Realistic Expectations for PDO Mono Threads: Understanding the Results and Recovery
Dr. Vi Sharma has worked in the field of cosmetic surgery
He has a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, Monash University; and former member of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine and the Royal Australian College of General Practice.
PDO (polydioxanone) Mono Threads, also known as the “lunchtime facelift,” is a non-surgical facelift procedure that uses threads made of a biodegradable material to lift and tighten the skin. The threads are inserted through small incisions, and then pulled to lift and shape the skin. The procedure typically takes around 30 minutes to an hour to complete.
As with any cosmetic procedure, it’s important to have realistic expectations about the results and recovery time associated with these Threads. In this guide, we’ll discuss what to expect before, during, and after the procedure, as well as the results and recovery time you can expect.
What are PDO Mono Threads?
PDO Mono Threads are thin, absorbable sutures made of polydioxanone (PDO). They are inserted into the skin through small incisions, and then pulled to lift and shape the skin. The threads are made of a material that is absorbed by the body over time, making them a safe and effective option for skin tightening.
Benefits of PDO Mono Threads
PDO Mono Threads have a number of benefits, including:
Minimal recovery time Unlike traditional facelift surgery, these Threads have minimal recovery time. Patients can usually return to their normal activities within a day or two. No visible scarring Because the incisions used in this procedure are very small, they are virtually invisible and leave no scarring. Immediate results The results are visible immediately after the procedure. Non-surgical As the name suggests, PDO Mono Threads is a non-surgical procedure, which means that it carries less risks than traditional facelift surgery.
Drawbacks of PDO Mono Threads
While they have a number of benefits, there are also a few drawbacks to consider, including:
Not a permanent solution The results of PDO Mono Threads are not permanent, and the threads will eventually be absorbed by the body. The effects of the procedure can last for several months to a year, after which the procedure may need to be repeated to maintain the desired results. Risk of complications As with any procedure, there is a risk of complications with PDO Mono Threads. These can include infection, bleeding, and allergic reactions. In rare cases, the threads may become visible or cause irritation. Cost PDO Mono Threads can be costly and may not be covered by insurance. What should I expect during and after the procedure?
During the procedure, a local anesthesia will be used to numb the area. You may feel some pressure or discomfort during the procedure, but it is generally well-tolerated.
After the procedure, you may experience some swelling and bruising, but this will usually subside within a day or two. You should avoid strenuous activity for a few days after the procedure and follow the post-treatment instructions provided by your surgeon. You may be advised to avoid sleeping on your face
for a few days and to avoid wearing glasses or sunglasses.
Results and Recovery Time
The results are usually visible immediately after the procedure, with full results becoming apparent within a few days to a week. The threads will continue to work to lift and tighten the skin over the next few weeks, as the body’s natural collagen production is stimulated.
The recovery time is relatively short, with patients usually able to return to their normal activities within a day or two. However, it is important to avoid strenuous activity for a few days after the procedure to allow the skin to heal properly.
It is also important to note that although the results are immediate, the final outcome may take up to 4-6 weeks to fully settle in.
Choosing the Right Surgeon
Choosing the right surgeon is crucial when considering any cosmetic procedure. PDO Mono Threads is a delicate procedure that requires precision and expertise. Make sure to do your research, read reviews, and check qualifications before choosing a surgeon. Look for a surgeon who is certified in the procedure, has a proven track record, and has positive patient reviews.
It is also important to have realistic expectations and to discuss them with your surgeon prior to the procedure. They can give you a better idea of what results you can expect to achieve and the potential risks or complications associated with the procedure.
PDO Mono Threads have a number of benefits, including minimal recovery time, no visible scarring, and immediate results. However, it is not a permanent solution and there is a risk of complications. It is important to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon or expert to determine if it’s the right choice for you and to have realistic expectations about the results and recovery time.
By understanding the benefits, drawbacks, and realistic expectations, you can make an informed decision about whether this procedure is right for you. It is also crucial to have a qualified and experienced surgeon perform the procedure to ensure ethical possible outcome.
For more information you can visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website at https://www.plasticsurgery.org/