When people think of improving upon their facial features, they usually think about getting a facelift. However, there is an alternative that can yield equal results without the need of an intense surgical procedure: thread lifts.
What Is a Thread Lift?
A thread lift is a minimally-invasive procedure designed to provide patients with a more youthful appearance by stimulating collagen production and lifts sagging skin. A plastic surgeon inserts a medical-grade thread within the target area to “pull” it. As the skin is being pulled, this will effectively trigger the patient’s healing process, which causes more collagen to be produced.
There are multiple types of thread lifts including:
PDO thread lifts, like Silhouette Soft, are the most commonly acquired, but not every patient may see the same results. Dr. Jennifer Walden will cover these options in more detail during your consultation. She will examine your facial structure and discuss which type of thread lift and its placement is right for you.
What Is the Best Age to Get a Thread Lift?
Although thread lifts are common among people in their 30s, patients who are in their 40s, 50s, and 60s can have this procedure done as well. There is no definitive age for getting a thread lift as it is meant to help everyone maintain a youthful appearance and look their best.
What Disqualifies You From Being a Thread Lift Candidate?
Thread lifts are, unfortunately, not for everyone as there are certain factors that can disqualify you from being a suitable candidate. Patients who have excessive skin laxity are not ideal as thread lifts are meant to tackle mild to moderate cases. If you have a severe case of skin laxity, a facelift may be better suited for you. Thread lift candidates must also be in good health and maintain a healthy weight as well.
Schedule an Appointment With Dr. Jennifer Walden in Austin, TX
Dr. Jennifer Walden is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in various cosmetic surgeries and procedures. If you are interested in getting a facelift in Austin, TX, contact us at 512-328-4100 to schedule an appointment today.