Thread lifts are often chosen because they offer less downtime and discomfort than conventional facelift surgery, which may be ideal for patients with busy, active lifestyles. The procedure can help to correct lines and wrinkles, nasolabial folds, and drooping jowls while simultaneously boosting collagen production for firmer skin from within.

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Why Choose Music City Plastic Surgery?

Dr. Michael R. Burgdorf is an award-winning, board-certified aesthetic authority and best-selling author who is known as the Gentleman Surgeon thanks to his kind, welcoming demeanor and ability to instantly set patients at ease. He has established a “family style culture” of respect and inclusion at Music City Plastic Surgery, where patients can expect near-flawless results in a world-class, technologically advanced setting. Our new 12,000-square-foot facility boasts 9 comfort-enhanced exam rooms, ensuring no patient is ever made to wait. Safety is optimized in this immaculate surgical center, and each patient receives focused one-on-one attention consistent with a boutique atmosphere.

What is a Thread Lift?

The threads in a thread lift are made from the same material as absorbable sutures. They are placed strategically beneath the skin using a small cannula, or slender tube. Once the threads are in position, Dr. Burgdorf then gently tightens them to elevate sunken contours and simultaneously trigger the skin’s natural wound-healing abilities in the form of collagen production.

Over time, enhanced collagen smooths and firms the skin from the inside out. The end result is a more radiant, supple complexion. With a thread lift, there is minimal discomfort or recovery, and patients can see both immediate and longer-term benefits.

Goals of a Thread Lift

The goal of a thread lift is to reverse signs of facial aging without anesthesia, incisions, surgical risks, scarring, or lengthy recovery time. The procedure can address the following:

  • Lines, creases, and wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, and mouth
  • Sagging skin in the cheeks and midface
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Loss of definition in the jawline
  • Drooping jowls
  • Skin laxity in the neck

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How is a Thread Lift Performed?

No anesthesia is typically required for a thread lift, and the process takes a little under an hour to complete. However, a topical numbing agent can be used to prepare the skin before the threads are injected. During the treatment, a slender tube called a cannula is used to place the threads into the intermediate layer of skin. The threads are made taut to achieve a subtle lifting effect without causing any scar tissue. Over the course of several months, the threads slowly dissolve on their own.

Who is the Best Candidate for a Thread Lift?

The best way to tell if a thread lift is the right solution for you is to undergo a private consultation with Dr. Burgdorf. He is known for empowering patients with the information and knowledge they need to make the best decisions for themselves, and he takes all the time needed to answer questions in detail. There is no specific right age to undergo a thread lift. Rather, the procedure can be performed to address bothersome signs of aging, such as sagging, wrinkles, and volume loss, when the patient prefers a non-invasive approach. The best candidates are non-smokers in good health who possess realistic and positive expectations for their results. 

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After a Thread Lift

After a thread lift, it is normal to experience minor swelling, redness, and tenderness at the treatment sites. An ice pack can be used to help minimize discomfort.

Patients are advised to avoid exposure to direct sun as well as tanning after their session and to refrain from getting their face wet for 24 hours. As with all procedures, it is important to follow Dr. Burgdorf’s instructions carefully in order to achieve optimal results.

Patients can resume normal activities on the same day with minimal downtime. Dr. Burgdorf is known for his extensive follow-up. He remains available and accessible to answer any questions and ensure you are pleased with your outcome.

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