Thread Lifts vs. Facelifts

Thread Lifts vs. Facelifts

Up until recent times, the only way to fix problems caused by facial skin laxity, was facelift surgery. While skin resurfacing treatments can help to create skin firmness, once loose skin is present, going under the knife is really the only way to remove it. 

However, while a popular approach is to rely on skin resurfacing and injectable solutions until surgery becomes a necessity, not everyone is able or willing to endure an operation. If you can relate to this problem, you’ll be thrilled to know that a new, revolutionary procedure has been developed to thread the gap between rejuvenation and surgery 

This procedure is known as the “thread lift” 

What is a thread lift? 

The thread lift is a skin procedure where sutures are used to create a subtle but noticeable “lift” in your skin. Instead of surgically removing the patient’s loose skin, the skin simply gets suspended by stitching up parts of it. This slightly pulls back the skin, tightening the face. Threads are ideal for lifting skin, while fighting aging by activating the body’s healing response. This causes the body to redirect large amounts of collagen to the treated areas. Collagen plays a vital role in prolonging the aging process. 

Thread Lift: What to Expect, Cost, Recovery, and More
Before and After a thread lift. Image Source 

What are the advantages of having a thread lift over a facelift?

For most people, the most advantageous part of a thread lift, opposed to a face lift, is the largely reduced recovery time. A patient enduring a facelift, is heavily sedated, opening a bunch of problems including allergies to sedatives, and the need for someone to drive them home afterwards, as well as having to take time off work to heal. 

Comparatively, recovering from a thread lift is a lot easier. Thread lifts are performed under local anaesthesia, meaning no fuzziness and confusion for days to follow after the procedure. While a bit of soreness might be present, most patients can return to work almost immediately.