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Thread Lift vs. Injectables vs. Facelift: Which Is Best For You?

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Thread Lift vs. Injectables vs. Facelift

Choosing between different types of facelift procedures can be a daunting task. It is important that you select the type of facelift surgery that best fits your budget, requirements and lifestyle.

It’s a good idea to learn more about the types of facelift surgeries before consulting with a plastic surgeon. Here are 3 of the more popular types of facelift procedures, which compares one with the other.

Facelift with threading

A thread lift is a less invasive alternative to traditional facelift surgery. It reduces the sagging of the skin around the jawline, neck and cheeks using special threads that hold repositioned skin and facial tissue. Oftentimes, clear threads are used to minimise any traces of surgery. Thread lift procedures are reasonably more affordable than traditional facelift surgeries.

On the downside, however, facelift with threading is a temporary fix and patients need to come back between six months to two years. It’s also only good for those who have the initial signs of aging, so if you’re almost in your sixties and see your face really sagging, you might opt for a traditional facelift surgery instead.

Facelift with Injectables

Most injectables for facelift procedures come from a bacterium found in plants, soil, water and animal intestines – and causes muscle paralysis for several months. While it does sound deadly, when used to minimise wrinkles, these come in extremely small doses. Facelift with injectables is generally safe compared to more invasive cosmetic procedures.

This procedure does have its disadvantages: for one, it is a temporary solution to reducing wrinkles on your face. Even worse is that it’s expensive. Some people may have allergic reactions to the chemical, especially those allergic to antibiotics. And you can’t administer injectables on yourself, so you need a professional to do it for you.

Common side effects of a facelift with injectables procedures include headaches, which are very common after injections, neck pain, bruising and nausea.

Traditional Facelift Surgery

Facelift surgery can be expensive, but it definitely lasts longer than most procedures – as long as keep a healthy and active lifestyle.

A facelift makes your face look less tired and fresher, and in the process make you feel more confident. Facelift surgery corrects age-related challenges, such as wrinkles and frown lines. Procedures are not as painful as people think them to be, especially now with ongoing improvements in cosmetic technology. Finally, facelift surgery clinics are easily accessible throughout cities across the globe, so your only problem is to find a suitable plastic surgeon to guide you under the knife.

Dr Jack Zoumaras, head plastic surgeon of Artiste Plastic Surgery, is a qualified Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon who has studied in New York and Paris. He is committed to patient care and is driven to give his clients the best and positive experiences.

Dr Jack is one of the best in facelift surgery in Sydney, so book a consultation with him to see how he can return the youth and confidence on your face.

Disclaimer: At Artiste Plastic Surgery, our Plastic Surgeons led by Dr Jack Zoumaras have been trained to the highest possible degree. All surgery has risks and it is always advised to get a second opinion. Risks are very real and we cannot guarantee any result. Results are illustrated as a guide only. All risks are managed and any need for revision surgery or complications (1-5%) can be managed by our specialist plastic surgeons.

Any statements on how you will feel is based on Level V Evidence:

Level V:  How you will feel after plastic surgery varies between individuals, depending on psychological and physical factors. Our internal research is based on how patients in our practice feel after surgery.

The blogs are not a substitute for a medical consultation and do not form as part of the doctor to patient relationship.


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Artiste Plastic Surgery is an Award Winning Specialist Plastic Surgery practice led by internationally trained Dr. Jack Zoumaras, Plastic Surgeon and Peer Reviewed Face Surgeon

Artiste offers the latest Cosmetic Surgical Procedures of the Face, Breast and Body, inspired from leading centres around the world.


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