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Contour Thread Lift
Contour Thread Lift


The Contour Thread Lift

is an implantable, specially designed surgical thread used to lift sagging skin on the mid-face, forehead, eyebrows, and neck. Colloquially, it has been referred to as the “lunchtime facelift” because of its short duration, which is approximately one hour. It is also popular because of the minimal recovery time involved. While the Contour Thread Lift is not designed to replace a full surgical face lift, it can effectively address moderate drooping of the face and brow.

Cost of Contour Thread Lift

"An estimated cost

of Contour Thread Lift may range from $1,500 to $4,000."

According to several sources, an estimated cost of Contour Thread Lift may range from $1,500 to $4,000. Fees within various regions of the United States may vary depending on whether the doctor's practice is in an urban, suburban, or rural area. This cost only covers the physician's fee, and does not include other miscellaneous costs. Be sure and ask your surgeon if your total costs covers all the usual, expected fees and charges and is a comprehensive figure.
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Benefits of Contour Thread Lift

Contour thread lift can help patients obtain a more youthful, rested look in a relatively short period of time with minimal scarring and without the need for general anesthesia. The Contour Thread Lift is also regarded as a more affordable alternative to a full face lift.




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How is a Contour Thread Lift Performed?

A contour thread lift begins with the surgeon using a thick, hollow needle to insert a thread into the facial skin to target its underlying fat layer. This starts near the cheekbone, if the target area is the nasolabial folds. One end of the thread is then tied to deeper, firmer internal structures in the face while the other end of the thread travels under the skin about four inches.

"Normally, a minimum of

four threads is needed to achieve desired results. "

When the surgeon withdraws the needle, barbs on the sutures deposit themselves in the drooping parts of the face. Then, the surgeon gently tugs on the thread, which elevates the loose skin to a more youthful position. The new collagen that naturally forms around each thread will maintain the lifted effect for years to come. Normally, a minimum of four threads is needed to
achieve desired results.


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Quick Facts about Contour Thread Lift:

1 - In most cases, only local anesthesia is required (although you may also request twilight sedation).
2 - Contour Thread Lift can be used to lift sagging cheeks, jowls, and nasolabial folds. It can also be utilized to create a better balance for asymmetrical eyebrows.
3 - The procedure usually takes less than an hour to complete, depending on the number of threads used. Patients are able to go home soon afterwards.
4 - Contour Threads are non-absorbable and will not dissolve over time.
5 - The results of Contour Thread Lift can be noticed immediately. Results last from three to five years.


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Risks of Contour Thread Lift

Any invasive procedure involves some degree of risk. With a Contour Thread lift, common side effects include minor bruising and swelling. More serious risks and complications, which occur in a small number of patients, include infection and the threads coming out of the skin.


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Contour Thread Lift Recovery

To prevent the threads from coming out of the skin, the patient’s face must be kept immobile for several days after the procedure so the threads won’t be dislodged. Your surgeon will advise you to refrain from laughing and keep talking to a minimum. Patients are also told:

1 - No facial rubbing
2 - No sleeping on the back
3 - No opening the mouth too widely

"To prevent the threads from coming out of the skin,

the patient’s face must be kept immobile for several days after the procedure so the threads won’t be dislodged."

These restrictions are in effect for three weeks after the procedure. However, patients can return to work within three days if their occupations are consistent with these instructions (particularly the limitations on talking, which may be hard to avoid with some occupations).


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Who is the ideal candidate for a Contour Thread Lift?


Good candidates for Contour Thread Lift are healthy adults between the ages of 30 and 60, who wish to reduce facial sagging of the cheeks, jowls, or nasolabial folds. According to the manufacturer, you are not a good candidate for this procedure if you:



1 - Have thin, fragile, aging skin
2 - Want a dramatic transformation
3 - Have extremely large jowls
4 - Have a thin face with very little facial fat
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