Korean Threadlifts (V-shaping)

As mentioned in my previous post on ageing and sagging, there are different modalities of treatment for sagging and loose skin.  Amongst the latest and most sought after treatments nowadays is Korean Threadlifting which is recognised as a minimally invasive procedure.  This procedure is suitable for:

  1. People with sagging/loose facial tissue but are not keen for surgical face lifts
  2. People with pronounced jowls/cheeks/lower faces leading to poor definition and broadness in their lower face


How does Korean Threadlifting work

Korean threadlifting works by the careful insertion of dissolvable barbed threads into the skin to stimulate collagen as well as to exert a gentle pull and provide support to the treated area.  This leads to an improved contour and a more desired facial aesthetic.



How is the Procedure Done

As with all all aesthetic procedures, a trained physician will first assess your facial condition to ascertain if you’re indeed a good candidate for a facial threadlift.  The procedure is  then explained to you in detail including the benefits, risks and side effects so that you can give informed consent.  A numbing cream is applied to the skin after which a local anaesthetic is infiltrated into the area to be treated.  PDO threads of suitable length are then inserted carefully into the skin according to predetermined vectors/direction to give you the suitable lift that you need.  Everything is done with strict cleanliness guideliness so as to minimise any possibility of infection.  The whole procedure should take less than an hour and the improvement should be seen immediately.


Post-procedure, the doctor will prescribe you with a short course of antibiotics to prevent against any infection.  Also you’ll be advised to avoid doing  vigorous exercise for up to two weeks.   A follow up appointment will be given to you at an appropriate date.

The threads dissolve after a period of 6 months but the effects and improved contours will normally last for well up to a year.

Minor side effects commonly seen in patients include:

  • Minor swelling for two to three days
  • Bruising (varies from person to person)
  • Mild discomfort (typically for a just one day)


Did you know the Korean threadlifts can even be used to augment features in the nose? Look out for the next article on this hot topic!


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