Thread Lift Overview

Thread lifts were meant to address sagging underlying tissues of the cheek and jaw line by threading barbed sutures into skin and deeper soft tissues. The non-absorbable threads stay within the deep tissues and provide support. Due to high rates of complications, most doctors no longer perform the traditional thread lift, but more modern options are available.

While a thread lift can be referred to as a minimally invasive surgical procedure, potential complications of thread lifts include puckering where the barb is pulling, visibility of the blue thread through the skin, and threads poking through the skin. 

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