Alternative Procedures to Threadlift

A Threadlift is among the several approaches to perform a facelift. All face-lifting methods are essentially surgical procedures, varying in the degree of surgical invasiveness they present. A facelift is reputed to provider better, longer-lasting results in terms of giving the face a youthful appearance. It is important to have a basic understanding about Threadlift before exploring its recommended alternatives.

Quick Overview of Threadlift Facelifts

Some dermatologists refer to it as the suspension lift or feather lift. It is often advertised as the ‘lunchtime’ lift because of the extremely short duration in which it can be performed. This is also the main advantage of the procedure over traditional facelift technology. Threadlift uses special filaments (referred to as facelift threads) for pulling-up the sagging tissue. The incisions are very fine and need a negligible healing period.

Some of the most common facelift options that have emerged as reasonable alternatives to a Threadlift have been listed below:

Endoscopic Facelift

Endoscopic Facelift is inspired by the endoscopic surgical techniques used in gastroenterology surgeries. This procedure is believed to yield the best results since it offers the maximum precision. The high precision is due to the elaborate visuals that are provided through a tiny endoscope. The endoscope is essentially a tube-like instrument, equipped with tiny cameras. The images from the camera are displayed on a monitor for the surgeon’s comfort.

The higher level of monitoring also gives the patient the psychological comfort of knowing that the attending surgeon has a comprehensive view of the area under surgery. Due to this, the Endoscopic Facelift is often advertized as the ‘scarless’ facelift. The better visuals also help to limit the number of incisions, besides minimizing recovery period and probability of side-effects.

Mini Facelift

This is perhaps the quickest of all facelift options. As the name suggests, the entire procedure is completed rather quickly, usually under an hour on an outpatient basis. Unlike most other facelift methods aimed at providing comprehensive, corrective results, the mini facelift is aimed at correcting the sagging at specific spots. This is among the few facelift options that are used in combination with other, invasive plastic surgeries like facial implants.

The Mini Facelift uses extremely small, surgical incisions under the hairline to realign the folding skin in the appropriate manner. This procedure is highly recommended to people looking for a facelift that yields results in the most subtle manner. However, it isn't the best option for correcting the folding of skin around the eyes.

Mid Facelift

This procedure can be interpreted as a lesser-invasive form of the Endoscopic Facelift explained above. Here, endoscopic technology is used to access the muscle tissue under the skin and re-arrange it. However, the incisions and the overall extent of face-lifting here is rather limited. This procedure is often recommended to people looking for minimal tightening of the skin in very specific areas. The Mid Facelift has a very short recovery time. It is usually sought for skin-tightening along the lower cheek area and below the eyes.