What is a Mini Lift?

This procedure is considered less invasive than traditional mid-face or face and brow lifts and has reduced operating and recovery time. It involves the use of threads which have cogs or barbs. These lie in one direction and ‘open up’ when implanted into the subcutaneous tissue and ‘tugged’ into place. The tissue is caught slightly in these cogs and is then suspended and lifted. The threads are placed in carefully predetermined areas in the face to support and lift the tissue.

Common names

Face lift, contour lift, brow lift, neck lift, thread face lift, APTOS thread lift, open thread lift, closed thread lift

Targeted areas

Cheeks, jawline, brow, forehead, eye, jowl and neck

Procedure Information

Procedure Type

Surgical

Cost

from $3300

Improvement

Lifting of sagging skin to give a more youthful look

Results

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 two weeks. It may also hurt to laugh. No massage or facial pressure for one month.

Treatable Area's

Cheeks, jawline, brow, forehead, eye, jowl and neck

Are you a suitable candidate?

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 thread lift.

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.

What happens after the treatment?

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.

Dr Glenn Murray

Cosmetic Surgeon 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 with the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS); 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 Physicians of Australasia (CPSA) and has attended a Maser Symposium for Blepharoplasty and Upper Facial Rejuvenation. Dr Murray has a special interest 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.

Why choose Absolute Cosmetic for this procedure?

  • Dr Murray has performed hundreds of thread lift and face lift procedures in Perth.
  • 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."

How can we help?

Whether you have a treatment in mind, or you have a condition that you’d like to discuss with one of our professionals, please make an enquiry using this form. Be sure to include your ideal date and time for your appointment

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