Composite ThreadLift™ – The "Facelift" with Threads
Due to circumstances the Composite ThreadLift™ is not being performed at this time.
As the aging process begins, the connective tissue thins and collagen and elastic fibers break down. These changes present themselves as sagging, deep creases, folds and wrinkles. The Composite ThreadLift™ is an office-based outpatient, "no scar" facelift procedure. The best candidates for the Composite ThreadLift™ procedure are those who have droopiness or laxity of the brow, cheeks, jowls and or neck. The Composite ThreadLift™ procedure can achieve 40-50 % of what a real invasive surgical procedure can deliver.
The Composite ThreadLift™ uses tiny surgical sutures or threads, to lift and support the droopy areas of the brow, cheeks, face and neck. The threads are inserted under the skin in precise locations using a small hollow needle. The inserted thread is then able to grasp onto the droopy fat and soft-tissue, which is then lifted and repositioned into a more vertical and youthful position.
The Composite ThreadLift™ can be performed in the office under local anesthetic if only one area is being treated. Sometimes the doctor will recommend that IV sedation be used. Although pain medications will be prescribed for you following the procedure, the post-operative discomfort is relatively minimal and you may go home following the procedure. After the Composite ThreadLift™ procedure there is often bruising and swelling of the skin that may last for two to three weeks. This procedure does cause some temporary bunching of the skin in the hairline and behind the ear. Most patients find this is not bothersome or noticeable after 3-4 weeks, however, there can be some residual bunching, which usually resolves over 3-6 months. There will also be bunching in the areas that were elevated. This usually resolves in several weeks. This procedure can be used in brow area alone, in the brow and lower face or in the brow, lower face and upper neck areas.
The Composite ThreadLift™ may be combined with other, minor surgical procedures, such as liposuction, fat injections, Thermage, Botox, Restylane / Collagen /other fillers.
As with all procedures there are risks. The main risks for this procedure include swelling, bruising, scarring, infection, damage to deeper structures, asymmetry and thread breakage or coming to the surface.
Click to see before and after photos of ThreadLift patients.