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PDO Thread Lifts for Arms | Non-Surgical Procedure

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

Jiggling underarm skin can make anyone feel insecure. If you’re struggling with wrinkled, flabby skin in this area, you might feel self conscious about how your arms look in pictures or avoid wearing your favorite clothes. Fortunately, there is a simple solution to this condition that doesn’t involve surgery or any downtime!

Some areas of the body are more difficult to tone and tighten than others, and this includes the upper arms. However, when diet and exercise don’t work, most people don’t feel like contemplating surgery to eliminate the excess fat and skin. If you want to get rid of hanging underarm skin quickly, a PDO arm thread lift may be the solution.

What are the Advantages of A PDO Arm Thread Lift?

A PDO thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure that helps lift sagging skin and underlying tissues with small, dissolvable threads. When it comes to flabby upper arms or “bat wings,” it’s often a preferred alternative to the brachioplasty surgical arm lift.

Some of the primary advantages of a PDO arm lift are that there is very little downtime and no visible side effects. Additionally, only a local anesthetic or numbing cream need to be used during the procedure.

How Does Arm Threading Work?

During a PDO thread arm lift, the threads are inserted beneath the skin. These threads are very fine sutures that lift sagging skin and underlying tissues to firm and tighten them.

Shortly after PDO threads are inserted, they help stimulate collagen production at the procedure site. This provides natural anti-aging effects. The skin in the area is not only lifted, it becomes plumper and brighter over time.

With this procedure, your arms should look trimmer and more toned after just one session! Results typically last between 6 months to a year. You can receive additional treatments to maintain your results.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Loss of collagen and elastin due to aging is one of the most common causes of sagging arm skin. Other common reasons include sun damage, weight loss, and hormonal decline with advanced aging. Hormonal decline is usually seen after age 50.

Muscles also undergo “sarcopenia” as you age, which is a fancy way of saying your muscles lose tone and elasticity. Other causes of flabby upper arms can include recurrent weight fluctuation, metabolic changes like diabetes or thyroid issues, pregnancy, dehydration, and genetics.

A PDO thread lift for the upper arms is a minimally invasive procedure that can help lift loose, wrinkled skin and excess fat in the area. If you’re interested in this innovative approach to eliminating “bat wings” or “bingo arms,” contact us to schedule a consultation.

Brachioplasty is a cosmetic surgery that removes extra skin and reduces the circumference and thickness of the arms. The downside of this procedure is the unsightly scars it leaves behind, usually spanning the length of the upper arms.

Brachioplasty is best suited for individuals who have undergone extreme weight loss, sometimes following bariatric surgery. However, brachioplasty will do nothing to smooth arm skin that is wrinkled or crepey. That’s where thread lifting can help.

Arm thread lifting is a cosmetic procedure aimed at improving the appearance of sagging skin on the arms. It involves inserting biodegradable threads to lift and tighten loose skin. These threads are placed superficially in the dermal layer.

The threads also stimulate new collagen production (neocollagenesis) in your dermis and sub-dermis. This results in firmer, glowing skin as the threads slowly dissolve over a period of months.

The threads used in arm thread lifting are typically made from polydioxanone (PDO), a biodegradable material safely used in medical procedures. Sometimes, PLLA (poly-L-lactic acid) threads are also used.

Threads are introduced into the arms using a thin needle or cannula. These devices prevent each thread from coiling around itself inside the dermis.

You may experience some mild discomfort during the procedure. However, threading procedures are minimally invasive and only require local anesthetic and/or topical numbing cream to keep patients comfortable.

The sensation during thread insertion has been likened to acupuncture.

PDO threads come in various shapes and designs, such as barbed, smooth, and coil-shaped. The type of threads used in your procedure will depend on your cosmetic goals and level of skin sagging currently present.

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

No, but initially you may see some dimpling. This is normal and usually disappears in a few days.

Schedule A Free Consultation | Arm PDO Thread Lifts & Other Body Procedures

Are you ready to feel comfortable and confident in your body again? Contact the Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute to request a free consultation and learn more about our PDO thread lifts in Chicago. We’ll help you decide if this procedure is right for you!

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