Notched threads: face lift without surgery

Today, aesthetic medicine offers various face lift techniques.

Among these methods, we find the "notched threads", also called "resorbable threads" or " thread lift " in English. These threads make it possible to perform a facelift without surgery on the face or body.

The face lift with notched threads will tighten the skin of the face without the need for surgery or anesthesia. It is the ideal surgical procedure to reshape the oval of the face, without plastic surgery.

When should I use notched wires?

Regardless of the technique, a facelift is always performed to rejuvenate the appearance of the face and treat sagging skin of the face and neck related to advancing age.

The notched thread lift is a particularly effective technique for treating the first signs of facial aging.

Thus, absorbable tensor threads are primarily intended for people who wish to make
disappear the first wrinkles and folds of the face.

The thread lift technique is intended for people who wish to treat :

  • Neckline wrinkles.

  • Crow's feet wrinkles at the corners of the eyes;

  • Eyelid wrinkles;

  • The nasolabial folds or bitterness folds, which run from the nostrils to the corners of the mouth;

The thread lift technique can also be used to correct the sagging of the oval of the face or the dewlap of the neck. To do this, your plastic surgeon will modify the volume of the cheekbones, the tail of the eyebrow or the jowls using absorbable threads.

What areas of the body can be treated with thread lift?

The notched thread lift is ideal for rejuvenating the face. But it can also be used to tighten the skin of other parts of the body such as :

  • The inner side of the arms;

  • Knees;

  • The inner thighs;

  • Buttocks;

  • The belly.

Don't hesitate to ask your surgeon if you can benefit from a body lift with notched threads.

Notched wires: description and operating principle

The purpose of a serrated thread is to replace the collagen fibers naturally present under the skin. As we age, the presence of collagen in the body diminishes.

Notched threads placed under the skin replace the collagen fibers. They allow the skin to be tightened and the face to be given volume.

There are two types of sutures: non-absorbable permanent sutures (like the old gold sutures) and absorbable sutures.

Non-resorbable sutures have a very prolonged effect (sometimes up to 10 years). On the other hand, they present a higher risk of intolerance.

Absorbable sutures cause a natural regeneration reaction of the skin. They offer a perfectly natural result. Nowadays, cosmetic surgeons generally use this type of thread for safety reasons, but also for the beauty of the results obtained.

The action of the resorbable threads generates two processes:

  • Mechanical effect: the implantation of the thread under the skin and the action of "pulling on it" performed by the surgeon will put the skin and muscles back under tension.

  • Inducing effect: when the threads are resorbed, they generate an inflammatory mechanism that stimulates the stem cells along the thread mesh. The regeneration of elastin and collagen fibers then takes place and "rejuvenates" the skin. This is the strength of the serrated thread, because this dermal rejuvenation is natural. Thus, the final result is also natural and the tension of the skin lasts until the threads are completely resorbed.

The soft facelift is one of the best alternatives to the surgical facelift, also called cervical facelift. The condition to benefit from it is to have healthy skin, with a clear slackening of the tissues.

Contraindications to the procedure

There are few contraindications to the use of notched sutures, however, there are :

  • Serious medical problems, both physical and psychological;

  • Diseases that create a risk of postoperative complications, including difficulties with wound healing;

  • Cigarette consumption;

  • Hypertension and diabetes;

  • Hypersensitivity to anesthesia.

Taking aspirin or other blood thinners is strongly discouraged for at least one week before the procedure.

How is a notched thread resurfacing procedure performed?

A notched thread procedure takes between 30 and 90 minutes. It is a simple procedure, without hospitalization and without general anesthesia.

A simple local anesthetic is all that is needed to implant and remove the wires under the skin.

First, your plastic surgeon will create an entry point and an exit point for each notched thread. He or she will then place tensioning threads and tie them with sufficient tension to tighten the skin of your face.

A successful non-surgical facelift respects facial lines and provides sufficient traction to tighten the skin while maintaining a natural appearance.

What results can I expect from a medical facelift?

The result of a notched thread reconstruction is visible immediately after the procedure.

It is likely that some swelling will appear following the operation. They will disappear naturally after a few days to two weeks.

Before you can observe the final result, you will have to wait about 3 months. This is the time necessary for the regeneration of the dermis. The dermis then produces new hyaluronic acid, which hydrates the skin. The skin then looks smooth and rejuvenated.

The effects of a thread lift last between 18 and 24 months. You can then return to using thread lifts or other non-surgical lifting techniques, such as botulinum toxin injections or hyaluronic acid injections.

Are you looking for a qualified plastic surgeon who can perform a notched wire facelift procedure in Paris?

Dr. Berdah and Dr. Benjoar will be happy to accompany you throughout the procedure. From the pre-operative consultation to the follow-up care, you can be assured that you will be accompanied by two of the best surgeons in Paris for your notched thread lift in Paris.

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