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Thigh Lift

If you’re struggling with a flabby and saggy appearance in your thighs, you’re far from alone. Aging, childbirth, and weight loss can lead to sagging skin on the upper thighs. Dr. Erickson offers a thigh lift in Houston to reverse these changes and make you feel more confident in your appearance.

The Erickson Difference

Dr. Cameron Erickson understands that everyone is unique. Your physiology, anatomical needs, lifestyle, and goals are unique, so your surgical procedure should also be unique. Instead of offering cookie-cutter treatments, Dr. Erickson understands your specific needs and goals to curate a personalized surgical plan. His considered approach has allowed him to complete hundreds of successful thigh lift surgeries. His patients are unanimously thrilled with their natural results, and you can be one of them.

woman after thigh lift in Houston

What is a Thigh Lift?

A thigh lift is a cosmetic surgery that makes the thighs look firmer and more toned. The surgery involves removing excess skin and fat from the upper legs and tightening the underlying muscles. Patients often undergo a thigh lift after childbirth or dramatic weight loss to remove sagging skin and fat deposits. In addition to improving your body contours, a thigh lift can prevent the inner folds of your thighs from rubbing and chafing while walking.

Dr. Erickson’s Thigh Lift Technique

During your consultation, Dr. Erickson will review your medical history, discuss your goals and concerns, and measure the degree of skin laxity to determine if you’re a good candidate for a thigh lift in Houston. The best candidates for thigh lift surgery have a stable weight, good skin elasticity, and realistic expectations for the results. If you have significant weight fluctuations, you may not be a good candidate because the skin around your thighs may not adapt well to the changes.

On the day of your surgery, you will be given general anesthesia, so you will sleep through the procedure. The type of thigh lift surgery you need will be determined by the amount of skin and fat to be removed and your overall body type and shape. Depending on your unique condition, the surgeon may offer three types of surgery: inner thigh lift, medial thigh lift, and outer thigh lift.

  • Inner thigh lift: An incision is made in the groin area and extends along the inner thigh.
  • Medial thigh lift: An incision is made in the groin area and extends along the inner thigh and around the back to the buttock area.
  • Outer thigh lift: An incision is made in the groin area and extends along the outer thigh.

The incisions are strategically placed along the natural lines of your body to minimize visibility. After making the incisions, Dr. Erickson will remove excess skin and fat tissues and tighten underlying muscles. The incisions will then be closed with stitches, following which a drain may be placed under the skin to remove excess fluids that may accumulate. The surgery usually takes 3 to 5 hours to complete. You will have to wear compression garments for a few weeks.

Goals of a Thigh Lift:

  • Lifting and sculpting the upper thighs
  • Improving physical comfort
  • Reducing chafing and rubbing of your inner thighs
  • Removing dimples and cellulite from the thighs
  • Reducing rashes caused by the thighs rubbing against each other
  • Improving the fit of your clothing
  • Making it easier to engage in physical exercises
  • Completing your aesthetic journey after weight loss
  • Improving overall body contours
woman after thigh lift in Houston

Consult Dr. Erickson

Dr. Cameron Erickson is a nationally-renowned aesthetic plastic surgeon specializing in cutting-edge body contouring procedures. He fosters a caring and compassionate atmosphere in his surgical facility, ensuring his patients feel supported through every stage of the surgical process. You will also receive his personal number, so you can contact him whenever you want. Please schedule a consultation to explore your options for a thigh lift in Houston.

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3636 Westheimer Road
Houston, Texas 77027

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