The thread lift: is it worth it?
Getting a thread lift (also known as a mini facelift or a suture lift) is a quick way to tighten and rejuvenate your facial profile, but it’s not for everyone. The general gist of it is that a thread lift is that it is a smaller, far less invasive procedure than a regular surgical facelift, and is therefore a rejuvenating procedure available to more people. The thread lift involves a surgical thread looped just under the skin which is then pulled tight behind the ear to lift sagging skin, adjusting jowls and double chins.
So just how good are thread lifts?
If a surgical facelift is just not for you, a thread lift might be the way to go, as a sort of mini procedure that can be undone at any time, and adjusted if necessary as you age further. The thread lift may do an excellent job of pulling the jawline, jowls and chin right back up close to the bone, instead of drooping.
The thread lift creates a much more youthful-looking facial profile without the need for dramatic surgery, which for the cost, can be worth it for men and women alike. Results are subtle and natural-looking, while the procedure is simple, minimally invasive, and performed under local anaesthetic at our Melbourne clinic.
Risks and complications of the thread lift
Generally, the thread lift is well tolerated, risk and complications are rare, and the thread lift does as promised: tightens facial skin in a temporary (but lasting) procedure to offer a more youthful appearance. Because the threads are accessible to your cosmetic dermatologist, any adjustments can be quickly performed.
The thread lift remains a new generation treatment, with techniques still being developed. Results can vary a lot between patients, but outcomes continue to improve all the time. One of the main issues many practitioners are experiencing is that a thread lift is providing mediocre results.
The cosmetic dermatologists at Enrich believe that patient selection and excellent technique can overcome this – that means if you are not a good candidate for a thread lift, or you aren’t expected to have good results, the cosmetic dermatologist at our Melbourne clinic will advise another procedure that will offer you better results. Enrich doctors know skin better than anything, and they can tell if you are a good candidate or not by examining your skin.
If a thread lift isn’t for you…
Some other procedures that may be a good fit for skin tightening and rejuvenation include the ThermiTight, which uses deep radiofrequency to tighten skin and remove fat pockets. This can work well in the chin and neck (double chin) area. We have many other options for skin tightening and facial rejuvenation – a thread lift is not your only avenue for a more youthful profile.
How to choose a good cosmetic doctor to perform your thread lift
As with all cosmetic dermatology procedures, your practitioner matters more than anything. You want an experienced, skilled doctor performing anything from dermal filler injections to laser treatments to thread lifts. An Enrich, we pride ourselves on the skills and experience of our doctors, and look forward to welcoming you to our clinic for a facial rejuvenation consultation. Whether the thread lift is worth it will depend on what you really need, so let us help you.
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