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Korean Thread lifts (V-shaping) by Dr Gary Si

There are different modalities of treatment for sagging and loose skin. One of them is Korean Thread lift which is recognised as a minimally invasive procedure.  This procedure is suitable for:

  1. People with sagging/loose facial tissue but are not keen for surgical facelifts.
  2. People with pronounced jowls/cheeks/lower faces leading to poor definition and broadness in their lower face

How does Korean Thread lift work?

Korean thread lift works by the careful insertion of dissolvable barbed threads into the skin to stimulate collagen as well as to exert a gentle pull and provide support to the treated area. Korean thread lifts leads to an improved contour and a more desired facial aesthetic.

How Threadlift is Done:

As with all aesthetic procedures, a trained physician will first assess your facial condition to ascertain if you’re indeed a good candidate for a Korean thread lift.  The procedure is  then explained to you in detail including the benefits, risks and side effects so that you can give informed consent.  A numbing cream is applied to the skin after which a local anaesthetic is infiltrated into the area to be treated.  PDO threads of suitable length are then inserted carefully into the skin according to predetermined vectors/direction to give you the suitable lift that you need.  Everything is done with strict cleanliness guidelines so as to minimise any possibility of infection.  Korean thread lift should take less than an hour and the improvement should be seen immediately.

Post-procedure, the doctor will prescribe you with a short course of antibiotics to prevent against any infection.  Also you’ll be advised to avoid doing  vigorous exercise for up to two weeks.   A follow up appointment will be given to you at an appropriate date to check on your Korean thread lift.

The threads dissolve after a period of 6 months but the Korean thread lift effects and improved contours will normally last for well up to a year.


Korean Thread lift minor side effects commonly seen in patients include:

  • Minor swelling for two to three days
  • Bruising (varies from person to person)
  • Mild discomfort (typically for a just one day)