Threadlift (cheek and neck area)
I'm 43, European but living in Thailand since 14 years and had been examining the best options to look younger. I was considering a face lift but was put off by long recovery times, high costs and the invasiveness of surgery.
Luckily, a friend of mine is a famous Thai beauty blogger, so I've heard of Mr. Wit and Springclinic through her. Instead of permanent facelifts, they do threadlifts that can last one or multiple years, depending on which threads are chosen.
I had never heard of it before, so when my friend was scheduled for an appointment that same day I met her, she invited me to come along. I go to see her procedure which took about 20-30 minutes and I was sold. Her results were phenomenal and she could carry right on with her work, and I remember we were having dinner about an hour later in a busy Bangkok restaurant!
I made an appointment for the week after myself and I couldn't be happier!
I had seen multiple doctors in hospitals/clinics around the world, but there's only one doctor I trust right now and that's Dr. Wit. This may seem like a bold statement, but it is true. After a horrific experience in my home country in Europe 2 years ago (which needed almost 1.5 years to heal and left me with lots of scars in my face), Dr. Wit has been able to remedy almost all and achieve the results that the doctor in Belgium was not able to, so I'm really happy about Springclinic.
The years before I did not live a healthy lifestyle and it showed on my face. Many wrinkles, bags under my eyes, excessive fat on my cheeks and under my chin... I didn't feel too good about it, especially since I'm very active in media, film and online and no matter how high my energy level, the eye wants to be pleased as well :-).
When I visited their clinic, I finally got the answers to the questions about how to look younger. Dr. Wit made a few suggestions on how I could achieve the best results and took all the time I needed to feel comfortable and answered my every question.
The procedure itself: I had injections for my smile lines (I smile A LOT!) and they suggested me to do a thread lift. It is basically a facelift, without surgery. The whole procedure took less than 40 minutes. First numbing cream was applied. After 10 minutes I was laid down in a patient recliner and the threads were inserted. I could follow the whole process through a mirror to make sure I was completely happy. Instead I actually filmed the whole procedure on my iPhone! I still can't believe it.
I felt almost nothing. I just saw that my skin was tightening, my double chin was disappearing and the discomfort was minimal. There was some light bruising that stayed for a couple of days (a bit yellow) but that went away completely. My face was a bit swollen for the first hour, but (and I'm normally quite conscious about my appearance), I was eating out among a lot of people in the center of Bangkok just a short time later.
The best results would show a week to two weeks later. As the skin is tightened through the threads, the fat from below the cheeks was pulled up onto the cheeks, which increased the definition of my jawline. I loved it! This was like multiple wishes come true at once.
I went back in for check-up a few weeks later and did LLD. LLD is an injection that reduces portions of fat in the face. I could have done it the same day, but I wanted to see the results of each procedure seperately. I had LLD injected in some parts of the cheeks, where the fat was lifted from below my chin. Over the next days and weeks the fat started to disappear and my appearance is now A LOT younger. I was told to drink A LOT of water, and I did. That's how the fat is carried off.
I considered invasive surgery, flying to other countries, but was afraid of the costs. Now with just 2 treatments, I have the same effect and it's only a fraction of the costs, and I can get straight back to work.
They have a few great doctors, but the procedures I do is with Dr Wit. He's famous and treats lots of the Thai celebrities and people in hi-society, so he's only at the clinic on Mondays and Tuesdays. Make sure to make a reservation when you want to see him.
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