A thread lift is a cosmetic procedure that aims to lift and sculpt the shape of your face or breasts. Thread lifts use temporary, medical-grade suture material to “stitch-up” your skin so that it’s drawn taut.
How does a thread lift work?
Once a barbed thread is inserted, your body’s healing response is triggered. Even though you’re not injured by the threads under your skin, your body detects a suture material and stimulates collagen production in the affected area. Collagen can fill gaps in sagging skin and restore a more youthful elasticity to your face.
The primary effect of thread lift procedure is tightening the skin and makes it more structured. After a year, this effect begins to decrease as the sutures dissolve. However, there was a secondary “rejuvenation” effect that stayed in place and was noticeable 3 years or more after the procedure.
Targeted areas for a thread lift :
Many people choose a thread lift for facial areas that “sag” or look less tight over time. These areas include:
- jowls and jawline
- brow line
- under-eye area
- Thread lifts are used to lift and tighten breasts, especially after pregnancy and weight loss.
What might happen after the procedure?
A thread lift is considered a low-risk procedure, but there are side effects and a risk of complications.
After a thread lift, it’s not uncommon to experience the following:
- slight pain at the site of the thread injection
How long the threads will last?
The threads will last up to one year