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Thread Lifts in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Francisco

Thread Lifts are minimally invasive procedures that successfully combat the aging process. They have long been pursued in the field of cosmetic plastic surgery. The demand for procedures that are quick, convenient, and effective has led to new, innovative non-surgical treatment alternatives.

Thread Lifting is a minimally invasive procedure that meets the rising demands for effective results with minimal downtime and recovery. Threading Face Lifts can be done as a stand-alone treatment or in combination with other rejuvenation procedures to lift sagging tissue safely, effectively, and efficiently.  At Wave Plastic Surgery, we can help you achieve the youthful look you desire with a Thread Face Lift in Los Angeles, Orange County, or San Francisco.

What is thread lifting and how does it work?

Although first developed in the 1980s, face threading has since evolved with new advances in technology and quality of threads, leading to a resurgence in popularity as a minimally invasive rejuvenation procedure. A face thread lift can be considered a “bridge” between the two ends of the treatment spectrum, offering an exciting option for patients who want more than noninvasive fillers but are not quite ready for surgery yet.

At WAVE Plastic Surgery, we use safe, FDA approved threads made of polydioxanone (PDO) which is a safe, absorbable synthetic polymer that has been long used as a suture material for cardiac surgery.

What to Expect from a Thread Lift

Who would benefit from thread lifting?

During the aging process, weakened structural support and loss of fat from our face leads to sagging and laxity of tissue.A thread lift procedure can help address the signs of aging by lifting and repositioning tissue to its ideal anatomical location.

Patients who can benefit from thread lifting include: minimal to moderate sagging often in their mid-thirties to fifties, adjunctive procedure to enhance other nonsurgical and surgical rejuvenation treatment, and previous surgical patients who need additional lifting. Patients with severe laxity are likely better candidates for a surgical facelift.

Types of Thread lifts

Wave Plastic Surgery offers many types of Facelifts and Thread Lifts to allow a wide variety of people to find a treatment that will help them achieve the specific look that they desire with noticeable results just days after surgery. We can guide you to the best available option to meet your goals, show you thread lift before and after examples, and offer options for tightening loose skin on the cheeks and other areas.

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Give us a call today to schedule a consultation with one of the plastic surgery experts at Wave Plastic Surgery to learn more about the procedure and the thread face lift cost.

New Lift is a non-surgical procedure that uses NovaThread dissolvable threads that are injected into the dermis to stimulate collagen and lift underlying tissue.

For those interested in returning to a youthful, healthy appearance, New Lift at WAVE offers patients results similar to a traditional face and neck lift with no incisions, no scars and no downtime.

See more on our Before & After gallery!

The signs of aging happen to everyone, and the face is often one of the first places to show them.  Looking younger is easier than you might think, thanks to an innovative procedure called the Flash Lift.

Exclusively available at WAVE Plastic Surgery, the Flash Lift allows patients to receive all the benefits of a facelift without the surgery.

Unlike a facelift, the Flash Lift offers no scarring, no operating room or general anesthesia required, amazing results that are seen almost instantly.

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Give us a call today to schedule your consultation with one of our plastic surgeons at Wave Plastic Surgery.

The Procedure

Thread Lifting is an outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia. The face is cleansed and the provider will design the placement of threads based on your individual needs.

Some local anesthesia is given to numb the area being treated, ensuring maximal comfort during the procedure. Our medical team will take great care to prevent any pain and ensure that your health and comfort are always monitored.

The threads are precisely inserted under the skin and barbs on the threads fully engage with surrounding tissue to provide a maximal lifting effect. The threads are then cut at the insertion point and will remain under the skin for up to 6 months. Slowly dissolving over time, the threads stimulate collagen formation that helps maintain the structure and contour effects for 1-2 years.

The Results

After the procedure, patients will immediately see improved contour and lifting effects. Results typically last about 12-18 months, depending on the level of laxity, skin type, and area treated. Aging is a complex, multiplanar phenomenon, one that involves structural and volume changes at the skeletal, soft tissue, and skin level.

For this reason, different treatments can be used to address specific issues that collectively enhance and optimize results. Studies have shown thread lifting combined with other rejuvenation procedures, both nonsurgical or surgical, lead to better outcomes and higher patient satisfaction rates.

The Recovery

Patients tolerate thread lifting well. Mild swelling and bruising may occur after the procedure that should resolve within 3-5 days. Cool compresses and head elevation when sleeping can help minimize swelling during recovery.

Other potential side effects include mild discomfort, uneven contour, and rarely suture granuloma which may need revision. Patients should avoid dental procedures for one month to avoid wide mouth opening or stretching.

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Our Thread Lift Specialist

Plastic Surgeon Peter Lee

Peter Lee

M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Peter is CEO and Chief Surgeon of WAVE Plastic Surgery Center with over 20 years of plastic surgery experience, overlooking 30K+ successful plastic surgery cases. He has mentored master surgeons around the world in state-of-the-art techniques, and has been inducted into the RealSelf 100 & 500 Hall of Fame.

His many accolades and shining results are evidence of Peter’s expertise.

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