We also carry out thread lifting ("happy lift") as an alternative. During the procedure, which takes place under a local anaesthesia, threads with small barbs are inserted under the skin in such a way that they lead to tightening. This procedure is relatively free of complications; however the results only last for around 1-2 years, after which tissue begins to sag again. It is suitable for younger patients who would like their eyebrows raised slightly or for cases where initial sagging of the skin in the cheek and neck area has occurred. The procedure is not a substitute for an operative face lifting, it is however a low risk treatment method for patients who are experiencing slight skin sagging and do not want to undergo major surgery.
The risks are that the threads don't hold as long or effectiv as desired and that there can be little dimples at the beginning where the threads pull on the skin. These dimples will disappear with time.