The lower face thread lift is a cosmetic procedure that can reduce sagging skin in the lower region of the face to create a more youthful contour. When considering the thread lift, lower face regions can have a profound effect on someone’s appearance via a less invasive alternative to the surgical facelift that is cheaper with less potential risks and downtime.

The highly qualified cosmetic surgeons at ICCM, Dr Ramin Amighian, and Dr Prochazka are well experienced in this field. As national trainers for absorbable threads, their portfolio includes hundreds of successful thread lift procedures.

How is the thread lift procedure done?

  • Longevity of results up to three years
  • Visible changes that are subtle yet effective
  • A youthful, natural look perfect for rectifying mild to moderate signs of skin laxity
  • Lower downtime required when compared to a full facelift

Those in their late forties to early sixties may wish to consider facelift surgery for a more extreme result. Younger patients find that threads are a good alternative to dermal fillers as they enhance contours and stimulate collagen.

How is the lower face thread lift procedure performed?

The thread lift procedure involves temporary sutures which gently lift in the skin which tightens the face while creating a healing response encouraging increased collagen production. This collagen assists the aging process in maintaining strong and supple skin. This will help to prevent excess skin and wrinkles from forming too soon.

Performed under local anaesthesia, the lower face thread lift is a walk-in walk-out procedure that can be done in under 60 minutes. Threads are inserted deep under the skin with fine needles and are not visible on the skin’s outer surface.

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An example of how thread lifting works to create a tightening of the face while also provoking a healing response.

Are the results permanent?

Unfortunately, not much can be done to stop the ageing process which is why no procedure that slows it down can be classed as permanent. Your threads will dissipate over time and can be re-done quite easily thanks to the low-risk nature of the procedure.

What does the lower thread lift cost?

The cost of the lower thread lift starts from $1800 or $30 per week. The first step in determining if the lower thread lift is the right procedure for your cosmetic goals is a consultation. During this meeting, we will be able to offer exact pricing for you. This is necessary as different patients require different levels of work, which ultimately affects the price.

Our team will evaluate your current situation and work with you to ensure the planned cosmetic journey results in a look that matches your goals. During this time we will also answer any questions you have about the procedure to ensure you are completely comfortable with it before moving forward.

Many people ask us what the difference between the thread lift and facelift is. The thread lift advantage is primarily the low impact and required recovery time. Image Source:

Frequently Asked Questions

At ICCM, we use absorbable threads in our lifting procedures. This is a new technology that has replaced the older style permanent threads. We have had highly successful results and patient satisfaction with these threads.

Absorbable threads are favoured as they mean fewer complications and can easily be combined with other cosmetic procedures to match your aesthetic goals. For example, thread lifts are often combined with dermal fillers, fat transfers, or various skin resurfacing procedures for a complete skin rejuvenation makeover.

If you are experiencing mild to moderate sagging of the lower facial tissues and are not ready for in-depth surgery, the lower face thread lift may be right for you. Some patients try other skin resurfacing/skin tightening procedures and find they are after something more dramatic or different.

If the following conditions apply to you, you may be a viable lower face thread lifting candidate:

  • Mild to moderate sagging in the lower face
  • Laxity of the skin in the jowls or neck
  • A previous facelift or neck lift that is beginning to wear off
  • Weakened tissue due to a range of causes including recent weight loss

Those looking for the following results may wish to consider the lower face thread lift:

  • Added volume or a lift to the lower face
  • A revitalised neck area
  • Improved asymmetry of the lower face
  • Revitalised look for the jowl area

The lower face thread lift procedure is low risk and the experts at ICCM have an in-depth portfolio of successful results. This is classed as a non-invasive procedure with no risk of scarring or permanent damage.

In very rare cases there may be irritation, bruising, rippling, infection, or visible sutures under the skin; however, all of these effects will rectify themselves naturally within a few days.

Due to the low risk and short recovery time of lower face thread lifts, combining them with other non-surgical procedures is quite popular to provide an overall refreshed look. This means more comprehensive and noticeable results when combined with other non-surgical anti-aging treatments.

This positive and natural change can be achieved with minimal recovery time so your schedule is not heavily impacted. Mention your interest in a combination procedure during your consultation and our staff will explain which treatments are available to you. We work with you, every step of the way, to ensure your cosmetic journey is a success.

Before proceeding with any surgical procedure, patients should seek a second opinion from qualified healthcare practitioners.

The information on the website is for general guidance only and cannot be used as a basis to make a surgical decision, an initial consultation with our surgeon is required to help patients make an informed decision before proceeding with any surgical procedure.