Recently I had a patient come into see me regarding a possible facelift. She had already spent thousands of dollars on a “thread lift.” She said it was wasted money. The popularity is because there is minimal downtime and pretty much anyone can perform it. This was appealing to many non-plastic surgeons such as dentists, podiatrists, pretty much any physician. The question is, do they work? I recently read a review in the March 2018 edition of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. They found that most of the studies involving various thread lifts showed only a limited effect and/or limited longevity. The lifting effect of thread lifts were fair or poor in 45% of patients. In the article they said contour threads found a high rate of revision. The effects of the thread lifts were almost 100% gone in 6-12 months. I used to do thread lifts and when I saw no lasting effects past 3-6 months I stopped doing them. They are expensive! So in the end I tell my patients, save your money and get something that will last like a Quick lift. Come into see me for a free consult.
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