Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 31, Issue 2, pp 206–208 | Cite as

The “Golden Thread Lift”: Radiologic Findings

  • G. Björn StarkEmail author
  • Holger Bannasch
Case Report


A 48-year-old patient reported pain in her face and neck. Within 10 years she had undergone three “golden thread lift” suspension procedures, the last one 2 years previously. Skull radiographs showed complete fragmentation of all the implants into small pieces, and a total loss of their vector orientation.


Facial alloplastic implants Facial rejuvenation Foreign body Thread lift 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Plastic Hand and Surgery and Erich-Lexer-KlinikUniversity of Freiburg Medical CentreFreiburgGermany

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