PDO Thread Lift

Procedure Snapshot

Threading multiple fine sutures through the skin’s deeper layers immediately lifts and smooths mildly sagging skin and stimulates the production of new collagen. This thread lift, a nonsurgical facelift alternative performed in Paramus, New Jersey at Parker Center for Plastic Surgery, minimizes folds, wrinkles, and jowls without the downtime of surgery. The procedure gets its name from the thread used in the sutures, which is made from an FDA-approved, biocompatible material called PDO (polydioxanone).

Quick Facts

  • Minimally invasive skin tightening is an alternative to facelift surgery*. 
  • The body slowly absorbs the threads 4 to 6 months following the procedure. 
  • Threads may be smooth or have tiny barbs or cones that help grip the skin. 

*Results may vary.

Cost & Recovery

  • The cost will depend on the area and extent of treatment. Schedule your cosmetic consultation to get a personalized quote. 
  • Patients may notice some swelling or bruising in the treated areas, but the downtime is less than 24 hours.  

One of the first signs of aging that many women and men notice is the loss of definition along the jawline and chin as the skin loosens and sags. This occurs as facial bones and fat shrink, and the body produces less collagen. Folds, jowls, and wrinkles gradually appear until you look in the mirror (or your face on a Zoom call) and are surprised by how old you look. If you’re not ready for facelift surgery, a PDO thread lift is a solution at our Paramus practice for people from Ridgewood, Mahwah, Somerset, and Hackensack, NJ.

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Eyelid Lift Case 75 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #75

This 63 year old patient, referred by another patient to Dr. Parker, requested improvement in the appearance of her eyelids. Specifically, she was bothered by the heaviness of her upper eyelids and the puffiness of her lower eyelids. Dr. Parker performed an upper lid blepharoplasty, removing excess skin and herniated fat from the patient’s up... Read More
Eyelid Lift Case 90 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #90

This 60 year old patient was first referred to Dr. Parker 3 years ago by her primary care physician with concerns about the heaviness of her upper eyelids. Dr. Parker performed an upper lid blepharoplasty on the patient to remove her excess skin and a small amount of herniated fat. She healed well after the surgery. She returned 3 years later... Read More
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Patient images shown 6 months post Halo treatment and 3 months post Ulthera treatment.
Nonsurgical Face Procedures Case 305 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #305

This patient was concerned with fine lines and pores. She wanted to reduce her pore size as well as improve wrinkles. We used our Halo laser to treat her face, providing the desired improvements including a reduction in pore size, smoothing of fine wrinkles, and firmer skin texture. The patient is pleased with her refreshed appearance. Read More
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Case #292

This 52 year old was bothered by the hollow look of her lower eyelids and frown lines. Angela, our nurse injector, injected 1 syringe of Restylane to her lower eyelid area. The patient also received 50 units of Dysport to her glabella region. She was very happy with her results. Read More
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Angela, our nurse injector, fulfilled this patient’s wish by adding more fullness to both her upper and lower lips using filler.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
Dr. Paul Parker

Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACS

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Known for his surgical talent and caring personality, Dr. Parker has been serving the community for over 35 years. He has dedicated his practice to the education, safety, and comfort of his patients—making each one feel as important as family.

The Aesthetic Society; American Society of Plastic Surgeons; International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; The Rhinoplasty Society
The Aesthetic Society; American Society of Plastic Surgeons; International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; The Rhinoplasty Society

What Is a Thread Lift?

Facelift surgery is the gold standard for people with moderate to severe skin sagging who want to reverse the toll aging has had on their appearance. But not everyone wants or needs invasive plastic surgery. A thread lift is a nonsurgical facial rejuvenation procedure that involves inserting threads below the skin’s surface to lift the tissue. The most popular type of this technique is the PDO thread lift.

Who Is a Good Candidate for a PDO Thread Lift?

Men and women who benefit the most from PDO thread lift procedures are typically in their late 30s to mid-50s who want their faces to reflect the youthfulness they feel without undergoing surgery. Even though a thread lift can be performed on many areas of the body, the most common areas include:

  • Cheeks 
  • Jawline 
  • Neck 
  • Brows 

Thread lifts can be combined with dermal fillers such as a product from the RHA® Collection or JUVÉDERM VOLUMA®, which last longer than other fillers and restore volume to the cheeks. Getting injections of BOTOX® Cosmetic at the same time minimizes expression lines such as crow’s feet for a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

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About Your Procedure

Our cosmetic consultations include plenty of time with Dr. Parker, our patient care coordinator, and our imaging specialist. Once your procedure is booked, our nurse educator will meet with you for a special 1-hour pre-op education session.

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What Happens During a PDO Thread Lift?

A thread lift begins with the practitioner marking the insertion locations for the threads. After numbing the area with a local anesthetic, the practitioner inserts a thin needle called a cannula with the thread attached and passes it under the skin’s surface. They then pull the thread tight, creating tension and lifting the tissue. The process is repeated until achieving the desired results.

The procedure typically takes less than an hour, and patients return home afterward.

When Do You See Results?

The results of a PDO thread lift can be seen immediately. Additionally, because the procedure triggers the skin’s natural healing process, you’ll continue to see improvement as new collagen is produced during the ensuing 3 to 4 months. The results of a thread lift may last up to a year.

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Our surgical procedures, anesthesia, medications, and aftercare are tailored to minimize post-operative discomfort and accelerate recuperation.

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How Much Does a PDO Thread Lift Cost?

At the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery in Paramus, New Jersey, the cost of a PDO thread lift will depend on the extent of the procedure needed to produce the desired results. After your consultation, we’ll provide a detailed price quote that you can review.

Contact Us for a Cosmetic Consultation

You can look as energetic and youthful as you feel without having facial plastic surgery. Learn more about PDO thread lift procedures and if you can benefit from it or one of our other nonsurgical skin tightening treatments at Parker Center. Request a personal consultation using our online form or call us at (201) 967-1212.

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