After 31 years of practice Dr. Strinden plans to retire at the end of 2019. Due to the limited schedule, we may not be able to accommodate your surgery before the end of the year. Please call our office to check availability with Sherri our nurse (936) 637-1145. We have removed the ability to email our office via the website and only phone contact will be available until the practice closes. This website will be available for education and information until December 31, 2019. Please use the online form to request your records. You can find it under the resource tab, then forms. Click on medical records release authorization. Please fill out all numbered blanks and return the form via fax (936)632-3837, email (strinden@consolidated.net), or US mail. There is no charge for emailing records. There will be a $5.00 fee for copying records for pick up or mailing. We will be happy to forward records to any doctor of your choosing via secure link using SendInc.com. Please allow 4 weeks for processing records requests.

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Thigh Lift

What is Thigh Lift surgery?

What is Thigh Lift surgery?

A thigh lift reshapes the thighs by reducing excess skin, and in some cases fat, resulting in smoother skin and better-proportioned contours of the thighs and lower body.



Am I a candidate for Thigh Lift surgery?

Am I a candidate for Thigh Lift surgery?

Candidates for 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 can 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



How is Thigh Lift surgery done?

How is Thigh Lift surgery done?

Step 1 - Anesthesia

Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedures. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.

Step 2 - The incision

Incision patterns vary based on the area or areas to be treated, degree of correction and patient and surgeon preference.


One common technique used for a thigh lift places incisions in the groin, extending downward wrapping around the back of the thigh. The underlying tissue matrix will be reshaped and tightened, and skin will be reduced and redraped resulting in more proportionate and smoother body contours.


You may qualify for a minimal incision medial thigh lift which involves an incision only in the groin area. Your surgeon will determine what's appropriate.


Improving the contours of the outer thigh may require an incision extending from the groin around the hip.


Through these incisions your plastic surgeon will tighten tissues for a smoother, better-toned lower body contour.


Advanced techniques usually allow incisions to be placed in strategic locations where they can be hidden by most types of clothing and swimsuits. However, incisions may be extensive following massive weight loss.

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 some 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.





Many Procedure Details Excerpted from the ASPS/ASAPS Patient Education Brochures © ASPS/ASAPS 2008

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Very friendly staff.

My experience with Dr. Strinden and all those who work with him has been wonderful!

Great Team.

Extremely happy with results plus the staff makes you feel comfortable and calm.

They called me all weekend to check on my progress. I really appreciate that.

Very good experience.





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