Korean Thread Lifting is a revolutionary treatment and technique developed by Korean plastic surgeons. The surgeons use a series of different types of thread, often referred to as brand names such as Silhouette Lift, Mesh Lift, Gold Lift and so on. These are used to tighten and volumize areas of the skin that are loose or sagging. Much like suspension cables, they are designed to hold up the skin in place, and provide a supportive structure that defies the effects of gravity and aging.
Effects and Benefits of the Thread Lift
If you would like to rejuvenate and restore your youth, thread lifting is a great option to lift up your brows, cheeks, jowls and the neck area. Each suture or thread has cones or knots which help to hold lifted skin in place. Made of permanent or absorbable materials, similar to those used in cardiovascular and opthalmic surgeries, the sutures are designed to have imbedded cones or hooks which work to stimulate collagen production while holding the thread in place.
The benefits of a thread lift include shaping and lifting, and can give dramatic results. We suggest the thread lift for those who are in their thirties to sixties. Younger patients who want to improve their facial contours, or those with facial asymmetry may also consider this treatment.
Who is it Recommended For?
1. For those who are concerned with wrinkles between the eyes, nose, and neck
2. For those who wish to improve smile line and saggy cheeks
3. For those who wish to have a natural young look
4. For those who wish to have a small and tight face
5. For those who wish to have a lifting effect without incision
6. For those who are worried about the pain and recovery time
7. For those who wish to have quick recovery with no side effects
Popular Thread Lifting Types
TYPE 1. PDO THREAD LIFT (POLYDIOXANONE THREAD LIFT)
Special medical thread that is approved by both MFDS and FDA are used. Advanced melting threads fills in saggy cheeks and deep wrinkles to improve elasticity on the whole face. It is a high elasticity lifting thread which improves droopy skin on the cheek area and gives improvement to the wrinkled faces with anti-aging effects.
TYPE 2. GOLD THREAD LIFT
It is a procedure which consists of inserting the thread into the skin that is coated with particles of pure gold on a PDO thread surface. It is an advanced lifting method which removes wrinkles and restores the skin elasticity by producing collagen. In addition, it can improve the skin tone for people especially in their forties to fifties, with skin complexion improved by the skin capillaries development.
TYPE 3. ELASTICUM LIFT (ELASTIC THREAD LIFT)
Unlike the general thread lift, it is a new type of thread lift, which has tufted polyester surrounded on silicone for the natural elastic effect on face and body with minimum incision and quick recovery.
TYPE 4. MESH THREAD LIFT
Mesh lift includes inserting the mesh thread, an elastic and net-like material, and pulling it to remove wrinkles. The inserted mesh thread, even after it is transplanted on the face, maintains its elasticity and gently follows the muscle movement which creates a natural anti-aging effect.
TYPE 5. V-LIFT THREAD
This face lift surgery, which has been used for over fifty years, uses special medical thread that has two to three times more wrapping power than the regular thread. It is inserted into the skin layer and pulls the wrinkles, resulting in a semi-permanent effect. In addition to skin regeneration from collagen synthesis, the skin tone also improves.
How is the Incisional Lifting Surgery Performed?
While techniques vary according to a patient's specific needs, thread lifting generally involves the use of a thread that is inserted under the skin in a way that helps the skin be lifted. Before a thread is inserted, markings are made to determine the proper point of entry, directional vectors and exit point.
Some techniques require a small incision to be made at the entry point, while the newest methods, which the Korean Doctors mainly use, need only a puncture which is created with a large gauge needle. A thread is then inserted along the previously marked lines. Once tightened, the thread's cones or hooks help to hold the skin in a lifted position.
The results are immediately visible and continue to improve in the next 2 months as collagen remodeling takes effect. Some patients feel minimal discomfort such as a slight ache or sensation while chewing or smiling, but this fades within the first week. Slight dimpling, bruising, and swelling is normal within the first few days, but improve rapidly as the sutures are absorbed. The incisions made for the entry and exit points are tiny and will heal quickly.
Surgery and Trip Info
1. Surgical Method : Thread Lifting(To be diagnosed)
2. Surgery Time : 1 hour
3. Anesthesia Type : IV Sedation
4. Stitch Removal : Different according to thread type
5. Recovery Period : Daily activities after 3 days
6. Flight : Possible from 2 days after surgery
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