It refers to the process of suspending the sagging facial oval with the help of special threads placed beneath the skin. The threads used here are special threads that will be absorbed by the body over time. The threads are made of “polydioxanone”. This allows the skin to be suspended and pulled up easily.
“Thread facelift” is also referred to as “suture facelift”. It is performed on patients who experience wrinkling, sagging, and loss of elastin in the facial area, and who have wrinkling and sagging skin in the jaw line. With the help of this procedure, a younger and tighter-looking skin can be achieved. The thread facelift is a non-surgical technique. This aesthetic procedure is one of the most sought-after and most effective methods. There is no age limit set for thread facelift procedure, but it is usually not recommended for younger patients. It is performed to eliminate sagging, bagging and wrinkling, which are known as the most obvious signs of aging. The correction is done by identifying the problem areas and pulling and stretching the target area at an appropriate angle and by pushing the threads beneath the skin. Placement is done at different angles until the skin reaches the desired position. The procedure which is performed under local anesthesia can be repeated, if necessary. In this way, the procedure is completed without any pain or discomfort. Depending on the problems targeted in the facial area, the operative time of the thread facelift may vary. It usually lasts 45 minutes to 1 hour. This technique is not a permanent solution for the imperfections observed in the skin. Over time, the threads can be absorbed and dissolved by subcutaneous cells. The longevity of the results depends on the individual patient. It varies depending on to the patient’s skin structure, muscle structure, hormonal status and age.
Before and After the Thread Facelift
The thread facelift must be performed by a qualified surgeon. The success of the procedure is in direct proportion to the success of the surgeon in this field. The use of this technique is not limited to the face, it is also very effective against the sagging in the neck area. In addition to these, it is also used to correct breast sagging, to lift up the buttocks area, and to address the sagging of the inner parts of the arms and legs. Thread facelift, which is a non-surgical procedure applied to people between the ages of 30-65 who have problems in their skin, does not leave any surgical scars. The most important requirement for this procedure is that the patient does not have a severe case of sagging skin. Patients with a high degree of sagging is not eligible for thread facelift. The longevity of the results varies depending on the metabolism of patients. Overall, it may last 1 to 1.5 years. Thread facelift is a procedure performed in one session. There are 4 different types of threads used for this procedure, i.e. monofilament, cog and screw and tornado. Among these types, “cog threads” provide the longest-lasting stretching. Prior to the procedure, certain medical tests are performed to decide the eligibility of the patient for this process. Individuals who have diabetes, clotting disorders, and advanced cancer, and who are susceptible to skin infections, and children and pregnant women are not eligible for this procedure. No severe pain is felt during the procedure. The extent of tightening in the facial area is determined by the surgeon. The technique to be applied to each skin structure is different. After the procedure, mild redness and swelling may be observed in the area. The patient can resume their daily life by concealing them with the help of makeup.
Advantages of Thread Facelift
It creates a D-lift effect by addressing the sagging on the facial area. It also brings the jawline and facial contours into prominence, reduces wrinkles around the eyes, and gives the cheekbone area a more definite look. The thread facelift is an easily-applicable technique. As for the cost of this procedure, it may vary depending on the patient’s facial problem that is being addressed. It also depends on the number of threads used during the procedure, the quality of the threads, the degree of sagging and wrinkling on the face, and the size of the targeted area. This procedure can be applied to anyone deemed to be in good health. The advantages of this procedure can be listed as follows;
* Patients can resume daily life after the procedure which is performed under local anesthesia.
* After thread facelift, there will be no scars left on the patient.
* The operative time of the procedure is usually 30 minutes
* Bleeding and bruising may occur very rarely after the procedure. Other than that, there are no side effects. In the case of bruising, cold compresses can be applied.
* The procedure is repeatable.
* Threads and needles used during the procedure do not cause permanent scars.
* Changes can be noticed immediately after application.
* It is a painless procedure.
* Patients are free to put on makeup after the procedure.
* The threads used in the thread facelift procedure are special. These threads, which are absorbable by the body, are quite harmless.
- The recovery process is shortened as collagen production is activated during the application.