Thigh Lift

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Surgery for Smoother Contours in Austin

Extreme weight loss and genetics can produce excess skin and fat deposits in your thighs that no amount of diet and exercise can overcome. Sometimes this stubborn fat in the upper thigh can be removed with liposuction alone. For patients with excess skin, a thigh lift may be necessary. A thigh lift from Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery is designed to excise sagging skin and fat, restoring a youthful, smooth contour to your thigh and hip area.

Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

  • Known for natural-looking aesthetic results in breast reconstruction and cosmetic surgery.
  • Elected by peers for inclusion in Texas Monthly's Texas Super Doctors®: Rising Stars listing.
  • Reconstructed over 3,000 patients, including more than 1,500 DIEP flap reconstructions.
  • 4.9-star average rating over hundreds of reviews for cosmetic surgery.
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
  • American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery

During your thigh lift surgery, your surgeon makes an incision in your groin, or along your groin and inner thigh, that can typically be hidden within your bathing suit or short shorts. With certain patients who have lost 100 pounds. or more, the surgeon may need to do a vertical incision along the top of the inner thigh in order to ensure an aesthetically pleasing result. All of these options will be discussed with you in detail during your initial consultation.

Download Our Cosmetic Surgery Post-Operative Care Guides

We've compiled detailed post-operative care instructions to best equip our cosmetic surgery patients throughout their recovery process. To ensure the best and safest recovery, your plan encompasses appropriate prescriptions and clear directions towards maintaining your comfort to get you back to normal life and activity as soon as possible. Individual patients respond uniquely, and the type of procedure may differ, but these basic guidelines will help you along your journey.

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Excess skin is then removed and areas of stubborn fat smoothen with liposuction, recontouring your thigh to a smooth, youthful, lifted appearance.

Thigh lift surgery is done as an outpatient procedure so you may return home after surgery. You can expect some bruising and swelling and will need to wear a compression garment for at least two weeks. Most patients can return to light activity within a week but should avoid strenuous activities such as running or weight lifting for two to four weeks.

Thigh lift surgery can be performed alone or as part of a body lift.


Contact Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery to discuss a thigh lift in Austin. Set up a consultation by calling (512) 815-0123 or sending a message online.

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