Thread lifting is a fast and effective face-lifting technique that aims to rejuvenate your face. With the advancement of today’s plastic surgery procedures, undergoing such procedures no longer requires you to go through surgery. Thread lift is perfect for people who do not have the time to spare for a full traditional facelift surgery but still want a more youthful face. It is also great for a temporary quick fix for important occasions, such as weddings and parties, that leaves you with no time for a proper facelift. You can achieve it within a couple of hours, with results lasting from a few months up to a year!
Apart from using Botox to relax hyperactive muscles or dermal fillers, which fill up lost volume over the ages, there are also skin-tightening lasers and radio-frequency treatments. These procedures fight the drooping of the skin, reversing the effects of gravity and collagen degradation.
Thread lift is also widely known as the “lunchtime facelift” as it can be performed in less than an hour with minimal pain and almost no downtime. It has an instantaneous effect and is popular because, within your lunch hour, you will be able to look more youthful. When compared to Botox or dermal fillers, it has a more lasting effect. Thread lifting provides a more subtle change, giving people a refreshed look without long scars and downtime.
WHAT TYPE OF THREAD LIFT CAN I GO FOR?
Thread lifting can be done on the brows, laugh lines, cheeks, and jaw. Seeking professional help from an experienced plastic surgeon will allow for a more accurate and precise pre-planning and application of anaesthesia.
During the procedure, your surgeon will insert a thread with cones under the skin to help lift the skin. Much like suspension cables, they hold up the skin in place and provide a supportive structure that defies the effects of gravity and aging. But before that, your surgeon will mark the proper entry point, direction, and exit point. This is why the plastic surgeon’s training and experience determine how the final result will turn out.
A procedure with such benefits will not affect your daily life much, giving you ample room for flexibility.
WHAT SHOULD I TAKE NOTE OF AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
The procedure is generally safe, with only minimal side effects, such as slight bruising, aching, and slight swelling in the affected area. These normally resolve within the week and are not too much of a concern. Other complications include infection, nerve injuries, extrusion of the thread, and visibility of the thread under thin skin (rare but possible). The incisions made for the entry and exit points are tiny and heal without unsightly stitches.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this post is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. It is provided for educational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your plastic surgeon or other qualified healthcare provider before starting any new treatment or discontinuing an existing treatment. Always speak to your healthcare provider about any questions you may have regarding a procedure.