I wish I could say that the tread facelift trend is just a scary leftover Halloween costume, but the reality is that this facelift option is a very real procedure that some people are willingly getting. Not sure what I’m talking about? Read on if you dare.
What’s a Tread Facelift?
Like its name suggests, a thread facelift essentially uses a needle and thread to “lift” your facial skin and muscles. The thread has these tiny dissolvable cones attached to it, which act as anchors to hold them in place.
Thread facelifts come along with a whopping 14% satisfaction rate. Why they’re still even a thing, who knows?
Still Not Convinced This Is a Bad Idea? There’s More
If the thought of getting your face sewn up into a more youthful position didn’t quite scare you off, you might want to read up on just a few of the common complications that plastic surgeons see after a thread facelift job:
- Broken sutures
- Facial distortion
- Chronic pain
- Lumps under the skin
- Little to no actual results
Not to mention the average price tag of $2,500 per thread lift.
What to Do Instead
Hopefully you’re now talked down from any inklings of still wanting a thread facelift. On the plus side, there are other facelift options that can give you real results, last for a long time and that don’t involve sewing your face with a needle and thread!
A surgical facelift is always going to offer the most dramatic and longest-lasting results. However, if you’re not quite ready for surgery, there are other nonsurgical facelift options like injectables and skin tightening with ultrasound technology. Or, combine nonsurgical options with your facelift procedure for even better results.