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Thread lifts emerged because many people — perhaps you — would like a facelift, but can't afford it or don't want the long recovery time of the standard facelift. Thread lifts have decreased in popularity, but in proper hands they can still be a useful tool. It is perhaps better considered as a lesser, or preliminary procedure. Thread lifts cost less and require less downtime for many people. Some plastic surgeons promote the thread lift as a "lunchtime lift" or "weekend facelift." Usually it can be performed in about one hour.

Patient Characteristics

Potential threadlift candidates show minimal aging signs. For those individuals, positive results may be been achieved with just a minor lift (mini face lift). Women, aged 35-40, make up the majority of threadlift patients. Those who have chosen a thread lift have already started to notice the beginnings of the facial aging process. They may begin to see a more prominent jaw, a slightly drooping mid-facial appearance or bagging around the neck and/or under the eyes. Older patients may decide on a thread lift while obtaining a more aggressive rhytidectomy (surgical facelift) in order to provide more support to the soft tissues that were recently elevated during a facelift.

Younger individuals could possibly suffer from brow and/or cheek ptosis (muscles that have been weakened which result in saggin and/or drooping). These people also seek thread lifts since they wish to avoid the more invasive procedural alternatives that are used to address problems in the faces of older subjects.

Those who had relapsed from a previous neck or facelift procedure may also seek thread lifts. However, in all cases, ideal thread lift candidates, should understand all the possible risks involved with thread lift surgery.


The procedure is performed in just 1-2 hours, usually without anesthesia. Small incisions are made in the designated area on the patients face, where the cosmetic surgeon then slides in thin threads. These threads are attached to the tissue of the skin and are pulled back to both lift and smooth out the face.

Treated areas are raised slightly—almost immediately– eliminating sagging and providing patients the effects of a minor facelift. After knotting the threads, each becomes hidden within the skin.

Cosmetic surgeons often use thread lifts in combination with brow lifts, neck lifts, and chin lifts.


Thread lift surgery recovery is relatively mild but the patient may experience some mild swelling, bruising and general facial discomfort. This can be managed by prescription medications from your doctor. Any scarring should be almost invisible and normal activity is normally resumed in a few days.

Risks Associated With Thread Lifts

Of course, all surgical procedures, can involve risks and complication. Some risks specific to the thread face lift include:

Threads that continue to be visible through the skin or the thread lift not working due to normal activities such as smiling or talking.

Infection can occur, which is a standard risk for all surgical procedures and rejection of the suture material is possible. Although it is a minimally invasive procedure, there can still be visible swelling, bruising and discomfort in excess of a week. More serious issues have been reported which led to the removal of Contour Threadlift ™ FDA approval.

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