Gold Thread Lift Surgery
What is a Gold thread lift?
A gold tread lift is new technology using gold threads which when implanted under the skin will cause the skin to regenerate and firm up. Initially, it can improve fine lines and wrinkles and ultimately result in a better, smoother and much firmer complexion. By using gold, the procedure is made safer than when using the normal synthetic or catgut thread. Gold will also not rust or change once it is inserted meaning that there is less risk of infection.
What is involved and how does it work?
This surgery is only slightly invasive and is carried out as an outpatient in around approximately one hour. It involves inserting a series of thin twenty four carat gold wires under the skin to form a mesh. It is a procedure that is carried out using only a number of injections to the face which contain local anaesthetic meaning that you can return to work and normal life within a few hours of having the procedure carried out. The gold wire then remains under the skin where, as a foreign object, it encourages the skin to produce extra collagen to form a coating on the wire. The new tissue then goes on to improve the appearance of the skin by increasing the blood to the areas of mesh. The long term effects of this type of surgery can last between eight and twelve years by returning some of the skins former elasticity.
Is this type of lift only suitable for the face?
A gold lift thread can be carried out anywhere on the face including around the eyes and mouth. It can also be suitable for the neck area and even around the stomach. The cost of the surgery is around £2000 but will depend on which area you have treated.
Are there any side effects?
As the skin has to be cut and stitched to hold the inserted thread in place, there can be some bruising and swelling. The swelling will reduce over several days with the bruising taking slightly longer to go and within ten days a visible improvement in the skin can be noticed. It will take up to three months to see the best results and for the skin to re-settle. The swelling is often made worse by the surgeon not being able to see what he is stitching beneath the skin. How to choose your surgeon When choosing where to have your procedure carried out, it is necessary to check the qualifications of the surgeon carefully and if possible, to get recommendations from previous patients who have had the work carried out. It is also necessary to discuss your medical history with them and to tell them about any medication you could be taking which could cause your blood to be thin and prevent it from clotting correctly.