Surgical Threadlift

About the treatment

Tightening and mechanical lifting are very different concepts. While mono threads can stimulate collagen production and tighten the skin, they do not constitute a mechanical lift. 

Larger, stronger threads with cogs or barbs (PDO lifting threads) are inserted slightly deeper under the skin, draping and repositioning the tissues at a higher position to result in a subtle lift. 

This treatment will need to be repeated for a sustained lift as tissue is not permanently fixed like in Meloplasty (facelift surgery). 


A surgical thread lift is a type of procedure wherein temporary sutures are used to produce a subtle but visible “lift” in the skin by suspending loose facial skin.


What to expect from a Surgical Threadlift

A subtle lift in the skin.

  • Procedure time: 45minutes-1 hour
  • Downtime required: 3-5 days

Disclaimer: All surgical procedures are performed by Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Steven Liew (FRACS). No before and after image is guaranteed to be the same. Individual results and recovery times may vary. All procedures carry inherent risk. Please contact Shape Clinic on 02 8356 2888 to discuss this with your practitioner before proceeding with treatment. Written and verbal consent for the use of images on our page has been given by all patients photographed. ⁠

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