Thread Lift

What are thread lifts?

 A thread lift, often called the “lunch time face lift” is a minimally invasive procedure designed to raise the brows, cheeks, neck, jowls and soften lines around the mouth and nose.

Thread lifts are extremely effective for reducing the early signs of aging, and they produce lasting, natural looking results.

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Thread lifts are recommended for younger and middle aged patients who are not yet ready for a full facelift. A thread lift is not appropriate for patients with a large amount of loose, excess skin around the face and neck. The best candidates are men and women who are just beginning to experience the effects of ageing.

Patients who choose this course of treatment can usually postpone or eliminate the need for facelift surgery. A thread lift can be combined with other dermal filler and anti-wrinkle injections by Dr Mooney for optimum results.

The Procedure

During a thread lift procedure Dr Mooney uses a fine needle to loop fine threads beneath the skin. The threads are inserted in a transverse pattern, where they can be raised and adjusted in order to lift the skin to a more flattering position. Each individual thread is attached to the tissues of the face, and over time, the threads become secure as the bodies own collagen begins to anchor them into place.
As a thread lift only requires a tiny opening in the skin, there is little or no scarring following treatment. The end result is a subtle, but noticeable improvement in facial contour.

Please contact our Patient Coordinator through our Online Inquiry Form or call 02 8897 0079 to book a consultation today.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Frequently asked questions

Expect to spend about 30 minutes to an hour with Dr William Mooney for a thorough cosmetic consultation.

You will first be greeted by Dr Mooney’s receptionists, they will ask you to fill in a form with basic details.
One of Dr Mooney’s trained nurses will begin by taking high resolution images for subsequent digital images.
This is followed by a formal consultation with Dr William Mooney.
He will assess your full medical history and a medical examination is performed.
We then move onto a cosmetic assessment and examine other features; nationality, gender, age and previous treatments the patient may have undergone.
In particular, threading is used to the mid and lower face drooping, this includes jowls, lax neck skin and brow ptosis (dropping or heavy brows).
A thread lift, we find best used in concert with other treatment modalities such as laser, facial skincare and judicious use of injectables such as muscle relaxants and fillers.
Dr William Mooney will then discuss operative planning, risks and complications.
We always have at least two consultations before surgery. This cooling off period is essential as this is such an important life decision. It is a healthcare stipulation for young patients but we apply to all patients.
At our subsequent consult, we discuss the finer details of the pre-operative treatment; what to wear, eat, think and do as your operation approaches.
We don’t move forward until the patient and doctor are fully appraised and happy with the plan.

You will be a suitable candidate if you look in the mirror and find if you elevate your cheeks with two fingers to remove your jowls, threads are for you.

Following your first cosmetic consultation, the wait period is between two to six weeks.

Thread lifts can take about one to 1.5 hours.

A thread lift is a simple procedure performed in a clinical setting under local anaesthetic. It can also be performed under a general anaesthetic in association with other operative procedures.
For a typical treatment a total of four to eight threads are used.
The most popular and successful use of threads are seen in the jowls.
Dr Mooney will use a local anaesthetic to prepare the area and with a sterile technique the threads are anchored under the hairline, zig zagged through the sub dermas of the cheek and trimmed to be flush to the skin.
The lifting process is immediate and Dr Mooney will use tape to hold the face in place and allow the threads to “lock in”.
The dressing is removed one week following the procedure.
A head garment must be worn for one week both day and night and for a further three weeks at night.

No, the patient should not experience any pain during the thread lift procedure, Dr Mooney will use an appropriate anaesthetic.

Yes, thread lifting causes bruising and swelling, this resolves in a couple of days.

Two weeks off work is sufficient following the thread lift procedure.

A thread lift is a simple procedure performed in a clinical setting under a local anaesthetic. It can also be performed under a general anaesthetic in association with other operative procedures.

Patients are not required to stay overnight. Patients can return immediately home following the thread lift procedure.

Dr Mooney and the pre-operative nurse will go through all of your operative planning a couple of weeks before the thread lift procedure.
Some food stuffs such as chilli, garlic and galangal do increase prolonged bruising.

Dr Mooney first performed thread lifts in 2005. Other threading techniques Dr Mooney experimented with produced OK results, but these new silhouette threads conform perfectly to treat the signs of an aging face. Threads really give a refreshed and natural look.

It is not a difficult or painful recovery. Your dressing is removed after one week.
Patients are not to drive for one to two weeks post- procedure. Sudden jerking or turning movements can dislodge threads in first to second week.

The patient will have a bandage around the chin and head.
There will be some swelling and bruising. Patients are asked to pack a “Grace Kelly” type scarf to exit the clinic following their procedure.

Patients are not to drive for one to two weeks post- procedure. Sudden jerking or turning movements can dislodge the threads in first to second week.

Threat lift enjoys low side effect and complication profile.
All procedures have the risk of complications; pain, bleeding and infection. Other minor problems like dimpling and asymmetry can easily be dealt with in the recovery phase.
Dr William Mooney always discusses operative planning, risks and complications.

Threads dissolve after one year but the effects last seven to 10 years, as they generate strategic scarring in the fascia and deeper layers of the skin.

Prior to your thread lift procedure, you may be advised to stop and start certain supplements and medication.
Dr Mooney and the pre-operative nurse will go through all of your operative planning a couple of weeks before the thread lift procedure.

The threads will dissolve eight to 12 months following your procedure.

The anchor points are under the hairline so, it is a scarless procedure.

Typically, Dr Mooney will ask our interstate thread lift patients to stay in Sydney for 10 days.

Typically, Dr Mooney will ask international thread lift patients to stay in Sydney for two weeks.

A thread lift is typically a purely cosmetic procedure and cannot be claimed via Medicare or private health fund.

Patients have a good idea of the results after two weeks. Patients will get further lifting and tightening as the scar matures at the two-month mark.

Patients can return to light exercise and cardio after two weeks’.
Patients cannot return to straining exercises like yoga and pilates for an additional four to six weeks.

Results are permanent but aging does continue. Thread lifts can be repeated a few years down the track, if required.

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Westfield Tower 2, 101 Grafton St
Bondi Junction,NSW2022
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Bankstown
1/21 Kitchener Pde
Bankstown
NSW 2200
Ph: (02) 9796 7007
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CONTACT

Bondi Junction
Suite 1902, Level 19
Westfield Tower 2, 101 Grafton St
Bondi Junction,NSW2022
Ph: (02) 9389 4497
See map
Bankstown
1/21 Kitchener Pde
Bankstown
NSW 2200
Ph: (02) 9796 7007
See map

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