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In the future, facelifts, boob jobs, lip plumping, and cheek- and butt-lifting procedures will be done by inserting thin threads into the face through tiny injections. These procedures will be done under an hour.
Well, the future is here — and threadlifting is now a viable option for certain kinds of cosmetic surgery, especially facelifts.
According to the book Pearls and Pitfalls in Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgery, the technique of threadlifting is very easy for the experienced plastic surgeon to master. Threadlifting doesn't need a fully outfitted surgical suite, and the entire procedure is done using a local anesthetic cream applied to the treatment area.
The surgery takes 30 minutes to an hour. Bandages aren't needed post-surgery, and recovery time is two to three days. Patients can expect some minor swelling, bruising, and tenderness after the procedure, and they should be extra aware of the needle incision points to make sure there isn't any infection. The treated areas will be raised slightly, eliminating sagging, improving contour lines, and giving patients an improved appearance 90 days after the treatment.
The threads themselves will be absorbed back into the skin without showing any scars. The results of the procedure can last up to two years, and after that an annual touch-up is needed.
This less invasive alternative to traditional facelifts is designed for people experiencing early signs of aging such as minor facial sagging. You're not a good candidate for threadlifting if you have acne, have recently had exfoliation or mesotherapy, are on anticoagulant drugs, have had a Herpes Simplex outbreak in any area of the skin within 31 days of the procedure, or had any recent resurfacing procedures performed on the treatment site.
If you don't mind the thought of strings literally pulling your skin up or don't like the idea of extensive cosmetic surgery, then threadlifting may be for you. It's what everybody will be doing in the future.
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