Has gravity started taking a toll on your body? Did pregnancy make your stomach a little droopy? If so, a PDO Thread Lift to contour and sculpt those problem areas may be just the right treatment for you! At EsthetixMD in Bend, OR, this minimally invasive procedure is offered for patients to achieve great results and turn back the clock on their body without going under the knife.
How does a PDO Thread Lift work?
Generally speaking, a thread lift is a procedure where very thin threads or sutures are used in the body or face to lift and firm skin that has become lax over time. Thread lifts have been used as a cosmetic rejuvenation alternative to invasive surgeries for many years but advances in cosmetic technologies have enabled patients to achieve better results than ever before.
Polydioxanone, or PDO, is a biodegradable synthetic material that has been used in a variety of medical and cosmetic applications. When it is used in a PDO Thread Lift, the PDO material is formed into very thin threads that are inserted into the body or face with thin needles. The threads pull and tighten the skin, and also provide a supportive network to help hold the skin in place to fight gravity. The result is an instant firmed and lifted appearance in the treatment area, but the benefits don’t end there!
Over the long term, a PDO body lift procedure results in the following improvements in the treatment area:
- Skin tightening and lifting
- A contoured and sculpted body
- Cellular rejuvenation
- Collagen production
- A slimming effect due to the contraction of your fat cells
Many patients prefer a thread lift over traditional plastic surgery because it has minimal downtime, no incisions or scars, and can even provide more natural-looking results than the “stretched” look that a surgical body lift can cause. Thread lifts also boost your body’s natural production of youth-restoring collagen proteins that improve your skin quality over the long term.
What happens to the threads after they are inserted?
PDO is designed to be absorbed by the body during a natural hydrolysis process. Approximately six months after they are inserted, the threads will break down, but the results will continue to last for many months afterwards due to the changes that the thread lift produces on a cellular level.
Is the PDO material safe?
Yes! In fact, PDO is FDA-approved and regularly used in heart surgeries. It is a non-allergenic and non-reactive material, so your skin does not reject it or otherwise react negatively to it.
What areas of the body can a PDO Thread Lift be used on?
Using PDO for a body thread lift can provide great results in a number of different areas on your body. Patients have achieved remarkable results in the following treatment areas:
- Abdomen – get the tummy tuck results you want without surgery
- Thighs – lift and firm the thigh skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite
- Arms – say goodbye to chicken wings!
- Breasts – lift sagging breasts for a more rounded, perky chest
- Buttocks – get a rounder, lifted butt without the downtime of a traditional Brazilian butt lift
What does a PDO thread lift cost?
A PDO thread lift is a much more affordable option than invasive cosmetic surgery. The cost of a PDO thread lift varies depending on what area of the body you are having treated and the number of threads that are necessary for your desired results.
Am I a good candidate?
Good candidates for a PDO Thread Lift are people who:
- Are between the ages of 30 and 65
- Have mild to moderate sagging of the skin
- Have skin that is not too thin or too heavy
- Have not had any previous body lift surgeries
- Have good quality skin that has not been severely damaged by the sun
It is also important to have realistic expectations about what a PDO thread lift can achieve. A commitment to healthy eating and exercise habits will help you maintain your results longer.
We encourage you to schedule a consultation at EsthetixMD to learn more about whether a PDO thread lift is the right choice for you. Our highly trained skin care professionals will work individually with you to learn about your cosmetic goals and determine the best treatment plan based on your specific body, preferences, and budget. Call EsthetixMD in Bend, OR at (541) 303-9155 today!