PDO Thread Lift

PDO Thread Lift is a procedure that employs temporary barbed threads made of surgical suture material to subtly lift surrounding tissue on the face and body. Once anchored, the threads can remodel the fat pads of the mid-face and can lift the dermis giving the face and body a more youthful appearance. These threads are absorbable by the body and after 4-6 weeks of placement, degradation of the thread is initiated by the body’s immune response and as a byproduct, new collagen forms.

Patients that choose to undergo a PDO thread lift in Beverly Hills will see an immediate improvement of sagging skin in the face and neck, however it takes about 4 weeks to appreciate maximum efficacy as swelling may occur post treatment. Over time, the skin will gradually look firmer, plumper, and younger over time due to the collagen regeneration. To maintain the best results this procedure may be repeated in 6-12 months.


Although Thread Lift was first developed in the 1980s, thread lifting has since evolved with new advances in technology and quality of threads, leading to a resurgence in popularity as a minimally invasive rejuvenation procedure. Thread lifting can be considered a “bridge” between the two ends of the treatment spectrum, offering an exciting option for patients who want more than noninvasive fillers but are not quite ready for surgery yet.

At WAVE Plastic Surgery, we use safe, FDA approved threads made of polydioxanone (PDO) which is a safe, absorbable synthetic polymer that has been long used as a suture material for cardiac surgery.

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