Featherlift has been a new trend in cosmetic surgery as many customers do not require extensive and aggressive classical face lift until many years later in their llife.
All the threads used for the facelift or body lift can be considered as featherlift procedures by our doctor in the center. Hence, they can be classified into 2 groups: those with the barb and those that are smooth and plain without any barb or cog.
This work in the initial period using its barbs to hold down and keep in place the tissue plane after the doctor has set it by mechanical means. Until a later stage, the collagen is deposited surrounding the thread and fibrosis is set in, the hold will becomes tighter. So during the initial recovery period, there shall be no forceful rubbing or massage, and need to sleep in one side for 1 to 2 weeks.
Many of these threads are using polypropylene.
Many of such thread work on releasing substances from the thread coating which will stimulate the collagen synthesis. Hence, here there is no mechanical lift immediately after deploying the thread. The result only set in after 1 to 3 months. Sometime we do see the immediate result of lift and tightening which is due to irritation on the surrounding tissue and muscle. This quickly disappear after 1 to 2 day. The result will set in definitely after many weeks.