For the longest time, the only way to fix the lack of facial skin laxity, like drooping cheeks, was facelift surgery. Skin resurfacing treatments can help bring back some amount of firmness, but once you have loose skin, the only way to remove it is with a scalpel. But not everyone wants to have surgery. If you’re one of these people, you’ll be glad to know that there is a new type of procedure offered at Riopelle Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in San Ramon. A thread facelift is an effective alternative to a traditional facelift. A thread facelift is less invasive than a traditional facelift, and it improves sagging skin on the cheeks and neck. In this procedure, special threads assist repositioned skin to stay in place during a facelift and after the procedure. A Thread Facelift will be used to help minimize scarring after the procedure and also offers less risk than other intensive procedures.
Minor facial sagging and other early aging signs can benefit from a thread facelift, which is an effective alternative to traditional facelifts. A thread facelift procedure takes roughly one to two hours and can be performed without anesthesia. A cosmetic surgeon makes small incisions in specific areas of the face and inserts thin threads to pull and lift these areas to present a smooth face.
The results are nearly immediately noticeable, and the attached threads are knotted and hidden inside the skin, making any scarring nearly invisible. The treatment is key to providing a new, rejuvenated look for the patient. Since the patient is not under anesthesia during the procedure, they can admire their new look right away.
Candidates for Thread Facelift If you are in the age range of 30 to 60 years old and have decent skin laxity, you are likely a good candidate for this procedure. Many patients who are offered a thread facelift show early signs of aging and sagging in the face, but most of them will not have excessive saggy skin. Those who require more intense facelifts will not be good candidates for a thread facelift. This procedure is designed to provide cosmetic enhancements to individuals with minimal facial sagging.
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Modern techniques in facial plastic surgery have progressed with the help of advanced technology. Before you even decide to get a Thread Facelift, you should clearly establish your expectations with your doctor during your consultation. A Thread Facelift can deliver amazing results, but it might not be the right treatment for you. To learn more about Riopelle Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center’s Thread Facelift procedure, give us a call at (925) 275-9333.