Thigh Lift Surgery

Thigh Lift

Lower Body Lift

A thigh lift that will change your life! 

One of the only plastic surgeons in Houston, Texas who practices cosmetic thigh surgery routinely performing thigh plastic surgery using the Stocking Thigh Lift. Also referred to as spiral thigh lift, Dr. Kronowitz will perform a 360 degree release of the thighs all the way down to the knees using a special instrument. Then. he pulls-up and removes all of the excess skin and fat from the thighs, hips, and buttocks -- much like when you pull up your stockings -- resulting in a lower body lift. Not only does the thigh lift surgery result in a thigh lift and thigh reduction, it will also reshape the legs and buttocks, remove the cellulite, and enhance the buttock curves with a larger buttock. The Stocking Lift also hides the scars in natural body creases. Thigh lift surgery is often combined with a tummy tuck. If you do not want the complete 360 degree thigh lift with buttocks lift, Dr. Kronowitz will only perform the inner thigh lift or only the outer thigh lift with buttocks lift. Price $7580.* Inner Thigh Lift; Price $7560.* Outer Thigh with Buttocks Lift; Price $ 13,300.* Lower Body Lift (360 degree lift)

Renew your sense of control!

What is a Thigh Lift?

If fitness and weight loss efforts have not achieved your goals for a body that is firmer, more youthful-looking and more proportionate to your overall body image, a surgical lift may be right for you. Thigh lift surgery reshapes the thighs by reducing excess skin, and in some cases fat, resulting in smoother skin and better-proportioned contours with thigh reduction and lower body lift.

In general, candidates for a thigh lift are:

  • People whose weight is relatively stable
  • Individuals with excess soft tissue along the inner or medial thigh region and/or the outer thigh
  • Healthy individuals who do not have medical conditions that impair healing or increase risk of surgery
  • Non-smokers
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic goals for what thigh lift surgery can accomplish
  • Individuals committed to leading a healthy lifestyle, including proper nutrition and fitness

What it won't do

Thigh lifts are not intended strictly for the removal of excess fat. Liposuction alone can remove excess fat deposits where skin has good elasticity and is able to naturally conform to new body contours. In cases where skin elasticity is poor, a combination of liposuction and thigh lift techniques may be recommended.

Lower Body Lift

Lower Body Lift

Consultation and Preparing for Surgery

The success and safety of your thigh lift procedure depends very much on your complete candidness during your consultation. You'll be asked a number of questions about your health, desires, and lifestyle.

During your consultation be prepared to discuss:

  • Your surgical goals
  • Medical conditions, drug allergies, and medical treatments
  • Current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drug use
  • Previous surgeries

Dr. Kronowitz will also:

  • Evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors
  • Examine and measure your body, including detailed measurements
  • Take photographs for your medical records
  • Discuss your options
  • Recommend a course of treatment
  • Discuss likely outcomes of thigh lift surgery and any risks or potential complications

Prior to surgery, you may be asked to:

  • Get lab testing or a medical evaluation
  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding

Thigh lift surgery will be performed in an accredited hospital. 

Be sure to ask your Dr. Kronowitz questions. It's very important to understand all aspects of your thigh lift procedure. It's natural to feel some anxiety, whether it's excitement for your anticipated new look or a bit of preoperative stress. Don't be shy about discussing these feelings with Dr. Kronowitz.

Lower Body Lift Surgery

Lower Body Lift Surgery

The Procedure

Step 1 - Anesthesia
Medications are administered for your comfort during the plastic surgical procedures. The options include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best option for you.

Step 2 - The incision
Dr. Kronowitz's technique used for a thigh lift places incisions in the groin, extending downward and wrapping around the back of the thigh. The underlying tissue matrix will be reshaped and tightened, and skin will be reduced and re-draped resulting in more proportionate and smoother body contours. You may qualify for a minimal incision medial thigh lift that involves an incision only in the groin area. Dr. Kronowitz will determine what's appropriate.

Improving the contours of the outer thigh may require an incision extending from the groin around the hip. Advanced techniques usually allow incisions to be placed in strategic locations where they can be hidden by most types of clothing and swimsuits.

Step 3 - Closing the incisions
Deep support sutures within underlying tissues help to form the newly shaped contours. Sutures close the skin incisions.

Step 4 - See the results
The smoother tighter contouring that result from a thigh lift are apparent almost immediately, although initially obscured by swelling and bruising. You may be required to wear a compression garment for several weeks following your procedure to minimize swelling and support the tissues as they heal. Following a thigh lift, skin quality is dramatically improved both in appearance and feel.

Inner Thigh Lift Scar

Inner Thigh Lift Scar

Risks and Safety

The decision to have thigh lift surgery is extremely personal, and you'll have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential complications are acceptable. You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure and any risks and potential complications.

The risks include:

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Poor wound healing
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Major wound separation
  • Asymmetry
  • Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
  • Fatty tissue found deep in the skin might die (fat necrosis)
  • Persistent pain
  • Skin discoloration and/or swelling
  • Skin loss
  • Sutures may spontaneously surface through the skin, become visible, or produce irritation that require removal
  • Unfavorable scarring
  • Numbness or other changes in skin sensation
  • Recurrent looseness of skin
  • Possibility of revisional surgery

When you go home

If you experience any shortness of breath, chest pains, or unusual heart beats, seek medical attention immediately. Should any of these complications occur, you may require hospitalization and additional treatment.

Be careful 

Following Dr. Kronowitz's instructions is key to the success of your surgery. It is important that the surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, swelling, abrasion, or motion during the time of healing. Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how to care for yourself.

These risks and others will be fully discussed prior to your consent. It's important that you address all your questions directly with Dr. Kronowitz.

Following your physician's instructions is essential to the success of your surgery. It's important that the surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, swelling, abrasion, or motion during the time of healing. Dr. Kronowitz will give you specific instructions on how to care for yourself.

Inner Thigh Lift & Outer Thigh Lift Surgery

Inner Thigh Lift & Outer Thigh Lift Surgery

Recovery After Surgery

When your procedure is completed, dressing or bandages may be applied to your incisions, and you may be wrapped in an elastic bandage or a compression garment to minimize swelling and to support your new contours as you heal.

You will be given specific instructions that may include how to care for the surgical site and medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health, and when to follow up with Dr. Kronowitz.

Be sure to ask Dr. Kronowitz specific questions about what you can expect during your individual recovery period.

  • What medication will I be given or prescribed after surgery?
  • Will I have dressings/bandages after surgery?
  • When will they be removed?
  • Are stitches removed? When?
  • When can I resume normal activity and exercise?
  • When do I return for follow-up care?

Outer Thigh and Buttocks Lift Surgery

Outer Thigh and Buttocks Lift Surgery

The Results

The results of a thigh lift are visible almost immediately. However, it may take several months for the final results to fully develop. Some visible scars will remain, but the overall results are long lasting, provided that you maintain a stable weight and general fitness. As your body ages, it is natural to lose some firmness. However, most of your initial improvement should be relatively permanent.

Although good results are expected from your procedure, there is no guarantee. In some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single surgical procedure and another surgery may be necessary.

Lower Body Lift & Abdominoplasty

Lower Body Lift & Abdominoplasty

*Prices excludes facility fee, anesthesia fee, liposuction to the thighs with thigh lift surgery, liposuction to the buttocks with buttocks lift, or liposuction to perform fat harvest for fat transfer to the buttocks, breasts, or face. Thigh lift prices and lower body lift price are not for extended thigh lifts with or without buttocks lift surgery (BMI>=30) or extended lower body lift surgery (BMI>=30), respectively. Price does not include tummy tuck, labiaplasty, or liposuction surgery.