An injection Thread Lift in Toronto is a minimally invasive, Health Canada-approved face lift created, developed, and pioneered by Dr. Mulholland, SpaMedica’s former Lead Surgeon. After 25 years as Canada’s most recognized Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Mulholland retired from active Plastic Surgery Practice, and the esteemed Dr. Thomas Bell took his place.
Dr. Bell injects the suspension threads into the facial areas that need lifting. He then pulls on the barbed sutures to lift the skin and secure the suture, tightening the skin. This procedure lifts the loose skin instead of removing it, reducing the recovery time and giving you natural-looking results.
It takes 1-2 hours to perform this procedure and provide optimal results.
The cost of a Thread Lift in Ontario starts at $8,999. If you would like to combine your thread lift with another treatment, pricing options can be discussed during your consultation. For example, if you would like to combine a thread lift with a face lift, neck lift, and upper blepharoplasty for fully rejuvenated results, the combination of these procedures starts at around $37,999.
If you have visible signs of aging, you might be a good candidate for a Thread Lift. Ideal candidates:
If you are not a good candidate, you might benefit from the results of one of our other non-surgical options. Read about SpaMedica’s non-surgical treatment options.
Patients enjoy immediate lift effects with an Injection Thread Lift suspension. After the procedure, they will immediately notice a difference in the jowls, neck, brow, and cheeks – especially regarding concerns of marionette lines and laugh lines.
Because the procedure is minimally invasive, the recovery is much shorter than a facelift. Most patients can go back to work within a week.
This procedure can be repeated every 1-5 years without the look of multiple cosmetic procedures. Once the results wear off, people can undergo this treatment once again.
The skin naturally loses collagen as it ages. This makes people look older. The body has a healing response to the sutures. Part of that response includes sending collagen to the treatment area, which immediately makes the skin look younger.
While this treatment is Health Canada-approved, Thread Lifts have a small chance of potential complications. Selecting a highly experienced, trusted surgeon is paramount to minimize the likelihood of complications. Dr. Bell has years of experience performing non-surgical Thread Lifts in Toronto and has not experienced most of the complications associated with the procedure, and those that do occur are usually easily corrected.
While rare, some patients experienced irritation at the surgical site. To reduce this risk, patients should not rub the area immediately following the procedure. Even though the injection sutures for the Thread Lift disappear, the lifting fixation knots may irritate the patient under the skin. If enough weeks have passed, this suture can be removed.
Infection is also rare. If an infection occurs, patients should contact SpaMedica. Preventative antibiotics are also given.
The sutures can become visible, although this complication is rare. If this occurs, the surgeon will remove the sutures.
Patients must take some precautions when healing. This includes not rubbing the face vigorously and sleeping with the head up slightly for the first week.
As a pioneer of the injection Thread Lift procedure, thread lift surgeon Dr. Bell provides the results patients seek. He is a perfectionist and strives to ensure that each patient is pleased with the outcome of their procedure. He can also combine other age-defying procedures during your non-surgical Thread Lift.
Dr. Bell has dedicated his 25 years of practice to cosmetic plastic surgery of the face and body and is a world-renowned thread lift doctor; he prides his excellence on the harmonious balance of vision, aesthetic appearance, and patient care. He is known for his masterful skill and personalized, respectful approach to patients during thread lift treatments.
SpaMedica offers two types of Thread Lift procedures. You can get a standard procedure or a Composite Thread Lift.
The surgeon places sutures in the supportive tissue for the standard injection Thread Lift. The sutures lift sagging skin.
This procedure is more extended. Dr. Bell puts sutures in the deep and supportive layers of the skin. Patients can choose to go under IV sedation for this procedure. Most patients must heal for a week before going out in public due to the bruising.
Bulk heating radiofrequency lifting techniques like the Forma, Morpheus8, Facetite, Ulthera, or Thermage may also provide some non-surgical lifting effects similar to a non-surgical thread lift treatment.
Dr. Bell provides his Toronto patients with specific information about preparing for their treatment during the consultation. Along with those specific instructions, patients should:
Patients are amazed by how good they look and feel early on with their face lift results. There is minimal bruising, and patients notice the results immediately. For a general outline on the healing process, we have created a thread lift recovery timeline:
Day 1: Patients can go home on the day of the procedure.
Day 2: Swelling should subside, but you can use a cold compress to treat any redness, swelling, or irritation.
Day 7: You can now try sleeping on your side, but it is recommended to continue sleeping on your back with your head elevated until you are fully healed.
Week 1-2: Patients follow special care instructions for the first week, which include not rubbing the face vigorously and not rolling on the face when sleeping. Patients can return to work and normal activity.
Week 3: You can now return to your regular exercise and skincare regimens, as you will be fully healed.
While minor discomfort is normal following a Thread Lift, this procedure is not painful.
The results of a Thread Lift can commonly last 3-5 years or longer. These are long-lasting results for a minimally invasive procedure and make this a very popular non-excisional lift procedure.
Surgical-grade, dissolvable sutures are then injected down a cannula into the lax soft tissue. The thread is used to lift the skin. The cosmetic surgeon might also use other non-surgical anti-aging techniques, such as FotoFacial or Pulse Light Photo Rejuvenation, Morpheus or FaceTite.
It takes 1-2 weeks to recover from a Thread Lift.
A PDO thread lift is a procedure that uses dissolvable sutures to rejuvenate and lift the skin. It is a faster and generally less expensive alternative to a facelift, but the results are temporary and more natural-looking. PDO stands for polydioxanone, which is the injected solution.
We recommend applying a cool compress every 30 minutes for the first day after your treatment, but be aware that using ice on newly injected skin can cause injury if it is fragile. Try to not apply the compress for too long.
Yes, suture suspension thread lifts can be a great option if you are looking for a minimally invasive procedure that rejuvenates and lifts the face for a refreshed appearance.
It is best to sleep on your back with your head propped up on a pillow to minimize any swelling that may occur after your treatment. You should sleep like this for the first week post-op and avoid sleeping on your side as much as possible.