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CIARAVINO Plastic Surgery

The new Thread Lift is starting to prove to be quite the viable option when it comes to facial rejuvenation. A few years ago the procedure was seen as a bit questionable for its possible bad side effects of scarring, splitting sutures, etc. However, after a few years and some major technological advances we are seeing it become very effective in tightening up loose skin.

What is a Thread Lift?

The thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure wherein temporary sutures are used to produce a subtle but visible “lift” in the skin. This is done instead of the surgical procedure of removing the patient’s loose facial skin. With this thread lift, the surgeon is able to suspend the skin by stitching up portions of it, giving the appearance of lifting and tightening the face. Please note that you must stop smoking for four weeks before and after all surgeries.

The procedure is done under local anesthesia and typically requires little downtime (about 2-3 days due to post-operative swelling and bruising). The procedure is done with dissolvable threads that tend to last up to 6 months. So this procedure will not achieve the same result or longevity of a traditional facelift, but it is a great option for a patient that wants an easier process and commitment. Also, because the procedure is much less complex to perform than a full surgical procedure its cost is much more affordable.

The threads also help aging in another way: they cause the body’s “healing response” to kick in and produce large surges of collagen to the area that can play a big role in aiding the aging process. Collagen helps support certain growth factors that can influence the condition and strength of our skin. As our bodies grow older they produce less and less collagen, this leads to about an 80% reduction in skin thickness by about the age of 70. Patients are finding by getting this Thread Lift performed that they are stimulating more and more collagen and in turn a nice improvement in their skin’s tone and firmness.

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