How Long Do Thread Lifts Last?

The thread lift is one of our most popular procedures as it offers a non-surgical option for people who wish to lift facial contours in a less invasive manner to the traditional facelift. While it is a somewhat delicate cosmetic procedure, the results are immediately effective!

The process works by gently lifting your sagging skin, letting the youthful contours become more prominent. A big question we are often asked regarding this treatment is how long will it last for?

The cosmetic surgeons at ICCM, Dr Ramin Amighian, and Dr Prochazka are very well-versed in the procedure. They have performed hundreds of successful thread lift procedures, so read for not only the answer to how long a thread lift lasts but some other handy information as well.

What is a Thread Lift?

A thread lift involves inserting temporary sutures underneath the skin, to lift and subtly tighten the face, as well as stimulating the production of collagen. The surge in collagen plays a vital role in the aging process and keeps our skin healthy and supple.

Absorbable thread lifting is a minimally invasive procedure performed under local anaesthesia in under 60 minutes, also known as the lunchtime facelift.

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How a thread lift works: Temporary sutures create a subtle lift in the skin, tightening the face for a more defined, youthful look.

How long do thread lifts last?

While the actual time frame can vary per patient, most people who undergo the procedure report results that last up to three years. As the threads are absorbable, more threads can be inserted along the way to maintain and optimise results.

While the thread lift offers visible changes, they are subtle. Usually, the face is only lifted by a few millimetres, which many patients like as the results look more natural. Those who are after a more dramatic change, have heavy tissues or excess sagging skin, may be better suited to traditional facelift surgery.

Ageing is a continuous process, which is why the thread lift, or any other anti-ageing procedure for that fact can never be classed as permanent. The results of threading will wear off over time, but touch-ups are straightforward making it easy to maintain a more youthful aesthetic as the years roll on.

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The thread lift offers the benefit of a subtle lift in the skin as well as increased collagen production to slow the ageing process.

Recovery and costs of the thread lift procedure

One of the primary benefits for the thread lift procedure is the fact that most patients can go straight back to work! In some cases, you may require a supportive micropore tape to take pressure off the threads for the first three days.

You can assist the recovery process by avoiding any rubbing of your face and sleeping in a slightly elevated position, avoiding sleeping on your face will also be a big help.

If you are interested in the thread lift procedure, pricing at ICCM starts from $1,800 and the first step is always a consultation. Contact us today if you feel you may see some benefit from this treatment, or one of our other similar options. Our team will assess your situation, offer exact pricing and give you all the necessary information. We are with every step of your cosmetic journey and will always do our best to make sure you achieve your body goals.

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Dr Tony Prochazka

About The Author - Dr Tony Prochazka

MBBS, FFMACCS/Cosmetic Surgeon

Dr Tony was the Inaugural Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery, and a former vice-president of the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia. He is a regular presenter and teacher at international conferences, with invitations to meetings in Australia, China, New Zealand and South America.

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