There are various options available for treating facial aging, and they can be non-invasive, minimally invasive, or surgical procedures. The main purpose of these techniques is to correct aging signs such as wrinkles and fine lines and thus rejuvenate your face. The results they all offer, however, are not similar.
Every treatment will have different results, so you should not consider them the same. This is also true with the two procedures for lifting your face, facelift and thread lift. Even though both of these procedures aim at improving the sagging on the neck, jowls and cheeks, and other aging signs, they cannot be substitutes. There are many differences between them: thread lift is minimally invasive, while facelift is surgery.
Although both of these treatments correct facial aging signs and leave your face looking more radiant and younger, each of these is for different types of candidates. So if you’re wondering which one is right for you, then you are on the right page. Continue reading to find out more.
What is facelift surgery?
The face lift is a surgical procedure that involves removing excess skin on the mid and lower face and thus tightening the muscles. It makes your face look much younger, as the sagging jowls are diminished significantly, with loss of volume and vertical banding on the mid-face and neck, respectively.
Facelift surgery has different levels for different candidates depending upon their needs and preferences. The lowest level is the mini-lift, in which the treatment will focus on the lower face and the early aging signs. The highest level is a deep plane lift, which focuses on the entire face from jawline, mid-face, cheeks, jowls, and neck.
What is a thread lift?
The thread lift is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure that rejuvenates the neck, jowls, and cheeks. It diminishes the signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines and sagging by using dissolvable surgical threads. The surgical thread lifts the facial tissues under the structure, which have lost collagen and have been affected by gravity.
When the threads are in place, it stimulates collagen production and thus tightens your facial muscles and improves the facial aging signs. With thread lift, you can get around 25% of the result of facelift surgery.
Which procedure is best for you?
A healthy person having realistic expectations is eligible for both of these treatments. People with more significant and pronounced aging signs like wrinkles, deep creases, sagging, jowls, etc., are best suited for facelift surgery. At the same time, the thread lift procedure is for younger people who have just started experiencing facial aging.
If you only have early aging signs, you can get a thread lift procedure to reverse the signs and rejuvenate your face. It is also for people who want to delay surgery by taking care of the aging signs before they wreak havoc. But obviously, the thread lift procedure does not produce the results a facelift surgery can. You are also eligible for a thread lift procedure if you already have facelift surgery but want touch-ups to enhance your appearance further.
So when it comes to your face, it is important to get the procedure best suited for you. Both minimally invasive and surgical facial rejuvenation can improve your facial aging signs and thus improve the way you look. Consult with a cosmetic surgeon before you move ahead.