Question: I am 74 and you performed a facelift on me 15 years ago. It lasted a long time and I was quite happy. Now I need a little tweak as I I have some mild lower jowls, little loose neck skin and vertical neck bands. I’m interested in the Incision-Less Whisper Lift. What is the difference between your Whisper Lift and a thread lift?
Answer: There is a very big difference between the Whisper Lift and those thread lifts.
• Surgical procedure
• Local anesthesia without IV’s
• 1 – 1.5 hour duration
• Transection of platysmal bands
• Permanent suspension suture places deep to skin
• Defines neck and jawline
• Addresses muscles and sagging glands
• Permanent results
• Non-surgical procedure
• Typically requires multiple sessions
• Thread dissolves in about 6 months
• Requires regular maintenance treatments
• Threads placed superficially in skin
• Threads prone to breakage and puckering
• Less definition of neck and jawline
• Fails to address muscle or sagging glands
• Temporary results
Despite the fact that both the Whisper Lift and a thread lift are performed under local anesthesia, the Whisper Lift can give long-term results with a single procedure. Unlike thread lifts, the Whisper Lift can give much greater definition of the neck and jawline because it treats the muscles and glands deep to the skin.
The Whisper Lift requires surgical expertise and a thorough understanding of the intricate facial and neck anatomy. A thread lift, placed in the skin only, requires serial procedures and regular maintenance treatments and is more commonly performed by emergency room physicians, internists and gynecologists who lack the skill level needed for a Whisper Lift.
A thorough consultation with a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon who is skilled in surgical and minimal invasive procedures of the face and neck is the first step in determining if you are a good candidate for the Incision-Less Whisper Lift.
Dr. Anita Mandal is a double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon practicing since 1998. She exclusively specializes in facial rejuvenation and non-invasive body contouring. In addition to being on the medical staff at Jupiter Medical Center, her offices house both surgical and laser suites. Dr. Mandal is committed to giving her patients the most natural looking results.