A thread facelift is a convenient, less invasive alternative to traditional facelifts, designed for people experiencing early signs of ageing, such as minor facial sagging. The procedure can be performed in just one or two hours, under local anaesthetic (LA). During a thread facelift, the cosmetic surgeon inserts thin threads into the face through tiny incisions made in the targeted area. These threads attach to the skin tissue and are then pulled back to lift and smooth the face. Almost immediately, treated areas will be raised slightly, eliminating sagging and giving patients a rejuvenated appearance. Because patients usually remain fully conscious during the procedure, they can approve the look of their thread lift while the surgeon works. Once the threads are knotted, they become hidden within the skin itself, and any scarring that results will be virtually invisible.
- You are advised to take it easy for at least 24 hours after the procedure and recommend elevating the head on the first day to reduce swelling.
- Pain can be managed with oral medications such as Panadol and as precaution antibiotics will be prescribed.
- The day following the procedure, you can resume non-strenuous activities, and all normal activities can usually be resumed within seven days.
- Social functions are to be avoided for up to one week — three weeks for weddings, reunions and other formal occasions.
Is Thread Lift for you?
The best candidates for a thread facelift are in their 30s to 60s and have relatively good skin tone. Most are beginning to experience sagging in their face or neck but do not have excessively loose skin or drooping facial areas that might require more rigorous facelift surgery. If signs of ageing are relatively minimal, a thread lift may be a good way to make cosmetic enhancements while avoiding facelift scarring and other potential side effects, which sometimes occur after more intensive surgical procedures.
Average Thread Lift Costs
A thread lift costs much less than conventional facelift surgery and it costs roughly half the price of a traditional facelift, depending on how many threads are used during the procedure. Contact us to schedule for an appointment with our surgeon.