APTOS lifting is a modern method of non-invasive lifting to pull up contours and to lift the face and neck. Lifting is suitable for beginning and moderate skin sagging.
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WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER THE TREATMENT?
Feeling of tension, swelling and bruising in the treated area which disappear gradually. It is recommended to cool the area and use drugs prescribed by a doctor, if necessary.
COMPLICATIONS AFTER THE TREATMENT
A) Bleeding during the treatment and subsequent bruising. This may be caused either by disobeying pre-operative instructions or by number of vessels in the subcutis which are not visible to the surgeon.
B) Thread releasing. When using „free“ threads without cogs, migration or early extrusion of the threads might occur. Simple reinsertion solves the problem. However, this complication has been very rare since we use Aptos treads with cogs. This treatment is not suitable for patients with very thin skin as they experience this complication more often.
C) Infection in the treated area is an infrequent complication, more common with male clients. Antibiotic treatment and, if necessary, thread removal solve the problem. After healing, new threads are inserted.
D) Thread visibility . The thread is visible if it was not inserted deep enough or it was inserted in the wrong direction. A simple thread removal and reinsertion solve the problem. This complication may also occur if a patient loses weight drastically or his facial features change for another reason.
The treatment is not recommended in the case of infectious disease,damaged skin in the treated area, viral herpes, serious hypertension, blood coagulation disorder, during pregnancy and breastfeeding or shortly after another surgery.
CAN OTHER TREATMENTS BE USED AS WELL?
The advantages of Aptos lift are promptly visible results and possibility to combine this method with other methods of aesthetic surgery.
Botulinum toxin can be applied 1 month after the treatment and acid hyaluronic dermal fillers 3-4 months after the treatment.
WHEN IS THE FINAL RESULT VISIBLE, HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
The final result depents on the type of the skin and subcutis. First lifting effect is visible after swelling and bruising subside, complete balancing and tightening occurs after 4 months. Resulting collagen adhesions around fibres keep the skin tight for 3-4 years. The treatment can be repeated after some time.