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PDO Thread Arm Lift Procedure

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Have you ever looked in the mirror and scowled at the jiggling skin under your arms?

Jiggling arms are commonly referred to as “bat wings” or “bingo arms.” This happens with the skin crepiness of your arms sags and wrinkles as you approach age 50 and beyond.

Aging and weight gain will affect every part of your body. Some areas of the body are more difficult to tone and tighten the skin. This includes the upper arms. If you begin noticing loose skin and fat on your upper arms, a PDO thread lift procedure may be the solution you need.

What are the Advantages of a PDO Arm Thread Lift?

PDO thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure that will help lift the skin and is a better alternative to the original arm lift procedure. Some of the primary advantages are that there is very little downtime, no visible side effects, only a local anesthetic is applied, and a much higher degree of precision.

How Does It Work?

To fight your sagging skin with PDO threads, very fine surgical sutures beneath the skin in order to lift sagging skin and support it. Shortly after PDO threads are inserted, they will help with stimulating collagen inside your body to help with natural anti-aging.

With this procedure, you will achieve a firmer, more youthful appearance. Results will typically last between six months and one year, with additional treatments being available to maintain optimal effects.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why does my arm skin look wrinkled, rippled and loose?

The short answer is loss of collagen and elastin caused by aging. The reasons are many but the top two are sun damage and hormonal decline with advanced aging, which is usually noticed after you approach and pass 50. But wait, it’s not only your skin that is changing but your muscles are also undergoing “sarcopenia”, which is a fancy way to say when your muscles lose their tone and elasticity. Other causes are recurrent weight fluctuation ,Yo-yo syndrome, metabolic changes like diabetes or thyroid issues, pregnancy, dehydration, and finally, the one we can’t help at all: geneticsPDO thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure that will help lift the skin and is a better alternative to the original arm lift procedure. Some of the primary advantages are that there is very little downtime, no visible side effects, only a local anesthetic is applied, and a much higher degree of precision.

Yes and no. Brachioplasty is a cosmetic surgery that will remove extra skin and reduce the circumference and thickness of your arms. The down side are the unsightly scars the surgery leaves behind. If you are willing to deal with the long scars, and perhaps willing to conceal them with long sleeve clothing, then brachioplasty may help you. Surgery is best for those who have drastically lost massive weight following bariatric surgeries. But unfortunately surgical brachioplasty will do nothing to your unsightly 360 degrees rippled look of the arm skin. That’s where thread lifting can help.

In a nutshell, and as the word implies, It is placing multiple bio stimulating types of threads under your skin of your arms to entice your dermis and sub-dermis to generate much-needed new collagen and elastin (called neocollagenesis). Granted it’s not a panacea, but the safety and ability of PDO (polydioxanone) or PLLA (Poly L- Lactic Acid) biodegradable threads to generate collagen and elastin is well established in the medical literature for the past decades. These threads are placed superficially in the dermal layer, then pulled in an effort to tighten loose, wrinkled skin.

Since the idea is to stimulate the collagen and elastin of the dermis and sub-dermis our preferred threads are PDO threads (polydioxanone) since their use has been well-established for decades in vascular surgeries.

Usually with a very thin, sharp needle known as the introducer. This needle holds the thread inside, which prevents the thread from coiling around itself inside your dermis.

Usually we apply a numbing agent on the area to be threaded. You may sense a slight discomfort upon entry of the sharp needle under the skin, but this is transient and minimal. If you have experienced acupuncture the sensation is similar.

Usually the threads are smooth but sometime they are twisted and curled like a tornado, which helps the thread grasp surrounding tissue.

Since the skin is the target organ, threads are placed right under the skin or the layers just beneath it.

The threads are between 27-gauge to 21-gauge. In layman’s terms … very thin.

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Contact the Liposuction & Cosmetic Surgery Institute to request a consultation. Learn more about our PDO thread lift procedures. With four convenient locations in Chicago, Arlington Heights, Naperville, and Oak Brook, we have an office near you. Get the body you want and deserve with one quick, painless procedure.

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Dr. T and his whole staff is absolutely amazing! I had a brazilian $@!#% lift there was no pain whatsoever! Lillian called me regularly before and after surgery just to check in with me, it made me feel extremely good to know that they take time out of their schedule to call patients!

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