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Facial Lifting with Aptos

Over time, factors such as gravity, sun exposure, and loss of skin elasticity can lead to the formation of wrinkles, fine lines, and drooping skin, giving the face a tired or aged appearance. Facial lifting, also known as rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure aimed at rejuvenating the face by reducing sagging skin, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. 

The Aptos method is a minimally invasive technique that offers a less invasive alternative to traditional facelift surgery. Keep reading this blog to learn more about facial lifting and the aptos method used for performing facial lifting.

What Is Facial Lifting?

Facial lifting is a plastic surgery procedure designed to address the visible signs of aging on the face and neck. It aims to tighten loose skin, smooth wrinkles, and fine lines, and restore a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

Traditional facelift surgery involves making incisions along the hairline and around the ears to access and reposition underlying facial tissues. Excess skin is then removed, and the remaining skin is lifted and tightened to create a firmer and more defined facial contour.

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What Is The Aptos Method Of Facial Lifting?

The aptos method is a minimally invasive technique for facial lifting that utilizes special threads made of biocompatible materials, such as polydioxanone (PDO) or polylactic acid (PLA). These threads are inserted under the skin through small incisions and are used to lift and reposition sagging tissues.

Unlike traditional facelift surgery, which involves extensive incisions and tissue manipulation, the aptos method requires minimal downtime and offers natural-looking results with fewer risks and complications.

How is Facial Lifting Done With The Aptos Method?

This is done in several stages.

  • Consultation

The facial lifting procedure using the aptos method begins with a thorough consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon. During this consultation, the surgeon will assess the patient’s facial anatomy, discuss their aesthetic goals, and determine their candidacy for the procedure.

  • Day Of The Surgery

On the day of the surgery, local anesthesia is administered to numb the treatment area and ensure patient comfort. Small incisions are then made in strategic locations, such as the temples, cheeks, or jawline, depending on the areas being treated.

Next, the aptos threads are carefully inserted under the skin using a special needle or cannula. Once in place, the threads are gently pulled to lift and reposition the underlying tissues, resulting in an immediate improvement in facial contour and definition.

The threads are then anchored in the deeper layers of the skin, securing them in position and providing long-lasting support. The entire procedure typically takes about 60 to 90 minutes to complete, depending on the extent of the treatment.

  • Recovery

One of the key advantages of the aptos method is its minimal downtime and relatively quick recovery compared to traditional facelift surgery. Most patients can return home on the same day as the procedure and resume their normal activities within a few days.

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However, it is essential to follow post-operative instructions provided by the surgeon to ensure optimal results and minimize the risk of complications. These instructions may include:

  • Avoiding strenuous activities and heavy lifting for the first few days
  • Taking prescribed medications as directed to manage any discomfort or swelling
  • Keeping the head elevated and avoiding sleeping on the treated areas to reduce swelling
  • Avoiding direct sunlight and wearing sunscreen to protect the skin during the healing process

While some swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort are normal after facial lifting with the aptos method, these side effects typically resolve within a week or two. Patients can expect to see gradual improvements in their facial appearance as the swelling subsides and the skin adjusts to its new position.

Full results are usually visible within a few weeks to a few months after the procedure, and the effects can last for several years, depending on individual factors such as skin quality, aging, and lifestyle habits.

The Benefits Of Facial Lifting With Aptos Method

Facial lifting with the aptos method offers several benefits, including:

  • Minimally Invasive

Unlike traditional facelift surgery, which requires extensive incisions and tissue manipulation, the aptos method is minimally invasive and involves smaller incisions and shorter recovery times.

  • Natural-Looking Results

The aptos threads are designed to lift and reposition sagging tissues gradually, resulting in natural-looking and long-lasting results that enhance the overall facial contour and definition.

  • Reduced Risks And Complications

The aptos method carries fewer risks and complications compared to traditional facelift surgery, such as scarring, infection, and prolonged downtime, making it a safer alternative for many patients.

  • Customizable Treatment

The aptos method can be customized to address specific areas of concern, such as the cheeks, jawline, or neck, allowing for personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique aesthetic goals and anatomy.

  • Quick Recovery

With minimal downtime and relatively quick recovery times, patients can return to their daily activities soon after the procedure, minimizing disruption to their busy lifestyles.

Get Facial Lifting At Divine Cosmetic Surgery

At Divine Cosmetic Surgery, we offer advanced facial lifting procedures using the aptos method to help patients achieve a more youthful, refreshed, and rejuvenated appearance. Our team of experienced plastic surgeons is dedicated to providing personalized care and tailored treatment plans to address each patient’s individual needs and goals.

With state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge techniques, and a commitment to excellence, we strive to deliver natural-looking results and exceptional patient satisfaction. Schedule a consultation today to get amazing facial lifting results.


Facial lifting with the aptos method is a safe, effective, and minimally invasive procedure that can help address the visible signs of aging and rejuvenate the face with natural-looking results. By lifting and repositioning sagging tissues using special threads, this innovative technique offers several advantages over traditional facelift surgery, including reduced risks, shorter recovery times, and customizable treatment options.

If you are considering facial lifting to enhance your appearance and restore a more youthful glow, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our experienced plastic surgeons at Divine Cosmetic Surgery.