Thread lift also known as Feather Lift

Thread lift - Feather Lift

Is your skin still reasonably firm? Have you reached that stage where a mini facelift or complete facelift is not necessary but you do want to do something about your tired appearance? If so, a thread lift or feather lift is an option for you.

Starting from € 1600
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Thread Lift Basics

  • Surgery: 20 - 40 mins
  • Local anesthesia or intravenous sedation
  • Several very tiny perforations, approximately 0,5 cm
  • No overnight stay required
  • Recovery: 1-2 days

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What is a thread lift or feather lift?

In a thread lift procedure, the skin is firmed up using self-dissolving threads, or sutures, that are inserted below the skin using a thin needle. The threads are anchored to lift up the subcutaneous tissue. It also stimulates production of connective tissue (collagen production), which leads to firmer skin. As the tissue is lifted, it attaches to the new location. Meanwhile, the threads dissolve.

It is a relatively simple procedure with major results. The thread lift procedure is also known as a feather lift, Aptos lift, Aptos Soft Fast lift, Extended Suture Lift, Sulamanidze lift, Serdev lift, soft lift, cat eye lift, or happy lift. This procedure is an excellent choice when the first signs of ageing start to show, but a full-on facelift would be too drastic.

The pros of a thread lift

When it comes to lifting facial skin, there are different kinds of procedures available. The benefits of a thread lift as listed below may be reason to opt for this procedure.

  • Instantly visible lifting effect
  • No incisions, only several extremely small perforations
  • Almost no scarring
  • Possible under local anaesthetic
  • Resume your daily activities in no time: no bed rest or clinic admission needed
  • Little to no pain after the procedure
  • Low risk of complications
  • Quickly healing wounds
  • Positive effect on connective tissue production

At Wellness Kliniek, we use the latest surgical techniques with slowly dissolving, antibiotic sutures to fix the lifted tissue and muscles in place under the skin. Our threads can be applied safely. It is important to bear in mind that there is no such thing as a permanent thread lift. This procedure always uses dissolving threads. As a result, there is very little risk attached to this procedure.

The cons of a thread lift

At Wellness Kliniek, we are committed to transparency, and so we also want to specify the cons of this procedure. ‘Cons’ may sound a bit severe, as these are basically things to bear in mind when considering this procedure.

  • The result is temporary, generally lasting for up to two years
  • Less effective around the cheekbones, neck, and jaw line
  • Over the first few days after the procedure, you may experience slight swelling and some redness (not everyone).
Thread lift around the eyes and eyebrows

A thread lift can basically be done wherever you have fine wrinkles and superficial sagging skin. One of the most popular areas is around the eyes and eyebrows. This is often referred to as a cat eye lift or fox eye lift. Cat eye thread lift surgery will make your eyes expressive again!

Cheek thread lift

Cheeks can also be lifted through a thread lift procedure. Sagging facial skin manifests itself on the cheeks at a relatively early stage. If that happens, a thread lift will return your cheeks to their original look from when you were younger.

Facelift without surgery

You could see a thread lift or feather lift procedure as a kind of facelift that does not require surgery. The main difference is that a facelift also removes excess skin. If you want to find out more or are not sure if this procedure is right for you, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Needless to say, you want to be sure that the procedure is performed safely. Wellness Kliniek Belgium in Genk can give you that assurance. Thanks to many years’ experience applying effective techniques, our specialists know how to achieve stunning results. Post-procedure recovery is quick and the effect is impressive!

Who is a thread lift or feather lift intended for?

Want to eliminate signs of ageing caused by reduced collagen production? If so, a thread lift would be a good option. It is an alternative to surgery and delivers good results over a longer term of between 12 to 24 months. It can also be combined with anti-ageing injectables.

We advise you to, in any case, schedule a consultation with our skin specialists to make sure you get answers to all your questions. Curious about results we have already achieved? Be sure to take a look at our thread lift before and after pictures.

Thread lift: the procedure

At Wellness Kliniek, we use the latest surgical techniques with slowly dissolving, antibiotic sutures. These sutures fix the lifted tissue and muscles in place under the skin. The surgeon will make several tiny incisions of roughly 0.5 cm in the skin. The procedure takes around 20 to 40 minutes.

The special, long, antibiotic threads are placed below the skin. Tied in loops, they lift up the weakened tissue. The loops are fixed firmly in place thanks to a permanent anchor point. The threads dissolve slowly. After a few months, they will have automatically disappeared completely, as soon as they have done their job and the lifted tissue has had time to affix itself to its new location.

What to expect?

For this procedure, you will be at Wellness Kliniek for only a few hours. After that, you can go back home or to a hotel if you don’t live locally. Recovery is fast and you can go back to your day-to-day activities after a few days. Some patients experience slight swelling for a few days, but this normally clears up within two days.

What does a thread lift cost?

A thread lift or feather lift costs considerably less than a facelift. This, combined with the minimally invasive procedure and rapid recovery, makes a thread lift a great option for anyone who wants a fresher look. We have listed our current prices for you on our thread lift prices page.

Book a no-obligation thread lift consultation

If you are curious to find out if this procedure might be something for you, or you want to know what the options are for your face, please do not hesitate to contact us. Book a no-obligation consultation now and we’ll see what we can do for you.

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Why choose Wellness Kliniek?

Excellent Service

We make sure we put safety, expertise and patient satisfaction at the core of what we do. We consider it to be extremely important for you to be able to balance the risks and the expected results as well as possible. This is why you are always entitled to free preoperative consultations. 

N° 1 Private Clinic in Belgium

When the Wellness Kliniek was founded in 1996, it was the first private clinic in Belgium. We were pioneers in private plastic surgery and we are proud of everything we have accomplished so far. The Wellness Kliniek is known for its high-quality service and is one of the most trusted names in plastic and cosmetic surgery.

Easy to book & plan

At the Wellness Kliniek you can book all your appointments, consultations, treatments and operations online. This means you can choose the date that suits you best. The steps are easy to follow and the Intelligent Wizard ensures you are assigned the doctor-specialist with the most expertise related to your treatment.