A thread lift is a cosmetic operation that is a less invasive version of facelift surgery. it’s ideal for someone who wants a lift and reshaping. Suture suspension is a modern technique that allows us to lift the deep planes of the face using a tiny little needle access site and dissolvable surgical stitches.

Thread lifts claim to tighten your skin by putting medical-grade thread material into your face and then tightening the thread to “pull” your skin up. It seeks to raise and sculpt the form of your face or breasts and is also known as a “barbed suture lift”. Thread lifts “stitch-up” your skin with temporary, medical-grade suture material to make it tight.

The principal effect of a thread lift surgery, according to a 2017 study of 100 persons who had one, is skin that appears tighter and more structured. As the sutures dissolve after a year, the impact begins to fade. However, there was a secondary “rejuvenation” effect that lasted for at least three years following the surgery.

For facial areas that “sag” or appear less tight over time, many patients opt for a thread lift. These are some of the areas.

  • Browline
  • Under-eye region
  • Forehead
  • Cheeks
  • Jowls and jawline

Although a thread lift is a low-risk operation with a short recovery time, it does include side effects and the potential for problems.

It’s not uncommon to experience the following after a thread lift:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling, and
  • A small amount of pain at the injection site

The following are complications to be aware of:

Bleeding as a result of the procedure building up behind your skin
Visible dimpling or pulling where the threads have been inserted
Allergic reaction to ingredients in the threading