Question : I am a woman in my mid-forties contemplating a full face and neck lift, but I have been told that at my age, a thread lift may be a more appropriate procedure, especially if I want minimal recovery time. Would I be a good candidate?
Answer : The thread lift is a procedure where suture techniques or “strings” are used to suspend the face. They are favored in younger patients as a less invasive procedure. There is a question of whether or not the long-term result obtained lasts as long as a full face or neck lift. I think the best thing to decide when to have a more complete procedure or lesser procedure is the degree of facial rejuvenation that is required. If facial rejuvenation is required and the patient wants a long-lasting result, a traditional full face and neck lift may be the best option.