Are you coveting those celebrities who are able to afford a traditional face lift because you haven’t got the funds to do so? Are you worried about that long recovery time that follows even if you can afford it? If so, the thread face lift may be the way to go!

How It Works

Known as the “lunch hour lift”, this face lift without surgery typically takes no more than an hour to perform and gives results equivalent to those of a traditional facelift.

The thread facelift is done using barb sutures (the thread) to lift sagging or folded skin, such as the area between the nose and the corners of the mouth.  A very fine needle is used to insert the thread through the facial tissues; sagging skin is then lifted and anchored. While the thread face lift procedure is noninvasive and you are awake throughout – and possibly giving your input- a local anesthesia is applied.  This beauty treatment can be appropriate for both younger candidates seeking to avoid signs of aging as long as possible, older people and those who’ve had traditional face lifts and wish to utilize the thread treatment as a “touch up”. Possible Results Choosing a board-certified surgeon and researching him or her and how they perform the thread face lift procedure is key to getting the results you want. When properly performed you can expect to see results such as these mentioned below:

  • Elevated eyebrows, eyelids, cheeks, chin and neck
  • Disappearance of unsightly under eye bags
  • No more sagging or noticeably aging skin
Common Complications Even noninvasive cosmetic procedures have complications; here are a few that are common to the thread face lift:
  • Dietary restrictions for several days
  • Swelling
  • Soreness or irritated skin (acetaminophens may be used for treating pain)
  • Numbness
  • Infection and scar tissue formation (rare occurrences)
  • Visibility of sutures under the skin
  • Little to no change in appearance, requiring the use of the traditional face lift to achieve desired results
The Cost of a Thread Face Lift Wondering what the “lunch time lift” will cost you? The cost will vary based on the surgeon you use and the areas you have treated. You can expect to pay anywhere from  $1500 to $4500; much more than you’ve ever spent in a single lunch hour, but you are shelling out the funds for a sassy new look to tired skin, not a salad!