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What is a thigh lift?

A thigh lift is a surgical procedure to help shed excess fat, tighten the skin, and reshape the overall look of the upper legs. Oftentimes, a buttock or thigh lift is performed in conjunction with liposuction of the area to achieve ideal body contours. A thigh lift can help to combat the negative effects of aging, as well as massive weight loss and pregnancy.

What are the details of the procedure?

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

Lifting the entire thigh and buttock will require much longer incisions that start in the buttock crease, extend around the groin, come up over the side of the abdomen and reach over the flank and across the back. Deep support sutures within underlying tissues help to form the newly shaped contours. Sutures close the skin incisions.

What are the advantages of the procedure?

  • A more youthful lower body shape
  • Improved fit in jeans, shorts and swimwear
  • Increased wardrobe choices
  • Inconspicuous scarring
  • Results where dieting and exercise have faltered
  • Improved self-image and confidence
  • Complements a tummy tuck or mommy makeover

What will recovery entail?

This procedure requires significant recovery time. Dr. Poulos recommends strict bed rest for the first 10 days following surgery. While the majority of bruising and swelling will resolve in about a month, you will need up to three months to return to your normal activities.

Who makes a good candidate for a Worcester thigh or butt lift?

Men and women in good physical and mental health, who are free from any serious medical conditions will qualify for surgery, provided they are realistic in their expectations. Patients should be within 10-20% of their ideal body weight, and should be dissatisfied with a bulky lower body appearance that does not respond to dieting and exercise.

Why choose Dr. Poulos in Northborough?

Dr. Poulos is a consummate veteran of body sculpting techniques, consistently tailoring her approach to your individual needs and aesthetic goals. Patients find Dr. Poulos to be a compassionate and trustworthy practitioner who always goes the extra mile to ensure an elegant, natural-looking outcome.

Dr. Poulos is a graduate of the State University of New York School of Medicine. She later completed a general surgery internship and residency at the Hospital of Saint Raphael in Connecticut, followed by an additional residency in plastic surgery at the Umass Medical Center in Worcester. Dr. Poulos is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the National Board of Medical Examiners, and the American Board of General Surgery.

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We'd like to inform you of the proactive steps we are taking to prioritize the health and safety for you and our staff. Our office is taking the necessary safety precautions in guidance with CDC regulations to ensure your visit goes smoothly. We look forward to seeing you in our office soon!

Prior to the start of every workday, all employees will complete a check-in procedure including safety precautions such as: taking their temperature to ensure they are ready and able to work. Employees will be required to actively practice social distancing, wear face masks and gloves with any patient contact, and all employees will continue frequent hand washing.

We are committed to the health and well-being of our patients and staff. We will continue with cleaning and sanitizing protocols that meet CDC guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This includes the use of EPA approved products in the treatment of all clinical areas and surfaces between every patient.


  • When you arrive for your appointment please call (508) 393-4544 and let us know you are here. (please give us your name and phone number).
  • Wait in your car, and we will call you as soon as we are ready to see you. All doors will be locked to avoid any worries about anyone else entering during your visit.
  • You will need to be wearing a face mask to enter the facility. Only one person at a time is being seen. (If someone came with you, they will need to wait for you outside the office).
  • We will be taking your temperature at the entrance, ask you a series of questions, and if all checks out, we will have you enter the office . We will have you use hand sanitizer, and then bring you right into the exam/ treatment room.
  • The surfaces in all exam rooms are cleaned and disinfected in between each patient to meet strict standards.
  • Dr. Poulos and staff will be using PPE during your entire visit.

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