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What are the advantages of having a PDO thread face lift instead of a facelift?

The biggest advantage of having a thread lift rather than a facelift is the greatly reduced recovery time associated with thread lifts and the amazing anti ageing benefits.

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When a patient has facelift surgery there is considerable downtime, its extremely invasive and comes with greater risks. A patient will usually have a general anaesthetic also which comes with additional risks.

Recovery from a thread lift, with Natasha Gordana at EQlibrium clinic in Weybridge, Surrey and Harley Street, London  on the other hand, is comparatively easy. Thread lifts can be performed under local, rather than general anesthesia, meaning that thread lift patients can drive themselves home and look after themselves immediately after having their procedure. While some clients will experience a little bit of soreness, redness and swelling after having a thread lift and therefore wish to take the rest of the day off, most can return to work immediately. Strong pain medication is seldom needed after having a thread lift, making it easier for patients to return to their normal routine. This procedure is therefore ideal for people who have children at home or those who have busy, demanding careers.

While thread lift recovery is not particularly intensive, patients will still have to take a few minor precautions while healing.It’s important to be gentle with yourself.

  • No gym or heavy lifting
  • No sauna, sunbeds, facials etc for two weeks.
  • No acidic serums for at least a week.
  • Sleeping on back
  • No drinking through a straw for 2 weeks
  • No ibuprofen or NSAIDs


Thread lifts are low risk, thanks to how noninvasive they are. There is virtually no risk of scarring, severe bruising, bleeding or other complications after having a thread lift. In rare cases, patients may experience mild bruising, swelling and mild discomfort but this should ease with 1-2 weeks.

Thread lifts are great in that they actually help to reverse your skin age. It is advantageous to work on the integrity and quality of the skin rather than just lifting and this is why threads are so beneficial.

Advantageous though thread lifts are, it’s important for clients to maintain realistic expectations for this procedure. While thread lifts certainly produce visible changes, they will generally only lift to a certain extent. Thread lifts are therefore best suited to patients who are dealing with mild to moderate, rather than severe, signs of skin laxity.

Because thread lifts can be performed under local anesthesia, many people who have age-related conditions that make them ineligible for surgery (like high blood pressure, type two diabetes and cardiovascular disease) can safely have this treatment. If you have any outstanding health conditions, make sure to talk to your doctor about whether or not a thread lift might be right for you.

It’s important to understand that while no lifting technique can produce permanent results, facelift surgery will usually produce longer lasting results than a thread lift. The results of facelift surgery can last up to a decade, whereas a thread lift will generally last from one to three years. However, because the thread lift procedure is so low-risk that clients often opt to have them every couple of years as a cosmetic and preventative measure.

For more information about our PDO face lifts and our PDO thread queen Natasha Gordana- Murrays Signature EQ combination lift please getting touch with EQlibrium Clinic in Weybridge, Surrey or Harley Street, London  today.

Natasha Gordana- Murray is available in Weybridge, Surrey & Harley Street,London.