A Rare Atypical Mycobacterial Infection After Face Lifting Thread Implant: A Case Study In New Delhi, India.

V. Kalaiselvan1, Nikita Mishra1, Shatrunajay Shukla1, Mita Nandy1, Shubhang Arora2, Rajeev Singh Raghuvanshi1

1  Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, Raj Nagar, Ghaziabad, India.

2 Yashoda Super Specialty Hospital, Ghaziabad, India.


Background: Infection is a common complication after the thread-lifting procedure, but mycobacterial infection after thread-lifting procedure is quite rare. Objective: To study the prevalence of adverse events during eight weeks after thread implant. Patients/Methods: A 63-year-old woman undergone face lift definisse thread implantation at cosmetic studio in India. After implantation, patient felt boils on her face and immediately consulted doctor. A surgical pathology report of patient confirmed atypical mycobacterial infection as clinical diagnosis. Consequently, patient is under antibiotics treatment. Result: Facial rejuvenation techniques with thread lifting have gained popularity. Atypical mycobacterial infection with the thread lifting procedure is considered as rare adverse event. Currently, the patient is in recovering stage. Conclusion: Face-lifting surgery is not completely safe procedure for the patients. Presented case study with the experience of the patient should be taken as a guide to prevent mycobacterial infection after face lifting thread implant in future. .  

Keywords: Definisse thread, mycobacterial infection, adverse event, surgery.


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Article ID: M0501023 RA Preprint 
Received: 26/07/2023 
Accepted: 25/09/2023
Published: 25/09/2023

V. Kalaiselvan et al. A Rare Atypical Mycobacterial Infection After Face Lifting Thread Implant: A Case Study In New Delhi, India. Journal of Allbiosolution, 2023, 5(1):231-234
V. Kalaiselvan et al. A Rare Atypical Mycobacterial Infection After Face Lifting Thread Implant: A Case Study In New Delhi, India. Allbiosolution, 2023, 5(1):231-234