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A thigh lift is a surgical procedure performed to remove excess skin, fat, and tissue from inner or outer thighs, or both. The procedure is often performed on women who have lost a substantial quantity of weight through weight loss surgery or dieting and exercise and are left with excess fat, skin and tissue in the thigh area.

Should I get a thigh lift?

It can be very distressing to be unable to reduce excess fat and skin on the upper thighs. Many women eventually choose to undergo a thigh lift to create a trimmer, more sculpted figure. Men and women who have had bariatric surgery and lost a great quantity of weight may be left with hanging skin and tissue in the thigh area that must be removed. If you are one of the many people who is tired of living with this condition, you may be a good candidate for a custom thigh lift.


What are the benefits of a thigh lift?

A thigh lift is a surgical procedure to address the following aesthetic issues:

  • Creates slimmer, smoother thighs
  • Removes excess hanging skin and tissue
  • Relieves rashes related to excess skin and tissue
  • Smooths away dimples of cellulite on the thighs
  • Creates a more youthful figure
  • Clothing fits better
  • Increases self confidence

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Candidates for a thigh lift

Candidates for a thigh lift are:

  • In good general health
  • Those who have lost a great deal of weight through surgery or diet and exercise
  • At a steady, healthy weight
  • Have excess skin, fat, and tissue on inner or outer thighs
  • Understand the procedure and have realistic expectations
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What is the thigh lift procedure?

The procedure is performed under general anesthetic. It involves removing excess skin, fat, and tissue from the inner or outer thigh areas. Called “body contouring,” the procedure may involve liposuction as one part of the slimming procedure, along with the surgical removal of tissue and skin. This procedure may be part of a custom mommy makeover for mothers who were left with an excess of skin, fat, and tissue that diet and exercise cannot resolve. The procedure requires about two to three hours to perform.

Why choose Dr. Kim for a thigh lift in The Woodlands?

Dr. Kim is a highly-respected female plastic surgeon who holds double board-certification for plastic surgery.

She is known for her caring approach to surgeries for women, as she understands the frustrations and impact upon self-esteem a body issue can bring.

When undergoing any surgery, you want to be fully confident in your surgeon and the patient health and safety procedures employed by your plastic surgeon. SGK Plastic Surgery is recognized as being the premier plastic surgery center in The Woodlands, where your vision of firmer, more sculpted thighs can become a reality.

Thigh Lift FAQ's

How much does a thigh lift cost?

Each thigh lift is different, as each patient is different, but the cost of this body sculpting procedure is in the range of $9,000 to $11,000.

Will a thigh lift leave me with visible scars?

As the procedure involves incisions, you will have scars. The incision sites can be from the groin to the knee or just along the groin crease. The incision pattern will depend on the location of skin excess. The beauty of the procedure is that with time, the scars fade, and you are left with a thinner, trimmer thigh area for the long term.

How long will the results of a thigh lift last?

If you continue to maintain a healthy weight, care for yourself by eating a healthy diet and engaging in regular exercise, your results will last for years. No surgery can completely halt the aging process, but your results should last many, many years and can be enhanced with non-surgical techniques.

Sugene Kim, MD

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