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Many people in their 30s and 40s assume that they’re simply too young for cosmetic surgery, despite the fact that they have already begun to notice the early signs and symptoms of facial aging. In reality, more men and women are turning to aesthetic treatments and procedures at a younger age than ever before – in some cases, simply to get ahead of the aging process before it begins. One anti-aging treatment that is particularly popular among women hoping to look more youthful at any age is thread lifting. At Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Northern Virginia, our board-certified plastic surgeons offer the thread lift procedure for patients seeking a convenient, quick, and effective alternative to invasive plastic surgery. Scroll on for more information about thread lift treatments, including when women may be considered ideal candidates for a thread lift.
You may know thread lifting better by its nickname, the “lunchtime lift,” referencing the quick, convenient nature of this popular anti-aging treatment. The thread lift is a minimally invasive technique that involves inserting dissolvable sutures – or threads – in strategic locations beneath the patient’s skin. The surgeon then pulls, manipulates, and tightens the skin to produce a smoother and more youthful, lifted new look.
Most often, a thread lift is performed to address sagging, droopiness, and wrinkles in one or more of the following areas:
Absolutely. Many women as young as their 20s, 30s, and 40s choose thread lift treatments to keep their faces fresh and youthful by targeting or slowing the earliest signs of facial aging.
Thread lifts work by manually lifting and tightening the skin while also stimulating the production of anti-aging collagen fibers beneath the skin. Because of this, the almost immediately visible results of a thread lift will actually continue to improve over time. In most cases, patients can enjoy their thread lift results for about one year. Some people choose to schedule their thread lift treatments at more frequent intervals to maintain a consistently smooth look before their results begin to “wear off.”
Thread lift treatments can be performed at virtually any age, though the best outcomes are seen in patients with mild to moderate signs of facial aging. If you have more significant concerns, such as deep folds and advanced skin laxity, a surgical facelift may be a more suitable and effective course of action for you. During your consultation for facial rejuvenation in Reston, VA, our providers will evaluate the degree of your concerns and determine whether a thread lift, facelift surgery, or another treatment option may be right for you.
If you’re ready to move beyond at-home skin care products but don’t feel quite ready for cosmetic surgery just yet, a thread lift may be the perfect place to start. Take the first step toward looking fresher and more youthful by calling Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Reston, VA to schedule your consultation for thread lifting with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.
Our four, board-certified plastic surgeons have over 100 years of combined experience & work together in our dedicated, luxurious center providing combined knowledge on all procedures. Schedule your consultation today to learn how our surgeons can guide you on your journey to aesthetic harmony.