thread lift

Thread lift

A thread lift is a type of procedure wherein temporary sutures are used to produce a subtle but visible “lift” in the skin. Instead of removing the patient’s loose facial skin surgically, the cosmetic surgeon simply suspends it by stitching up portions of it.

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What does a Thread Lift do?

A thread lift is a non-surgical lifting of the skin achieved by inserting dissolvable sutures (the same ones we use for surgical stitching) via a cannula underneath the skin’s surface. We then manipulate the thread in such a way so as to lift and tighten the areas of focus. Thread lifts are extremely versatile and can be used to:

  • Create a brow lift
  • Improve eyelid heaviness
  • Lift the mid face, sometimes referred to as the “pony tail lift”
  • Create a more almond shaped eye
  • Sharpen the jawline
  • Improve jowling and sagging of the skin
  • Tighten the neck

Your results from the thread lift will be instantly apparent (one reason why this is often referred to as InstaLift), and your results will improve 4-6 weeks after treatment as swelling and bruising subsides. The patient pictured above had photos taken immediately before and after her thread lift. Notice the softening of the patient’s nasolabial folds, the improved contour of her cheeks and jaw and the tightening in her neck. Well done, Dr. Chbat! The other very cool thing about the thread lift is that because your body recognizes threads as a foreign substance, this actually kick starts your body into producing collagen as well as binding or fibrotic tissue, which means that not only does the quality of your skin improve, but your body ends up being the agent that maintains the result of your thread lift for a good year following your treatment.

So although your body will naturally metabolize the threads after about 6-9 months, your result will be maintained for many months beyond that.

Like all non-surgical procedures, there are risks to this treatment as well as benefits. Your provider will review all of these risks with you during your consultation. It’s important to understand these risks and ensure you are undergoing treatment at a medical facility by a licensed healthcare professional who is specifically trained in this treatment.

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