A Thread Lift is a type of procedure wherein it restores the facial skin concern with the sags and folds. It is a minimally invasive procedure and a non-surgical technique. The results are very effective, enhances balanced proportions of the face, neck, and body.
Thread lift technique is performed among both men and women who are keen to improve their appearance of the skin as the droopiness of the skin is one of the signs of the ageing.
The procedure is done by lifting and tightening the skin to restore the youthful appearance and give a balanced proportion to the face. The process is performed by cosmetic/plastic surgery and it is done by a qualified board-certified cosmetic and plastic surgeons.
Thread lifting uses a series of microfilaments positioned at specific areas of the face to lift the eye brows, lift sagging skin over the cheeks, reduce nasolabial and marionette lines, define the jawline, reducing the roundness of the face and reduce double chins. Strategic placement of the filament just underneath the skin gives a youthful appearance and helps stimulate collagen and firm the skin. PDO threads are made of polydiaxanone and breaks down in about 6-8 months’ time. They are 100% bio-compatible and bio-absorbable material which has long been used in medical suturing. There are different types of filaments with different configurations depending on the end goal. Generally, these filaments have two mode of action:
A lifting action for immediate yet discreet results. This will improve over a period of 2-6 months as new collagen grows, giving further lift and tightening to the skin.
A rejuvenating action for gradual and natural results: re-absorption of the filament component
helps skin boost its natural collagen, thus further redefining the features being treated. The effects last between 15-18 months (some people have reported lasting up to 3 years). This of course will vary depending on your age at the time of treatment, the quality of the skin, degree of sagging and the number of threads used. Depending on how many threads were used and the area treated, there will be swelling (with the worst in 2-3 days time) which settles by the end of the week. Bruising, stinging or “pulling” pain or discomfort is normal.
Follow up review and photographs will be required 7 days, 1 month and 3 months post treatment. This is important to monitor progress and decide:
(a) Are any additional threads required to improve asymmetry or to enhance the effect?
(b) Do we need a maintenance thread treatment programme to ensure long-term results?
Once the thread is in place, your body starts to produce new bundles of collagen around each thread and this in turn creates a subtle yet effective lift. The results differ for each person, but are very natural giving a rejuvenated and refreshed look. There is no scarring. Collagen regeneration with strong lifting effect Local anesthetic is all that is needed and there is no hospital stay with a quick recovery
Thread Lift Procedure
Thread Lift procedure is accomplished by using tiny sutures to lift and support the droopiness of the skin on the targeted areas around the face, neck, and body. The plastic surgeon then inserts the pre-threaded needles into the skin in the targeted areas. The goal of each needle into the skin and soft tissue is to bi-direction the threads into the precise locations. The inserted needles are then grasped your skin and make sure that the underlying skin and soft tissue are grabbed.
The thread lift process is a minimally invasive procedure, and it gives immediate results. However, it is significant in the entire treatment process it advanced collagen production is used to stimulate long term results and can restore youthful appearance on the treated areas.
Preparing for Thread Lift Procedure
If you considering the thread lift procedure, ensure that you have an in-detailed discussion during the VIDEO CONSULTATION with your plastic surgeon. Your doctor will determine the best treatment plan for both pre and post-treatment stages. Be free to talk with your doctor if you are having any medical history, and you are under medication.
Candidates who are undergoing thread lift need to avoid all alcohol-related beverages and stop tobacco products like smoking at least a week or two.
You may also stop blood thinners and aspirin if you are having as it leads to bleeding during the procedure and may even cause unwanted complications.
Best Candidates for Thread Lift
The procedure fits for those candidates who have loose or droopiness in the areas of jowls and jawlines, brows, cheeks, and/or neck and want to lift and tighten the skin.
Scheduling an appointment with the most experienced and qualified doctor will help you to determine the thread lift procedure. Always be free with your doctor, as the doctor will understand your expectations and will outline the treatment plan.
Once you are ready to undergo a thread lift procedure, the physician will evaluate medical history, previous and current medications, etc. Everything about your medical condition should be available with the physician to avoid unnecessary complications during and after the procedure. Certain types of tests are required to be given to monitoring your present health condition.
One can see immediate results. However, the healing time can vary from person to person and the type of treatment plant executed by the doctor. It can take at least two to three weeks to return to the normal routine.
Potential Side Effects
Every procedure has certain side-effects and complications, so as with the Thread Lift procedure. After the procedure is performed, it’s common that patients can experience bruising, swelling, bleeding, and mild pain in the treated areas.