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Contour Cosmetic Surgery

By: Garry Crystal - Updated: 4 Oct 2010 | comments*Discuss
Contour Cosmetic Surgery

The thought of going under the surgeon's knife can be a major turn off for many people who contemplate plastic surgery. But achieving a facelift and shedding years has never been easier thanks to advanced minimally invasive treatments such as contour cosmetic surgery.

Overview of Contour Cosmetic Surgery

The basic process behind contour cosmetic surgery involves the use of polypropylene threads that are inserted into areas of sagging skin. The threads have tiny barbs attached to them that hook into soft tissue and then lift and reposition the sagging skin.

The polypropylene threads have been used in various types of surgery for years so are well regarded as safe. The surgery is minimally invasive, and with facelifts the threads are inserted underneath the hairline so any scarring will be invisible. Contour cosmetic surgery can also be used in the neck and brow areas. Once the threads have been inserted and are positioned properly the body will begin to produce its own collagen, which will retain the uplifting effect.

Revolutionary Surgery

Although this type of treatment has been much publicised as a revolutionary technique it has in fact been used in Europe for around a decade. Depending on the area to be treated the procedure should only last between 30 and 90 minutes. This means that patients can have surgery and then return to work within a day or two.

Popularity of Contour Cosmetic Surgery

The popularity of this type of surgery has soared in recent years and there are now around 2000 plastic surgeons worldwide trained in the technique. Contour surgery has been hailed as a quick fix technique with results that can be seen immediately. The benefits of contour surgery will last for approximately three to five years but there are top up thread tightening treatments available during this time.

Suitability for Treatment

Contour cosmetic surgery can be performed on both men and women within the age group of around 30 to 65 years. This type of treatment may not be suitable for people who have very severe cases of skin droop or people with very little facial fat. A consultation will be needed with a surgeon who will be able to advice on the suitability of the treatment for your individual case. If facial skin is sagging severely then other facial surgery options may be suggested such as Botox or other permanent fillers.

Countries that Perform Minimally Invasive Procedures

Going abroad for contour cosmetic surgery can drastically cut the price of surgery costs. At the moment the cost for this type of treatment is around £3000 but you can expect to reduce this by around 40 to 60% by having surgery abroad. A medical service provider will be able to give a comprehensive list of countries where the surgery is performed. Countries close to the UK where this treatment can be found will include France, Spain, Sweden and Hungary.

Surgery Aftercare

Listening to the surgeon's advice is vital in order for adequate healing to be achieved. If you are planning on having contour cosmetic surgery as part of a holiday then there may be some activity restrictions for a day or two. As this is a very minimally invasive surgery there should not be too many restrictions but it is wise to follow any aftercare advice given by the surgeon. It would also make sense to book accommodation near to the surgery in case of any complications that do occur after the treatment.


Post surgery complications and side effects are very rare with this type of surgery although there may be minor swelling and bruising to the treated area. A local anaesthetic will be used during the procedure and it is important to discuss this aspect with your surgeon prior to the treatment.

If you are looking for a quick fix surgery with a rapid treatment time and immediate results then contour cosmetic surgery may be the route to take. As with any cosmetic treatment abroad do research and take the best advice you can get. Never sign any contract until you feel that you are going to receive the best standards of professionalism and care from your surgeon.

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