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CONTOUR THREAD LIFT

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Counter thread lift Treatment

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Overview

A thread lift is a type of procedure wherein temporary sutures are used to produce a subtle but visible “lift” in the skin. Instead of removing the patient’s loose facial skin surgically, the cosmetic surgeon simply suspends it by stitching up portions of it. This has the effect of pulling the skin back slightly and therefore tightening and Countour Thread lift Treatment on the face.

Contour threads are used to vertically lift facial tissues that have dropped (“ptosed”) or become sunken with age. The “ptosis” or descent of facial tissues with aging is a universal phenomenon to which much cosmetic facial surgery is directed.

What is a contour thread lift?

For people keen to make the most of their appearance, early signs of aging can cause some dismay. When we have patients who want to discuss a face lift or brow lift but we think it will be too much too soon, we advise a contour thread lift.

The contour thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure that can lift the tissues of the brow, face and neck. Plastic and reconstructive surgeons offer one of the good facial surgery procedures that can benefit younger patients.

Having a contour thread lift

A contour thread lift is done under a local anaesthetic and you will be given a sedative to help you feel more relaxed. The minimally invasive surgery is done at Personiks as a day case.

The plastic and reconstructive surgeon performing your contour thread lift will use one of two types of contour threads:

Free-floating barbed threads: These specially designed barbed surgical threads are inserted into the skin through a hollow needle that is inserted through a few tiny incisions around your face. The needle is used to position the thread and is then removed. The microscopic barbs on the threads then attach to the underside of the skin and secure it in place.

Suspension/smooth threads: These threads are inserted into the skin in the same way but they are not barbed, so to produce the lifting effect these threads must be attached to a fixed or stable point within your face using fine sutures.

Recovering from a contour thread lift

Recovery time after a contour thread lift is short, most of the people are able to return to normal activities and go back to work within about a week. Bruising and slight swelling usually subsides within a couple of days.

The effects of a contour thread lift generally last around 5 years.

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