Doctor applies thicker threads from one entry through a cannula into the subcutaneous tissue. The threads have hooks which are fixed in the subcutaneous tissue; doctor ‘pulls’ the saggy skin upwards, cuts the end of thread, and applies sterile plaster on the entry . The number of threads depends on a degree of drooping skin, and the type of subcutaneous tissue. Once only 4 threads will do on each of the sides, next we need 8-10. We apply infiltration anaesthesia on the spot of the cannula entry, therefore it is painless. The pain during the procedure is bearable (according to our clients). Some of them report only dull pressure.
The effect is immediately visible and lasts for 2 years.
Slight swelling is normal (sometimes there is no) as well as sensitivity to touch. Bruising is not frequent. It is recommended to wear a special compressive mask for as many hours as possible a day for 2-4 weeks that fixes threads and prevents them from moving.
The procedure takes 30 minutes, including pre-procedure (to prepare sterile area) approx. one hour.