Thread lifts

Natural skin tightening without surgery

Thread lifts Munich

We are getting older. Visibly, time takes its course. Our hair turns grey or light and our skin gets wrinkles. Genes determine when we get wrinkles and how clearly they are visible. Our lifestyle also has an effect on our skin. But whether earlier or later, wrinkles are a normal development. One that not everyone wants to accept. The same applies to sagging skin areas such as in the cheek area or along the so-called chin line.

A thread lift offers the possibility to remove wrinkles without surgery and to give the face more youthfulness and freshness. Sunken parts of the face can be lifted significantly. We offer this treatment and ensure that your skin shines again in a completely new light with a small minimally invasive procedure.

What are thread lifts?

In the past, a surgical facelift was always necessary to lift and tighten sagging areas of the face. As an effective alternative to surgical lifting, we at the HAUT- UND LASERZENTRUM AN DER OPER also successfully use the so-called thread lift in its different variations. Whether Korean V-Lift, Aptos Lifting or Soft-Lifting threads – the skin and connective tissue are tightened and the complexion appears healthier and plumped up due to the improved blood circulation.

For example, threads made of polydioxanone (PDO) are used for this. These special threads have been used in surgery and ophthalmology for more than 20 years, are considered extremely safe and are completely broken down by the body. In addition to signs of ageing on the face, the thread method can also be used to treat sagging areas on the body, such as sagging skin on the underside of the upper arms or in the area of the inner and back of the thighs – nerves and blood vessels remain unharmed.

What methods of thread lifting are there?

We offer three different methods of thread lifting in our practice. Depending on your individual wishes and initial situation, we decide together with you which method is the most suitable in your individual case.

Aptos Lifting

Innovative threads with hyaluronic acid coating are used here, which further enhances the lifting effect, as the hyaluronic acid ensures that the skin remains firmer and regenerates itself.

Korean V-Lift

Minimally invasive, painless and low-risk: the Korean V-Lift uses threads made of polydioxanone (PDO) and poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). This provides a multidimensional lifting effect.


An immediate and light lifting effect is immediately visible with this method. Fine special threads made of polylactic acid are inserted into the skin. With absorbable and special threads, our specialists can define facial areas and contract or lift the tissue.

How is the treatment carried out?

No surgery and still younger skin. This is very well possible with thread lifting. Anyone who is bothered by their wrinkles will probably come across various methods at some point during their research. It doesn’t always have to be a facelift. We give you the opportunity to enjoy regained youthfulness without surgery. If you are interested in a thread lift, we will arrange a consultation with you and provide you with comprehensive information about the method we perform. This is especially important because there are many different thread techniques – some of which do not produce such good results. That is why it is so important to determine the most suitable method. Please take the opportunity to express your wishes and describe your desired result.

On the day of treatment, under local anaesthesia, we insert the special self-dissolving threads or the threads coated with hyaluronic acid under the skin, depending on the method, to tighten the respective area of your body. The treatment is performed on an outpatient basis and takes no more than about an hour. The threads used for the treatment are individually selected by our experts according to the skin type and findings. This allows for a visible tightening effect. You can return to social life after a few days. The threads dissolve again within 12 months, and the result lasts for about 2 years after the treatment. Scars are not visible.

Which areas are suitable for a thread lift?

Our thread lift experts, led by Dr. Stefan Duve, have many years of experience and great expertise in treatment and offer thread lifting for different areas of the body.

Possible areas of application of the thread lift are:

  • Cheek area, sagging cheeks
  • Jaw, double chin
  • Neck
  • Décolleté
  • Eyebrows, drooping eyelids
  • Forehead
  • Temples
  • Nasolabial fold
  • Wrinkles at the corner of the mouth
  • Marionette wrinkles

What to do before the treatment

Thread lifting is considered a very low-risk treatment, so there is not much preparation to be done. However, we recommend that you stop smoking for some time before the treatment – and generally before all procedures in our clinic. You should also refrain from taking blood-thinning medication for one week before the procedure. In case of doubt, please consult your doctor if you are dependent on such medication.

What to do after the treatment

The thread lift is a minor procedure that will not cause any problems for your body. Nevertheless, you should take it easy for a while after the treatment. For example, refrain from extensive visits to the sauna or too much physical exertion. Endurance sports are not recommended for the first two weeks after the procedure.

Just look forward to the result and enjoy yourself. This always has a positive effect on the body. If you are unsure or have any questions, you can contact us at any time. We will be happy to help you after the procedure.

What are the risks and side effects?

The risks of a thread lift are low – if you place yourself in the hands of an experienced team of doctors, such as you will find at HAARZENTRUM AN DER OPER in Munich. Nevertheless, side effects can never be completely ruled out. A thread lift can cause slight pain, redness or swelling, but these usually disappear quickly. Temporary bruising must be expected.

What are the costs for a thread lift in our clinic in Munich?

The prices depend on your individual situation and the respective area of the body that is to be treated. You are welcome to use our consultation to find out exactly how high the costs will be for your individual treatment. As a rule, however, you can expect costs starting at 2000 euros.

Frequently asked questions - and our answers

The prices depend entirely on your situation. On which part of the body should the thread lift be performed? Which method should we use? We clarify these questions in a personal consultation – and also the costs.

We only offer thread lifts with methods that offer good results. However, your individual situation and also your wishes decide which method is best for you. We will clarify this in a personal consultation.

The result of a thread lift usually lasts about 24 months, sometimes longer. It also depends on how often you stay in the sun afterwards.

Can you feel the threads under the skin?

In principle, something can go wrong with any treatment. However, with a minimally invasive method in the hands of experienced doctors, the risk is vanishingly small.

Thread lifts

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Aptos Excellence method

The thread lifting with innovative threads with hyaluronic acid coating. This results in a lifting effect and improves the texture of the skin.

Korean V-Lift

In addition to lines and wrinkles, another sign of skin ageing appears in your early 40s: due to the formation of collagen and elastin in the connective tissue tapering off or increasingly breaking down, the skin obeys the law of gravity more and more and loses its elasticity.

Soft lift threads

Thanks to absorbable soft lifting threads, a far-reaching lifting and regeneration effect can be achieved. In addition, the face gains more volume.

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