Counter threads are used in cosmetic/plastic surgery to vertically lift facial tissues that have dropped (“ptosed”) or become sunken with age. The “ptosis” or descent of facial tissues with aging is a universal phenomenon to which much cosmetic facial surgery is directed.
In the event that a patient is unhappy with the results, the threads can be readily removed and the patient’s face thence returns to its position prior to treatment. Thus, Contour threads have negligible permanent “biological cost”, as the effect is reversible. Effects last for a number of years, quoted as 2–5 years, after which time the positive effect is gradually lost and the patient’s face returns to its state prior to treatment.
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