Thread lift or non-surgical lifting. This aesthetic medicine approach makes it possible to tighten distended tissues following skin sagging. This medical lift can be done on various parts of the body tone up and reshape the aging silhouette.
Causes: What is sagging skin?
Three primary causes are identified to explain the sagging skin, with a loss of firmness and elasticity:
- Physiological causes, when the skin is naturally stretched, for example during pregnancy. If this stretching is substantial on skin that loses its elasticity, sagging appears.
- Metabolic causes, in particular by buildup of fatty tissue, which creates tension on the skin in terms of volume and weight. Even if the patient becomes thinner, the skin does not inevitably return to its natural state and the skin sags with a sluggish appearance.
- Causes acquired during the aging process of the skin where the connective tissue loses its collagen fibers (firmness) and elasticity, creating sagging under the weight of the tissues.
How does a threads-lift work on the skin?
A facelift refers to a set of methods to lift sagging tissue, repositioning sagging volumes to naturally reshape contours.
When excess skin requires to be resected, the only solution is often a surgical facelift. For less pronounced sagging, a lifting without surgery or medical lift offers a perfectly harmonious outcome.
Thread lift uses absorbable threads.
These threads, which are implanted under the skin, work in two ways.
There is an inductive effect (only present for smooth threads) with the activation of the fibroblasts to recreate the quality of the dermis by neocollagenesis.
There is also a mechanical tensor effect for threads either notched or with cones that "harpoon" the tissue: the basic traction of the thread then tightens the tissue. By the time the thread is resorbed, the synthesis of collagen has been taken over and the thread is "replaced" by solid collagen fibers, restoring the firmness and youthfulness of the skin.
For the body, your aesthetic doctor generally favors a thread PDO polydioxanone absorbable and notched, such as V-Lift ® premium.
The tolerance is excellent.
Non-surgical buttock lift with thread-lift
Threads lift are suggested if a moderate lifting effect is desired, but the area requires a large number of threads which may limit the benefits in terms of comfort and price. It appears that the reshaping effect also decreases the dimpled areas of the buttock cellulite by smoothing them out.
Lifting of the thighs without surgery or of the arms with threads-lifting
If the arm has a low fat load with minimal skin fold sagging, the doctor can re-tension it with a PDO absorbable thread, without brachioplasty.
If the arm is very fat-laden, a medical lift is often needed in conjunction with a liposuction of the arm. The sequence for the inner thighs is identical.
Non surgical breast contour lifting with threads lift
Threads lift (V-Lift premium) or mesofils (V-Lift Meso) deliver a tensioning effect to reshape the sagging areola. The practitioner doesn't touch the breast tissue, so it's safe.
Stretch mark reduction with threads-lift
The inducing effect of smooth PDO regenerates the dermis and corrects any unflattering stretch marks on the belly.
The body lift session with threads-lift
Your doctor at the Clinique des Champs Élysées Dubai conducts the procedure at a sterilized block. He chooses the absorbable threads suitable for your case (diameter, structure, etc.).
For smooth thread (V-Lift Meso) application under the skin, he conducts a needle meshing, with a single entry point.
For the more traditional application of a notched thread (V-Lift Premium), it uses an entry point and an exit point, sliding a thread with a cannula to protect the tissue: by simply pulling on both ends, the tensioning effect is instant and the skin is "notched"
The surgical procedure is performed under local anesthesia, on an outpatient basis, and lasts about 30 to 60 minutes.
Body threads-lift results
The tensing effect can be observed as soon as the notched thread is pulled.
The inducing effect happens later, it starts to be seen around one month and is optimal at three months. The skin is significantly rejuvenated, tighter, better curved, more toned, with volumes returning to their original place.
The result will last one to two years, given that you do not gain weight.