About Thigh Lift Surgery
Are your thighs, specifically the skin on the upper or outer thighs, an area of concern? Dallas, TX Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. A Jay Burns offers thigh lift surgery (known as thighplasty) for men and women wanting to trim away the excess on their thighs. The appearance of loose skin on the inner or outer thigh, no matter how limited or severe, may be a real challenge to correct with leg day at the gym or a strict diet. Your loose skin may not adapt to the new you or the shape of your thighs after weight loss. Dr. Burns can resculpt the skin on your thighs by eliminating loose skin. We have seen a rise in the request of this type of plastic surgery in recent years with the successful outcomes of bariatric surgery. Patients, who have had weight loss surgery or drop weight rapidly, tend to battle loose skin in the process. Even with a strict exercise routine, skin that has lost its elasticity may only be remedied with a surgical intervention. At our practice in Dallas, we would like to consult with you privately to discuss how we can help you achieve your physical transformation after weight loss or to just tighten up aging skin with a thigh lift with Dr. Burns.
Thigh lift surgery is considered an after weight loss procedure. It is often performed on patients who have lost 100 pounds or more, but is also popular among older adults who are battling loose skin due to age, as well as with women whose weight fluctuated before and after a pregnancy. If you have loose, wrinkly, or hanging skin on the upper thigh, inner or outer thigh, this surgery may be an option. Please keep in mind that if cellulite is your main concern, there are other nonsurgical procedures that can help reduce the appearance of cellulite. Thighplasty is a skin removal and skin tightening procedure that addresses loose skin.
"I highly recommend Dr. Burns to everyone. He does AMAZING things and truly cares for his patients. Throughout my early childhood and adolescent years, I had several surgeries with Dr. Burns due to birth defects on my skin. He truly cares about his patients and his skills are the reason I have so much confidence in myself as an adult now. These surgeries happened many years ago but they have changed my life forever ( and for the better) and I’m forever grateful that I had Dr. Burns as my doctor!"- E.L. / Facebook / Mar 29, 2018
"Dr. Burns Is an amazing surgeon! I recently had my implants removed and did a fat transfer to the breast. I had larger implants (505's) and he was one of the only doctors I consulted with that did not urge me to do a lift. He listened to what I was looking for and was very confident that he could provide me what I wanted. My right implant was never placed properly so he spent some time fixing my right breast. He checked on me after surgery and gave my husband his cell phone number in case we needed to reach him. I flew from California for surgery and I do not have any regrets. His staff is kind and professional and Tracie is so sweet! I couldn't have asked for a better experience. I'm so thankful for the great care him and his staff provided!"- A.B. / Yelp / Feb 24, 2018
"My husband and I have met with several pediatric plastic surgeons over the course of the past two years. Dr. Burns is by far the best of the group. Our son is still a few years out from having his surgery, however, I wanted to express how much I love Dr. Burns! He has been so extremely caring and has answered all my questions and made me feel like he truly cares about our little man. I never felt rushed when meeting with him and he made it very clear that if we felt we needed to see him again before our next yearly appointment, his door was always open. The other surgeons we met with may be great surgeons as well, but, Dr. Burn made me feel like my son was his only patient. His demeanor and caring personality make him the best fit for our family. I know our son will be in good hands when the time comes for surgery."- F.S. / Facebook / Aug 16, 2017
"Dr. John Burns is caring, kind, honest, and, most importantly, extremely skilled at what he does. I've been a patient for 12 years, having gotten a laser resurfacing, lipsuction, a facelift, botox, fillers, and a chemical peel. He does all of his own injections. His prices are reasonable, his staff is caring and really fun, his office is modern and elegant, and he's just the best."- N.A. / Yelp / Aug 05, 2017
"Would absolutely recommend my Dr to anyone !!! He's been awesome through all of my surgeries ???also a BIG Shout out to his nurse Tara Seale for putting up with me???!! Freakin' amazing!!!!! A++++++++++++++++++++++"- C.A. / Facebook / Jun 15, 2017
Plan Your Procedure
- Procedure Recovery Location
During a thigh lift, general anesthesia is used. An incision is made near the top of the thigh in the natural crease where the thigh meets the torso. This incision usually extends down to the midway point of the thigh area. This allows enough room to use liposuction (if needed) to remove isolated pockets of fat, as well as trim away all loose skin at the top of the thigh area. The remaining skin will be pull upward, the underlying tissue and surface skin tightened, and safely secured with sutures. In some cases, an incision may be necessary on the outer thigh area or underneath the buttock, depending on the amount of tissue being removed and addressed. This surgery reshapes the entire thigh area, leaving a shapelier, tighter, more contoured appearance.
What to Expect
Thighplasty takes about 2 – 3 hours to complete. Once the surgery is over, you will be monitored and then sent home to recover. There is usually swelling, bruising, and discomfort associated with the immediate recovery, but within a few days, most patients are up and slowly walking around, which is necessary for circulation and healthy healing. The overall recovery period typically takes about 6 – 8 weeks. During this time, at-home wound care will help the incision to heal properly. You will love the look and feel of your thighs after this surgery. Even though there will be some scarring, the new shape and contour of your thighs will help you regain your self-confidence and show your legs with pride.
Get Tighter, Toned Thighs
If you have loose skin on your thighs that causes you anxiety or embarrassment when your legs are exposed, we invite you to call our office to learn more about thigh lift surgery. It is common for patients to combine this procedure with other body contouring procedures, especially ones that address the lower body such as abdominoplasty or a lower body lift, depending on your specific condition. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Burns and get the tighter appearance you desire!