Thread Lift Overview

By RealSelf
  • A thread lift is largely unavailable face lifting technique. Thread lifts were meant to address sagging underlying tissues of the cheek and jaw line by threading 4-to-12 barbed sutures into your skin and deeper soft tissues. The non-absorbable threads stay within the deep tissues and provide support.
  • A thread lift can be referred to as a minimally-invasive surgical procedure to lift.  But as those who've undergone a thread lift can attest, getting the procedure isn't painless or without potential complication.
  • Potential complications of a thread lift are puckering where the barb is pulling, visibility of the blue thread through the skin, and threads poking through the skin.
  • A thread lift, while less invasive than a facelift, is surgery, and as such it carries with it inherent risks. Your doctor should offer a complete assessment of your candidacy for any type of face lift, and whether you're at risk of other complications.

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