Thread Lifts or Silk Lifts have actually been around for quite a while, but have been gaining more and more popularity recently as an easy facelift alternative. Because of how quickly Contour Thread Lifts are performed and the little down time that is involved, many people refer to it as the "lunch hour facelift."
Using a hollow needle, a surgeon inserts a "silk-like" thread under the skin, starting near the cheekbone. Since a needle is used, the Thread Lift incisions are minimal and shouldn't leave any trace of scarring.
When attached, the surgeon can gently tug on the thread to adjust and tighten skin around the eyes, neck, lip, or brow. New collagen forms around each thread to maintain the lifted effect. Four threads are the minimum number needed to lift even the most moderately sagging skin. Results of Thread Lifts are generally compared to those of mini facelifts.
A thread face lift has many advantages over traditional facelifts, besides being able to have it done on a lunch break. Contour Thread Lifts are cheaper and safer than more invasive facelifts. Thread Lifts require only a couple of days of recovery and the results are immediate. Because the procedure is only minimally invasive, there is no need for anesthesia. This means you can actually use a mirror and direct the plastic surgeon where to pull your skin.
Time Required for Thread Lift:
Even though it's called the "lunch hour facelift" Thread lifts can take anywhere from a half hour to 2 hours to perform.
What are the Side Effects of Thread Lift?
Some sensitivity and swelling in the Thread Lift treated area is possible.
How Long do Thread Lift results last?
The duration of Thread Lift results varies by individual but 3-5 years can be expected. With even 7-10 years possible.
Is there much discomfort for Thread Lift?
Most describe Thread Lift as a mild discomfort.