Considering Thread Lift But Wondering Why Its Received So Many Bad Reviews.

I am considering to have a thread lift, but so far I don't see many good reviews from people who actually did. I wonder what is a major reason for that.

Doctor Answers 6

Thread lift is a very poor device

The thread lift does not really work well at all.  It lasts a few  months usually and the threads are very expensive.

It cannot compare to surgery or even Botox.

Niagara Falls Plastic Surgeon
3.4 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

Thread Lift is not appropriate for most patients

While the Thread Lift (or Feather Lift) is conceptually a good idea, it is a procedure that will not produce satisfactory results on the vast majority of patients.  I have seen good results in some patients, but for most people, the procedure simply cannot replicate the effects of surgery as it promised to do.  

Sam Naficy, MD, FACS
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 221 reviews

Thread Lift

I doubt you will find a positive review on thread-lifts anywhere, because they simply don't work for longer than 6-8 weeks.  The thread-lift is/ was the ultimate price to result mismatch.

Stephen Prendiville, MD
Fort Myers Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 95 reviews

Considering Thread Lift But Wondering Why Its Received So Many Bad Reviews.

Simply said too costly for poor results. The threads or threading can not hold the weight of the lifted tissues for more than 6 months if that. Plus the cost of these specialized threads. Be careful out there. 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 174 reviews

Is a Threadlift even available anymore?

The Threadlift was an exciting new minimally invasive way to lift the facial tissues.  It failed as a result of its cost and relative ineffectiveness with results being very short lived.

Richard P. Rand, MD, FACS
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 67 reviews

Thread Lift

Threads must be precisely inserted to grab the correct amount of tissue for an adequate lift; multiple threads must be inserted as well. If performed properly a thread lift can provide a significant improvement. Although, not as long lasting as a corrective facelift.

Elliot M. Heller, MD
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 93 reviews

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