Is the "Thread Lift" the New Face-Lift? We Asked Plastic Surgeons

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Monday, July 31, 2017

A couple of years ago, Gwyneth Paltrow made headlines for endorsing a somewhat controversial facial cosmetic procedure: the "thread lift." Surgeons across the country deemed the treatment questionable for its scary side effects (i.e. scarring, spitting sutures, etc.), but now, years later, and with new technological advances behind it, the thread lift might actually be a viable option for those looking to tighten up loose, crepey skin. Looks like the Goop guru was actually on to something. (Sorry for ever doubting you, Gwynnie.)

The thread lift is a "minimally invasive procedure for the face, neck, or jowls in which threads, which have small cones/graspers on them, are passed under the skin via a large needle," Norman Rowe, a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City, tells Allure. "The cones then grab hold of the skin from the under surface and pull to re-suspend the skin in a lifted, more youthful position." (Imagine: A puppeteer pulling the strings of a puppet from its head.)
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