Would you like to refine the contouring of your face without the downtime of a full facelift? If so, a thread lift might be a great option and is among the services available from plastic and reconstructive surgeon David Antell, DO, of Antell Plastic Surgery in Woodbury, New York. Learn more about a thread lift as well as other options during a personalized consultation, which you can book in moments online or by phone.
A thread lift is a facial procedure that uses a series of sutures to lift your skin and refine your facial contouring. Thread lifts deliver noticeable improvements, but without a stretched or overly “done” appearance.
One of the most appealing things about a thread lift is the chance to achieve impressive results without significant downtime. Best of all, the thread lift procedure actually stimulates your body to produce new collagen cells, creating a lasting softness and enhanced volume in the treatment area.
A thread lift takes place under local anesthesia and requires no advance preparation. Dr. Antell uses a hollow needle to place the sutures into the deeper layers of your skin. The threads have tiny barbs to grasp your skin and muscle tissue as your specialist positions them.
This is where the lifting effect takes place. Over time, the threads dissolve, and your body processes and eliminates them. At the time of placement, your body responds to the threads by boosting collagen production, which plumps the skin and leaves lasting results.
Some of the areas where you can have a thread lift include:
A thread lift takes less than an hour, and you can return home the same day.
You may experience some minor swelling and bruising after your thread lift, but many people return to work or other daily routines immediately after their appointment. It’s a good idea to take care to avoid sleeping in positions that place pressure on your face, and you might need to alter your skin care routine for a few days to avoid pulling or tugging on your skin.
The initial results of your thread lift are apparent right after your procedure, but results continue to develop in the coming weeks as your body creates new collagen. Your friends and loved ones do notice that you look refreshed and well-rested, but there are no visible incision lines or lengthy downtime that comes with a full facelift.
Learn more about thread lifts and other cosmetic procedures during a personalized consultation. You can book a visit at Antell Plastic Surgery using the easy online scheduling tool, or simply call to check appointment availability.