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Thigh Lift in Houston, TX

Restore And Reshape
Your Perfect Curves

Houston Thigh Lift at Paul F. Fortes MD Plastic Surgery

Sagging skin in the thighs can be due to aging or genetics, but it is often related to weight loss. The growing popularity of weight loss medications like semaglutide means that many patients are experiencing, sometimes extreme, loose skin in the thighs that no amount of squats or external treatments can effectively address. Dr. Paul Fortes is highly skilled at providing each patient precisely what they need to achieve their ideal, individual results. Dr. Fortes and his team are proud to offer Thigh Lift in Houston, TX, for renewed confidence.

Tighter Skin, Smoother Curves

What is a Thigh Lift?

The skin in the thighs may become stretched, loose, and rippled due to weight loss or other fluctuations, like after pregnancy or hormonal changes due to aging. To correct this and achieve toned thighs and smooth skin, a Thigh Lift, also called a thighplasty, can be performed. During this surgical procedure, excess skin, fat, and tissue are removed from the outer and inner thighs, and liposuction may also be used to remove fat and help sculpt the area.

Bikini Thigh Lift

This technique focuses on the bikini line area and is used to tone and tighten the skin in the extreme upper thighs. Incisions are usually made near the groin area, where fat or skin is removed, the skin is pulled tight, and then incisions are closed to produce as little visible scarring as possible.

Vertical Thigh Lift

A Vertical Thigh Lift, also called a Vertical S.M.I.L.E Thigh Lift, is a more comprehensive procedure that can address even severe skin laxity and pockets of fat. An incision is typically made from near the groin all the way down to the knee or just above the knee. Fat deposits can be removed via liposuction, and the skin can be precisely smoothed for a toned effect, especially in the front and inner thigh.

Shorts, Swimsuits, Confidence Restored

Thigh Lift Benefits

If you find yourself uncomfortable with loose skin and excess fat around the thighs, wishing you could stop trying endless squats and wear what you want again, a Thigh Lift could be a great solution. This procedure offers benefits like:

  • Elimination of excess skin and fat in the thighs
  • Restoration of a more youthful contour
  • Options for either the inner thighs, outer thighs, or both areas
  • Lessened appearance of stretch marks
  • Reduced irritation caused by chafing or rubbing

Your Path
To Better Legs

Thigh Lift Candidates

Anyone with excess skin and fat throughout the thighs, especially those who have recently experienced significant weight loss, may be a good candidate for thighplasty. Since this is a surgical procedure, candidates should be healthy enough to recover from it and should be close to their goal weight since major fluctuations can reverse the effects of the procedure.

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Consultation and Preparation

At your consultation, we will discuss whether you are a good candidate for this procedure and review your ultimate aesthetic goals. A Thigh Lift is often combined with other treatments, like a body lift or a tummy tuck, for overall transformative results and a single recovery period. Preparation for may include lab work and adjustments to certain medications prior to surgery.

It’s Time To Step Up To Transformation


It takes skill and precision to perform safe and effective surgeries, but it also takes artistry to produce outstanding aesthetic results. Dr. Fortes utilizes a perfectly balanced combination of both to provide unmatched outcomes. Typically performed under general anesthesia, incisions are made in the thighs, skin is tightened, fat is removed, and sutures are placed with great care. The entire procedure usually lasts about two to three hours.

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Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

Patients could experience some mild pain, tenderness, or discomfort after a Thigh Lift, but it is typically not extreme and lasts less than a week. Depending on how well the healing process goes, patients may need to take around two weeks off of work and avoid heavy household duties for the same time frame. While results will be apparent right away, optimal outcomes are not typically seen until about two to three months.

The Meeting of Artistry and Precision

Why Choose Dr. Fortes?

As a double board-certified Houston plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul Fortes understands that training and education are crucial to great surgical outcomes. Likewise, he is passionate about bringing artistic vision into each patient’s treatment plan in order to maximize their full aesthetic potential. Dr. Fortes is an eleven-year Texas Super Doctor honor recipient and a Top Doctor in Houston. He and his team are committed to providing the highest quality patient care available to ensure comfort and overall satisfaction.

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Schedule Your Houston Thigh Lift Consultation with Dr. Fortes today.

Call us today at (713) 489-7996 for more information about Thigh Lift and how it might be a great solution for you. You can also use our simple and convenient contact form to schedule your appointment anytime.

Thigh Lift Frequently Asked Questions

The Thigh Lift is a common plastic surgery procedure, especially among patients who have lost significant amounts of weight.

Most patients experience mild to moderate pain or discomfort after a Thigh Lift, but it typically only lasts a few days and can be managed with proper care.

With a skilled plastic surgeon, risks associated with a Thigh Lift are minor, and serious complications are rare. Keep in mind that any surgery does include risks such as bleeding, infection, or adverse anesthesia side effects.

Yes, this is a permanent surgical procedure.

The cost of a Thigh Lift in Houston depends on the specific procedure that is used and the specifics of each patient’s case.

Care You Can Trust

Place your trust in deserving hands. Explore state-of-the-art options and design your personalized treatment plan with renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Fortes. Your best results are within reach.