A thread lift in New York is a non-surgical, in-office procedure that uses advanced absorbable suture material to lift sagging skin, restoring youthful definition to the jawline and cheeks. This treatment increases natural collagen production for long-term facial rejuvenation. 



A thread lift subtly lifts your facial skin and tissue to a more youthful position, with the added benefit of stimulating an increase in collagen production for long-term results.

Who is a good candidate for a thread lift?

Thread lifting is an FDA-approved, non-surgical treatment to lift and firm the facial skin. Thread lift is best suited for patients who are interested in increasing skin elasticity, smoothing away wrinkles on the face and neck.

What can I expect with a thread lift?

  • In preparation for a thread lift procedure, treatment areas will be marked, and a local anesthetic administered
  • The custom threads are gently inserted beneath the skin to instantly lift the deep layers and firm and contour areas that have been affected by the loss of skin firmness, including cheeks and jawline
  • Thread lifting increases the production of collagen as the sutures are absorbed
  • The entire procedure is done in our office and completed in 45 minutes

What are the benefits of a thread lift?

A thread lift provides dual-action facial and body rejuvenation benefits:

  • It immediately lifts and repositions the tissues
  • It gradually increases volume through collagen induction, as the threads are absorbed by the body

Thread lifting is a groundbreaking, anti-aging, in-office procedure, performed with a local anesthetic, with little downtime. It is an effective facial rejuvenation option for women and men who do not want to undergo traditional facelift surgery but want to achieve a fresher, more youthful look.

This advanced anti-aging thread lift can do the following:

  • Minimize fine lines and wrinkles
  • Smooth marionette lines and crow’s feet
  • Tone and lift lax skin on the face and neck to create a more youthful appearance
  • Reduce cellulite


  • Dr. Ariel Ostad is known in New York and beyond for his clinical expertise and artistry
  • Known as an expert in his field, Dr. Ostad has been listed as a Top Doctor on Castle Connolly and RealSelf and named as a New York Super Doctor
  • He is double board-certified, both as a dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon

Frequently Asked Questions

Can a thread lift help prevent skin laxity from getting worse?

Yes. As we age, our bodies gradually produce decreasing amounts of collagen, which makes the skin thinner, weaker, and less able to support underlying tissues. The skin gets pulled down by gravity and begins to loosen and stretch. Thread lifting produces an infusion of new collagen in the treatment area, restoring more supple, hydrated, youthful skin. It also strengthens the skin for long-term enhancement.

Will I feel the sutures under my skin after a thread lift?

It is unlikely that you will. Most people cannot feel thread lift sutures at all, once the skin has healed around them.

Is a thread lift right for me?

While fillers and surgical facelift procedures can produce remarkable improvements, a thread lift may be the best option for you if you are not a candidate for fillers or surgery. Contact us at the New York office of Ariel Ostad MD PC for more information on how a thread lift can help you reach your aesthetic goals.

Will I need any recovery time after a thread lift?

A thread lift is non-invasive, highly effective, and provides natural-looking, immediate results. As it is performed under local anesthesia, it typically has little downtime. However, you may need to take a few days for any post-treatment minimal swelling and minor bruising to fade.

Dr. Ariel Ostad has seen patients for this service from all over the tri-state area, including Manhattan, Midtown, the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side, Brooklyn, New York City, the Bronx, Harlem, Astoria, Queens, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and more. If you are interested in any of the services offered at the Office of Dr. Ariel Ostad, please contact us for more information.

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