The suspension lift, which treats the first signs of sagging by using sutures or threads to hold slackened skin in a higher position, is a relative newcomer to the facial rejuvenation scene, and has been considered controversial due to a lack of consistent results.
When performing a suspension lift, the doctor cannot see the anatomy into which the threads are placed, so there’s risk of nerve damage, penetrating the sinuses and even extrusion (when a thread becomes visible on the surface).
There’s also a chance that one or more threads can loosen or break, which can lead to an asymmetrical appearance. Since the sutures are permanent, over time, they may become visible and require removal or the patient may be able to feel them.
If you feel a suspension lift isn’t worth its risks, ask your doctor about other facial rejuvenation options, such as a limited lift, a traditional facelift, or a “liquid lift” with injectables.
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