Surgical procedures such as a facelift have been used for some time now to eliminate loose skin, giving patients a younger look. However, not everyone would risk a major surgical process which poses several potential risks such as infection and hematoma. If you need to tighten your skin, but in a less invasive way, you will be happy to know that PDO thread lift that uses special sutures, including New York Novathreads, can help you achieve a newer, younger-looking skin without going under the knife. PDO thread also lifts combat aging by stimulating collagen production, giving you subtle yet visible results.
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Defining PDO thread lift
It is a procedure that uses special sutures to cause progressive rejuvenation and also slightly pulls back the skin, therefore lifting and tightening the face. Unlike a facelift which involves surgical removal of excess skin, PDO thread lift involves stitching up parts of the loose skin. The results are progressive because of the body’s healing in response to foreign material in the skin’s dermis. Thread lifts are low risk because they are less invasive than major surgical procedures. In most cases, it is performed under local anesthesia, and recovery is comparatively easy compared to a facelift.
Are there any risks linked to a thread lift?
Because of how less invasive they are, thread lifts have a much lower risk of complications than a facelift. When performed by a specialist, patients have minimal chances of severe bruising, bleeding, and scarring. However, a thread lift can cause minor problems, which can be reversed by removing the sutures. They include:
· Foreign body reaction
What to expect during the procedure
The surgeon disinfects your face before administering local anesthesia to make you comfortable during the procedure. Next, your specialist makes small incisions and inserts a cannula through the opening. Using Novathreads, the surgeon stitches up parts of the excess or loose skin, secures the thread in place, pulls out the cannula, and cuts any excess thread.
What is recovery like after PDO thread lift?
A PDO thread lift causes temporal side effects such as swelling and bruising that fade away between the first 24 hours after the procedure. Most people require no downtime and can resume usual activities forthwith. Patients need to adhere to certain instructions to have a seamless healing process with no complications. Examples of these directives include:
· Keep your hands off your face to avoid dislodging the thread.
· Do not purse your lips, as this can strain the threads, causing them to cut.
· Do not smoke, as this can interfere with the healing process and result in undesirable results.
· Take fluids using a straw to avoid stretching your skin.
· Avoid intense exercise that prompts sweating and other things like going to the sauna.
· Use a pillow for head support to avoid sleeping on your face.
Suture lifting can give you the results you desire in a less invasive manner. If you have been thinking of a way to get rid of wrinkles and fine lines, PDO thread lifting may be what you need. Consult with your specialist at Norman J. Pastorek, MD, PC, FACS for a thread lift to get firmer skin.