Facial surgery refers to various procedures used to help improve your face’s appearance. Facial surgery is sometimes used for reconstructive purposes, while other patients seek it for cosmetic or medical reasons. Whatever the reason, we would be happy to provide a consultation to determine which techniques would help you achieve your desired results.

What is a thread lift?

While skin resurfacing treatments and injectable compounds can help restore some degree of firmness, removal of skin with a facelift has been one of the only solutions for loose skin. Because not everyone is willing or able to have surgery, a new type of procedure bridges the gap between nonsurgical methods and facelift surgery: the thread lift.

Temporary sutures, or threads, are implanted into the face to produce a subtle but visible "lift" in the skin. Instead of surgically removing loose facial skin, the inserted threads pull the skin back slightly. In addition to lifting and tightening the face, threads combat aging by triggering the body's healing response to direct large amounts of collagen to treated areas.

Patients with a thread lift for stimulating collagen will gradually improve their skin tone and firmness. While their threads are in place, they will constantly activate the body's healing response.

Why choose a thread lift instead of a traditional facelift?

The most significant benefit of a thread lift over a facelift is the significantly reduced recovery time associated with thread lifts. Most facelift patients require around-the-clock assistance from a caretaker for at least three days after surgery and generally need to take up to two weeks off work to heal.

Recovery from a thread lift is comparatively easy. Thread lifts can be performed under local anesthesia, meaning that thread lift patients can drive home and look after themselves immediately after their procedure. Most can return to work and their everyday routines immediately.

You should choose a thread lift instead of a traditional facelift if you have:

  • A busy schedule
  • A demanding career
  • Children at home
  • Any other reason to avoid recovery time

Because thread lifts are much easier to perform than facelift surgery, they are much more affordable.

Who is an ideal thread lift candidate?

Patients must maintain realistic expectations for this procedure. While thread lifts produce visible changes, they generally only lift the face by a few millimeters, creating a more subtle and natural-looking result than facelift surgery. Thread lifts are best for patients with mild to moderate, rather than severe, signs of skin laxity.

Other candidacy criteria include:

  • Being in your late thirties to early fifties as most patients over the age of about 55 will better benefit from facelift surgery
  • Having age-related conditions that make you ineligible for surgery under anesthesia
  • Understanding that thread lift results last up to two years while facelift results last up to a decade

InstaLift thread lift

InstaLift is an innovative, non-surgical treatment that uses Micro-Suspension Technology™ to help you achieve the look you want through lifting and volumizing. Micro-Suspension Technology™ immediately lifts your mid-facial skin, including sagging cheeks and deeper nasolabial folds, and boosts volume by activating your natural collagen production over time.

InstaLift is the only non-surgical rejuvenating procedure that uses advanced Micro-Suspension Technology™ to offer immediate and lasting results and is also the superior absorbable suture that’s FDA-cleared for cosmetic facial procedures.

Using absorbable micro-cones, an InstaLift instantly lifts aging, mid-facial skin and activates your natural collagen production to boost volume over time for up to two years. These cones are especially effective at grabbing surrounding tissue, which allows the threads to gather more skin, producing a more noticeable lift in the cheeks and jowls.

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Why choose Dr. Sofonio for an InstaLift thread lift?

Dr. Sofonio and his team at Sofonio Aesthetics strive to exceed your expectations and help you live a happier, more confident life. Known for his exceptional level of medical care, many of Dr. Sofonio’s patients come to him through word of mouth, recommended by friends, family members, and colleagues. These factors make Dr. Sofonio's clinic the best choice for an InstaLift thread lift.

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