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Thread Lift: What is it?
Mar 09 2017 28 9268


Thread lifting is a popular procedure since 2014 and has continued to be a favourite amongst many people in Asia. It claims to be a less invasive procedure and can be done easily and quickly within one’s lunch time period. Let us look further into what this new procedure is all about.

What really is thread lifting?

A thread lift is a type of face lift that is often referred to as the “lunch hour lift”. This is due to its simplicity and the time it takes to carry out the procedure. A tiny incision will be made behind the ear or behind the hairline (depending on where you are getting done) and then fine threads will be threaded along pre-marked contours. These threads have fine filaments that will be fixed to the tissue and are then gently smoothed down. Your body will then start to produce new bundles of collagen which surround each filament and this in turn creates a subtle yet effective lift. The results differ for each person, but look very natural giving a rejuvenated and refreshed look. There is no scarring and recovery times are a lot less than those associated with traditional surgery.


What are the advantages of a thread lift?

The great thing about a thread lift is that it offers quick recovery together with excellent results. This procedure requires a minimum amount of invasive surgery and leaves no scarring. Local anesthetic is all that is required and there is no hospital stay involved. Occasionally, some patients do prefer sleeping sedation which remain optional. Another good factor about the thread lift is that it is much more affordable than a regular face lift and the results are long lasting. If you are looking for a quick and effective solution to a range of aging problems; a thread lift would be the perfect solution.


(Popular areas that thread lifting is usually done on)

How long does a thread lift procedure takes?

A typical thread lift takes as little as one hour to perform, but the length will depend on the number of filaments your doctor uses and the areas being treated.


Are there any risks involved in thread lift?

No surgical procedure is without risk, but the level of risk is often down to the expertise and experience of the surgeon carrying out your procedure. Thread lifts can cause minor side effects such as infection, bruising, swelling, tenderness, numbness and slight asymmetry. All side effects should be explained in detail to you before the procedure is booked. As long as your doctor is experienced and certified, any side effects should disappear within a few days. Another great factor of thread lifts is that they are reversible!


(Blue rose thread lift is one of the more long lasting thread lifting)

How long does a thread lift last for?

A thread lift’s lasting power depends on the age of the patient at the time of procedure and how much sagging the thread lift has corrected. The type of threads used will also determine how long will the threads hold. It should be noted that sagging will return over time, but many doctors report that the results last for anything between 3 and 4 years for non dissolvable threads and 1.5-2 years for dissolvable threads. To extend the results it is possible to have additional filaments inserted and your doctor can advise you when this is required. The recent trend in Korea is the new FDA approved Blue Rose Thread Lift. This version of the thread last a lot longer then the traditional thread lift as the hooks in it is able to hold its position for a much longer time, thus, allowing the effects to maintain on your face for a longer period of time.


Before and After examples.

BANOBAGI Plastic Surgery : Invasive Face Lifting

BANOBAGI Plastic Surgery : V Lifting (Non-incision)

Jewelry Plastic Surgery : Front Chin V-fit Lifting (Contact MISOODA for price)


Plastic Surgery