A feather face lift is a less expensive and simpler alternative to a standard face lift surgery, and may be an attractive option for patients who do not want to undergo a more invasive and complicated procedure. A feather face lift uses barbed threads which are inserted under the skin. The threads are anchored to the skin's tissue and then pulled tight to make the skin appear taut and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. With time, new collagen begins to form which strengthens the bond between the threads and the tissue, making the skin even firmer. A feather face lift is generally less painful than a traditional face lift. The recovery time is also shorter, and there is less risk of complications.
- The cost of a feather face lift is determined by the number of threads inserted, and can range from $1,000 to $3,000.
- A feather face lift usually takes from a half hour to 2 hours to complete.