Is a thread lift the same as a face lift?

A thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure that can lift, tighten and enhance the youthful contours of your face.

Thread lifting is a delicate cosmetic procedure used to lift, tighten and enhance the youthful contours of your face. It is a much less invasive alternative to a surgical face lift without the cost, potential risks and downtime, making it ideal for those who are not ready to go down the surgical path.

Anti-ageing is a multibillion dollar industry offering creams, injectables and surgery to millions of people around the world who want to change the way they age.

Through developments in cosmetic surgery it has become possible to reverse the signs of ageing with more predictable, less invasive procedures. These procedures also carry less downtime and a lower risk of complications.

The Thread Lift is one such procedure. It is a minimally invasive procedure that can lift sagging skin on the face and neck, bringing back the youthful contours of the face. Although this makes the thread lift similar to a face lift, some surgeons argue that the new age procedure is not a replacement for the traditional facelift.

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How a thread lift works

Threading is minimally invasive and requires only a small needle sized opening to be made in the skin. This mean there is no noticeable scaring after the procedure.

During the procedure, a threaded needle is passed through the skin at different points. The thread is passed through the skin in a crosswise pattern that allows the threads to lift the skin. This creates a tighter more youthful appearance. Amazing, right? Your surgeon will adjust the threads until the best result is achieved.

The thread attaches to the skin tissue and is secured over time by the collagen naturally produced in the skin holding the results of the threading in place for up to two years.

Did you know the subtle results of threading are often complimented by injectable treatments. This can enhance the youthful appearance of the face further without having to go under the knife.

The difference between a thread lift and a face lift.

The difference between threading and a traditional facelift go beyond how the procedures are performed. Although both effective, a Thread Lift offers different results from a face lift.

The subtle results of threading are aimed at those who are beginning to see the signs of ageing in their skin and are experiencing slight sagging. Light sagging can be corrected with threading and further heightened by injectable treatments if necessary. However, threading will have very little impact on the advanced ageing processes.

The traditional facelift can achieve dramatic results in even advanced age. This is because through its invasive method the skin is not only stretched and adjusted but excess skin is also trimmed and removed. This creates a tighter and firmer appearance of youth. A facelift is considered as an invasive surgery and requires general anaesthetic.

Am I a candidate for a thread lift?

You’re probably thinking how do I know if I am a suitable candidate for a thread lift? Candidates for thread lifts are typically healthy, younger, men and women between the age on 35 and 45 or those whose skin has not aged past a certain point.

Because thread lifts adjust and reposition the skin for youthful results and do not cut away any excess skin, it is important to consider how much ‘sag’ there is and whether it will be possible to get the results you desire without removing any skin. The quality of your skin is also an important determining factor, as thin skin will not work well with this procedure.

So, what are you waiting for? Contact our team today. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have during a consultation or over the phone.

Thread lifts in Sydney

The International Centre of Cosmetic Medicine prides its self in its ability to provide the latest cosmetic procedures done by trained and qualified staff. Using the latest absorbable lifting and revitalising threads to perform thread lifts, ICCM, offers threading to lift and contour the face as well as threading to plump the and revitalise the skin.

ICCM also offer traditional face lifts and a variety of anti-ageing procedures and products. For more information, contact us now.