The Face Thread Lift Procedure
The best candidates for a thread facelift are in their 30s to 60s and have relatively good skin tone. Most are beginning to experience sagging in their face or neck but do not have excessively loose skin or drooping facial areas that might require more rigorous facelift surgery. If signs of aging are relatively minimal, a thread lift may be a good way to make cosmetic enhancements while avoiding facelift scarring and other potential side effects, which sometimes occur after more intensive surgical procedures.
Thread lifts use small incisions hidden behind the ears. A small amount of skin and fat is then removed, similarly to a facelift. The face is then pulled with thread sutures that run under the skin. These threads remain to hold the skin in place. This allows for smaller incisions, faster recoveries, and less pain.
What is the Timeline of a Thread Lift?
With a traditional face lift, the full effects are not observed until after about six months. It takes over a month just for the swelling to subside.
By contrast, a thread lift’s full effects are already on display at the one-month mark. The incisions will have healed, and due to the minor nature of the surgery, very little swelling will have occurred.
After that, thread lifts will wear off over time as the skin stretches back. Simply not enough tissue was removed for the face to fully settle in to a new appearance. Depending on the individual, the effects will no longer be noticeable in 6-30 months, with the average time being around 21 months.
The threads are invisible and tiny. They never need to be removed, unless you later opt for a full face lift. Removing them is even less invasive than implanting them.
Performed: By a board certified physician
Time: 1-2 hours (Outpatient procedure)
Downtime: None(Swelling for a few days)
Results: 30 days=1 Month