Thread Lift FAQ’s

A thread lift is a procedure that involves non-permanent sutures being inserted and helps to provide a very subtle but noticeable lift to your skin.

This is why it is often referred to as a suture lift. Rather than removing the loose skin around your face and cheeks, a cosmetic surgeon will suspend it using stitches, producing a similar effect to pulling your skin back taut, giving your skin the needed tightening and lift and that youthful appearance you long for.

Facelift surgery will always produce longer-lasting results. However, the thread lift treatment will provide natural-looking results that will last for anything from one to three years.

The best way to reduce the swelling and bruising that occurs following a thread lift procedure on the face or nose is to use ice regularly on the treated area.

You should also use SPF 30+ sunscreen. The pain will normally subside after two days; if it doesn’t, you may need to speak to the cosmetic surgeon who performed the procedure.

You also need to try to avoid exfoliating, rubbing, or scrubbing your face, nose, and the skin around them.

Generally speaking, compared to their surgical alternatives, thread lifting is not considered to be an especially high-risk procedure.

You also get the benefit of reduced recovery time, and the side effects normally consist of some swelling, bruising, and redness around the treated areas.

Although a thread lift is a minimally invasive and very low-risk procedure, there is a small chance that complications can occur, such as dimpling.

Generally, though, even the complications are not severe and can be corrected easily.

Common complications from a thread lift include:

  • Infection around the area treatment site
  • Threads feel too tight or awkwardly placed and cause pain below the surface of your skin.
  • Whether accidental or not, migration of the threads can result in unattractive bulges or lumps in your skin.
  • Visible pulling or dimpling around the area where threads are inserted
  • Bleeding
  • Allergic reactions

Infection is the risk that you need to be aware of the most, and you should contact your doctor immediately if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • A fever
  • Continuous headaches
  • Swelling that lasts for longer than 48 hours
  • Red, brown, black, or green discharge around the procedure site

Yes, it can be reversed, although this is not recommended. Speak to your dermatologist about the possibility.