Facelift Or Thread Lift: What Would Be The Best Option For You?



When it comes to fighting against ageing, the center of focus becomes the face. It is because the signs of ageing occur most earlier in front of a person. Many people, including both men and women, choose to opt for facelift surgery to get back to their younger age by reducing the signs of ageing. For the people who do not want to get an invasive surgical procedure, other non-invasive methods are also available. A non-surgical procedure like Thread Lift is also very popular among the population.

What Is A Facelift?

facelift is a facial surgical procedure that lifts and tightens facial tissues by losing the elasticity of the skin. The Facelift is more invasive, but it is a permanent treatment for the loosening of skin. This procedure targets all the face areas, including the neck, jawline, brow line, cheeks, forehead and under-eye areas. The result of the treatment stays as long as about ten years.

What Does The Facelift Do?

Those men and women looking for a permanent solution to the ageing signs often opt for Facelift surgery. It is because of the long-term stability of the result. Some of the improvements that a facelift can make are listed below:-

  • Lifts drooping jowls (sagging skin below your chin)
  • Reduces the wrinkles and lines on the face
  • Removes the excess sagging skin from the neck and face
  • Remove the deposited fats under the chin and neck.

Benefits Of Facelift

The Facelift is the first choice option for men and women looking for a perfect solution to their increasing age marks on the face and increasing wrinkles. Here are listed some of the benefits and reasons you should opt for facelift surgery.

  • Long duration of the effect: A facelift surgery provides the longest lasting result after the surgery. Once done you can remain tension free from ageing signs for about ten years.
  • Result: The result of the facelift surgery is very effective and can give you relief for a long duration.
  • Invisible incisions: Cuts made during this procedure are made at such positions that they are not visible after healing.

What Is Thread Lift?

Thread lift is a facelift procedure used to get rid of the signs of ageing. This procedure is less invasive than a traditional Facelift. A medical-grade thread that is similar to dissolvable stitches is used in this procedure. These threads are made up of absorbable material. It is done to ensure that it is completely absorbed by the body and not cause any side effects. This thread is inserted into the neck, cheek and other parts that are needed to be lifted. Once all the thread is inserted, it is pulled back, giving the persona younger and smoother appearance.

Benefits Of Thread Lift

  • Minimal invasive procedure: There is no requirement to make a deep cut. It reduces the chances of requirement and infection.
  • It is a quick procedure: Generally, it is completed in about an hour. Therefore, reducing the time spent in the operation theater.
  • Recovery time is minimum: Since the procedure involves minimal cuts, there may be some redness and swelling in the treated parts initially. But, these are gone in about a week.
  • Less pain: Since there are no deep cuts made, the pain is very minimal in this procedure compared to the traditional facelift surgery.
  • There is no requirement for general anaesthesia: There are no significant incisions made in this procedure, so there is no need to inject general anesthesia before the surgery.


Thread lift and Facelift are the facial treatments that are used to treat ageing signs of the person. A thread lift is a less invasive surgical procedure. Also, it is more cost-effective than Facelift. On the other hand, a Facelift is a more invasive procedure. Thread lift is a more chosen method by the younger population. It is generally used for minor facial enhancements and quick repairs. A facelift is a permanent solution to the ageing problems. It targets most of the part of the face, but the signs and scars may take a long time to go off from the face. If you are about to choose between these two surgeries, then firstly get advice from your doctor about this. He will tell you the best suitable method for your face after examining the skin conditions.



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