THESE days it feels like there is a cosmetic procedure for anything and everything.
And it doesn’t need to be invasive to make a difference – however, these surgeries do come with a warning.
One recent cosmetic procedure which is trending amongst many celebs is the thread lift – also known as the fox eye trend.
This semi-permanent procedure involves temporary sutures or stitches which are used to produce a subtle but visible lift in the skin.
Instead of removing the patient’s loose facial skin surgically, like a face lift, the cosmetic surgeon simply suspends it by stitching up portions, according to plasticsurgery.org.
Results from a thread lift aren’t meant to be permanent, and will last for around one to three years.
Like other dissolvable dermal fillers, such as Botox, the threads used in the procedure will eventually be absorbed by the tissue underneath your skin and it can vary from £1,000 to £3,000 depending on what area you are working on.
But it may not always run smoothly, as one woman describes on her TikTok page.
Sharing a video of herself rubbing her forehead, Sophie Milner, who goes by the name of itssophiemilner, wrote: “So many regrets.
“Don’t do it to yourself ladies and gents. Waste of money and will cause you so much on and off pain & discomfort after.”
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Throughout the video she had a subtitle across the film which read: “A year later and you can feel the nasty threads from your thread lift moving about and still get pain.”
And many people were thankful that Sophie shared her experience.
One wrote: “Thanks for talking about this, I nearly had it done before I heard these horror stories.”
Another added: “I keep hearing all these horror stories about them.”
According to plasticsurgery.org thread lifts are low risk, thanks to how noninvasive they are.
“There is virtually no risk of scarring, severe bruising, bleeding or other complications after having a thread lift.
“In rare cases, patients may experience irritation, infection or their sutures becoming visible under their skin.”