Achieve Additional Lift
Sometimes, when the jawline lacks definition, fat removal and tightening may not be enough to achieve the desired results. This could be inherited, or simply the neck and jaw line contours have aged to a degree that a little additional help is needed.
Long Lasting Effects
In these cases, non absorbable threads (permanent) can be carefully inserted under the skin just beneath the jaw line to give an additional lift. This technique has been used to augment surgical neck lifts for years now but is only recently available as part of a non excisional (no scalpel) neck and lower face. They differ from the absorbable (dissolvable) threads inasmuch as they last longer and are much stronger in their effect.
The procedure is carried out under strict asepsis in a treatment room reserved for minor ops. It is usually inserted as part of a Neck Tite treatment when the skin of the neck is completely numb from local anaesthetic. An Ethibond thread is passed carefully under the skin from behind one ear, just below the jaw line to behind the other ear. It passes back towards the middle of the neck where it is tied off and placed under the skin.