American Society of Plastic Surgeons
For Medical Professionals

Thread Lift

Minimally Invasive Procedure

A thread lift, sometimes referred to as a "lunchtime lift," uses absorbable, barbed sutures to offer a tighter, more youthful aesthetic appearance to the face and neck.

What are the steps of a thread lift procedure?

A thread lift procedure includes the following steps:

Step 1 – Anesthesia

Medications are administered for your comfort during the procedure. Usually, local anesthesia is utilized.

Step 2 – The incision

There are no real incisions, only entry points for the threads. These entry points are usually invisible after a few days.

Step 3 – Passing the threads

Once the local anesthesia has taken effect, the threads are passed beneath the skin. Most of the time there is little to no pain associated with passing the threads.

Step 4 – See the results

The results of a thread lift will appear gradually as swelling and bruising subside to reveal a smooth, better-defined jawline and surrounding region and a more rejuvenated appearance.


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