Mini Face Lift (Thread Lift)

The Mini Lift also know as the S-Lift or a ‘Face Lift’, can give similar results to the traditional Mid-Face or Face and Brow Lifts, but is considered less invasive and has reduced operating and recovery time. Incision sites are created around the ear to allow Dr Murray to ascertain the SMAS muscles and give an upward lift. Mini Lift candidates are patients that require a significant lift, looking to bring back such features as a sharper jaw line and mid-face rejuvenation.

Common names

Face Lift, Contour Lift, Brow Lift, Neck Lift, Thread Face Lift, APTOS Thread Lift, Open Thread Lift, Closed Thread Lift, SMAS Lift, S-Lift

Targeted areas

Cheeks, Jawline, Brow, Forehead, Eye, Jowl and Neck

Procedure Information

Procedure Type



From $9900


Lifting of sagging skin to give a more youthful look.


There are often immediate results, however, the results do continue to improve over a three to six month period. This improvement is due to the collagen synthesis and lifting and bunching effect.

Recovery Time

Patients will find their facial movement limited for the first 2-weeks. It may also hurt to laugh. No massage or facial pressure for 1-month.

Treatable Area's

Cheeks, Jawline, Brow, Forehead, Eye, Jowl and Neck

Suitable candidates for a Mini Lift 

If you have the desire to rid yourself of loose, sagging tissue on the face and neck, and you’re in good physical, emotional and mental health, with normal skin thickness and you have realistic expectations, you may be a good candidate for a Mini Facelift.

If your skin is quite slack in the area you may opt for a face, brow and neck lift instead, or a combination with laser resurfacing and fat transfer. Only a qualified professional will be able to determine your individual needs.

Also, if you’re considering losing weight, you may want to wait until after your target weight is achieved, because you may need additional lifting or skin removal surgery to alleviate consequent excess skin. Otherwise, you may be wasting money on this procedure if you proceed beforehand.

Alternative Options to the Mini Face Lift:

The Ultra Mini Lift is carried out in much the same way as the Mini Lift procedure. In comparison with the Mini Lift, the Ultra Mini Lift utilises smaller incision sites with less excision of the skin and less muscle lift. This procedure is suitable for patients who do not yet require the Mini Lift.

A Closed Thread Lift is a minimally invasive procedure with no cutting of the skin required. This procedure is more suitable for younger patients with good skin quality.

During the procedure, the threads are passed through the hairline towards the area to be lifted. They are passed just under the skin with a long needle and then used to pull the skin backwards to the hairline, resulting in the ‘lifting’ of the skin.

The price of a Closed Thread Lift starts from $3,300 – as per the below.

Silhouette Soft Threads is a technical innovation using the precise placement of dissolvable threads under the skin to provide an instant effect that shortens the effects of ageing and gravity. Soft Threads are intended to produce a natural look through subtle changes. Each treatment is tailored to the individual patient and can be adapted to suit your specific needs and preferences.  See more information on Silhouette Soft Thread Lift.

Mini Lift cost

The cost of a Face Lifting procedure will depend on which option is chosen and what other procedures are going to be alongside it. The Silhouette Soft Thread lift starts from $2,000 and will depend on how many threads are required. A Closed Thread Lift starts from $3,300. An Ultra Mini Lift starts from $6,600 and a Mini Face Lift starts from $9,900.

Dr Glenn Murray

Cosmetic Doctor and Medical Director

Dr Glenn Murray completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Western Australia. He continued his training; undertaking both cosmetic medicine and cosmetic surgery training. Dr Glenn Murray has trained with some of the best Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons in the US and around the world. He is the past president of the Cosmetic Society and has competed the European College of Aesthetic Medicine & Surgery training in Face Lifting Techniques. Dr Murray is experienced in repairing botched oversees surgery and more information on this can we found here.

Dr Murray, our Medical Director, at Absolute Cosmetic Medicine is committed to providing exceptional care to every patient.  His full resume can be seen here.

Face Lift Certified

Cosmetic surgery medical requirements

From 1 July 2023, new regulations around cosmetic surgery were implemented by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency (AHPRA) and the Medical Board of Australia. Please make sure you have read and understood these new reforms when considering your cosmetic surgery


Mini Lift surgery important information

Smoking and illicit drug use must be strictly avoided before the procedure.  We take smoking very seriously as a high risk for any procedure, so you must be aware of the cancellation policy if you smoke.  Smoking increases the risk of some serious complications during and after surgery. Ideally, you should stop smoking at least 8-weeks prior to a procedure, cutting down does not reduce the risk of complications, however, the greatest health benefit is gained by quitting smoking for good.  More information about the possible complications, as well as information about how to quit, is available here.

You should be fit and healthy, and avoid blood thinning medication such as aspirin, anti-inflammatory medicine. You must fast on the day of the procedure. You are able to eat dinner as usual the night before, then you must stop drinking fluids at midnight. On the morning of the procedure you can take a small sip of water to take your pre-surgery medication.

At least 2-consultations are needed before most procedures. A full history and examination will be conducted. You will be started on antibiotics and extensive instructions will be given.

Mini lift aftercare and recovery

Patients will find their facial movement limited for the first 2-weeks. It may also hurt to laugh. Avoid massage or facial pressure for 1-month. The maximum tensile strength usually occurs at 21-days.

There are often immediate results, however, these continue to improve over a 3-6 month period. This improvement is due to the collagen synthesis and lifting and bunching effect.

Payment Options

Absolute Cosmetic offers multiple payment options including, and not limited to; Cash, Credit Cards (Visa, Mastercard etc), AfterPay, Lay-by and Payment Plans.
More information is available on our Payment Plan page.

Why choose Absolute Cosmetic Medicine for this procedure?

  • Dr Murray has performed hundreds of Thread Lift and Mini Face Lift procedures in Perth
  • He has completed the European College of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery Face Lifting Techniques and Blepharoplasty training
  • Dr Murray held the first thread lift workshop in WA
  • He is currently undertaking a study on new, more effective methods of thread anchoring.
  • Dr Murray has lectured on this topic and is familiar with all the latest techniques in the field.

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

"Dr Murray held the first Thread Lift workshop in WA."

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