Good candidates for ThreadLift are those patients who are starting to see some droopiness of the brow, cheeks, jowls and/or neck and would like to see a lift effect, but do not want the risk, scars, or recovery of a real browlift, facelift, or necklift operation. The ThreadLift procedure can achieve 60-70% of what a real invasive surgical procedure can deliver. Good candidates must have realistic expectations and be prepared to follow the postoperative recovery protocol and must be accepting of the risks.
Poor candidates include those patients with unrealistic expectations, have uncontrolled medical illnesses that affect would healing, are grossly overweight (with heavy faces) or are excessively thin, loose skin. The ThreadLift may be combined with other, more minor surgical procedures, such as blepharoplasty (lid lift procedures), liposuction, microfat transplantation, Botox, Injectable Fillers, Thermalift, Thermage, Fraxel skin resurfacing, or FotoLift-Polaris treatments.