Threads Aptos for facelift

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Last reviewed: 17.10.2021

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It's no secret that with age, the skin, including the face, loses its elasticity, elasticity. First, shallow mimic wrinkles appear, then they become more pronounced, the oval is blurred, the expression of the face is sad and dull. And no matter how correct and timely care for him, these phenomena are inevitable. But modern methods and technologies in cosmetology and plastic surgery have enough recipes to prolong youth, freshness, delaying the signs of aging for a later period. Among them are facial lifting, and one of its types are Aptos threads, designed for its tightening, correction without the use of a scalpel. This method was patented in 1996 and has been successfully applied in almost 50 countries around the world.

Indications for the procedure

What changes usually indicate a transition from the youth stage to a more mature age? Usually this is the descent of the upper eyelid, a network of fine wrinkles in the corners of the eyes, bags underneath, outlined lines on the forehead, lowering of the eyebrows, corners of the lips, loss of sharpness of the contours of cheekbones, tissue volume, the appearance of face asymmetry. All these signs of aging are indications for the facelift of the face by Aptos threads, which are special surgical threads installed in different layers of the skin. The procedure can be used by people from 30 to 65 years old, but it is still more effective than 50 years.



The procedure does not require special preparation. The only requirement is not to eat 2 hours before it, do not take spirits and drink a lot of fluids.

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Technique of the facelift Aptos

The introduction of threads into the subcutaneous tissue is called treadlifting or reinforcement. For the procedure, several types of threads can be used:

  • polypropylene nerassyasyvayuschiesya - have both a smooth surface, and notches, are installed shallowly, at the level of subcutaneous fat. This method is not dangerous for blood vessels, muscles, it preserves the natural facial expression. Effective with deep wrinkles, creases on the skin, sagging oval. Effective for 5 years;
  • absorbable bioniti - suitable for the first signs of aging, they are with incisions, which allows secure attachment in tissues, their actions last for 2 years;
  • non-absorbable surgical - are used with pronounced aging, after 50-55 years.

The procedure is performed under local anesthesia, but general anesthesia can also be applied if the patient so desires. The technique of its carrying out includes several stages:

  • disinfection of the face with an antiseptic;
  • marking on the areas of introduction of threads;
  • anesthesia;
  • introduction to the fat layer on the marking of a special hollow cannula;
  • introduction of thread into it;
  • removal of the cannula;
  • regulation of thread position, fixing;
  • removal of tips.

The entire reinforcement procedure takes no more than 45 minutes, after which the patient can return to normal life.

Contraindications to the procedure

In old age, the skin may be too sagging, in this case, pulling the threads of Aptos will not bring real results. Patients with obesity will also not achieve the desired results, they still need to apply the procedure of liposuction. Absolute contraindications for facial reinforcement are pregnancy, the presence of tumors, poor blood coagulability, keloid scars, pregnancy, infant feeding, various infectious diseases, diabetes mellitus.

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Consequences after the procedure

After the procedure, there may be dashes and bruises, which will last for a week or two. An allergy to anesthesia is possible. If the surgeon's inexperience and misposition of the threads can be broken symmetry of the face. In general, facelift using Aptos filaments is safe and gentle, so other consequences and complications should not be followed by all the recommendations of specialists.

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Care after the procedure

During the week should refrain from active facial expressions, do not massage the face, do not resort to cosmetic procedures. Other measures for face care and rehabilitation after the procedure include a ban on visiting the sauna, sauna, solarium, swimming pool, beach, gyms the next 7-10 days. You can sleep only on your back, do not wear bandages on your eyes.


According to reviews, many women turned to various methods to defeat the changes inherent in aging, but the facelift with the help of Aptos filaments is noted by them as one of the effective ones. They share that the procedure creates a frame, tightens the skin on it, which gives a tremendous rejuvenating effect. True, it is necessary to survive the rehabilitation period, when there are certain prohibitions, and the face does not look the best way: swollen and puffy. But its further appearance costs temporary hardship and material costs, clear contours, smartness, freshness, lack of seams and other evidence of interventions. And one more tip for women is to choose a clinic with a good reputation, having certificates and experienced cosmetologists.

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