Lip threadlifting

lip augmentation with threads

Lip lifting is a type of cosmetic procedure that can be used to enlarge the area without surgery. In terms of popularity, this method is not inferior to facelift and plasma contouring.

The method has its own characteristics, advantages and disadvantages.

What is

Threadlifting is an innovative technique to increase the volume of the lips without surgery. The procedure is considered to be minimally invasive and does not pose a danger to the human body.

In the course of work, special biocompatible threads are inserted under the skin, for the manufacture of which, in most cases, polylactic or polyglycolic acid, as well as polydioxanone, are used, due to which their rejection does not occurpractically never.

For the introduction of mesothreads, the specialist uses special ultra-thin needles, the length of which varies from 25 to 60 millimeters. Thanks to this material, the production processes of its own collagen and elastin are activated, which contributes to the creation of a reliable frame for the lips.

Threadlifting can be used not only to create the missing volume, but also for preventive purposes in the fight against the premature signs of aging.

Lip lifting allows you to obtain their natural volume, giving them a well-groomed and aesthetic appearance. In addition, the alignment of their contours, smoothing of the surface of the oral zone and nasolabial folds, removal of bursa wrinkles are noted.

By increasing the volume of the lips with the help of threads, the contour of the edge is modeled, expression and age wrinkles in the mouth area are reduced, the skin in this area becomes smoother andelastic.

The cost of installing mesothread in the lip area consists of indicators such as the reputation of the clinic, the complexity of handling, the level of deformation of the skin, the number and type of biomaterial.


According to cosmetologists, the age after 25 is considered the best for threadlifting. It is during this period that the first signs of age-related changes appear, the production of elastin and collagen fibers and hyaluronic acid decreases.

After 55 years, the dermis is no longer able to regenerate itself naturally, which leads to ineffective use of the mesothreads.

The insertion of implants is indicated when there are problems such as:

  • thin lip (lower or upper);
  • deformity of the mouth;
  • ptosis of the corners of the lips;
  • loss of volume in the oral area;
  • formation of wrinkles;
  • Badly defined red border.

In addition, cosmetologists agree that the procedure can be performed not only for the correction of the lips, but also to prevent the appearance of defects associated with age-related changes.


Despite the safety and high efficiency of lip threadlifting, such manipulation has some limitations.

The procedure will be rejected if the following pathological conditions are present:

  • diseases in a chronic form in the phase of exacerbation;
  • diseases
  • oncological>;
  • diagnosed with diabetes mellitus;
  • immunodeficiency states;
  • herpes and other rashes in places that require treatment;
  • bleeding disorder.

Contraindications also include the period of pregnancy and breastfeeding. At the same time, the timing of pregnancy in this case does not matter, since in any case there is a certain danger for the unborn child.

As a result of the intervention, the risk of developing an allergic reaction increases, as does the rejection of the biological material introduced. If we talk about breastfeeding, then again you have to wait for it to stop completely. This is necessary to completely eliminate the likelihood of an allergy in a child.

Caution should be used during menstruation. This is due to the fact that during this period of time, the female body is recovering at a slower pace.

It is also worth noting that the drugs used can cause the development of allergies. Therefore, before deciding on lip augmentation in this way, the specialist must make sure that the patient has no tendency to allergic reactions.

If the body temperature rises, the procedure will also have to be postponed. An increase in the indicator even by one degree indicates that the body is fighting an infectious pathology, and any intervention can only further aggravate the situation.

If the vessels are located near the surface of the skin, the lifting of the thread will also be denied. Even if the work is performed by a professional, the injection can violate the integrity of the structure, as a result of which bleeding and hematoma formation can be provoked.

Also, among the contraindications, cosmetologists distinguish a predisposition to the formation of keloid scars, recent deep peeling or plastic surgery, mental disorders, ischemic disease and hypertension.


The procedure of lip lifting with threads does not require special preparatory measures. The patient must first visit a doctor who will examine the skin, make sure that there are no restrictions and determine the amount of work.

If necessary, a specific diagnostic test can be assigned to identify hidden pathological processes.

Approximately one week before the scheduled date for cosmetic handling, it will be necessary to stop taking acetylsalicylic acid and other drugs that affect blood clotting.

For this period it will also be necessary to exclude smoking and alcohol consumption. This will allow you to shorten the skin restoration period in the future.


The introduction of mesothread involves the implementation of several sequential actions.

First, the specialist selects the size of the needles, the required number and the type of biological material. As a rule, about 5-10 pieces are needed to treat the lip area.

Next, the surface of the skin is cleaned of the remnants of decorative cosmetics, particles of dirt and dust, sebum. The area that will be reinforced, as well as the adjacent areas, are treated with an antiseptic solution.

To eliminate the discomfort that the patient may feel during work, the specialist uses a local anesthetic drug. Anesthesia can be done by injection or application.

After the anesthetic has worked, the doctor uses a special flexible needle to puncture along the lines previously applied to the skin. If the technique of the procedure is followed completely, the needle will pass under the epidermis without difficulty, without violating the integrity of the soft tissues.

When the thread is completely drawn, it is removed from the guide.

In the final step, the corrective areas are again treated with a disinfectant.

On average, the threadlifting procedure lasts no more than 50 minutes. The result will be noticeable almost immediately after the end of the manipulation.

For the first few months, the skin will be supported by a frame thread. After the complete resorption of the threads, the natural process of collagen production will already be activated in the dermis.

Thanks to the natural structure created, there is no displacement of the tissue and the preservation of the correct contours of the lips is noted.

It may take up to 10 days for the full effect to appear. When the swelling and bruises have completely disappeared, you can see the following results:

  • smoothing of the skin in the oral area;
  • increase in firmness and elasticity;
  • formation of clear and correct lip contours;
  • model the correct line of the cheeks;
  • disappearance of wrinkles on the lips and chin;
  • face rejuvenation.

The result after threadlifting lasts up to three years.

If a more severe case is noted, accompanied by more pronounced flaccidity and sagging skin, the procedure can be repeated, but only not earlier than 4-5 months.

Take care of

In order to consolidate and preserve the obtained result, as well as to prevent the appearance of undesirable consequences, during the recovery period, cosmetologists advise to adhere to certain recommendations.

First of all, one should not express increased facial activity, intensely move the mouth, kiss. You have to be very careful when brushing your teeth. This will avoid injury to the mucous membrane and the red border of the lips. Also, in the oral area, the skin will not stretch.

For 10 days, do not expose the body to heavy physical exertion, play sports.

Baths, saunas, swimming pools and solariums must be excluded for three weeks. For the same period it is forbidden to take a hot bath, expose the treated areas to high temperatures and rub the face with a towel. It is impossible to stay in direct sunlight for a long time, and it is recommended to apply a protective agent to the skin when going out.

For two weeks you will have to refrain from massage, epilation and peeling in the strengthening zone.

After performing cosmetic manipulations, experts recommend making applications with Traume cream. It is also advisable to use soothing and refreshing masks, recommended by the beautician.


Although lip lifting is a safe and minimally invasive procedure, it does not rule out the appearance of various side effects. To minimize the consequences, it is important to turn only to proven clinics, where a highly qualified dermatologist-cosmetologist will carry out the manipulation.

From 4 days to a week, complications may occur in the form of subcutaneous hemorrhages or small hematomas, induration and swelling, tingling in the location of the threads, pain and temporary loss of sensation.

As a rule, the listed side effects are considered normal and disappear on their own. The reason for their appearance is often the non-compliance with the rules of the manipulation technique by the doctor or the client's ignorance of the recommendations during the rehabilitation period.

Pros and cons of the method

Lip threadlifting has its good and bad sides. If we talk about the advantages of the technique, first of all we can highlight its safety, minimal invasiveness and also high efficiency. Furthermore, the method takes little time to implement and does not require a long rehabilitation period and is also easily tolerated by patients.

The main disadvantages include a number of contraindications, the need for a highly qualified cosmetologist, the likelihood of complications.

Lip correction with threads is one of the most popular procedures in the field of cosmetology. The technique is distinguished by its effectiveness, simplicity of execution, absence of threats to health and a short recovery period.

Despite the long list of advantages, it should be noted that this method of eliminating defects has some limitations. Therefore, before making a decision on its use, you should first consult with a specialist and make sure that there are no contraindications. In order to minimize the development of side effects, it is recommended to pay special attention to the choice of clinic.