Thread Lifting

VM Cosmetic Surgery

Edwin Choi, MD

Cosmetic Surgeon & Aesthetics Specialist located in Los Angeles, CA & Garden Grove, CA

When the body ages, the face is often the first area to show it. Sagging in the jowl and chin area is a particular problem for many patients, but fortunately there's an answer: the thread lift. Dr. Edwin Choi at VM Cosmetic Surgery can inject small pre-loaded syringes of dissolvable threads into the dermis to gently lift the skin where needed. Use the online appointment maker to arrange a visit at the Los Angeles, Garden Grove, or Diamond Bar location today.

Thread Lifting Q & A

What is a thread lift?

A thread lift is a non-surgical solution for sagging skin and volume loss. In this procedure, Dr. Choi injects small syringes filled with dissolvable threads into key spots on your face. The threads go directly into the dermis, the layer of skin beneath the epidermis.

Once in place, the threads lift the skin to correct problems like sagging jowls. Additionally, the threads prompt your body to make new, fresh collagen, which grows around the threads to help support them.

Where is a thread lift used on the face?

Traditional thread lifts are best suited for lower face issues, particularly for the chin and jaw areas. Some patients choose this as an alternative to V-line surgery.

Dr. Choi offers the Minimally Invasive Non-surgical Thread (MINT) lift, which is a special type of thread technique that focuses on the entire face, not only the chin and jaw areas. The MINT lift is a popular non-surgical alternative to facelift.

Is there any downtime after a thread lift?

No, there's no downtime needed for a thread lift. In fact, the MINT lift is sometimes called the "lunchtime lift" because you can schedule it during your break and return to your regular day an hour or so later.

While you don't need to lay in bed to recover, you'll need to follow a few general guidelines including avoiding strenuous exercise the day of the procedure. You'll notice some results immediately, with optimal effects at 2-3 weeks after your thread lift.*

How long does a thread lift last?

Although this can vary by patient, you can usually expect to enjoy the results of a thread lift for around 12 months. The threads dissolve naturally and gradually over the six months following the procedure.

Even though the threads are gone, the new collagen that your body grew to support the threads is still there to keep your volume intact. To maintain results long term, you can have another thread lift anytime after the previous threads are fully dissolved at around six months post-procedure.

A thread lift or MINT lift can give your face a fresh and natural look without surgery. Make an appointment with Dr. Choi via the online portal today.

*Individual results may vary.