Is It Possible to Retighten Threads from Previous Thread Lift?

I had a Thread lift four years ago. Can doctors tighten the same "threads" that are currently in place without removing them or replacing them to regain youthful appearance? If not, what procedures can be used to freshen up my look?

Doctor Answers 3

Tightening thread lifts

Theoretically the threads, if they can be identified, can be tightened  to restore or effect a lift. However, they can be somewhat difficult to find which can complicate the procedurel. 

Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Retightening Thread Lifts

The current threads would be difficult to tighten. However, a new set of threads may be placed to further tighten the tissues.

Elliot M. Heller, MD
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Possible to retighten threads but not probable

It is possible but not probable. You can be rethreaded or have a mini fade lift. You did not say if you were happy with the original threading?

Regards from Miami

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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