Threadlift VS Facelift: 5 Reasons Why the High SMAS Facelift is the Best Solution

Threadlift VS Facelift: 5  Reasons Why the High SMAS Facelift is the Best Solution

Threadlift Vs. Facelift


As we get older, the obvious signs of aging start to appear on our face. We lose collagen, plumpness, and elasticity. Aging can cause the skin to sag and wrinkle, which can be distressing.  Thankfully,  there is a solution for this.  Dependent on your goals and age, what are these options? The comparison between a threadlift vs facelift is important because both are supposed to superficially revert aging on your skin. However, a facelift is a more effective and a longer lasting solution. In this post, we will examine the reasons why we believe the High SMAS facelift is the ultimate solution.


The threadlift has become popular in the past few years due to the demand for lesser invasive anti-aging solutions. A threadlift is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that lifts sagging skin on the face and neck by utilizing suture threads. These sutures are absorbable and when inserted into the skin can help to tighten and lift areas such as cheeks, nasolabial folds, jowls, lips, and neck. At the same time, it helps to build collagen where the sutures have been placed. Tiny cones called barbs are attached to the absorbable thread and also help to deeply lift and tighten the skin, which also helps to stimulate collagen.

Consumers have named the threadlift the “new facelift”  or “lunch-time facelift”. However, it is not nearly as effective and long-lasting as a facelift.


In order to restore the youthful appearance of the face, cosmetic surgeons perform facelifts. In a facelift, the surgeon tightens and removes the saggy skin on the face and neck. There are many different types of facelifts ranging from min-facelift, full-face lift to High SMAS Facelift. . Our solution for people between the ages of 40 to 65 is the High SMAS Facelift. It is one of our signature surgeries as it is revolutionary and “produces the most natural results and the maximum lasting result compared to any other facelifts.” Unlike other facelifts,  the doctor pulls the deepest layers of the skin in the zygoma, cheeks, mid-face, and jawline. The result of this is a more a natural not waxen look.  


At VIP International Plastic Surgery Center, we want the best and longest lasting remedy for our clients. As a result,  we only perform the High SMAS Facelift. Here are our 5 Reasons to choose this particular procedure:


While a threadlift can be relatively effective, the threads dissolve and results are only visible for approximately 6 months after the procedure. Most likely, to maintain the results, you will have to redo the threadlift. With the High SMAS Facelift, results are semi-permanent. In fact,  the results can last from 8 to 10 years.


One of the best things about the High SMAS facelift technique is that it creates natural facelift results that are smooth and don’t look plastic.  Of course, nobody wants to walk around with an obvious “waxen” look, so this is ideal.

Check out these natural results below from one of our clients:

facelift vs threadlift


facelift vs threadlift


facelift vs threadlift



A threadlift only reaches the superficial layers of the skin and is nowhere as deep as the High SMAS facelift. With the High SMAS Facelift, the surgeon can also tighten the SMAS layer (superficial muscular-aponeurotic layer), which lies deep under the skin. Consequently, this procedure can take off at least 10 years on the face.


A High SMAS Facelift can address most sagging and wrinkling of the skin as compared to a threadlift.  People up to 85 years old can have a High SMAS Facelift.  Furthermore, it can be used to treat the neck, unlike a normal threadlift. When compared to other cosmetic treatments, a threadlift seems to address a very small group of people. It cannot be used across all skin-types or for all degrees of sagging.


In the long run, a High SMAS Facelift is more cost-effective. Because the results are long-lasting, the High SMAS Facelift is a better solution. Instead of redoing your threadlift multiple times in order to maintain the results, you are saving tons of money with just one extremely effective High SMAS facelift. 


As mentioned above, the comparison between a threadlift vs facelift is like comparing apples and oranges. As a result, the High SMAS Facelift is definitely the best solution if you need dramatic and long-lasting results. However, it is of the utmost importance that you find a doctor who excels in this procedure because it requires special skills.

Contact us to book your consultation.

 VIP Plastic Surgery Center Korea


Whatsapp / Kakao: +82 10-5059-6626



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