featherliftDescription: This non-invasive face lift uses threads to reverse the pull of gravity and resuspend facial tissues, to reduce or eliminate lines, wrinkles and sagging areas around the eyes, cheeks, mouth, brow and jawline.

How it's done: Threads with "barbs" are inserted into the face using hollow needles. The threads "grab" tissue, allowing the surgeon to achieve the desired lifting effect, which improves over time as the tissue heals around the threads. It's a minimally invasive treatment with little downtime. The threads leave no visible scars and no bandages are needed. The procedure takes one hour.

Complications: Rare, but can include the thread end working its way out of the entrance of the skin or the development of a pucker. Both complications can be easily and safely remedied. Longevity is a concern.

Recovery: Post-operative swelling disappears in two to three days, with ice applied as needed.

Cost: $4,000 to $5,000.

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