Thigh Lift in Sugar Land, TX

Patients in the Sugar Land, Texas, and Houston, Texas, areas who want to improve the appearance of their thighs through Thigh Lift turn to Dr. David Stapenhorst of Signature Plastic Surgery. The thigh lift procedure surgically removes excess skin from the thighs. One of the most common causes of loose skin on the thighs is significant weight loss. In some cases, Dr. David Stapenhorst recommends liposuction in conjunction with the Thigh Lift procedure. Liposuction is helpful for patients who have fat deposits on the thighs that are resistant to weight loss. Patients who undergo a Thigh Lift procedure should continue to eat healthy and exercise. Proper diet and exercise help maintain the improvements made with the Thigh Lift procedure.

What happens during the Thigh Lift procedure by Dr. David Stapenhorst?

Depending on the extent of the procedure, Dr. Stapenhorst may require the patient to stay in the hospital overnight following the surgery. In order to keep the patient comfortable during surgery a general anesthetic is used for the Thigh Lift procedure.Incisions are made on the upper and inner portions of the thighs in order to remove the excess skin and fat. If liposuction is required, Dr. Stapenhorst may perform the liposuction before, during or after the Thigh Lift. Thigh Lift procedures may take Dr. Stapenhorst up to four hours to complete.

When can normal activities resume after the Thigh Lift procedure?

Dr. Stapenhorst advises his patients that they must limit their activities for up to three weeks after the surgery. More strenuous activities should be avoided for six weeks. The scars will fully mature in one year.

Is there any pain associated with the Thigh Lift procedure?

Dr. David Stapenhorst advises his patients that they will experience pain, swelling and bruising after the Thigh Lift procedure. Patients may also experience numbness. These symptoms typically resolve several weeks to months after the surgery.

How much does a Thigh Lift cost in Sugar Land, TX?

Signature Plastic Surgery works with CareCredit® to provide financing options for patients. Within a few hours, you can be pre-approved for your cosmetic procedure.

Dr. Stapenhorst specializes in cosmetic surgery; visit our other body contouring pages including tummy tuck, arm lift and body contouring after massive weight loss.

Dear Patients,

I am announcing the closure of my practice, Signature Plastic Surgery. Effective December 31, 2022, I
will be moving on to a new practice opportunity. I have enjoyed serving the people of Sugar Land since
2008. This has been a difficult decision for me to make, but I am looking forward to the new
opportunity, and I know that I will look back fondly on the past 14 years.
If you are a current patient, your medical records are confidential, and a copy can be transferred to
another physician of your choice, or released to you only with your permission. You may send an e-mail
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David P. Stapenhorst, MD, FACS