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A Simple Solution to Sagging Skin

thread lift is a minimally-invasive procedure which helps lift sagging skin for a younger, revitalised look. Thread lifts are also known as the lunchtime facelift, or ‘weekend lift’ as the procedure can be completed in a very short amount of time.

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Figure 1: We lose facial fat as we age, causing our skin to sag due to the lack of support.

This simple procedure requires no incisions or stitches, meaning it leaves no scars and has very minimal recovery time, allowing you to quickly return to your normal life. This technique can be successfully used for all areas of the face and neck to create a younger, fresher look without worrying about more invasive surgical procedures.

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Figure 2. Before and After Image of an Silhouette Soft Thread face Lift performed by Chelsea Cosmetics Melbourne

In the hands of an expert, a thread lift provides an excellent solution for skin laxity around the upper-, mid-, and lower-face and neck areas. The ‘lifting’ effect of a thread lift comes from compressing the tissue and elevating the skin simultaneously with suture implantation.

After inserting the suture, Dr Attalla applies slight pressure on the treated area to reshape the surface of the skin, creating visibly lifted, smoother skin. Often, we achieve the most natural results by combining the lifting effect of the thread lift with dermal fillers to remedy volume loss.

Key Benefits of a Thread Lift

Here at Chelsea Cosmetics Melbourne, we are thrilled to offer Thread Lifts as a simple, less-invasive way to rectify sagging skin and rejuvenate your appearance.

  • No surgery
  • No incisions or stitches
  • No scars
  • Very minimal recovery time
  • Immediate and discreet effect
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Figure 3: Thread lift procedures are designed to addressed key areas of sagging skin without the need for more invasive surgeries.

Non-Surgical Facelift

In the past, thread lift procedures used primitive technology to pull the skin and subcutaneous tissues in a chosen direction (or ‘vector’) to achieve the desired lift. Since then, a new thread lift procedure has been developed that adds a new dimension to traditional thread pulling, changing the concept of minimally-invasive face lift technology.

The new thread lift is a non-surgical facelift, eliminating the requirement for incisions and stitches that were necessary in the old procedure. The new procedure works in two ways—creating both strong pulling and volume redistribution effects simultaneously through the use of modern silhouette soft threads.

This technology allows us to move sagging skin and relaxed subcutaneous tissues to substitute for facial volume loss. The effect is similar to a mini-facelift, without any requirement for incisions, and leaving no scars in front of the ears. This aspect of the new thread lift also minimises the need to use fillers for remedying areas of volume loss.

What Does The Procedure Involve?

Thread lifts are performed under local anaesthesia, with a mild sedative provided thirty minutes prior to the procedure to help you relax.

Before the procedure begins, the surgeon marks the areas of concern and then injects a mixture of local anaesthetic and adrenaline into the entry points. These injections ensure the patient won’t feel the threads as they are being stitched into the skin and help to minimise post-procedure bruising.

Once the area is numb, the surgeon creates an entry point in the skin using a needle and inserts the threads. The threads are slid in opposing directions, pulling the skin to ensure the best possible effect, before the surgeon anchors the thread and finalises the procedure.

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Figure 4: Thread lifts use different types of threads to gently pull the skin into a firmer, more lifted position to reduce sagging.

Thread Lift Common Side-Effects

The most common side-effect experienced in thread lifts is post-procedural swelling. This is a normal reaction, predominantly occurring due to the injection of fluid and local anaesthetic during the procedure. This swelling can typically be expected to last for two days and will gradually subside over the following week.

The second most common side effect experienced with thread lifts is bruising—fortunately, this is usually minimal. If it causes concern, however, bruising can be easily treated using vascular laser.

Another common side effect which may result from a thread lift is ‘puckering’. This term refers to small dents at the entry points of the threads; this is not a cause for alarm, and usually resolves within two weeks without any further intervention.


  • Valid for ages 18 and over
  • Not recommended if you are allergic or sensitive to biomaterials
  • If you have severe ptosis or a great deal of excess skin, consult your doctor
  • Results will vary for each person
  • Timing of procedure to be agreed upon between patient and practitioner
  • Recommended only for patients who fully understand the treatment and the risks of the treatment
  • Not suitable for those who are pregnant, breast feeding, have neuromuscular disease, Bell’s palsy, or any active skin disease
  • Fillers may be required for a more enhanced look

“Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, feel free to seek a second opinion from another appropriately qualified health practitioner.”

Why Choose Chelsea Cosmetics?

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We always look for the most advanced technology all over the world and we pioneered Stem cells/ fat transplant, Skin Mesotherapy gun and Plasma pen fibroblast treatment.

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Dr Mark Attalla has a 20 years of surgical experience in cosmetic surgery. All the patients are examined well for their suitability for surgeries and all the required tests are done before surgery.

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We also pride ourselves with keeping up to date with the ever changing cosmetic industry. Continuous learning is the only way we can provide the latest and most effective procedures.

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How it Works

Different types of threads can be used in a thread lift depending on the patient’s needs and the surgeon’s preferences.


Barbed non-sutured, monofilament polypropylene threads come in both absorbable and non-absorbable varieties. These threads are adapted from polypropylene sutures, to which sharp-edged dents were added along the length of the thread.

Using a long, thin needle as a guide, the threads are inserted by the doctor through fat tissue. The sharp edges of these barbs hold tissue firmly, allowing the procedure to relieve light to moderate facial soft tissue ptosis. This barbed method of thread lift can lift up to three-thirds of the face in differing areas depending on the individual patient.


This type of thread is composed of the well-known polymer, Poly L-lactic acid (PLLA), and has been adapted with the addition of multiple cones along the length of the thread.

PLLA has been used for many years across different biomedical and pharmaceutical applications. These uses include suture threads, orthopaedic pins, rods, screws and nails for bone fractures.

PLLA is both particularly biocompatible and completely biodegradable, broadening its useability across a variety of applications. As a result of using this material, these threads are usually absorbable, dissolving to help stimulate your skin’s collagen production.

Using threads with cones, like the Soft Silhouette threads our dedicated team of practitioners at Chelsea Cosmetics use, leaves no scars. These threads can successfully be used across all areas of the face and neck, creating a rejuvenated, younger appearance.

Minimal recovery time means you can quickly resume living your life to the fullest, looking your best.

  • No extended hospital time
  • No surgery
  • No incisions or stitches
  • No scars
  • Very minimal recovery time
  • Immediate, discreet, rejuvenating effect.

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Most Popular FAQs

Usually, we use 6-8 threads on each side to get the best long lasting results.

We usually use a combination of more than one type of thread in a single procedure to address the skin and subcutaneous tissues.

You can combine the thread with dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injection or other skin rejuvenating procedures like peels and laser.

The cost of thread lift varies depending on the area treated; the number of threads used and amount of skin laxity.

While we’ve attempted to answer the most common questions in this article, you can come for free consultation, you can always reach out to Chelsea Cosmetic’s team of experts on (03)88223472 or at

We open from 9 am – 5 pm on Tuesday to Friday and from 9 am – 1 pm on Saturday.

The most common complication is swelling after thread lift; this is mainly as a result of the fluid and local anaesthesia injected during the procedure and less due to local inflammatory effect of the healing process. The swelling usually last for two days and then goes down gradually over a week.

Bruising is the second most common side effect and it is usually minimal and can be treated easily these day using vascular laser. Puckering which are small dents at the entry points of the threads is another common side effect and usually it resolves spontaneously in 2 weeks.

It takes it four weeks for the swelling and puckering to resolve and the skin will feel slightly pulled.

Fibrous tissue bands are the normal support of the skin to the deeper layers, and it prevents the skin from sagging. When we age, we lose the fibrous tissue support, and the skin starts to become saggy and droopy with gravity.

The threads usually get absorbed by the body in 12 months, and during this time, the threads will be replaced by your own body collagen and fibrous tissue and that help over that period to lift your skin and give you a younger look.

Usually, we use 6-8 threads on each side to get the best long lasting results.

We usually use a combination of more than one type of thread in a single procedure to address the skin and subcutaneous tissues.

You can combine the thread with dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injection or other skin rejuvenating procedures like peels and laser.

The cost of thread lift varies depending on the area treated; the number of threads used and amount of skin laxity.

The rejuvenating and enhancing properties of a thread lift are immediate and discreet. It’s important to be aware that it may take up to four weeks for any swelling, puckering, and feelings of tightness to resolve and for the full effect of the results to be evident. 

The results of a thread lift result last from two to three years, and it is strongly advised that patients book in a ‘review’ thread treatment one to two years after the initial consultation. This ‘review’ treatment uses a single thread on each side to maintain the outcome of the procedure and will ensure results last longer.

The best candidates for thread lifts are those patients who retain good skin volume in the face but are suffering from moderate skin laxity. Those patients who lack volume in the face are less likely to see such strong benefits of a thread lift and thus are not good candidates. In this instance, we advise patients have a procedure to improve facial volume, so the thread lift is more effective.

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The cost of thread lift varies depending on the area treated; the number of threads used and amount of skin laxity. The estimated thread lift price is approximately $7,000 or less.

While we’ve attempted to answer the most common questions in this article, we invite you to come in for a free consultation if you’d like to know more. And, you can always reach out to Chelsea Cosmetic’s team of experts on (03)88223472 or at

We open from 9 am – 5 pm on Tuesday to Friday and from 9 am – 1 pm on Saturday.

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Grace Barry
Grace Barry
22:03 27 Feb 20
Chelsea is a fantastic clinic, Mark and the team are friendly and professional. He is highly skilled, I would always trust his judgement and reccomend his services. My self confidence has transformed after my visits to him :) It's always busy there too which is credit to their treatments. Thank you
Metin Celalettin
Metin Celalettin
04:20 20 Feb 20
The surgeon is incredibly attentive like you are his most important patient. He answers your questions at any hour after surgery. Before I decided on Dr Attalla I went to another very well known and publicized cosmetic surgeon. Dr Attalla and his staff have the best bedside manner and Dr Attalla has insisted on keeping an eye on my recovery, always making himself available
Thelas Mcdonald
Thelas Mcdonald
05:33 09 Dec 19
I had gynecomastia surgery with Dr. Mark Attalla, He has changed my life and made me the happiest I have been in over 8 years. I am very pleased with the results and how everything has turned out. Thank YOU, sir, hope you know how you changed my life.
00:01 23 Oct 19
Consistent professional service and results. I have always been happy with my results and could not recommend Chelsea Cosmetics any more!!!! I am always given an honest and careful opinion and Dr Mark listens to exactly what I want and delivers!!
Marty Fincher
Marty Fincher
22:17 15 Oct 19
As a B2B client of Chelsea Cosmetics it is indeed refreshing to deal with a business that values their staff so highly. Nermin and Mark go above and beyond the call of duty in providing a Fair and Safe workplace for their employees. They are an employer of choice and a pleasure to deal with.
Manh Tran
Manh Tran
13:00 14 Oct 19
Very caring staff and excellence doctors. We found Dr Mark & Dr Nermin is excellence and very knowledgeable and provide very good follow up care and advice after surgery. Overall, highly recommended place to come.
Jomaan Sibug
Jomaan Sibug
04:45 09 Oct 19
Fantastic results! The whole team was so professional, caring and I was well looked after from consultation to post follow up. I cannot thank you all enough especially Mark and Lilian. The only surgical team with the biggest hearts! I highly recommend Chelsea Cosmetics.
Hanady Khoury
Hanady Khoury
05:58 30 Sep 19
This place is amazing! Dr. Mark is great and full of knowledge. The staff are lovely and always have a smile on their face. Wont ever go anywhere else!
H Owen
H Owen
05:27 29 Sep 19
I have done both upper and lower blepharoplastry this April at Chelsea Cosmetics. I am so happy with the results now. It takes times to heal so you need patience. My eye areas are so rejuvenated and I enjoy the make up ever than before. I feel I should have done it earlier. Dr Mark listens to your concerns and provides the best advice. Dr Mark and team looks after you. Thank you.
Lucia Dingani
Lucia Dingani
22:52 10 Oct 18
I enjoyed going to this place so professional and they gave me all the information about the procedure would recommend.
Jovana M
Jovana M
00:56 26 Jul 18
Amazing staff, amazing service! The staff at Chelsea Cosmetics are kind, welcoming and very helpful, with continually excellent communication. Dr. Mark is very professional and knowledgeable. I will definitely be a client for a long time to come!
Lillianne Lord
Lillianne Lord
05:52 25 Jul 18
Really friendly staff, they really listen to your personal needs. Highly recommend this place.
Stella Anyaogu
Stella Anyaogu
13:04 29 Jun 18
Fantastic staff, very professional, answered all my questions and did a great job. My non-surgical rhinoplasty looks natural and really suits my face shape. I'm a few weeks in at the moment and am loving the result.
Amany Gendi
Amany Gendi
11:35 20 May 18
Thanks for the best doctors and caring staff I’m so happy to do my face with Chelsea Cosmetics and best results I have been getting PRP treatments for my face and other injectables for over 4 years..My results are amazing. 100% happy.
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