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Threadlift

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Looking for an anti-aging procedure that is minimally invasive? A threadlift is a nonsurgical method to mitigate the effects of time and gravity. It is the most effective way to turn back the clock without going under the knife. This procedure tackles wrinkles, folds, and sags, providing instant skin-lifting effects. Furthermore, it gradually provides natural-looking results, which means people will notice that you look younger but may not suspect that you’ve had work done.  

Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Thomas W. Loeb, M.D. with offices in Manhattan and Great Neck, Long Island.  

What Is Threadlift?

Cleared by the FDA, the threadlift is an excellent option for those who want a less aggressive – and less costly – option for lifting facial skin into a more youthful position. Patients between the ages of 35 and 55 with heavy nasolabial folds, sagging cheeks or other premature signs of aging may be great candidates for a threadlift in NYC with Dr. Thomas Loeb. This procedure is highly customizable and may be performed in conjunction with dermal fillers to achieve optimum results.

Unlike a conventional facelift, which manipulates the deep tissues, and entails extensive recovery, a thread lift is a quick procedure and much easier on patients. Marionette lines virtually disappear, the brow is elevated, and cheeks regain their once chiseled appearance. Jowls are diminished and saggy chins disappear.

There is a second type of threadlift that has gained popularity known as the Minimal Invasive Nonsurgical Thread (MINT) Lift. Performed on the mid-face, this nonsurgical procedure corrects indications of age, such as sagging skin, by restoring a v-line and sharper jaw line. No incisions are required by the MINT Lift and therefore no scarring occurs. The biodegradable material used in this procedure is FDA approved and dissolves completely. Another advantage of this type of threadlift is minimal side effects, allowing the patient to return to their normal routine almost immediately after their procedure.

How Does a Threadlift Work? 

This procedure involves lifting loose, sagging skin with fine, medical-grade sutures. It pulls the skin taut, providing tighter, more pleasing contours to the area. You’ll see immediate results that become even more noticeable over time. This is due to the second way in which a threadlift works. Let’s take a closer look. 

Your body has a natural healing response. When it senses an injury, it will direct its healing abilities toward that area. In this case, the medical-grade sutures provoke the healing response–because they inflict tiny areas of micro-damage under the skin. The body responds by ramping up its collagen production, which is responsible for preserving the structure and suppleness of the skin. As long as the threads remain in place, your body will continue to produce extra collagen, which means you’ll experience improved skin elasticity, strength, and tautness over time. 

Is a Threadlift Right for Me? 

A threadlift can be an excellent choice for women and men who notice the signs of aging in the face and neck area and desire a minimally invasive approach. Generally, good candidates for a threadlift meet the following criteria: 

  • Are in their 30s to 50s 
  • Are dissatisfied with the signs of aging, such as loose, sagging skin and moderate to deep wrinkles 
  • Wish to delay having a facelift or aren’t good candidates for facelifts 
  • Have reasonable expectations 

A threadlift can also be a good option for those who have already had a facelift and wish to preserve their results for as long as possible. When you consult our board-certified plastic surgeon in Great Neck or Manhattan, Dr. Loeb will review your medical history, skin laxity, and aesthetic goals to determine whether a threadlift is appropriate. 

Types of Threadlifts 

Dr. Loeb can perform many different types of threadlifts. He will customize your treatment recommendations based on your goals. The types of threadlifts include the following: 

  • Eyebrow – Dr. Loeb can lift sagging eyebrows and tighten the skin in the area. 
  • Cat eye threadlift – Dr. Loeb can lift the eyebrows toward your temples to create a cat-like look. This type of threadlift is also called a fox eye threadlift. 
  • Nose – Although the nose doesn’t generally suffer from loose, sagging skin as part of aging, you may want to change its appearance without undergoing a rhinoplasty. A threadlift can straighten or slim down your nose. 

What Areas Can be treated With a Threadlift?

The thread lift is becoming a popular alternative to facelift surgery, given its convenience, beautiful results, minimal downtime and versatility. This procedure can treat many areas including:

  • Brow
  • Eyes
  • Cheeks
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Jowls
  • Jaw line
  • Neck

How Should I Prepare for a Threadlift? 

Although a threadlift isn’t a surgical procedure, Dr. Loeb may still caution you to take a few steps to prepare for it. The following are some general guidelines. However, since we provide personalized patient education, please follow Dr. Loeb’s instructions if they differ from those below. 

  • Obtain a medical evaluation or lab tests from your primary care physician–upon Dr. Loeb’s request. 
  • Quit smoking, if applicable, as smoking interferes with your body’s natural healing process. 
  • Temporarily avoid taking medications and supplements that can increase bleeding and bruising (e.g., blood thinners, aspirin). 
  • Temporarily avoid alcohol consumption. 

If you’ve been prescribed medications that may increase bleeding, please double-check with Dr. Loeb or your prescribing doctor before temporarily stopping them. Similarly, please ensure that he has your complete health history, including all over-the-counter (OTC) drugs and herbal supplements. Your safety is our top concern. 

What Happens During a Threadlift Procedure?

A threadlift is highly customizable. Before the procedure, Dr. Loeb will explain what you can expect. 

  • This procedure doesn’t require incisions, but there will be entry points at which the threads are inserted. These entry points will typically remain visible for a few days following the procedure. 
  • After creating the entry points, Dr. Loeb will insert the medical-grade sutures underneath the skin. Since you’ll have local anesthesia, you shouldn’t feel any discomfort. 
  • The threads have extremely tiny, painless barbs, which grab the tissues and create a lifting effect as the threads are pulled taut. After inserting all the threads, Dr. Loeb will remove the cannula (used to place the threads). 

The entire procedure typically takes about 30 to 45 minutes. You may notice a sensation of light pressure or tightening in the area. 

What to Expect from The Recovery 

Since a threadlift is nonsurgical, the recovery time is minimal. It’s best to stick with light activities and exercise for the first one to two weeks. In addition, please follow your discharge instructions, which may include the following precautions: 

  • Apply a cold compress wrapped in a towel to the treated areas to minimize bruising and swelling. 
  • Avoid washing your face for 24 hours. 
  • Avoid applying makeup for several days. 
  • Sleep with your head propped up (avoid sleeping face-down; sleeping on your back is ideal). 
  • Avoid rubbing your face for at least one to two weeks. 

Should any questions or concerns arise following your procedure, our staff welcomes your call and would be pleased to assist you. 

Threadlift: how long does it last?

Your skin is instantly lifted after a face or neck thread lift, and most patients notice the final effects of the procedure within 14 days. Results can last anywhere from 18 months to 3 years, and additional threads can be placed or to freshen up the lift.

Potential Side Effects and Complications of Thread lifts 

Thread lifts are exceptionally well tolerated and minimally invasive. Because of this, the risk of side effects or complications is minimal.  

Temporary bruising and swelling can occur and should dissipate within a few days. In addition, you may experience temporary tenderness or numbness at the placement sites. Severe side effects are rare but may include infection, bleeding, thread extrusion, allergic reactions, and asymmetry. 

Patients may be advised to use ice compresses and take pain relievers as needed for the first couple of days.  Try and avoid strenuous exercise for two weeks and follow the post-procedure care instructions provided by your doctor.

When Will I See Results From My Threadlift? 

Since Dr. Loeb pulls the skin taut during the procedure, you’ll enjoy noticeable results immediately—particularly as the temporary bruising and swelling subsides. Your results will continue to improve as your body generates additional collagen in response to the sutures.  

How long the results last can vary from one patient to another. However, you should expect to enjoy the results for at least one year and up to three years. Over time, your body will naturally absorb the threads. If you’d like to preserve your results beyond this period, you can revisit Dr. Loeb to discuss having another threadlift procedure. 

Thread lift cost

Since a threadlift is highly customizable, your total cost will vary depending on the number of treatment areas and the number of threads you’ll need to obtain your desired results. When you visit Dr. Loeb for your consultation, we’ll develop an estimate of the cost. 

Glowing Thread lift reviews

A threadlift can be used to raise and rejuvenate the brow, mid-face, lower face and neck in just 60 minutes time. Men and women bothered by drooping cheeks, deep nasolabial lines and hooded brows may benefit from this procedure, which delivers subtle yet amazing results. Thread lift before and after pictures show skin that looks tighter, more toned and younger, which takes years off one’s appearance.

These candid reviews highlight the positive experiences of real patients who are thrilled with their Threadlift results:

  • “I could see the difference straightaway but we are on Day 4 now and it is starting to look even better.”
  •  “As the skin is tightened through the threads, the fat from below the cheeks was pulled up onto the cheeks, which increased the definition of my jawline. I loved it! This was like multiple wishes done at once.”
  • “After having a neck thread lift, the results were so astonishing that I went back to have my lower face done.”
  • “I cannot believe how easy this procedure was, and so worth it! Some swelling, no bruises at all! Looked great! No more jowls, wrinkle in my neck! EASY!”

Thread lift near me: choosing the right NYC plastic surgeon

Although a threadlift isn’t a surgical procedure, it does involve inserting fine sutures under the skin. For best results, it’s essential to consult a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience performing this procedure. 

Dr. Thomas Loeb, our Great Neck plastic surgeon, is pleased to lend his expertise to a broad range of cosmetic enhancements, including threadlifts. Dr. Loeb prioritizes patient care and safety and will ensure you’re fully informed about all aspects of the procedure before moving forward. If you’re interested in a non-surgical face lift with a leading New York plastic surgeon, we invite you to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Loeb in his Manhattan or Great Neck office.

Additional Threadlift Resources:

  1. Allure, Is the “Thread Lift” the New Face-Lift? We Asked Plastic Surgeons https://www.allure.com/story/thread-lift-plastic-surgery-procedure
  2. RealSelf, Threadlift https://www.realself.com/nonsurgical/thread-lift
  3. JAMA, Thread-lift for Facial Rejuvenation https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamadermatology/article-abstract/480839?resultClick=1
  4. Cosmetic Physicians, What is a Thread Lift https://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/blog/what-you-need-to-know-about-thread-lifts

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