Face Thread Lift

Traditionally, facial rejuvenation was achieved by a full or lower facelift. However, advancements in aesthetic procedures have meant that it is now possible to lift the face without the need for the traditional surgical facelift. The thread lift offers this alternative option for facial rejuvenation.

This technique allows serious surgical interventions to be replaced by a simpler procedure. Thread lift technique uses specially designed threads to lift and correct flabbiness of the tissue. The main component in the thread is responsible for the rejuvenation effect thereby stimulating new collagen production and rehydration. The second component is responsible for the increase in the duration of the tightening effect.


A major indication for the use of thread lift are patients who, with the normal ageing process, have sagging skin on the jawline; deep furrows around the mouth and nose; and loose skin on the upper eyelid due to a droopy eyebrow. This treatment is also ideal for patients who may need lifting and reinforcing the middle third of the face and neck.

Although this technique is ideal for patients who do not require a full facelift, it is unrealistic to expect the same results from this technique as from a full facelift.


The thread lift is a quick and simple procedure which is carried out under local anaesthesia. It will usually take around half an hour, depending on the number of areas being lifted. You may leave the clinic about 30 minutes after the procedure. You will be able to resume normal activities after a few days with a few obvious signs that you have had a cosmetic procedure.


In the week before your scheduled procedure, you should not take any medications containing aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid), since these products affect the blood clotting mechanism and therefore may lead to excessive bleeding during and after the procedure.

Taking high doses of Vitamin E, fish oil, eating large amounts of garlic and ginger and consuming alcohol can also produce the same result and should be avoided. If pain medication is necessary, we recommend you take paracetamol.

It is in your best interest to quit smoking at least two weeks before and until two weeks after the procedure. It is well known that smoking causes narrowing of the blood vessels which leads to a decreased blood supply to the skin. Thus, slowing and interfering with the healing process.

Be sure to inform the surgeon of any medications you are taking as well as any allergies you may have (medications, latex, plaster, etc.). It is also important to report to the surgeon if you are pregnant, lactating, have acute or chronic infectious diseases, autoimmune disorders, keloid predisposition, blood clot disorders, or had non-biodegradable injectable implants previously injected in the treatment area.


On the day of the procedure, it is best not to wear any makeup when coming in and to tie your hair back, if possible.

During the procedure, the area to be “lifted” will be injected with local anaesthesia to numb the area. Once the area is sufficiently anaesthetised, a very small incision (0.5cm) is made either behind the ear, in the forehead or temporal areas and a special thread lift needle will be inserted under the skin and muscle.

Once the thread is in place, the surgeon will pull the thread tight thereby lifting the skin and muscles. With thread lift, the lifting has a direct result instantly which is preserved during one and a half to a couple of years. This thread will remain in the area until it is broken down and dissolved completely.

Immediately after the procedure, you may be left with slight folds on either side of the face. These folds will release and disappear within approximately a couple of weeks, leaving the skin lifted.

It is important to note that the results vary from person to person, depending on the area to be treated and the condition of each individual’s skin. it is important to have realistic expectations.


Thread lift procedure may cause a minimal and inflammation-like reaction for several days, with swelling and possible redness or minor bruising in the treatment area. Applying ice intermittently for the first 12 hours will ease both the swelling and bruising.

It is advised to remain int he clinic for 30 minutes following the procedure. If necessary, pain medication will be given. You will also need to return to the clinic for review and post-procedure photo documentation after a month.


Although thread lift is a relatively simple procedure, it is important to note that, with all cosmetic procedures, it is not without some risks and does not have its limitations. It is also possible to develop an infection, bleeding and asymmetry of the face.

Please note that it is necessary to attend a consultation before any procedure. This is also the case with existing patients.

For more information about Face Thread Lift or if you would like to book a plastic surgery consultation with Dr Maurizio Viel or Dr Roberto Viel please find the clinics’ details listed below. Dr Maurizio Viel also sees patients at the Atlantis Hotel Dubai, UAE.

To book an appointment for Face Thread Lift, please WhatsApp +971 52 915 1461. 

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