Pros and Cons of Contour Threads for Upper Facial Rejuvenation
For decades surgeons have attempted to create a more youthful appearance of the periorbital region, including techniques to reshape and position the eyebrow complex. The downfall of some treatments is their invasive nature. To address this, surgeons have recently turned to the use of barbed sutures to elevate and reposition brows. The most noteworthy of these suture techniques is the Contour ThreadLift (Surgical Specialties, Reading, PA). Although the elevation of brows using barbed Contour threads is still considered a surgical procedure, it is much less invasive than traditional surgical procedures used to elevate the brow. However, as always with a new surgical procedure, there are issues to consider before incorporating the Contour ThreadLift into everyday practice.