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Thread Lift vs. Facelift: Which is Right for Me?

Dr. Vi Sharma has worked in the field of cosmetic surgery

He has a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, Monash University; and former member of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine and the Royal Australian College of General Practice.

If you’re considering a facelift or a thread lift to improve the appearance of your face, you may be wondering which option is right for you. While both procedures can provide similar results, they have some key differences that you should consider before making a decision.

First, it’s important to understand what a facelift and a thread lift are. A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that involves making incisions in the skin to lift and tighten sagging skin and muscles. A thread lift, on the other hand, is a non-surgical procedure that uses special threads inserted through small incisions to lift and tighten the skin.

One of the main differences between a facelift and a thread lift is the recovery time. A facelift typically requires a longer recovery period, with patients experiencing swelling, bruising, and discomfort for several days to a week or more. A thread lift, on the other hand, usually has a shorter recovery period, with most patients able to resume their normal activities within a day or two.

Another difference is the duration of the results. A facelift can provide longer-lasting results, with patients typically seeing improvement for 5-10 years or more. A thread lift, on the other hand, typically provides results that last for about 1-2 years (Tripathi et al., 2020).

Does a thread lift hurt less than a facelift?

If you’re considering a facelift or a thread lift to improve the appearance of your face, you may be wondering which procedure is less painful. While both procedures can be uncomfortable, a thread lift typically causes less pain than a facelift. Here’s why:

First, it’s important to understand the difference between the two procedures. A facelift involves making incisions in the skin to lift and tighten sagging skin and muscles. This involves cutting through the skin and separating the skin from the underlying tissues, which can be uncomfortable. A thread lift, on the other hand, is a non-surgical procedure that uses special threads inserted through small incisions to lift and tighten the skin. Because the threads are inserted through small incisions and do not involve cutting through the skin, a thread lift is generally less painful than a facelift.

Another factor that can contribute to the pain level of a procedure is the use of anesthetics. Both facelifts and thread lifts can be performed with local anesthesia, which numbs the area being treated. However, because a facelift involves more extensive surgery, patients may require more anesthesia or a stronger type of anesthesia, which can increase the risk of side effects and discomfort.

It’s worth noting that everyone’s pain tolerance is different, and some people may experience more discomfort during a thread lift or a facelift than others. It’s important to discuss your pain management options with your practitioner before the procedure to ensure that you are comfortable during the procedure.

So which option is right for you? It really depends on your goals and needs. If you’re looking for a more dramatic improvement that will last for several years, a facelift may be the better choice. If you’re looking for a more subtle improvement with minimal downtime, a thread lift might be a good option. It’s also worth noting that some people may be better candidates for one procedure or the other based on their skin type, facial structure, and other factors. It’s important to consult with a qualified and experienced practitioner to determine the best option for you.

 

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References:

  • Ghosh, S. K., & Bhatia, A. K. (2019). A Review of Non-Surgical Face Lifting Techniques: Thread Lift. Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery, 52(S1), S124-S133.
  • Kim, D. H., & Kim, J. H. (2018). A Comprehensive Review of the Thread Lift Procedure. Annals of Dermatology, 30(3), 273-281.
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About Dr Vi

Dr Vi Sharma is a renowned and highly trained cosmetic surgeon in Sydney, practising cosmetic surgery since 2012. He has a worldwide loyal patient base. He has a bachelor of medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery from Monash University. Dr Vi Sharma is a former member of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine and the Royal Australian College of General Practice. Along with treating patients, he also provides training for doctors and nurses regarding aesthetic and cosmetic treatment modalities.

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