helping patients achieve natural-looking results. Here are a few key reasons Dr. Vitenas stands out:

    To experience the skill and artistry of one of the top plastic surgeons in Houston, contact our office today to schedule your thigh lift consultation with Dr. Vitenas.

    Houston Thigh Lift FAQ

    A thigh lift is a surgical procedure that reshapes the inner or outer thighs. It eliminates sagging skin and fatty tissue to create smoother, tighter thighs. The surgeon uses innovative sutures deep within the thigh to provide long-lasting support for the muscles and remaining tissues.

    The ideal candidate for a thigh lift is someone in good health who is close to their ideal body weight. Patients should understand the procedure, commit to the recovery requirements, and have reasonable expectations for the results.

    Dr. Vitenas performs thigh lifts at the Houston Surgery Center, located in the Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery building.

    During the consultation, Dr. Vitenas determines the best location for the thigh lift incisions, which generally run from the groin around the back of the thigh.

    At Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery, the starting price for a thigh lift is $14,000. The final cost can vary based on the degree of correction needed and the inclusion of any supplementary procedures. To determine the precise cost of your specific thigh lift, it's necessary to have a personal consultation with Dr. Vitenas.

    Yes, scarring will occur along the incision lines after a thigh lift. However, Dr. Vitenas carefully determines the location of incisions to keep scars as inconspicuous as possible under clothing. Most patients report that the results are well worth the procedure.

    The average recovery time is 1-2 weeks, depending on the patient and the extent of correction needed.

    Most people feel well enough to return to work 7-10 days after the procedure. Swelling is common, so a compression garment is required for the first several weeks. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for 4-6 weeks.

    As with any surgery, there are small risks like bleeding, scarring, nerve damage, and asymmetry. Dr. Vitenas will explain the potential complications during the consultation.

    Yes, Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery accepts cash, credit cards, and healthcare financing through CareCredit and ALPHEON Credit. Speak with a patient coordinator for details on financing options.