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 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 postoperative 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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