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The truth is, while celebrities and models may let on that a fashionable space between their thighs is natural, many people struggle with unwanted fat and loose skin in this body area.

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The concept of the thigh gap is considerably new, starting somewhere between 2010 and 2011 in North America. The truth is, while celebrities and models may let on that a fashionable space between their thighs is natural, many people struggle with unwanted fat and loose skin in this body area. Sometimes a healthy lifestyle and a fit body are not enough to shape this challenging area. If you’d like help smoothing, slimming and recontouring your thighs, Dr. Tutino will be happy to discuss thigh lift surgery with you. 

What is Thigh Chafing?

People who have skin laxity present on their inner thighs may suffer from chafing. This painful and rarely discussed phenomenon can irritate body regions such as the inner thighs and underarms. When skin frequently rubs against clothes or other skin, redness, pain, and swelling can occur.

Our thighs tend to experience regular movement- when we sit, walk, or run, excess tissue may cause uncomfortable problems. Though genetics and body type play a role, people also report problems with thigh chafing after massive weight loss.

Wearing the form-fitting clothing you want to, including workout gear or swimwear, might not seem possible if you’re self-conscious about your inner thighs. Discomfort due to sagging skin can even make working out a challenge.

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Can you tighten thighs with exercise only?

In many cases, combatting excess body fat through a healthy diet and exercise are effective. We tend to look for targeted exercises to reverse unwanted changes in specific body areas.

Although there are ways to burn excess thigh fat and lower overall body mass index, no leg days at the gym will repair and tone stretched sagging skin.

Dr. Tutino performs over 300 body shaping surgeries per year. The thigh lift cases he sees most often are people who could not achieve desired results even after years of workouts and strict diet plans.

A thigh lift surgery removes the extra skin left by ageing and weight loss. The treated area can appear slimmer, smoother and even reveal a thigh gap, making fitness activities far easier once healed. 


Who Should consider Thigh Lift?

A thigh lift is an ideal surgery for men and women of any age who are in good general health, have reached their target weight, and struggle with excessive loose skin on their inner thighs.

Some people choose to combine thigh liposuction with a lift, and Dr. Tutino will let you know if you’re a good candidate for this combined procedure. Body lift surgeries excise redundant skin, so a related incision and some unavoidable scarring are expected. The thigh lift scar is placed discretely within groin creases (natural folds) and will be relatively well-hidden when possible. However, necessary scars and the required recovery time are important to understand.

Dr. Tutino takes as much time as needed to fully explain the process, consideration, and benefits of thigh surgery so that his patients have realistic expectations and can plan for optimal results.


FAQ - top Thigh Lift questions

What Type Of Thigh Lifts Are There?

There are different types of thigh lift surgeries, including:

  • Medial Thigh Lift
  • Upper Inner Thigh Lift
  • Mini Thigh Lift
  • Vertical Thigh Lift
  • Posterior Thigh Lift
  • Spiral Thigh Lift
Can you tighten loose skin on your inner thighs?

Yes, if you opt for a thigh lift, it could help you with loose and saggy skin on your inner thighs. A thigh lift might be the ideal choice for you as it will not only get rid of all the sagging skin but also make your thighs appear tighter and more toned. 

How much excess skin can a thigh lift remove?

The amount of skin that Dr. Tutino can remove from the thighs differs from patient to patient. The goal is not to remove as much skin as possible; it makes the thigh look more toned and contoured. Dr. Tutino will take you through the entire process and make sure that you understand the amount of skin to be removed and the final results.

Do I need a thigh lift or liposuction?

Sometimes, Dr. Tutino might recommend a combination of thigh lift and liposuction. It all depends on what you need and your overall health. Liposuction is for people looking to remove the stubborn fat pockets in certain areas of the body. It doesn’t necessarily mean that they have excess and sagging skin. Thigh lift surgery is recommended for people who might not have a problem with the fat deposits but have excess, hanging skin. 

Does liposuction work on inner thighs?

Yes, you can opt for liposuction on both your outer thighs as well as inner thighs. Just remember that it does not remove loose skin. It is meant to remove the fat deposits in your targeted areas.

How do I know if I need a thigh lift or thigh liposuction, or both?

When you come for your initial consultation with Dr. Tutino, he will examine you and explain everything to you in detail. He will guide you to the ideal solution and help you decide whether you need thigh liposuction, thigh lift, or both. 

How do I get rid of cellulite and flabby thighs?

A lot of people come to us with this problem. Dr. Tutino suggests starting by changing your lifestyle. You have to adopt a healthy lifestyle if you want to see long-lasting and effective results. Start exercising and move towards a healthy diet. Even after this, if you have problems, then you can go for a thigh lift.

Can you have a tummy tuck and thigh lift at the same time?

Yes, you can combine different procedures into one. Dr. Tutino will examine your body, ask you to get tests done, and after reviewing them, he will suggest which procedure is for you. Unlike other plastic surgeons, Dr. Tutino is there with you from your very first consultation, throughout the surgery, to the final follow-up visit. 

Do thigh lifts work?

Unlike the myths that abound, thigh lift surgeries do work and are very effective for patients with excess skin. Mostly, this happens to people who have undergone massive weight loss. You can exercise all you want, but it will still not be enough to tighten up that much extra skin. If you have had bariatric surgery, a thigh lift could be an ideal solution for you. 

Am I the right candidate for thigh lift surgery?

There are various things to consider before telling a patient whether they are right for the thigh lift surgery or not. Book a consultation with Dr. Tutino today so he can meet with you, check you out, and take your complete medical history. He will then tell you whether you are an ideal patient for thigh lift surgery or not. He will also inform you what you need to do to become an ideal thigh lift candidate.

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Dr. Tutino specializes in individualized plastic surgeries. He creates custom treatment plans for every patient based on their medical history, expected outcomes, and unique body features. He is a Canadian Royal College certified plastic surgeon with over 12,000 surgeries under his belt.
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After shedding significant bodyweight, some people will experience skin laxity around their midsection, buttocks, and inner and outer thighs.

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The difference between thigh lift surgery and a lower body lift relates to the location and extent of aesthetic concerns. After shedding significant bodyweight, some people will experience skin laxity around their midsection, buttocks, and inner and outer thighs.

A lower body lift surgery is more extensive and utilizes incisions across the lower abdomen, back, and flanks to lift skin in multiple areas.

Comparatively, a thigh lift refers to a smaller, localized inner thigh treatment area.

If you’re wondering which approach can benefit you most, Dr. Tutino will help guide you after an exam and a detailed discussion about your goals. 

Benefits of Thigh Lift

Youthful Body Contours
Because skin changes tend to come with age, smoothing, tightening treatments can feel a bit like turning back the clock. After your thigh lift, you may even feel more confident wearing the youthful clothing styles you miss.

Clothes Fit
If you have not been able to fit your thighs in tight jeans or figure-hugging dresses for years, a renewed thigh contour may open up your wardrobe choices in a refreshing way.

Exercise
Our patients report that exercise involving jogging, running, or cycling can be far more comfortable once healed after Thighplasty. 

For some, it’s the catalyst they need to return to a healthier lifestyle.


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Thigh Lift Techniques

Here are the common methods that Dr. Tutino uses to perform a thigh lift. 

Medial Thigh Lift
The medial thighs refer to the inner area of the thighs, which join with the groin area. So, to tighten skin on your medial thigh, Dr. Tutino will create a linear incision in the thigh/groin junction to trim excess tissue. Liposuction and direct fat removal may also be used to help create desired contours; your incisions are sutured closed, as well a dressing and compression garment is worn for a set time after surgery. 

Mini Thigh Lift
A mini thigh lift procedure may be ideal for individuals seeking a moderate thigh lift with minimal excess body fat. Due to age and genetics, some people develop a small yet bothersome amount of inner thigh sagging. Smaller incisions and a less invasive approach may achieve desired results.

Outer Thigh Lift
An outer Thighplasty or lateral thigh lift addresses “saddlebags” and sagging of the outer thighs. This area is typically treated along with buttock lifting or a comprehensive lower body lift.

Incisions are placed laterally at the hipbone level. They cannot hide and inner Thighplasty scars; however, they will be covered by underwear and swimwear in most cases.

Vertical Thigh Lift
A vertical thigh lift procedure involves vertical incisions on the inner thigh areas; this is a less commonly used method to tighten thigh skin. Still, it may be appropriate to reduce the overall circumference of the thigh extending down toward the knee.

Dr. Tutino will present you with multiple options along with before and after results so that you can understand the concerns and benefits of each approach.

Thigh Lift with Liposuction
For men and women who want to reduce inner thigh fat but have poor skin elasticity, Dr. Tutino may suggest combining skin and fat reduction to avoid undesirable results from liposuction alone.

Dr. Tutino Plastic Surgeon Mississauga & Oakville
Dr. Tutino offers incredibly detailed, personalized surgical planning to ensure the best options and outcomes are available to you. His hands-on approach means you’ll have expert advice and support alongside you every step of your journey as you’re empowered with the body you’ve always wanted. 

Dr. Tutino will be pleased to meet you, discuss your aesthetic goals, and help you feel confident about your body.
 
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benefit 3 of 3 "confidence boost"

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Boost Your Confidence with a Thigh Lift 

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Confidence Boost

The lengths people go to when covering up their bodies can be exhausting. Some will avoid the gym, social activities, and even intimate situations due to embarrassment about sagging skin. Though the physical change you choose may be subtle, the impact on daily life and body confidence can be major. Each time you select an outfit, jump in a pool or lean closer to that special someone, there could be one less unnecessary distraction on your mind. That’s why investing in your body can feel like an investment in mental and emotional well-being too. 

Dr. Tutino helps you set realistic goals and expectations for Thigh Lift

Sometimes, dissatisfaction with a cosmetic surgery experience or outcome can be traced back to inadequate discussion and preparation beforehand. Dr. Tutino’s hands-on, detailed approach means that he places significant importance on the conversation, questions answered, and options considered before surgery. He approaches all body contouring surgeries with the customization and close involvement. That means he conducts the consultation personally, answers follow-up questions, stays close at hand after surgery and sees all his patients regularly to follow progress.

This high level of dedication and involvement ensures peace of mind, and it helps reduce complications or confusion after surgery. Dr. Tutino never minds taking extra time when planning to ensure his patients feel empowered, fully educated, and confident about their choice.

Goals & Expectations

Some goals and expectations discussed during the consultation include: 

  • Removal of excess fat from thighs 
  • Potential creation of a thigh gap in cases of little or no pre-existing thigh gap
  • Minimized incisions
  • Scars are created in inconspicuous areas so that they are not easily noticed.
  • Thigh skin removal to make daily life more comfortable 
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Pre-Surgery evaluation

When you come to Dr. Tutino for thigh lift surgery, he will evaluate your situation thoroughly.

That means your whole health picture, any medications or supplements you take, smoking, your weight and your target weight will all be considered. Dr. Tutino may advise you to discontinue certain treatments which could interfere with surgery or healing. In addition, Dr. Tutino may advise you regarding further weight loss to make sure you have the best opportunity for results you love.

Anesthesia and time duration for Thigh Lift

Thigh lift surgery was performed under general anesthesia. When you are under general anesthesia, you remain unconscious throughout the procedure. Usually, it takes around two hours to complete the entire thigh lift surgery. However, depending on your surgical plan, the duration may also be increased. 

Outpatient Procedure

A thigh lift is a day of surgery, which means that once you feel well enough and are cleared to go, you can return home with a friend, family member or caregiver on the same day. Dr. Tutino will advise you about help you can arrange during early recovery and having someone nearby for the first 24 hours. 

How fast can you see the results?

When it comes to the results of a thigh lift, you will be able to see a quick transformation in your thigh contours. However, due to the natural inflammatory process, some residual swelling in the area may take several months to disappear. You’ll likely wear a compression garment that helps speed up recovery and smooth your new contours.

As always, recovery after cosmetic surgery can be improved when patients take the recommended time off work, follow post-operative instructions and activity restrictions carefully.

Post Thigh Lift considerations

Certain expected effects are common among all the patients who undergo thigh lift surgery. Temporary numbness or lack of sensitivity in the groin area, thighs, and hips area will usually resolve within a few months. Normal swelling may extend to the lower legs and is expected to improve dramatically within the first few weeks. 

Risks are mitigated through careful technique and post-op care, and these include infection, delayed wound closure or excessive scarring. Dr. Tutino will collaborate closely with you to plan for a safe and satisfying experience.

Will the scars be visible after Thigh Lift surgery?

Although various techniques are used to perform thigh lift surgery, all require linear incisions, which will leave a lasting mark on the skin. A frank discussion with Dr. Tutino will help you understand what to expect related to scars and how you can treat them after surgery for ideal results.

Dr. Tutino Plastic Surgeon Mississauga & Oakville
Schedule your private, complimentary consultation with Dr. Tutino today. Whether you feel ready to finally resolve a frustrating flaw, restore your body to a more youthful shape, or help turn back the hands of time on your skin, Dr. Tutino will be pleased to listen, collaborate with your goals and offer the right options for you. 

Always dedicated to the natural-looking enhancement, you’ll be pleased to discover that making desired changes can revitalize your confidence without altering your appearance in an unrealistic or “plastic” way. Truly elite plastic surgery techniques, performed by a master in his field, enhance your beauty and awaken the inner confidence you’ve had in you all along. You’ll be the best version of yourself soon. Call today to get started on your journey! 

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restored or ehanced cleavage
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