What is a thread lift?

A thread lift is a non-surgical procedure where special sutures (threads) are inserted into the face creating a lifting effect. It can be used in various parts of the face that are sagging.

Rather than physically removing the patient's loose facial skin, Dr Klutch stitches up areas of it. This has the effect of slightly drawing the skin back, lifting and tightening the face. Threads elevate the skin and fight ageing by inducing the body's "healing response," which causes the body to send vast amounts of collagen to the treated areas. This is significant since collagen plays such a crucial part in the ageing process.

Dr Klutch uses threads most commonly to lift and treat these areas:

  • Jowls
  • Brows (Fox eye effect)
  • Neck
  • Cheek

What does the procedure involve?

Dr Klutch will carefully assess and mark the areas for lifting, and a local anaesthetic is then applied to numb the entry and exit points of the thread. The thread is then inserted into the skin to create a lifting effect. It takes about 10-30 minutes, depending on the area to be treated. The thread is made of natural substances which lasts up to 2 years. It not only lifts but also stimulates long term collagen production as well.


How long does recovery take?

This is a lunch-time procedure, and you can resolve normal activity shortly after. Some discomfort is expected, and bruising and swelling are rare. After a thread lift, strong pain medication is rarely required, making it easier for patients to resume their daily lifestyle.

While thread lift recovery isn't complicated, patients should still take a few measures while recovering. It's crucial to avoid excessively rubbing your face while cleaning or applying moisturiser for at least a week after threads have been inserted. You should also try to lift your head slightly when sleeping to avoid rolling over directly onto your face.


1How long does a thread lift last?
Thread lifts aren't as effective as facelifts, and there isn't enough research on their long-term usefulness. The effects of a thread lift might last anywhere from one to three years. Surgeons advocate combining a thread lift with other anti-ageing procedures, such as ultherapy, for the best effects.
2How do you sleep after a thread lift?
Pressure on the face is caused by sleeping on your side or even on your stomach. This should be avoided for roughly a week following your thread lift surgery. Sleep on your back with your head propped up on a pillow to reduce swelling after a thread lift.
3What are the risks of a thread lift?
Thread lifts are low-risk procedures due to their little invasiveness. After a thread lift, there is almost minimal chance of scarring, severe bruising, bleeding, or other problems. Patients may endure discomfort, infection, or their sutures being visible beneath their skin in rare situations.

When should I see a plastic surgeon?

For physical conditions that may necessitate a visit to a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, you will most likely be referred to Dr Klutch by your doctor. However, for cosmetic procedures, you can consult Dr Klutch whenever you are ready for plastic surgery.