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!