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Thread Facelift in El Paso, TX

Facial rejuvenation can take many forms and can be tailored to the needs of each patient. For some people, it can seem like extensive surgery is needed to get the best results.

However, everyone may not be willing or able to undergo surgery, but there are innovative methods that provide excellent results.

A thread facelift, also known as a thread lift or Silhouette lnstaLift®, can deliver similar results to a surgical facelift, but it is minimally invasive and requires less time for recovery. While a traditional facelift requires incisions and surgical adjustments to lift the facial tissues and skin, a thread lift uses temporary sutures (“threads”) to address drooping cheeks and sagging jowls. These threads stimulate collagen production and hold the deep layers of skin in place to create a lifted, youthful appearance.

What Are the Benefits of a Thread Lift?

The thread lift can be ideal for anyone who wishes to:

  • Reduce the appearance of loose skin along the jawline
  • Lift sagging cheeks and jowls
  • Tighten the neck
  • Smooth out facial lines and wrinkles such as nasolabial folds
  • Avoid surgery and an extensive recovery
  • Enjoy subtle, natural-looking results

It is important to keep your expectations for your results realistic. A thread facelift is an alternative to surgery, but it cannot produce the same, dramatic results that a surgical facelift can. The thread lift procedure provides a subtle yet rejuvenating lift to the skin.

Am I a Candidate for a Thread Lift?

You may be a good candidate for a thread facelift if you

  • Do not smoke
  • Are in good overall health
  • Have no medical conditions that could hinder healing
  • Have moderate skin laxity

Are you a candidate for a thread lift? Call Dr. Agullo at (915) 590-7900 to set up a consultation.

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What Will Be Discussed During My Thread Facelift Consultation?

Your consultation is one of the most important parts of your facial rejuvenation process. During the initial consultation, Dr. Agullo will:

  • Discuss your goals and expectations for the procedure
  • Take note of your medical needs and concerns
  • Identify and evaluate the condition of your target areas
  • Take photos or measurements
  • Give you detailed instructions about how to prepare for your procedure
  • Create your plan for treatment

Try to take advantage of your consultation to get as much information about your procedure as possible. Any pressing concerns or questions you have should be brought up here so you can get advice directly from your surgeon.

What Is the Thread Facelift Procedure?

A thread facelift uses very thin, biocompatible threads, which have been designed to dissolve and be safely absorbed by the body with time. Silhouette lnstaLift® threads are inserted and used to correct the appearance of aging by lifting and pinning the skin and stimulating collagen to tighten and smooth the skin.

At Agullo Plastic Surgery, tailored care begins with a full consultation to discuss the goals and options available.

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Before & After

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The procedure can be performed in a little as 45 minutes and consists of only a few steps:

Step 1:

A local anesthetic is applied to numb the area and ensure your comfort.

Step 2:

A cannula (thin tube) is used to insert the sutures (threads) into the deep layer of skin.

Step 3:

These threads are designed with barbs to grab onto tissue easily, and Dr. Agullo then pulls them taut to lift sagging skin.

Step 4:

Finally, the threads are attached in place to maintain the lift.

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What Can I Expect for My Thread Facelift Recovery?

Due to being a minimally invasive procedure, a thread facelift requires very little downtime. The procedure is done with local anesthetics, and most patients can drive themselves home the same day. There will be some mild swelling and soreness, which should subside within one to two days.

Is the Thread Facelift Painful?

During your procedure, a local anesthetic is used to help ensure your comfort. Following the procedure, there may be some slight soreness, but this pain can be easily managed with over-the-counter pain medications.

Will My Thread Facelift Leave Scars?

There is very little risk of scarring because the procedure is minimally invasive and does not use incisions. The sutures used to lift the skin are placed and attached discreetly, and any resulting scars are extremely small and difficult to detect.

When Will I See My Thread Facelift Results?

Your lifted facial skin will be visible immediately. Results will continue to improve as natural collagen is produced, which enhances the elasticity and volume of the skin for up to two years.

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How Much Will My Thread Facelift Cost?

During your consultation, Dr. Agullo will provide you with an accurate cost estimate for your thread lift procedure. Dr. Agullo charges a consultation fee of $100, which is applied to the cost of your treatment.

The prices listed on our fee page represent the minimum cost of the procedures, including anesthesia and surgical facility fees, medical tests, garments, and recovery products. All fees must be paid in full before the scheduled treatment.

Generally speaking, cosmetic plastic surgery is considered “elective” and is not covered by most insurance plans.

Before & After

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* Results may vary

Frequently Asked Questions About Thread Facelift

Will my thread facelift results be permanent?

While a thread facelift offers long-lasting results, the results will not be permanent. The collagen production activated by this procedure can boost the volume of your skin for up to two years. The thread lift suspends the loose skin, but because skin is not removed, it will eventually begin to migrate downward again once the sutures dissolve.

Is a thread facelift safe?

Yes, the thread lift procedure is considered safe. There are significantly fewer risks associated with the thread lift compared to a traditional facelift, including a reduced risk of scarring, bleeding, bruising, and infection.

What is the difference between a thread facelift and a traditional facelift?

Traditional facelift surgery rejuvenates the face by removing loose skin, rearranging the muscles, and tightening the remaining skin. A thread lift is a minimally invasive alternative that lifts the skin with internal hooked sutures, but it does not remove any skin or rearrange the placement of the muscles and, therefore, does not offer as dramatic or permanent results.

Interested in a Thread Facelift?

If you want to learn more about Dr. Agullo’s thread facelift, please feel free to contact his office at (915) 590-7900 or fill out our online contact form. Dr. Agullo offers a variety of facial rejuvenation procedures for patients in El Paso and the greater El Paso area.

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