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PDO Thread Lift for Abdomen: Transform Your Figure

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What are PDO Thread Lifts?

PDO threads, or Polydioxanone threads, are used in PDO thread lift procedures to help lift the skin and underlying tissues. They encourage natural collagen production which helps to rebuild the dermis and protect skin from elasticity loss.

These treatments are minimally invasive alternatives to surgical procedures like tummy tucks. They still provide long-lasting lifting and tightening effects, just without the need for invasive procedures and extensive downtime.

A stomach thread lift is a PDO thread lift for the abdomen. It targets sagging skin and soft tissues in the abdominal area. This treatment may also be referred to as a "thread tummy tuck" or "tummy thread lift."

If you’re interested in learning more about abdomen thread lifts in Chicago, contact Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute to schedule a consultation.

More About Stomach PDO Thread Lifting

During a PDO abdominal lift, thin, dissolvable threads are introduced to a superficial layer of the dermis and pulled tight. The PDO threads grab onto surrounding soft tissues and lift and firm loose skin. This creates a more youthful appearance in the treatment area. The threads also stimulate collagen production, cultivating brighter, healthier looking skin.

This procedure is ideal for individuals who are struggling with crepiness around the belly button, post-pregnancy dimpling and sagging skin, and other cosmetic flaws in the abdominal area. Read the FAQs below for more information on non-surgical tummy tightening with PDO threads.

Benefits of A PDO Thread Lift Procedure

  • A local anesthetic is used during a thread lift. The threads are then inserted into the abdominal skin with a thin needle, so most patients report absolutely no discomfort during the procedure.
  • There is no downtime after a PDO thread lift procedure.
  • Most patients experience only mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising during recovery.
  • This procedure cultivates long-lasting results that typically last for several months.
  • Patients achieve a firmer, smoother looking tummy without surgery.
  • Patients are able to return to normal daily activities immediately after an abdominal thread lift.
  • This procedure can be complemented with other procedures like micro-needling, laser skin resurfacing, and ultrasound technologies to enhance the final results.

How Long Do Results Last?

A PDO abdominal thread lift may last up to an entire year or longer. The length of the results can vary depending on how many maintenance treatments a patient receives after the initial procedure.

Without maintenance treatments, most patients find their results last anywhere from 6 to 18 months.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the goal of a tummy thread lift?

The abdominal or tummy thread lift is a procedure aimed at addressing sagging, wrinkled abdominal skin. Sagging and crepey skin on the belly is commonly seen post-pregnancy, and due to significant weight loss and natural aging.

Individuals who feel insecure about the appearance of their tummy due to sagging, crepey skin can benefit from a PDO abdominal lift. If you also want to improve skin texture and clarity, a thread lift can be a great option.

At Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute, we commonly use PDO (polydioxanone) or PLLA (poly‐L‐lactic acid) threads. These threads are dissolvable and consist of natural materials that are slowly absorbed by the body over time (usually several months). Studies show that these threads stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which helps firm the surrounding skin.

Yes, the threads we use are commonly used in surgical procedures and have been for decades. This long history of use has established their viability and safety in the medical community.

The first step of the abdominal thread lift procedure is sterilizing the treatment area. Then, a local anesthetic is used to numb the area.

Multiple threads are inserted using tiny needles to create a more lifted, tighter appearance. Both the upper and lower abdominal areas are usually treated, with the intention to provide support and balance between them. The exact placement and number of threads used will vary from patient to patient. These things depend on the severity of skin sagging and each patient’s cosmetic goals.

In the weeks following the procedure, the body’s natural response to the threads will include the stimulation of new collagen and elastin production. This helps promote tightening and firming, while also supporting the newly elevated position of treated tissues.

Usually a topical numbing cream or local lidocaine is used during a PDO thread lift. Most patients report no discomfort during the procedure.

There is no downtime following an abdominal thread lift. Patients can generally return to normal everyday activities right away.

Please note, the treated area should not be submerged in water until the entry sites have fully healed. Patients should also avoid touching the treated area excessively.

Since there are no incisions or stitches, the healing process is relatively quick following a thread lift. Patients may experience minor tenderness, bruising, numbness, and swelling in the treated area. Most of these side effects subside within a few days.

Rare side effects include thread extrusion, infection, and/or hematoma. Patients must carefully follow post-procedure care instructions in an effort to avoid such problems.

Below are just a few of the non-surgical procedures we offer that can help clients improve the appearance of their abdomen and achieve their cosmetic goals.

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Our skilled cosmetic professionals at Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute are here to help you achieve the body of your dreams. If you’re interested in a non-surgical method to eliminate sagging, crepey skin on the tummy, thread lifting could be the perfect option for you.

Contact us at one of our four Chicagoland locations. We provide safe, superior cosmetic services to clients in Chicago, Oak Brook, Arlington Heights, and Naperville, IL.

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