As we age, we lose our skin elasticity, and as a result, sagging skin and wrinkles start to appear. These can make us look even older than we actually are. Many of us want our smooth, toned, and youthful appearance back.
The most popular options are fillers or a traditional facelift. However, fillers do not create permanent results, and a traditional facelift may feel too daunting.
For those who find themselves in this dilemma, there is a solution that can give you long-lasting effective results: a thread lift. The procedure is so simple that it’s often called a “lunch-hour facelift,” and it’s popular with patients around the world.
What Exactly Is a Thread Lift?
A thread lift is a type of facelift that is aimed at helping patients do away with sagging loose skin and achieve a more youthful appearance. It is a common cosmetic procedure and a great simple alternative to the traditional facelift.
In a thread lift, your skin and underlying facial tissues are repositioned and held up in a discreet manner using special thin threads. The procedure is less invasive than traditional facelifts and has fewer risks, making it extremely convenient.
Thread lifts can greatly reduce sagging skin around the neck, jawline, cheeks, and forehead, giving patients a more toned and sculpted look.
What Is the Procedure Like?
A thread lift does not take long and can be carried out in just an hour or two. The plastic surgeon makes tiny incisions in the target area and inserts the tiny threads inside through these incisions.
These special surgical threads have filaments by which they attach themselves to the skin tissue, after which they are pulled back to give a lift to that area, resulting in a smoother and more toned look.
The results can be seen almost instantly and are clearly visible. In most cases, patients remain conscious throughout the procedure, and they can let the surgeon know whether they approve of their new look or not.
After the threads are knotted, they become hidden within the skin and cannot be seen. Any post-surgical marks that may develop are virtually invisible, making the thread lift a convenient and ideal solution.
Who Is a Suitable Candidate for a Thread Lift?
The best candidates are usually between the ages of 30 and 70. This is when most people lose their skin elasticity and experience sagging. If you have excessive drooping skin, you may need to undergo a traditional facelift to achieve your desired level of results.
For those with relatively minimal or moderate signs of aging, a thread lift is ideal. It is also important to have realistic expectations from the procedure.
Are You Interested in Learning More?
The thread lift is becoming more popular every day. If you’re interested in finding out more about what this innovative procedure can do for your appearance, contact our office today and schedule a helpful consultation. Doctors Bivik Shah and Robert F. Centeno are skilled board-certified plastic surgeons who will be happy to help.