Does Any Body Has Experince with Face Lift with Polydioxanon?

im interested in doing it .,I have seen multiple videos of the procedure it it sound easy and logical .is their is any complication of the procedure fatma

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Polydiaxonone suture (PDS) in facelfit surgery.

Polydiaxonone (PDS) is a resorbable monofilament suture used in a wide variety of surgical procedures.  It is slowly broken down in the body and retains approximately 50% of its tensile strength at 1 month and is essentially completely gone by 6 months.  PDS suture is commonly used to fixate repositioned deep tissues during the healing period following facelft surgery.  PDS has also been used to fabricate "barbed" sutures which, although not FDA approved for threadlift types of facelfiting, can be used "off-lablel" for this application.  Threadlifting is not advocated by the vast majority of surgeons due to its very limited longevity and poor track record with complications.

Mario J. Imola, MD, DDS, FRCSC. 


Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Thread lift procedure

 The suture that you're referring to is a  absorbable suture  that will only give you very temporary results. Suture and thread lifts  are no longer performed because of the temporary results. A comprehensive face neck lift involves tightening the facial and neck muscles, removal of fat above and below the platysma muscle in the neck, and tightening skin.Please see the link below for examples of what a facelift can accomplish.

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Does Any Body Has Experince with Face Lift with Polydioxanon?

If you are talking about the Thread Lift face lift, you would do well to save your money. They don't last, and sometimes the threads have caused serious complications. They were popular for awhile and I treated many of the patients who had them, all of whom said they wasted several thousand dollars and all of whom needed a real facelift to get the lasting results they wanted and deservee.

Ronald V. DeMars, MD
Portland Plastic Surgeon
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Does Any Body Has Experince with Face Lift with Polydioxanon?

 Thread Lifts, suspension type Face Lifts do not work or last.  You would be better served doing a minimally invasive Face Lift that lifts, trims are re-sutures the SMAS.  

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Threadlift facial cosmetic surgery has fallen out of favor

You are probably referring to various percutaneous 'thread lift' procedures that produce a temporary face lift effect. These techniques have fallen out of favor because of their lack of longevity. The polydioxanon suture you refer to (commonly referred to as PDS) is an absorbable suture material used in a variety of surgical procedures.

Scott C. Sattler, MD, FACS
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Does Any Body Has Experince with Face Lift with Polydioxanon?

Polydioxanon or PDS is a type of suture that is commonly used to resuspend or tighten the deeper tissues of the face during a facelift. I'm not sure whether you've viewed a "threadlift" type of video or video related to a traditional facelift. Minimally invasive thread type procedures are typically performed with permanent sutures (PDS is not permanent) and have largely fallen out of favor. Please feel free to reply with more details if you'd like a more specific response. I hope this information is helpful.

Stephen Weber MD, FACS

Lone Tree Facial Plastic Surgeon

Stephen Weber, MD, FACS
Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Facelift with PDS Suture

A thread lift is a simpler procedure for a patient but the results are not as impressive and typically last only a couple of years, especially when using a temporary suture like PDS.  There also have been problems with extrusion of the threads.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

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