Thread Lift


Thread Lift Thread Lifts or Feather 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 “feather-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.

Typical Minimum Cost of Thread Lift (based on national averages):
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Typical Maximum Cost of Thread Lift (based on national averages):
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National Average Cost of Thread Lift:
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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.
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Is Thread Lift an InPatient or OutPatient Procedure?
Out Patient.
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What are the Side Effects of Thread Lift?
Some sensitivity and swelling in the Thread Lift treated area is possible.
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How Long do Thread Lift results last?
In the past, Thread Lifts had problems with sutures rising to the surface.  This caused the skin smoothness to be very short lived.  New FDA approved technology has improved this.  The duration of Thread Lift results varies by individual but 3-5 years can be expected.  With even 7-10 years possible.
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What is the recovery time for Thread Lift?
Day 1-21 After your Thread Lift surgery, you must keep your face immobile for several days as to not dislodge your threads.  This means no loud laughing, keeping speech to a minimum, don’t rub your face, don’t sleep on your back, and try to avoid opening your mouth too widely.  This movement restriction can last for three weeks.

Day 3 Most patients return to work.  With surgical makeup, some even return to work the day of surgery, making it a true lunch hour facelift.

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Will my insurance company cover Thread Lift?
Due to the cosmetic nature of the Thread Lift procedure, it is not typically covered by insurance.
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Is there much discomfort for Thread Lift?
Most describe Thread Lift as a mild discomfort.
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What types of anesthesia is necessary for Thread Lift?
A local anesthetic cream is usually applied to the treatment site.
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What else can I combine Thread Lift with?
Thread Lifts can be combined with:

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What else is Thread Lift referred to as?
Feather Lift, Contour Lift, Contour Thread Lift, APTOS Thread Lift, Thread Face Lift, Threadlift
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