What are the advantages of having a thread lift instead of a facelift?
- What are the advantages of having a thread lift instead of a facelift?
The greatest benefit to many patients with a thread lift is a considerably lower recovery time associated with thread lift rather than a facial lift. If a patient has a facelift, he or she must be heavily sedated, a patient must make arrangements to get someone from the hospital to take him or her home. Most facelift patients also need a caretaker for at least three days after surgery around the clock. In addition, childcare assistance may also be required if the patient still has children at home. Patients with facelift typically have to stop working one to two weeks to recover.
On the other hand, it’s fairly easy to recover from a thread lift. Thread lift should be done under local anesthesia rather than general anesthesia, which ensures that thread lift patients can go home and take care of themselves right after the procedure. Although certain patients experience a bit of discomfort, redness and swelling after a thread lift and therefore want to take off the remainder of the day, the majority can go back to work on the next day. Rarely after getting a thread lift, strong pain relief is needed, making it easier to return to their normal routine. This technique is therefore suitable for people who have children at home or those who have a stressful, demanding career.
While thread lift rehabilitation is not especially complex, patients will still need to take a few small precautions while recovering. It is important to make sure that you do not rub your face aggressively when washing it or applying a moisturizer for at least a week after the threads have been put. You should also try to prop your head up slightly so that you don’t roll over directly onto your face while sleeping.
Thread lift are low risk owing to how non-invasive they are. There is practically no chance of scarring, serious bruising, infection or other injuries after a thread lift. In some cases, patients can feel irritation, or the presence of their sutures under their skin which will subside in a couple of days.
Finally, since thread lift are much easier to perform than facelift surgery, they’re much more affordable.
Advantageous as thread lift are, it is crucial for patients to have realistic expectations for this procedure. Although thread lift definitely create visible changes, they usually only lift the face by a few millimeters; as such, they achieve a more gradual and normal end result than facelift surgery. Thread lift are therefore best suited to patients who have mild to moderate, rather than extreme, symptoms of skin laxity.
The perfect thread lift applicant is generally between the mid thirties and early fifties, while most patients over the age of 60 would benefit more significantly from facelift surgery. Thread lift can, however, provide a facelift option for older patients who are unable to perform surgery for medical reasons. Since thread lift may be done under local anesthesia, even patients who have age-related disorders that render them unavailable for surgery (such as elevated blood pressure, type two diabetes and cardiovascular disease) may undergo this procedure safely. If you have any ongoing health conditions, You can talk to our doctors in Dr. Sherif Mattar Medical Center about whether or not a thread lift might be correct for you.
It is important to understand that while no lifting technique can produce permanent results, facelift surgery will usually produce longer lasting results than a thread lift. The outcomes of facelift operation can last up to ten years, while the thread raise would usually last from one to year and half. However, because the thread lift operation is so low-risk, patients who like the outcome of their thread lift will usually opt for a fresh set of temporary sutures as their old sutures are absorbed by the body.