American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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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 should I expect after a thread lift?

What should I expect during my thread lift recovery?

During your thread lift recovery, your doctor may ask that you use antibiotic ointment near the entry points. Cold compresses may be applied after your procedure is completed.

You will be given specific instructions that may include how to care for your face, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your overall health and when to follow-up with your plastic surgeon.

Initial healing may include some swelling, bruising, irritation and discomfort that can be controlled with medication, cold compresses and ointment.

Be sure to ask your plastic surgeon specific questions about what you can expect during your individual recovery period.

  • What medication will I be given or prescribed after surgery?
  • Will I have dressings/bandages after surgery?
  • When will they be removed?
  • Are stitches used?
  • When can I resume normal activity and exercise?
  • When do I return for follow-up care?

Thread lift recovery and sun protection

You must practice diligent sun protection and use darkly tinted sunglasses until the healing process is fully complete.

What results should I expect after a thread lift?

The results of a thread lift will be apparent after a few weeks. While there usually is little pain involved in this surgery, there can be swelling or bruising. Most patients are presentable to the public in 3-5 days. However, it may take a few weeks before the final healing is completed.

While a thread lift can be expected to correct certain conditions, you will continue to age naturally. Ongoing sun protection will help to maintain your results.

Although good results are expected from your procedure, there is no guarantee. In some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single procedure and another procedure may be necessary.

Following your post-operative instructions is essential to the success of your surgery. It is important that the surgical area not be subjected to excessive force, abrasion or motion during the time of healing.

Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how to care for yourself.



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