About Thigh Lift Surgery
Weight loss is a great victory for any person. But regardless of their efforts, some who reach their goal weight may be left with sagging skin that prevents their full results from being revealed. Based on the amount of time you carried the extra weight and how much of that weight you lost, loose skin can be an added challenge if the skin wasn't able to shrink to the smaller shape and size of the body. The thighs are especially stubborn and unresponsive for many people. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Naveen Setty offers surgical thigh lifts (also known as thighplasty) at Setty Plastics & Aesthetics in Dallas and McKinney, which removes extra skin on the outer and inner thighs to produce a more contoured, tighter look. Thigh lift surgery has increased in popularity as it provides natural-looking results for anyone fighting sagging skin on the thighs.
"I do not usually post reviews, but I just got home from surgery at Setty plastics. Let me just tell you...their staff is absolutely amazing. Im not in any pain at all! I was very nervous but they were so kind and reassuring. Highly recommend this place to everyone. Not to mention they really worked with me to get me in on my tight work schedule. To my nurse Matt, thank you for being so sweet and patient with me, to Dr Hill thank you for doing my anesthesia and most Importantly thank you Dr Setty for everything. They treat you like family!"- S.R. / Google / Aug 07, 2020
"Hello, this review is for gynecomastia surgery with Dr. Setty in McKinney, TX. First, let me say this is not my first gynecomastia surgery nor was this a correction to anything regarding the first surgery. I grew up with tuberous gyno since 6th grade and had perfect results after an easy surgery at a well-known surgeon in an upper-class part of Los Angeles. I was 18 and went off to enjoy college with new people living a normal life as if gyno never happened. At 23 right before graduating, I asked a derm. for finasteride because of hair loss concerns. Gyno is a well-known side effect of this drug. I called my first surgeon's office and they confirmed I would not be at an increased risk given my history, but they were wrong. After only 6 doses of fin, I got familiar sensations in the upper armpit, the telltale gynecomastia area. I stopped immediately but it was full-blown gyno by the summer. Complete nightmare, one of the worst times of my life. I got a job out in Dallas very quickly after school and was able to save up for surgery ASAP. I looked up some doctors in North Dallas and found Dr. Setty's page. I saw they had a Snapchat and a youtube where he introduces himself and even performs a surgery, I liked that transparency very much. There was a price estimate for his gynecomastia surgery, which was very reasonable. Most other doctors in the area at this time are not listing prices on their sites, you have to look it up on realself which is an untrustworthy site I feel. In the "About Us" section the Setty team did say competitive pricing is one of their goals. That broke down the first barrier between patient and doctor and drew me in for a consultation. This was in January, and COVID had not hit America as hard yet. However they still screened people who came in, had everything sanitized, and on top of that, the clinic itself was gorgeous. The part of McKinney they are in is gorgeous. Very clean and upscale and modern, fresh coats of paint on everything and tons of parking. Everyone at the office is very friendly and professional. At the consultation, I got to meet everyone and Dr. Setty did confirm I would be a good candidate for surgery. I felt confident energy right away meeting him. They considered my individual circumstances and worked generously with me on the pricing. I scheduled the pre-op, had no issues ever reaching them when I needed communication, everything was just really seamless with thoughtful touches here and there. I really felt comfortable with them as a patient and they took very good care of me. Scheduling appointments was always easy. Note this was all as the virus was worsening and they were quickly having to readjust their business. I never felt rushed or forgotten. I was very happy with their coronavirus response and I am sorry if they lost any business to it. The big day came and the hospital was brand new like they had just unwrapped the packaging and cut the ribbon to the door. Completely clean and so huge, wow. I had expressed concerns about post-surgery nausea and pre-surgery anxiety, and they took care of me. Luckily I work an office job and was able to manage the vest/pads under long sleeve shirts for the recovery. I used this silicone gel for scars that I bought at the front desk of the Setty office, they didn't have this when I had my first gyno surgery. The scars from my first surgery are more visible than Dr. Setty's. It is exactly 6 months from my surgery now and in the past week, I finally started to forget to apply it on the scars every night. I have an ankle that I also had 2 surgeries on and it is much more sensitive and visibly scarred than my chest. Dr. Setty took care of me physically and emotionally and never once lost his cool. It is a hallmark of a job well done that I now live a normal life again and actually forget that I even had this surgery not even a year ago. Thank you Dr. Setty. P.S. if you are a gynecomastia prone individual, stay away from finasteride"- J.B. / Google / Jul 29, 2020
"I couldn't be happier with my results. I went for a breast augmentation and lift and was given all of the information for pre, during and post surgery. I knew what to expect, and they were all very willing to help any time I had a question. The staff couldn't have been anymore inviting and warm. They made me feel very at home and comfortable. Highly recommend Dr. Setty and his team!"- C.C. / Google / Jul 28, 2020
"Let me just start by saying I have never wrote a review in my life. I am a fair skin African American who has been struggling with hyperpigmentation and unwanted facial hair since I was a teenager.Ive been to Electrolosis and so many laser hair removal and spas than I can count. Kate Cross is SO PASSIONATE and an detail professional about making people look good! Shout out to her !!! U don’t find many people whose passionate about what they do these days it’s all about the money. Speaking of which this place is so affordable! They work with u. I use to get skin pen every other month, not any more I’ve only had one this year ! I promise to god.I had been burned by laser hair removal that left the scarring and pigmentation.I use to be insecure. I recently went home to a funeral . Everyone was so amazed on how my face cleared up! The staff is very professional. I look so good now my female supervisors at work don’t even look at me anymore out of envy. I did add dandelion tea on my own that helps with hyperpigmentation too. But everything else I owe to Setty plastics god n Kate. Thank You!"- T.B. / Yelp / Jul 23, 2020
"Every single member of this office has been incredibly friendly and helpful. Dr. Setty and his staff truly go above and beyond to make you feel welcome and cared for. When I came in for a consultation for a breast augmentation and lift, I was both nervous and embarrassed. I had been to consultations with other plastic surgeons previously and none made me feel as safe or non-judged as Dr. Setty. Everyone from those who worked at the front desk, to Jessica (billing and scheduling) to Giovanna (his amazing nurse), we’re kind and helpful and ready to answer any and all questions I had. Could not have asked for a better experience!!"- J.M. / Google / Jul 23, 2020
Thigh lift surgery is a skin tightening and removal treatment that corrects loose skin. A thigh lift is an ideal post weight loss treatment. The surgery is typically performed on people who have lost at least 100 pounds. It's also helpful in older adults who are fighting sagging skin caused by natural aging, as well as women whose bodies changed following pregnancy and childbirth. If you have loose, hanging, or wrinkly skin on your upper thighs (whether it's the outer or inner thighs or both), a thigh lift may be a great option. Please bear in mind that if cellulite is the bigger issue, Dr. Setty can recommend different treatments that may help improve the appearance of cellulite.
For thigh lift surgery, general anesthesia is usually administered to the patient. A surgical incision is placed around the upper area of the leg in the natural fold where the thigh and torso meet. The incision often runs along to the middle section of the thigh. This permits enough space to perform surgical liposuction (if desired) to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat and to excise the excess skin in the upper thigh. The skin will be stretched upward so it is taut and secured with sutures. In certain patients, an additional incision may be made underneath the butt or in the outer thigh area based on the quantity of skin and tissue being addressed. Thigh lift surgery at Setty Plastics & Aesthetics corrects the whole thigh area for a tighter, shapelier, more contoured look.
What to Expect
A thigh lift takes around 2 – 3 hours to perform. As soon as the procedure is done, you will be monitored and assessed before being released to go home for recovery. There may be swelling, bruising, and discomfort during the first few days of recovery. After several days of rest, most patients are able to get up and walk slowly, which is important for optimal blood circulation and faster healing. The total recovery time usually lasts around 6 – 8 weeks. Wound care instructions given by Dr. Setty will help your surgical incisions to heal so they are discreet. Although patients will have some scarring, the improved contour and shape of your legs may help you boost your confidence, allowing you to show off your thighs with pride.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will a thigh lift remove cellulite or stretch marks?
Thigh lift surgery successfully improves the contour and appearance of your legs. Since a thigh lift includes the tightening of the skin and addresses stubborn fat pockets, it may improve the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks on your legs. If you're worried about stretch marks or cellulite, let Dr. Setty know during your consultation so he can personalize your treatment plan to meet your goals.
How long will my results last?
After your surgery, if you remain at a healthy weight with regular exercise and a balanced diet, you should maintain your results for many years. Dr. Setty suggests you be at or near a healthy, stable weight prior to thigh lift surgery so it's easy to maintain your results. Significant weight changes or pregnancy following your thigh lift may alter your appearance. During your consultation, Dr. Setty will talk to you about how to protect your results.
Can I combine a thigh lift with other surgeries?
Some patients pair a thigh lift with a tummy tuck to create a lower body lift. Thighplasties are also a common part of after weight loss surgery or a mommy makeover. At your initial consultation, talk to Dr. Setty about your aesthetic goals so he can develop a comprehensive surgical plan that provides you with the best results.
What about a nonsurgical thigh lift?
Although there are nonsurgical procedures to reduce fat in the body and tighten skin, these may help with mild improvements. A surgical thigh lift is the best way to correct significant amounts of sagging skin and pockets of fat on your thighs. If you're considering nonsurgical treatments, ask Dr. Setty to give you more information during your initial consultation. He will explain the pros and cons of nonsurgical and surgical procedures and recommend the best option for you.
Plan Your Procedure
Get Tighter, Toned Thighs
When you notice loose skin on your legs that creates embarrassment or anxiety, we encourage you to contact Setty Plastics & Aesthetics to find out more about surgical thigh lifts. It's typical for patients to combine a thigh lift surgery with one or more cosmetic surgeries, particularly procedures that treat nearby areas, like a tummy tuck or a lift for the lower body, based on your unique condition. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Setty to achieve the toned look you desire.