The “thread lift” is a trending procedure being offered at med spas and wellness facilities around the globe. Not to be confused with a traditional face lift, the thread lift is rising in popularity due to it being billed as a minimally invasive procedure with little to no downtime. In this blog post, we will take a look at the differences between a thread lift and a facelift, and discuss the pros and cons between the two to better help you better decide what’s right for you.
The thread lift is a minimally invasive alternative to a facelift. It combines a medical-grade threading material and the physical “pulling” or “lifting” of the skin to tighten the thread and reduce wrinkles. Targeted areas can include the jowls, jaw line, brow line, under eye area, forehead and cheeks. The treatment is performed by a medical professional and costs about $2,250 on average. The results of one single treatment will last about one to two years depending on the severity of the patient’s aging signs.
A facelift is a surgical procedure that lifts and tightens facial tissue as a result of a loss in elasticity. A facelift is a more invasive, more permanent solution to aging concerns when compared to other treatments such as thread lifts and/or Botox. A comprehensive facelift, or the TLC lift, targets all areas of the face, including the neck, jowls, jaw line, brow line, under eye area, forehead and cheeks, and the treatment can tuck about ten years off of your appearance. The average cost of a facelift averages between $7,700 and $11,780, and the results should last 7-10 years or more.
Pros and Cons
The thread lift and the facelift are two very different treatments that produce different results. A facelift is a more permanent solution to aging concerns that really targets all areas of the face and sheds more years off of your facial appearance than a thread lift would. A thread lift is less invasive and more cost-effective than a facelift, which may appeal to a younger crowd who may be looking for small cosmetic enhancements or “quick fixes”.
A facelift is an investment in yourself that will not only immediately turn back time, but will last you in the years to come. While thread lifts are ideal for those that may be looking for a quick fix, a facelift is a permanent rejuvenation solution to the signs of aging. Contact Dr. Lanfranchi and Team TLC today to see what method of care is right for you.
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Two months ago I had a lower lifestyle facial lift. I was apprehensive, but it was well worth the effort and expense. Dr. Lanfranchi and his entire staff were kind, caring and very professional, from the first meeting to the follow up appointments.
The procedure is done under a local, not general anesthetic, and it was easy. I healed quickly and am very satisfied with the results.
His fee was very reasonable. Any further facial work I want done, I will be sure to come back here.
About The Lanfranchi Center For Facial Plastic Surgery & Rejuvenation (TLC)
Dr. Lanfranchi is Board Certified with specialty certification in Facial Plastic Surgery by the American Osteopathic Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. These careful certifications consist of proper medical education, training and examinations ensuring that a specific standard in the plastic surgery industry has been met. Dr. Lanfranchi not only meets the standard, but exceeds it with a five star rating from RealSelf, as well as being named a Top Doc for 2016, 2017 and 2018 by My Vegas Magazine. In addition, Dr. Lanfranhci was named the Best Cosmetic Surgeon by the Silver State Awards in 2019. Dr. Lanfranchi is bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish fluently, allowing him to communicate and work successfully with his Spanish speaking patients.
The Lanfranchi Center
8985 S Eastern Ave #120
Las Vegas, NV 89123