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Contour Lift

Contour Lift

Contour lift is used widely in cosmetic surgery by our center’s doctors. It is used for face lift without surgery. The procedure is minimally invasive and is why is also called the lunch time lift. The barbs on the thread helps to pull, reposition and hold the tissue layers as it passes through them until the fibrosis sets in to make the pull more lasting.

 

 

Contour Thread, 2/0 Clear Polypropylene

Contour Thread, 2/0 Clear Polypropylene

 

Mechanism of action

  • The mechanical pull of the barbs provides the initial strength of holding down the tissue plane.
  • Since it is a unidirectional thread, its anchor at the higher point gives it another mechanical support and pull at a fixed location. This allows it to pull the skin at a higher tension as compared to bidirectional thread such as the Aptos.
  • Since the thread is make of stands of 2/0 Prolene monofilament, which is non absorbable, gives it another mechanical support on the pulled tissue plane until fibrosis sets in.
  • Next, as the fibrosis sets in after the formation of the collagen, the pull get strengthened further.

 

 

 

Contour Lift: Unidirectional barbed thread

Contour Lift: Unidirectional barbed thread

 

The Prolene monofilament thread, with little notches cut into their sides, are placed in the subcutaneous plane under the ptosed facial skin. These are anchored under secure points in fronto-occipitalis and temporalis tissues.

 

The drooped or “ptosed” facial skin and layers of tissue is then elevated onto the barbed threads, and stay elevated because of the barbs. Thus the patient gets a “facelift”, without any surgical cut wound and without any removal of skin, yet the effect is achievable.

In the event that a patient is unhappy with the results, the threads can be readily removed and the patient’s face thence returns to its position prior to treatment. This seldom happen, and in most cases the result is fairly satisfactory if the patient selection is carried out diligently. Thus, Contour threads have negligible permanent “biological cost”, as the effect is reversible. Effects last for a number of years, quoted as 2–5 years, after which time the positive effect is gradually lost and the patient’s face returns to its state prior to treatment.