Is a Thread Lift Painful?

Doctor Answers 4

PDO threadlift

PDO thread lift is minimally invasive lunchtime procedure! PDO thread lift has controlled healing benefits and you  have very little amount of bruising or absolutely 0 bruising! They can be inserted almost anywhere on the body  and are best for the lower jaw,neck, and face area! The PDO threads are great for restoring that youthful v-shape face again! I hope this helps you on your journey!:)

The Woodlands Family Physician
4.3 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

The truth hurts

The thread lift itself is not painful.  The lack of results, and quick loss of  marginal results is the most painful part at 6 to 12 months later.

Nasimul Huq, MD
Niagara Falls Plastic Surgeon
3.4 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

Thread lift pain

Generally, this is not painful, but that is a highly variable answer because some patients are more sensitive than others. Patients who are anxious can receive oral sedation. Local anesthetics are required and can be painful during the infiltration process.

Over time threads can migrate and the barbs can irritate nerves thereby making them painful at a much later date.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 81 reviews

Tolerable but not very useful

Thread lifts are completely out of vogue now because they have been shown to be minimally valuable for any reasonable lenght of time, very expensive for what you get, and frought with a variety of nuisance problems. Regardless of how you would recover, are you sure you would really want one?

Richard P. Rand, MD, FACS
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 67 reviews

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