What is a Thread Lift?

A thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure that uses temporary sutures to produce a subtle yet noticeable lift in the skin. Unlike traditional facelift surgery, which involves removing excess skin, a thread lift works by re-suspending sagging skin with specialized absorbable threads. This technique gently lifts the skin to return it to its youthful position, and the threads stimulate natural collagen production for long-term skin regeneration. Collagen is crucial in maintaining skin strength, volume, and elasticity. By triggering collagen growth, a thread lift improves skin resilience in the weeks following the procedure.

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How Does a Thread Lift Work?

Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Anu Antony, will administer customized threads beneath the skin during a thread lift procedure. These sutures are strategically placed to achieve the desired lifting effect in targeted areas. The process typically takes 30 to 45 minutes and is performed in the office under local anesthesia.

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Top 7 Areas You Can Treat with a Thread Lift

The thread lift is a versatile procedure that can target various areas of the face to achieve a rejuvenated look. Here’s how each area can be treated:

Forehead and Brow Lines

Thread lifts can target forehead lines by inserting threads along the forehead to lift and tighten the skin, reducing the appearance of horizontal forehead lines and creating a smoother forehead. The skin tissues are repositioned by inserting threads at the brow line, reducing drooping for a youthful lift.


For cheek augmentation and lifting, threads are strategically placed along the cheeks to lift and reposition sagging tissues, enhancing cheekbone definition.


Thread lifts can effectively tighten sagging jowls and redefine the jawline by inserting threads along the jawline to lift and support the tissues.

Crow’s Feet

Threads placed around the eyes can lift and tighten sagging skin, reducing the appearance of crow’s feet (wrinkles at the corners) and restoring a more refreshed look to the eye area.


Our plastic surgeon can address sagging skin and wrinkles on the neck by inserting threads along the neck to lift and tighten loose skin, resulting in a smoother-looking neck.

Under-Eye Area

Threads inserted under the eyes can lift and tighten sagging skin and reduce the appearance of under-eye bags and dark circles.

Lip Lines

Threads placed around the lips can lift and support tired skin, reducing the appearance of vertical lip lines (also known as smoker’s lines) and restoring a smoother, cleaner lip contour.

Gratifying Changes in Just Minutes.

After undergoing a thread lift, patients can immediately notice a difference in their appearance, which continues to improve over the following weeks as collagen production is stimulated. The recovery period, which typically takes around two weeks, depends on the number of threads used. However, most patients can return to work the same day. The duration of the results can vary depending on individual factors such as skin condition and lifestyle. Generally, thread lift results last anywhere from one to three years.

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Combining Thread Lifts with Complementary Treatments

Thread lifts can be combined with other non-surgical treatments to enhance overall results. Procedures such as Ultherapy, which stimulates collagen production using ultrasound energy, can complement the lifting effect of thread lifts. Skin resurfacing treatments can address surface hyperpigmentation to improve tone and texture.

When Safety Is a Concern

Thread lifts are a safe and effective option for individuals seeking a non-surgical approach to facial rejuvenation. With minimal downtime and a low risk of complications, thread lifts offer a convenient alternative to traditional facelift surgery. 

Is It Time for a Lift?

At Antony Institute of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery, we’re here to help you look and feel your best. Our thread lift services may be the perfect solution if you want to achieve a refreshed and lifted appearance without surgery. Choose Dr. Anu Antony for your thread lift procedure to experience the benefits of a minimally invasive facelift under the care of an expertly trained plastic surgeon. Dr. Antony is renowned for her precision and meticulous attention to detail, qualities that ensure optimal thread lift results. At the Antony Institute of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery, we are committed to providing a safe, comfortable environment where you receive personalized care tailored to your aesthetic goals.

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