Threadlift for non-surgical face lift
Thread Lift Basics
Thread Lift is accomplished by using tiny surgical PDO (absorbable) sutures to lift and support droopy elements of the brow, cheek, jowls, and upper neck, without removing any skin. Different sutures and lengths will be used depending upon the area(s) you need lifted. All sutures are FDA-approved and are used in all medical procedures requiring permanent or non-permanent sutures.
The only difference with these sutures is that some are “barbed” for specific facial lifting effect. This absorbable thread has barbs on the entire length that are inserted under the skin to gather tissue to fill out and lift the cheeks and sagging skin.No incisions or stitches are required, and no scars are produced.
The threads are inserted under the skin in precise locations using a small hollow needle. The inserted thread is then able to grasp onto the droopy skin and soft tissue. With the lift effect secured, the hollow needle is removed without leaving any scars. The end of the thread is cut off very short where a loop is tied securely and the knot cut, allowing it to retract deep under the skin where it cannot be seen or felt. The threads used during the Thread Lift procedure stay within the deep fat and subcutaneous tissue for 6 months to 1 year, as they are absorbable.
Example of cheek/jowl lift
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.
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Jensesis LipoPlasty & Laser provides treatments to patients throughout San Jose, San Francisco, Bay Area and out of town.
Other thread lift candidates include those who have had some relapse from a previous plastic surgery procedure such as a facelift or neck lift AND those who want to have more improvement for her jowls after Ultherapy.
Step 1: Patient Is Relaxed
The first step is to administer a local anesthesia. You will remain awake, yet relaxed and unaware of any pain or discomfort.
Step 2: Physician Makes Incision
A tiny incision will be made in the temporal region just above the hair line or in front of the ear.
Step 3: Insertion of Sutures
Using a special device, the absorbable barbed sutures are inserted into predetermined locations on the mid to lower face. Depending on the desired lift, one or several sutures will be inserted.
Step 4: Repositioning the Skin
The Sutures are pulled tight to give the desired lift and cut or anchored in the temporal region.
Step 5: Closing the Incision
The incisions are very tiny. They do not require any stitches. In most cases no dressings are necessary. The physician will review any special care instructions.
Thread Lift Post-Op
The entire procedure takes about one hour. You will be able to leave the office immediately. The most common side effect reported is temporary soreness in the incision site. You can return to normal activities in two to four days. Full recovery is expected within 3-6 days.