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.

Woman in bikini bottoms shown from back, waist down

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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