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Vilma Mendoza
5 years ago

Alternative to threadlift

What is the next best option without invasive surgery?

Procedure: Thread Lift
Location: Floral Park, NY

Replies 7

Steven Wallach
ASPS Surgeon
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In my opinion, a threadlift does not last. You likely are better off with a facelift.

Lawrence Glassman
ASPS Surgeon

There are many non-surgical options for facial rejuvenation. As we age, we lose fat volume in our face. This causes deep creases and wrinkles. Injectable fillers can improve the appearance (known as a liquid facelift). There are numerous advances which have been made in both the techniques of injecting and the filler products themselves. You would require a personal consultation to evaluate which option is best for you. Be aware that fillers can not achieve the same results as a surgical facelift. I agree that tread lift is a very short lived result.

Michael Streitmann
ASPS Surgeon

Without seeing you, it is difficult to answer what the best options for you would be. There are many fillers, lasers, and ultrasound devices that could help with appearance. The beauty of using a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon is their training has qualified them to specifically treat each person. Plastic and Reconstructive surgery is not a one size fits all specialty.

Joseph Pober

Suture lifts encompass many different types of threads and techniques. When properly selected and applied , they serve to provide satisfactory results for many patients refusing surgical facelifts.Few non-surgical skin tightening or lifting techniques compete with the 1 -3cm immediate lift achieved.

However, the high energy technology skin tightening offered by ultherapy , thermage - again. For properly selected patients has produced satisfactory results. Sometimes volumetric lift from high viscoelastic fillers provide dual benefit of contour and lift enhancements.

Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your question. Depending on your desired level of correction you could pursue a liquid facelift that combines neuromodulator and filler use to help improve and restore facial youthfulness. Hope this helps.

Benjamin Van Raalte

Threadlifts have come, and gone 3 times in the last 15 years. Several studies have shown few, if any last longer than 6 months along with substantial complications.

There is patient pressure for less invasive procedures, as well as many non board certified "cosmetic doctors" that cannot do a full facelift pushing for the procedure.

I would either consider a facelift or a combination of fillers (especially volume), neurotoxins, peels, and some improvement from machines. I find the best improvement with fillers (or fat grafting) and many patients are quite happy.

Barry Citron
ASPS Surgeon

Difficult to answer as it depends upon your pattern of aging. However, in general, my preference is to use a highly cohesive hyaluronic acid filler that acts as an injectable facial implant and lifts tissue. This is my main tool for fighting the aging process in those who do not wish to have surgery. No downtime, no bleeding or bruising and instant improvement,


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