The threadlift, as it is commonly known, is a gentle lift to the patient’s own tissue using barbed threads which lie under the skin, without the incisions and trauma of traditional face, brow or neck lift surgery. The threadlift is a safe and effective procedure that offers subtle, natural looking results. This technique allows the surgeon to produce a relaxed, refreshed appearance whilst enhancing the natural contours of the face. It does not replace a conventional facelift, but rather it offers patients an innovative, minimally invasive approach to achieving facelift-like results.
The more threads used at one time, the greater the lift you can achieve. The threads are not visible under fair or thin skin and are made from polypropelene, a material that has safely been used in the body for many years in medical devices.
In properly selected patients the threadlift can be used to:-
- Lift sagging eyebrows
- Adjust asymmetric brows
- Reposition sagging cheeks
- Lift drooping soft tissues of the mid and lower face
- Smooth out premature skin aging
The procedure is quick and usually performed under local anaesthesia and depending upon the extent of the procedure, patients can usually return to normal activities or to work within a few days to one week. In most cases, there is minimal discomfort, bruising and swelling.
The procedure is ideal to complement other facial rejuvenation techniques, such as Botox and dermal fillers.