Your face is one of the first features other people notice about you when you walk in a room.

It’s no wonder then, that so many of us struggle with self-confidence and our body image. The face is such a prominent feature — one that can be hard to hide at all.

This is exactly why surgical centers across the nation have seen a rise in face-related procedures — be it a neck lift, a face lift, or even botox or other facial fillers.

One of the more highly favored procedures we have yet to cover here at New Life Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness Center is a PDO Thread Lift.

A PDO Thread Lift is a minimally invasive procedure designed to subtly and naturally lift facial features to reduce fine lines and wrinkles while encouraging collagen production for more volume in the treated areas.

Let’s hit the high points!

What does PDO stand for?

PDO sutures are a type of material used in thread lift procedures.

PDO stands for polydioxanone which is an incredibly absorbent polymer that acts as a flexible and durable material for procedures like a PDO Thread Lift.

There are different kinds of PDO Thread.

Mono, Cog, and Screw threads.

We could dig deeper into the differences between these threads, but instead we’ll dig right into the part you care about.

For patients who desire skin tightening and rejuvenation, mono threads are usually sufficient. Those who are after a more drastic lift and more volume will benefit from textured cog or screw threads.

What happens during the PDO Thread Lift procedure?

When you come to a consultation at New Life Cosmetic Surgery Center, we will examine you and determine if you are a good candidate for a PDO Thread Lift. We will discuss how this procedure works and you will be able to talk about a specific plan for your specific wants and desires.

On the day of your treatment, your skin will be marked for insertion and direction of the inserted threads. Once marked, the points will be thoroughly anesthetized.

In short, PDO threads will be inserted into these incisions sights through a small, but long cannula and once the thread has reached the predetermined end point, the thread will be released and the cannula removed.

This process will be repeated until the desired lift has been achieved. We’ll finish by massaging the area to ensure the tissue is smooth and no dimpling is present.

What is recovery like with this procedure?

Recovery is minimal and most patients are able to resume normal activity within a week.

You should experience little to no discomfort during or after the procedure and will notice a drastic difference in your face immediately after the procedure.

Results will improve gradually as collagen production is restored to the area. We recommend maintenance treatments every 18 or so months to maintain the desired look.

Who is an ideal candidate for a PDO Thread Lift?

The ideal candidate for a PDO thread lift is experiencing early signs of aging such as mild wrinkling and sagging skin. Candidates desire a minimally invasive procedure with little downtime.

We do not recommend this procedure to patients with more sever signs of aging or loose facial skin that might require a more extensive procedure.

To see if you might be the right candidate for a PDO Thread Lift, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Daniel Lee by calling (956) 969-8369 or visiting