1. Local anesthesia
  2. Immediate result with continued improvement over 4-6 months.
  3. Improves the face and neck area.
  4. ​Affordable

Before- 02/24/2005

Who can benefit from a feather lift?

The Russian non-surgical facelift can produce significant improvement in the more mature patient (48-75) who has mid-face sagging.  The results are often dramatic. The quick recovery makes these patients some of the most enthusiastic for the procedure.

Patients who are younger (38-52) will also notice outstanding changes.  The results in these patients may be a little more subtle because they have not aged as much.  These patients age first in the mid-face area and find that this non-surgical procedure can dramatically improve their problems with sagging in the nose-to-lip folds and the mouth-to-chin folds.

Patients who are older (62-85) and have had previous facelifts, or who have good skin elasticity and have not had a facelift, may find that the FEATHERLIFT fits their needs for facial rejuvenation.  The improvement in the face can achieve the desired goals without the need to repeat the full facelift process.


How does it work?

​The threads that are used are made of polypropylene.  This material has been used in cardiac surgery and in different types of sutures for many years.  It has an excellent safety profile.

The threads actually lift and contour the face.  This is accomplished by bi-directional cogs on the threads.  Once inserted under the skin, the cogs form a new support structure for the tissues of the face, actually lifting and contouring it.

The FEATHERLIFT is quick and safe.  There are no incisions involved.  The threads are inserted through a needle which is removed leaving the threads behind.  Placement is deep in the subcutaneous tissue along the lines where the new contour is desired.

As little as three threads can significantly raise the cheek and two threads can pull back the jowl area.  The procedure can also be used to raise the brow and pull back the neck.

Improvement is immediate but the lifting effect is at its peak several months later when new collagen has formed around the threads.

The patient may return to work as early as the next day, although there may be minimal swelling and bruising.


*FEATHERLIFT is currently unavailable*

What is a feather lift?

A feather lift is a nonsurgical face and neck lift.  This procedure was invented in 1999 by Dr. Marlen Sulamanidze, a Russian plastic surgeon. One of the earliest signs that men and women are maturing is that the eyebrow and the middle third of the face droops with gravity, as well as tissue laxity, and loss of volume. While we may forget our age for a while, it only takes a quick look in the mirror to notice our faces really have changed.  A less vibrant, sad or mad look results as the cheek fat pad droops over the folds that travel from the nose to the mouth and from the mouth to the jaw. These changes, which actually begin in the 30’s, are stubborn and resistant to treatment. Fat implants, collagen and even facelift techniques do not completely correct the changes. Sometimes treatments and surgery to reduce this middle third sag produce a stretched or unnatural look, in addition to the normal risk involved in surgery. Now there is an easy method to naturally correct the face sag with the FEATHERLIFT.  The skin is literally lifted upward, carrying the face with it.  The cheek is restored and the sagging folds are reduced with this simple procedure, performed under local anesthesia.


​After- 06/02/2005

What is the cost?

The cost is $150.00 per thread.  Call to day to schedule a ​free consultation!

What is the procedure like?

  • The procedure is performed under local anesthesia.
  • Extensive measuring and marking are done prior to thread insertion to ensure proper placement.
  • You will be draped and a sterile field will be applied.
  • Local anesthesia will be injected at this time.
  • The threads are then inserted through a needle which is removed leaving the threads behind.
  • You will stay at the office for a short period of time after the procedure.


Feather Lift