Rejuvenation of the face
SUSPENSION THREADSSilhouette Lift
Suspension and rejuvenation threads, also known as Russian threads, Aptos threads, lunchtime facelifts or thread facelifts, derive from a technique dreamt up by Dr Guillemin in 1965, the curl lift, which placed surgical threads under the skin making up a loop in such a way as to “suspend” the tissues. Unfortunately, the threads used to slip and the result did not last. Ten or so years ago, 2 Russian surgeons, Drs Georgy and Mariam Sulamanidze, developed notched threads which hook onto the tissues, correcting sagging with a lasting effect.
This technique is aimed at people who are and want to remain young, people who do not (yet) want to undergo a facelift or when a conventional cervico-facial facelift fails to provide good enough results.
This technique leaves no scars and the procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, under local anaesthetic.
The result quickly becomes noticeable, but it takes 3 months for a complete cure.
This procedure can also be combined with another such as blepharoplasty or lipostructure.