Thread lifts 

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Thread Lift

Only trained aesthetic practitioners can carry out thread lifts in Melbourne. Our doctor at MY Natural Look Cosmetic Clinic is a trained practitioner for providing thread lift procedures in Melbourne. A thread lift is a cosmetic procedure used as a non-surgical alternative to a surgical face lift or neck lift for the treatment of sagging skin to create a more youthful appearance. Compared to traditional face-lifting techniques, thread lifting is a minimally invasive procedure which does not require long incisions.

The facial ageing process involves many processes that affect the facial muscles, loss of bone, loss of collagen and elastin (structural proteins) and dermal fillers , loss of volume and skin tone, fat pads loss and/or migration. All these factors contribute to facial sagging, creases, permanent puffiness and changes in facial contours such as imperfection of the oval and flattening of the cheekbones which gives an ageing face a tired and aged look. The thread lift procedure is especial suitable for those regions of the face where skin elasticity is reduced, the skin is loose and wrinkling of the skin is minor to moderate. The ideal patient is 30 to 60 years old, without excessively loose skin or severe ptosis (droopy eye lids).

What is a thread lift? 

A thread lift is a technique which has been developed over recent years by surgeons in search of relatively simple, reliable techniques to counteract the sagging of soft tissues caused by ageing. Thread lifts are also known as suture lifts or stitch lifts as suture threads made of specialised material are used to lift the skin of the face to a more youthful and favourable position. The procedure can be done with much less downtime, discomfort, and risk than a standard surgical facelift and does not require general anaesthesia. Threads are fine but strong suture material which has been used in surgery for many years. The components are natural but long lasting and totally re-absorbable in 18 to 24 months.


Thread uses a new technology that has a double retightening and regenerating effect:The re-absorbable cone component of the threads allows a lifting action that gives instant yet discreet results by compressing and retightening the tissue.The volume action from the re-absorption of the filament component of the threads helps the skin to boost its natural collagen for gradual and natural results, further redefining the features and restoring shapeliness of the face.

Thread Lift Treatment Areas

The areas which can be treated by thread lifts include:

  • Facial contour – jaw line, cheeks and malar area 
  • Eyebrows
  • Neck 


Flabbiness in the mandible area, neck, malar area and drooping eyebrows can be corrected.


The suitable treatment areas are those areas of the face where there is evidence of sagging soft tissues under the influence of gravity with ageing. 


The classical and more obvious features are:

Deepening and lengthening of the groove extends from the side of the nose to the corners of the mouth (the naso-labial groove).


The mound adjacent and above the upper part of this groove becomes heavier and more prominent (the naso-labial mound).


An oblique groove extends down and out from the corner of the mouth, giving an appearance of down-turning of the mouth.


Jowls develop just above the jawline on each side of the chin producing a square front view, or bull-dog face in contrast to the more oval jawline of youth.


Depending on the treated area, different techniques or patterns of suture insertions are recommended.

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What does a Thread Lift Treatment Involve?

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A thread lift procedure can be carried out by your doctor in just thirty minutes, under local anaesthetic, and is performed on an outpatient basis. During the procedure, threads are placed in the subcutaneous fat just beneath the skin through small, unobvious incisions.The first step in a thread lift is to determine the areas to be treated and the direction of the lift required and marking the patterns for the direction of pull with a surgical marker. Once the areas to be treated are marked, the skin is thoroughly disinfected and injected with local anaesthetic.An entry point is created using a needle for insertion of the sutures. The threads are then inserted and passed just under the skin in the subcutaneous tissue with a long soft needle. The threads are cut leaving the free ends which are then used to pull the skin backwards towards the hairline and produce a lift. At the same time, the tissue of the treated area is massaged by applying gentle pressure.After a thread lift, the following results may be expected:An immediate but natural retightening effect and progressive recovery of natural collagen for volume restoration.Redefined face, with tissue repositioning and enhanced facial features. Your cheeks will show more volume and appear slightly elevated.

Immediate correction with subtle and natural change in appearance. Face appears fresh, more youthful and relaxed with facial expression maintained.Long-lasting results. The visible effects last 12 to 18 months.The expected degree of lift will depend on a number of factors, including:pre-existing degree of skin laxityages laxity, age of skin, thickness of area treated, number of thread used. laxityage skin thickness area treated the number of threads used Thread lifts can be used as a stand-alone treatment or complementary to other aesthetic treatments such as with dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections for enhanced results.

Safety of Thread Lift Treatment

The thread lift procedure is relatively with minimal downtime, allowing quick return to work and social life.


Although it is a painless procedure, some people may elect to have intravenous sedation if they would rather not experience or remember the procedure.


The type of threads used in our clinic is made in the USA and has been widely used worldwide with a very low rate of adverse effects. 


The sutures remain in place and the risk of migration is prevented by its unique cone technology.


The procedure is suitable for all skin types and allergic reaction tests have been negative throughout clinical studies.


The most common side effect after the treatment is slight swelling, redness or bruising. 


Sometimes, a slight depression or skin irregularity may appear at the entry points. 


All these should disappear a few days after treatment.


Infection is a rare complication as the procedure is carried out under sterile technique.


Occasionally, there may be some left to right asymmetry, which can be corrected by placing extra threads in the side that requires further lifting.


Post-treatment Guide

After a thread lift, you will be able to return to your normal activities straight away.


Apply the prescribed antibiotic cream to the entry and exit points of the sutures twice a day for 5 days.


The following are post-treatment recommendations and should be adhered to especially those related to avoiding pulling down on the face and to not using the face muscles excessively in the first few weeks after the procedure.


  • Apply cold packs immediately after the procedure if required.
  • Take analgesics e.g. paracetamol if required for pain (2 to 3 days) 
  • Sleep face up, elevated on pillows (3 to 5 nights) 
  • Apply make-up gently after 24 hours 
  • Wash, shave and dry face gently without rubbing (5 days)
  • Avoid exercise and sports, in particular high impact sports e.g. running (2 weeks)
  • Avoid over-exposure to sunlight and do not use tanning beds (2 weeks)
  • Do not use saunas or hammams (3 weeks)
  • Avoid dental surgery (3 weeks)
  • Avoid excessive facial movements (2 weeks)
  • Avoid facial massages and facial aesthetic treatments (4 weeks)
  • The tightening and lift results are immediate and long lasting. 
  • One’s age and lifestyle can have an effect on the longevity of the aesthetic results. Given the effects of gravity, a thread lift may need to be repeated every 2 years.