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What Exactly Is a Thread Lift?

A thread lift utilizes the placement of small sutures under the skin in your face and neck, which not only provide a lifting effect to the skin of the area...but also encourage your body to naturally produce collagen and other healing factors that strengthen and rejuvenate the skin in the area.

Am I the Ideal Candidate for a Thread Lift?

You might be the perfect candidate for a thread lift if you:

  • Are in your late 30s to early 50s
  • Are unable to have surgery
  • Would prefer not to endure a longer recovery time
  • Are looking to have your youthful glow restored to your neck and face
  • Would rather not deal with general anesthesia

What Are the Benefits of a Thread Lift?

A thread lift procedure can help you look younger and create a natural, more attractive appearance by smoothing and lifting skin that has begun to sag or lose its elasticity. Our patients especially love the thread lift because it doesn’t require any downtime or recovery period, as you’d have with a facelift.

The Silhouette Instalift Offered at Richmond Plastic Surgeons

Silhouette Thread Lift is a popular type of thread lift that utilizes absorbable threads featuring bidirectional cones. These threads are designed to lift and reposition sagging facial tissues, with the cones playing a crucial role in securely anchoring the threads. This results in immediate lifting effects, contributing to a rejuvenated appearance.

Silhouette InstaLift Patient 1

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What Do I Need to Do Before Having a Thread Lift?

Before your thread lift procedure, an in-person consultation with one of the board certified surgeons here at Richmond Plastic Surgeons will ensure that all your questions are answered, and all of your concerns are addressed. We’ll walk you through the entire procedure, so you feel safe and comfortable every step of the way.

What Should I Expect on The Day of My Thread Lift?

You’ll be given local anesthesia, to numb the area, while your surgeon places small, temporary sutures underneath the skin of your desired area. The process is quite quick and easy, and is minimally invasive. You’ll even be able to drive yourself home afterwards!

Thread Lift Before & After

What Can I Expect After My Thread Lift?

The great thing about your thread lift is that it’ll let you get back to your normal life right away! You’ll experience some soreness, redness, and swelling in the area. Some patients like to take the day off, but you’ll be able to return to work, if you’d like to. Pain medication beyond over-the-counter anti inflammatories aren’t typically needed.

You will want to make sure you take some precautions as your sutures heal, such as avoiding any vigorous rubbing of your face during washing, and making sure to prop your head up while you sleep.


How Long Will My Thread Lift Take?

A thread lift typically takes about 45 minutes to an hour and a half.

Will I Have Scars After My Thread Lift?

Your thread lift won’t leave any scars.

When Will I See My Results?

You’ll see your results immediately, with continued rejuvenation continuing to set in gradually after your procedure.

Are There Any Possible Complications from a Thread Lift?

Our board-certified surgeons utilize the safest procedures and most advanced technology to avoid rare issues like scarring, bruising, and bleeding. If your sutures become visible under your skin, they can easily be removed.

How Long Will the Results of My Thread Lift Last?

The results of a thread lift typically last from one to three years. The procedure can be easily re-done, if you desire.

How Much Does a Thread Lift Cost in Richmond?

A thread lift is considered elective, and won’t be covered by most insurance policies. We’ll work closely with you, and will provide you with a full cost breakdown after your in-person consultation, so you can prepare for your procedure.

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