Who is a Candidate?
Good candidates for a ThreadLift™ are those patients who are starting
some droopiness of the brow, cheeks, jowls and/or neck and would like
a lift effect, BUT, do not want the risk, scars, or recovery of a
browlift, facelift, or necklift operation. The ThreadLift™ procedure
achieve 30-50% of what a real invasive surgical procedure can
Poor candidates include those patients with unrealistic expectations,
uncontrolled medical illnesses that would affect healing, are grossly
overweight (with heavy faces) or are excessively thin, loose skin.
ThreadLift™ may be combined with other, more minor surgical
as blepharoplasty (lid lift procedures), liposuction, microfat
transplantation, BOTOX® or Injectable Fillers. Other options would be mini facelift or full facelift.
What results may I expect?
The results of the ThreadLift™ are immediate. There is a noticeable
elevation and contour shaping of the brow, cheek, jowl and neck. The
of this non-surgical lift approximates 30-50% of what might be
a more surgical facelift.
How is it Performed?
The ThreadLift™, similar to Lip augmentation with collagen or
most often performed under local freezing anesthesia and, once the
is in, there is no pain. The procedure includes two components - the
vertical lift and a shaping and contouring component of the soft
Each lift takes approximately 60 minutes to complete and you may go
following the procedure. There is often a minor to moderate degree of
swelling of the skin that may last 4-10 days and some minor
usually disappears in 2-3 hours. You may apply make-up immediately
return to work or regular activities
What are the Benefits?
This lift manually elevates the brow, cheek, pre-jowl and neck
improving facial droopiness. These procedures can be performed
simultaneously. Additional benefits include lack of visible
scarring, no recovery requirements and a less expensive local anesthetic office procedure.
Are there any Risks?
Every cosmetic procedure involves a very small degree of risk. Some
risks may include: Discomfort, Long Term Pain, Bruising & Swelling,
Infection, Excessive Redness, Noticeable asymmetry, Scarring, Lack of
Satisfaction, Visible or Palpable threads, Skin marks or
Complication rates are less than 1% and, when they occur, the
are manageable. In the rare circumstances that a thread might be
or infected, the thread can be removed.
Overview of the 60-minute facelift
The ThreadLift™ is a simple, office based, outpatient non-surgical
The ThreadLift™ is a revolutionary non-invasive facelift
procedure that uses fine surgical threads to lift the droopy areas of
brow, cheeks, jowl and neck.
There are two components to the ThreadLift™ that result in the
non-surgical lift effects. In the first part of the ThreadLift™,
barbed facelift sutures are used to loop around or "lasso"
points on the droopy brow, cheek, jowl and neck. This "lasso" lift is
performed under local freezing and the threads are introduced using a
The second part of the ThreadLift™ provides additional lift and
uses tiny "barbed" threads, which are normal surgical sutures
modified with little "barbs" on them, making them like tiny
porcupine quills. The barbed threads are inserted into the deep fat
droopy facial elements using a hollow bore needle. The needle is with
and the barbed threads capture the droopy deep face, allowing the
to lift, sculpt and shape the brow, cheeks and jowl. At the
the procedure, the threads are cut short. The lift effects are
the risk and recovery minimal.
One of the amazing features of the ThreadLift™ is its adjustable lift
feature. As you age after the ThreadLift™, you may return to your physician
have another thread added to any, or all of the regions
essentially no downtime!
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