Thread Lift Surgery Procedure
Cosmetic surgery is the answer to quick-fix, because people today want everything done “yesterday”. Cosmetic surgery has even become faster now, being less evasive, having faster recovery times, less scarring and more natural results. This is even becoming cheaper! The newest trend is the thread lift. Also known as the “lunchtime facelift” or “weekend facelift”, this cosmetic procedure can be performed in one hour. It does not penetrate deep plane levels of the face and requires very small incisions. The operation is performed under local anaesthetic and typically requires less recovery time than a standard facelift.
Thread lifts are a good alternative to more invasive cosmetic procedures. Therefore is it a much better idea for young people who may experience cheek and brow ptosis (sagging from weakened muscles). Rather a thread lift than more involved surgery, which older people may need due to age weakening tissues, facial fat being lost and the underlying support structure starting to sag.
A thread lift is also used as a secondary lift. This is often required within twenty years of an initial facelift. It may also be performed as part of a primary facelift procedure.
Cosmetic surgeons have different views about different procedures, and some are concerned about whether the procedure should be used at all. The risks include thread migration, which may cause an imbalanced facial appearance without further treatment, visible threads after surgery of the possibility of no improvement after surgery. This is again another reason why you should have all your research done, and all your questions answered. You should be 100% comfortable with the procedure you are about to undergo and also completely comfortable with your surgeon, you should completely answer all your questions.
When choosing the right cosmetic surgeon to perform your thread lift, remember to review credentials, education, training, the type of board certificate held, and the number of times the surgeon has performed thread lifts. Also ask to view before and after photos of thread lifts that the cosmetic surgeon has performed. Take a photo of the results you would like to your surgeon. He or she should help determine is it realistic.