Thread lifting is a procedure which involves elevating various parts of the face and body using specially designed threads without having to make incisions as during the conventional face lift.

Dr Rory uses APTOS threads which were developed by Russian Plastic Surgeon, Dr Marlen Sulamanidze, who was one of the pioneers of non-surgical thread lifts back in 1999. In 2020 Dr Rory became the lead trainer for APTOS Threads in the UK, training doctors and plastic surgeons in Manchester and London. Being the lead APTOS trainer, Dr Rory has performed the highest number of APTOS Thread lifts in the U.K. including body threads.

APTOS threads are a great option for clients who are concerned with signs of ageing but are not yet candidates for surgical facelift. They contain both PLLA and PCL which are both well known and effective collagen stimulators with long lasting results. The threads are bio-compatible and are completely broken down and reasorbed by the body over a 12 to 18 month period, much longer than other threads available such as PDO and Silhouette Soft.

Once inserted, APTOS threads stimulate collagen and elastin, holding the skin and subdermal fat tissue in place after repositioning the tissues. This new collagen produced by the threads is predominantly Type 1, or healthy collagen, not Type 3 collagen which is scar tissue. This new collagen can remain for many months after the threads have been completely reabsorbed, allowing the results of the treatment to often last more than 2 years.

APTOS threads are available in many different forms to allow us to customise your treatment dependant on your needs. This allows us to treat a wider range of clients and conditions than previously with other threads, such as PDO and Silhouette Soft.

The latest generation of APTOS EXCELLENCE VISAGE threads now also contain hyaluronic acid (HA). This further increases the collagen stimulation as well as reducing inflammation following thread insertion, thus reducing pain and swelling. The difference between other threads, such as PDO and Silhouette Soft, is that the threads are much longer, with multidirectional barbs along the whole length of the suture (190mm), allowing various insertion patterns to gain maximal fixation of the tissues either in the face or neck.

APTOS have also developed the VITIS and NANO SPRING threads which can be used more superficially for what is known as ‘armouring’ of the tissues, specifically targeted the superficial skin in the face, neck and body to induce collagen and elastin, helping to correct fine lines and wrinkles and generally improving skin quality.

The APTOS SPRING threads are designed to work as a ‘spring’ allowing fixation in mobile parts of the face, lifting and supporting the tissues long term. They are ideal for use around the mouth to lift mouth corners and nasolabial folds as well as used for nose tip lifting and brow lifting.

Dr Rory often uses a combination of the APTOS threads to create a bespoke and personalised treatment tailored to your needs to create natural, but long-lasting results.

APTOS thread lifts are effective for:

  • Sagging jowls
  • Redefining the jawline
  • Lifting the marionette lines and mouth corners
  • Redefining and lifting the cheeks and nasolabial folds
  • Correcting facial asymmetry from Bells’ Palsy or after a Stroke.
  • Tightening and lifting the upper neck
  • Nose tip lifting and reshaping, non-surgical rhinoplasty
  • Breast lifting
  • Vaginal tightening

Prices from £1500 up to £3000 depending on area and number of threads used.

Besides lifting, threads improve skin tone, texture, colour and hydration and are also a popular treatment for younger clients looking to enhance their facial contours, such as the popular ‘fox eye’ brow lift. Prices from £399.

If you’re considering having a thread lift, please book a consultation so that we can advise on the best options for you. You can learn more about ATOS threads in the video above.

Guide price only – initial consultation required

Brow lift from £750
Middle and Lower Face Lift from £2500
Neck lift from £1699
Complete Face Lift: Brow, middle and lower face from £2999
Complete Face and Neck Lift: Brow, middle and lower face and neck from £2999

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