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You just need your neck and brow lifted, but now you're hearing about thread face lift "barbs." What are these? They sound like hooks. You're not letting anyone go fishing in your face! Relax--there's a type of thread lift called a "feather lift," and barbs are part of a bird's feathers. Barbed sutures simply allow the mini threads in your mini face lift or thread lift to "take," that is, make the "lift" last, much as flight feathers lift birds. The surgeon tugs the skin into place to achieve the desired contours on your neck and brow. Besides, you prefer birds to fish anyway. Don't be aftraid of barbs--let your facelift dreams take flight.