For individuals experiencing loose and sagging skin in the stomach area, APTOS thread lifting offers a non-surgical solution. By inserting dissolvable threads beneath the skin, it effectively tightens and lifts the sagging skin.

The procedure stimulates collagen production, resulting in natural-looking outcomes and improved skin texture.

APTOS thread lifting is an effective non-surgical solution for loose skin on the stomach, particularly in cases where individuals experience crepey skin after weight gain and loss. This procedure involves minimal incisions and no general anesthesia, resulting in reduced downtime and a faster recovery period. By strategically inserting dissolvable threads with specialized barbs or cones beneath the skin, it lifts and tightens the loose abdominal skin.

Additionally, the threads stimulate collagen production, enhancing the texture and elasticity of the treated area over time.

At Dr SW Clinics we will we will assess your individual concerns and provide personalised recommendations for addressing loose and sagging skin on the stomach.

During the APTOS thread lift, dissolvable threads with specialised barbs or cones are strategically inserted beneath the skin to lift and tighten the loose abdominal skin. These threads create a supportive structure, improving the firmness and appearance of the skin. Additionally, they stimulate collagen production, further enhancing the texture and elasticity of the treated area over time.

The procedure delivers natural-looking results as the threads are precisely placed beneath the skin, offering targeted lifting and tightening effects. As the threads gradually dissolve, the body’s natural collagen synthesis continues, resulting in sustained improvements in the crepey skin.

It is important to note that the suitability of the APTOS thread lift for addressing loose skin on the stomach depends on individual factors. We recommend consulting with a qualified practitioner to assess your specific concerns, determine your suitability for the procedure, and discuss the potential risks and benefits associated with APTOS thread lifting for addressing loose skin on the stomach, especially in cases of crepey skin after weight gain and loss.

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Treatment Summary at a glance

Procedure Time

Approx. 60-90 mins

Recommended No. of Treatments



Local (injection)

Side Effects:

Redness, swelling, pain, bruising and tenderness to the buttocks.


Reshaping, contouring and defining the buttocks with added volume.

Duration of results:

6-8 months, top-ups required.

Back to Work:

1-3 days for buttock tenderness. Avoid direct pressure for 24 hours.

Full Recovery:

Must avoid cycling, horse riding and prolonged sitting for 1 month.

How does it work?

APTOS threads work by utilising a unique design and biocompatible materials to lift and rejuvenate sagging tissues. The threads themselves are made of a dissolvable material, such as polylactic acid (PLA) or polydioxanone (PDO), which have a long-standing safety record in medical procedures.

What distinguishes APTOS threads from other types is their special structure. APTOS threads feature tiny barbs or cones along their length. These barbs are strategically positioned to act as anchors within the skin. When inserted beneath the skin, the threads are gently pulled, causing the tissues to lift and tighten.

The inclusion of barbs in APTOS threads offers several advantages. Firstly, they provide a more secure grip on the underlying tissues, ensuring a longer-lasting lifting effect. Additionally, these specialised features allow for precise placement and control during the procedure, resulting in natural-looking results.

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Determining suitability for an APTOS thread lift procedure is typically done through a consultation with a qualified practitioner. During this consultation, the practitioner will evaluate various factors to assess if the patient is a good candidate for the treatment.

Some key considerations for suitability include the patient’s overall health, medical history, and specific aesthetic goals. The practitioner will examine the patient’s skin laxity, the degree of sagging, and the areas of concern to determine if a thread lift is an appropriate solution.

It is important for patients to openly discuss their expectations, any underlying medical conditions, and any previous cosmetic procedures they have undergone. This information helps the practitioner make an informed decision and customise the treatment plan accordingly.

Patients should also disclose any medications, allergies, or potential contraindications they may have. Certain medical conditions or medications might affect the suitability or safety of the procedure.

Ultimately, the practitioner will provide personalised recommendations based on the individual patient’s circumstances and desired outcomes. Open communication and trust between the patient and the practitioner are essential to ensure the best possible results and patient satisfaction.

While discomfort levels can vary from person to person, most patients undergoing an APTOS thread lift experience minimal pain or discomfort during the procedure. The treatment typically involves the use of local anaesthesia or a numbing cream to ensure a comfortable experience.

During the thread lift, you may feel slight tugging or pressure sensations as the threads are inserted and adjusted beneath the skin. However, it is generally not considered a painful procedure. Some individuals may experience mild bruising, swelling, or tenderness in the treated areas following the treatment, but these side effects are usually temporary and manageable.

Your healthcare provider will take steps to ensure your comfort during the procedure and may provide post-procedure instructions to help minimise any potential discomfort. If you have any concerns about pain or discomfort, it is advisable to discuss them with your healthcare provider beforehand, as they can provide further guidance and address any specific needs you may have.

There is limited downtime with this procedure and recovery is considered swift. You can usually return to your normal routine almost immediately. You may wish to have a friend or family member drive you home on the day of your procedure and to rest for a day.

You will be advised not to participate in sports, strenuous exercise, swimming, gym sessions.

Patients undergoing an APTOS thread lift can expect to see immediate results in terms of lifted and repositioned facial tissues. The threads provide an immediate tightening effect, resulting in a more youthful appearance.

Over time, the threads stimulate collagen production in the treated areas, leading to further improvements in skin texture and firmness. As the threads gradually dissolve, the newly formed collagen continues to support the lifted tissues, providing long-lasting results.

The exact results may vary depending on individual factors such as skin condition, age, and lifestyle. It’s important to note that while the APTOS thread lift can provide noticeable improvements, it may not achieve the same level of enhancement as a surgical facelift. However, it offers a non-surgical alternative with less downtime and minimal scarring.

To maintain and maximise the results of an APTOS thread lift, it’s crucial to follow post-procedure care instructions and maintain a healthy skincare routine. Regular maintenance treatments may be recommended to prolong the benefits of the thread lift over time. Consulting with a qualified practitioner can provide more personalised information on the expected outcomes based on your specific situation.

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