A thread lift treatment involves the insertion of temporary threads lined with small barbs or cones to reposition and lift sagging skin. The threads are placed just beneath the skin through a small hole made with a needle.

Thread lifting can restore the natural contour of the male face, jawline and neck. The procedure also stimulates collagen production, improving skin quality and slowing the ageing process.

Lifting threads can be inserted under the skin to treat:

  • nasolabial folds (smile lines);
  • marionette lines;
  • jowls (sagging jawline fat);
  • neck.

The inserted threads are broken down by the body naturally, with results lasting approximately 12 months.

What is a male thread lift?

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Expert thread lifting treatments in Sydney and Melbourne

Thread lifting offers a non surgical alternative to face lifting surgery that is safe, affordable, and with minimal discomfort and downtime, to restore the youthful contours of your face and neck, in as little as 30 minutes.

Thread lifting can:

  • improve the folds around the nose and mouth;
  • restore jawline contouring and definition;
  • lift sagging skin of the mid and lower face;
  • restore lost collagen, improving tissue strength.

Thread lifting with Dr. Aaron involves the insertion of premium TGA approved threads made of either PLLA or PDO material.

Thread lifts for anti ageing

Rather than relying on anti wrinkle injections and dermal fillers alone, men are taking charge and rejuvenating their faces with evidenced based treatments with long term benefits. Thread lifting has become extremely popular amongst men due to its simplicity, and its both short and long term benefits of lifting sagging skin, and boosting collagen levels and skin strength.

As men age in appearance, their can be significant implications in the workplace, and at home. It can remind you of the passage of time, and others may view you as older than you feel or than the energy and work ethic you still posses. Now, you can restore what has changed with time, and restore a more youthful and natural appearance, so that you can look how you feel, and others see you based on your actions, not on the fact you are looking older.

Thread lifting to treat sagging skin

Thread lifting is performed by inserting dissolvable threads under the skin with small needles. The areas are treated with anaesthetic, ensuring minimal discomfort. Once inserted, the skin is lifted by the threads, and nothing is visible outside of the skin. The insertion points heal over a few days, and bruising and swelling quickly resolves.

You can now get back your fresh and defined look that you have lost with age without surgery. The next step is to get in touch with thread lift specialist Dr Aaron for a consultation. You can even go ahead with treatment on the day. If you have any questions, you can also send Dr. Aaron a message personally via the website contact page.

What is thread lifting?

Have you been looking for the best ways to fix sagging skin without surgery? More and more men are turning to non surgical facial rejuvenation treatments to help look their best, and boost their confidence. Threadlifting is a minimally invasive, safe and no downtime option for those wanting to lift sagging skin, but who want to avoid facelift surgery. A thread lift can treat sagging skin of the eyebrow, cheeks, jawline and neck, restoring the facial contours and definition of your youth. A non-surgical facelift with threads is far less invasive than facelift surgery. Using the latest in non surgical facial rejuvenation technology, your facial contour, jawline definition and skin tightness can be restored.

Thread lifting has minimal downtime, generally just some mild bruising, swelling and tenderness. You’ll see immediate results from your thread lift, and these will get better over the first three to six months as the threads stimulate your body to produce collagen.

The lifting threads are inserted under the skin in areas where you are bothered by sagging. The threads are tightened, giving you the lifted and contoured look you’d expect from a mini facelift with threads in Sydney and Melbourne. Once the threads have been inserted, your body will produce natural collagen around the threads. 

The lifting threads will naturally break down over a year or so, but the great news is that the collagen that your own body has made will last for many years, giving you long lasting and natural results from your mini facelift with threads which also slow down skin sagging.

What can thread lifting treat?


Inserted lifting threads for the brow can reposition the eyebrow to a more youthful state. This can help to open up the eyes, and reduce upper eyelid hooding and heaviness.

Cheeks and nasolabial folds

Inserting lifting threads can help to improve the appearance of nasolabial folds (smile lines).

Marionette folds

Threads inserted around the lower face can reposition sagging skin around the corners of the mouth, restoring more youthful contours.

Jawline jowls

A thread lift can be used to lift sagging jowl skin that impacts on the definition of your jawline. Repositioning jowl skin helps to restore and preserve a more youthful jawline contour and shape.


Threads can be inserted to sagging neck skin, helping to lift and tighten it. Collagen is also produced, helping to slow down further age related skin sagging on this area.


Short mono PDO threads can be inserted under the skin to help naturally rejuvenate it through a process known as collagen stimulation. Collagen is a structural protein that provides skin with a youthful tone and texture. As collagen is lost over time, restoring it can help the skin to be more youthful in quality. The threads can be inserted anywhere on the face, neck and body where the skin has noticeable signs of ageing. The most commonly treated areas are the face, neck and abdomen. The threads can improve skin tone and texture, improve wrinkles and fine lines, and soften deeper folds and grooves, with long term preventative benefits as well.

Non surgical thread lifts in Sydney and Melbourne

Thread lifting is often compared to a mini facelift in Sydney and Melbourne, and it’s easy to see why. Lifting threads made of either PDO or PLLA can be inserted to lift sagging skin. This restores the youthful contours of your face and neck. A thread lift can be used on many areas of sagging skin, including:

  • the brow and forehead: lifting up the brow helps to open up your eyes, making you look less saggy and tired, and more fresh and rested;
  • mid-face and cheeks: lifting the cheeks gives your face a more youthful and defined contour;
  • jawline jowls: lifting saggy jowls restores a strong and defined jawline contour;
  • neck: using threads in the neck helps to improve jawline definition and reduce under chin fullness (sometimes called a turkey neck).

A non surgical alternative to a facelift to treat sagging skin

If you’ve been looking for facelift surgery in Sydney or Melbourne, or even a mini facelift, then a thread lift is an option worth exploring. Without surgery, in under an hour, a thread lift can treat sagging skin of the face, jawline and neck, giving you better definition. The best part of a non surgical facelift with threads is that it is quick and safe, and doesn’t leave you with scars. Even better, a mini facelift in Sydney or Melbourne with threads will have long lasting and natural results from the collagen your body makes around the threads.

How to achieve the best thread lift results

It’s common to hear people asking if thread lifts really work for sagging skin. The short answer is yes, in the right person threads can lift sagging skin with natural and long lasting results. Sometimes, we need to combine thread lifts with other treatments, such as dermal fillers, under chin and jowl fat dissolving and anti wrinkle injections. The reason is because thread lifts target only one of the changes that happens with age: sagging skin. By restoring lost volume with fillers, reducing excess fat with fat dissolving, and relaxing muscle tension and wrinkles with anti wrinkle injections, you can achieve a balanced, natural and masculine rejuvenation without looking like a different person. When done right, you will look like a sharp and defined version of yourself, full of confidence.

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Male thread lifting prices

The cost of your thread lift is determined by the number of threads used and the areas treated.

Comprehensive consultation

*Your consultation fee is redeemable against the cost of treatment performed during your appointment.


Thread lift

Expertly placed, premium TGA approved threads have an average price of $3600.

From $1800

Dermal filler

Expertly injected dermal fillers have an average price of $1500 per area.

Areas often treated alongside thread lifting include:  

  • temples;  
  • under eye (tear trough);  
  • chin and jawline;  
  • nasolabial folds and marionette lines.

From $750

Fat dissolving injections

Permanently rid yourself of under the chin or jowl fat with fat dissolving injections. Each session is $1000 (per area) regardless of your under chin or jowl fat volume.


Follow-up appointment

All treatments performed by Dr. Aaron come with the option of complimentary follow-up to review your results.


Thread lifting treatment areas

Thread lifting can be used to improve the appearance of sagging skin in a number of areas. The best approach to thread lifting is to ensure facial sagging is treated in a balanced way. A thread lift can immediately lift sagging skin, improving the contours of your face, neck and jawline, and stimulate the production of collagen to provide long lasting anti ageing benefits.

Where thread lifting can be used:

Cheeks thread lifting

Sagging cheeks and volume loss gives rise to deep nasolabial folds. Often called smile lines, these are grooves that run from the nostrils to the corners of the mouth. Whilst natural on smiling, with age, they become prominent even at rest. Thread lifting can be combined with dermal fillers to improve the appearance of the nasolabial folds.

Marionette line thread lifting

Also known as melomental folds, the Marionette lines are the grooves that run from the corners of the mouth down to the jawline. These are a common sign of ageing, and are due to sagging skin. Threads can be used to lift up the sagging skin, reducing the appearance of the Marionette lines.

Jowl thread lifting

Jowls are the pockets of sagging fat and skin that hang across the jawline. Occurring with advancing age, jowls cause the jawline to look poorly defined. Jowls can be lifted using threads to improve the jawline, giving your face more youthful contours.

Neck thread lifting

Sagging neck skin and under chin fullness occurs with age due to changes in the quality of the skin, and accumulation of under chin fat. Threads can be used to lift up sagging neck skin, and can be combined with fat dissolving injections to reduce double chin fullness.

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Frequently Asked Questions


How do thread lifts for men work?

Thread lifting is a simple treatment involving the insertion of fine threads lines with barbs or cones under the skin. Once inserted, these barbs or cones engage and grip the under surface of the skin. The threads are then secured and tightened, lifting up the sagging skin being treated. It is a non-surgical procedure done under local anaesthetic in around half an hour, with results lasting from 6-18 months.

The threads also produce collagen, providing long lasting tissue rejuvenation benefits.

Thread lifting provides a treatment option for men concerned about sagging skin, but who want to avoid more invasive procedures such as radiofrequency non surgical face and neck lifting, or surgical face and neck lifts.

What areas can be treated with thread lifts?

Thread lifting can be used to directly improve the cheeks and nasolabial folds (folds around the nose; sometimes called smile lines), the marionette lines (folds around the mouth), the jowls (sagging skin over the jawline), and the neck.

Am I suitable for a thread lift?

Thread lifting is ideal for men who have mild to moderate sagging skin of the face, jawline or neck, and who are looking to improve the sagging skin and who want to avoid the expense, risk and downtime of face and neck lift surgery.


How are thread lifts performed?

A thread lift procedure is an in-office procedure that takes around 30 minutes. During your procedure, you can expect the following:

  • accurate markings are made to ensure a symmetrical and satisfactory result;
  • the skin is cleaned extensively, minimising the risk of infection;
  • local anaesthetic is injected using tiny needles, minimising any discomfort;
  • small, fine threads are inserted under the skin through small holes made with tiny needles;
  • the threads are tightened and secured, and the skin cleaned again.

After your thread lifting procedure, you may have some swelling, and mild bruising.

You should apply pressure and a cold pack to the treated area to help speed up the healing process.

Are thread lifts painful?

A thread lifting procedure has minimal discomfort. Strong anaesthetic is used to ensure a comfortable procedure.


Are thread lifts safe?

Thread lifting for men is an extremely safe when performed by an appropriately trained and experienced thread lift doctor. Dr. Aaron Stanes has worked as a certified trainer in thread lifting.

What are the side effects of thread lifts?

Generally, there are minimal side effects from thread lifting. Some people experience mild (or more rarely, moderate) bruising and swelling.

Following the appropriate before and aftercare will ensure that you minimise the risk of any bruising and swelling.


How long until I can see the results?

The lifting effect from a thread lift is immediate, and lasts on average 6-18 months. Over the first 3 months, the threads will stimulate the body to produce collagen which will rejuvenate the skin tissue, with long lasting benefits after the threads have been broken down by the body.

Why Choose Dr. Aaron?

By booking with Dr. Aaron, you will be treated by one of Australia’s leading dedicated anti ageing & cosmetic doctors.

Feel confident knowing that your treatment will use only the highest quality products and equipment, and only the safest and most proven techniques. Dr. Aaron’s thousands of satisfied patients speaks for itself.

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Every treatment performed by Dr. Aaron comes with the following:

  • a comprehensive consultation to discuss your concerns in detail;
  • a bespoke treatment plan to help you achieve your goals;
  • treatments performed with the utmost respect for your safety and wellbeing, with a results driven approach;
  • the use of only the highest quality products and equipment;
  • a complimentary follow up appointment to review your results if desired.

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