I had a thread lift 3 years ago. After the first painful session, two of the threads broke and I had to endure a second procedure. I was told this was the same as the 1 hour facelift. WRONG!! I was told I would go back to work in 2 days. After a week I was still so bruised and swollen I couldn't. I have constant pain now at the entry points and there has, or never was, any real improvement in my "jowls" which is what I wanted to address.