Facelift or Thread Lift?

You have probably heard of facelifts and are familiar with what is involved in one of these procedures. Have you heard about thread lifts, though? They are a bit newer but can offer some similar results.

Let’s take a look at these two types of cosmetic procedures and see how they compare and how they differ. You might be surprised at the answers and hopefully feel more informed about which one is right for you.

Ideal Candidate

Who can sign up to have a facelift done compared to who gets to go through with a thread lift? The answer is that they are the same group of people. Anyone who is in relatively good health and wants to see a change in the way their skin looks and how old their face appears can use either of these procedures.

The thread lift will work best for people who are between the ages of 30 and 50. If you are 55 or older, then you probably want to go with a facelift. The thread lift probably won’t be able to do a whole lot for you at that age.

If you are not sure if you are a good candidate for one of these procedures, then be sure to talk to an aesthetician or cosmetic surgeon. Find out about your eligibility and get a recommendation as to which one of these would be best for you.

The Outcome

Let’s talk first about what kind of results you get when you go for either of these procedures. That’s very important to anyone considering having a cosmetic procedure performed on them. Before you put down your money or schedule an appointment, you should have some idea of what kind of results you will get and how your face will look when it is over.

The facelift is a surgical procedure, so it is complicated and lengthy and therefore is able to produce some pretty amazing results. You can get a smoother face molded to look like you want it to. A facelift can be very involved and take multiple sessions to get that perfect look, but just about any look is achievable with this method.

The thread lift is a lot simpler and shorter and can be done in a matter of hours. There is no surgery involved, per se, but some threads are inserted into your face. You will stay conscious for the entire procedure.

The outcome is noticeable change in the face, but it won’t be as significant as what is possible with a surgical facelift. If you want major changes, you will have to go for the facelift, but you can get rid of some lines, reduce wrinkles and blemishes and smooth out your face quite nicely with a thread lift. You can learn more about facelift or thread lift if you visit Dr. Isaac Wong’s website.

The Price

Facelifts are expensive and there is no way around that fact. No matter which doctor you go by for this surgery, it will cost a lot, unless you are getting a hack job, and no one wants that.

Thread lifts are much cheaper by comparison. They can still be considered quite expensive, but this is a significantly cheaper kind of procedure than the facelift.

It comes down to how much work is involved, how many people it takes to perform the operation, how long it takes and how many resources need to be put into the procedure. Facelifts are far more involved, and a thread lift is fairly simple by comparison and therefore a lot cheaper.

Price may not be the most important factor you are considering when you think about your options, but it should play a part in your final decision.


So, which one should you go for? Ultimately, that is a question for your personal doctor and for you to decide on. You have to look at the pros and cons, compare the differences and make your decision based on what you know.

There are reasons to choose one or the other, and we hope this article has helped you a bit in that area. We know this can be a tough decision, but you will probably be happy with the outcome either way. Just keep those expectations realistic, because really great results may take some time.

If you have any questions, please ask below!