What is Thread lift?PDO thread breast lifting has been indicated as effective and safe with less pain and minimal downtime than surgical interventions. This technique is not suitable for all patients.
Indications:Skin ageing, pregnancy, breast-feeding, overweight, hormonal imbalance cause the skin tissue to thin and breast drooping, because the collagen and the elastin fibres broken down, which results in sagging skin. Those smaller breasts (A-C cups) will produce better results purely because of the weight of the tissues. Patients with larger, pendulous breasts are more suitable to surgical procedures.
It’s a one time procedure, the effect is seen in 6 weeks time and stays for 2yrs.
PDO threads are used over other types of threads because they are strong and the most cost effective for this procedure. PDO continuously stimulates collagen synthesis under the skin, which means the results should improve over time. Barbed cogs, which are similar to surgical sutures but have been modified to have barbs spiralling around the thread in order to anchor the tissue, give an immediate mechanical lift to the breast. The lift will continue to take place via fibrosis and tissue contraction over the next three to four months, offering the patient an immediate result as well as a delayed lift.
The body will reabsorb them in about six months, leaving nothing behind but the collagen structure created, which will continue to hold the breast for another 18-24 months.
From our clinical experience, treatment can be repeated after two years as long as no contraindications are present.
No anaesthesia is required. No hospitalization is required. A numbing cream is applied for 40 min. After numbing the area of point of thread insertion, the thread lift is done. No pain is noticed. No bruising or any discomfort. The patient can travel back on the same day.
Post-treatment recommendationsAfter the procedure the breasts are taped vertically with the tape finishing on the shoulders. The patient is advised to leave this tape in place for the next 48-72 hours to support the breasts. They are also advised to wear a supportive bra, such as a sports bra, after the procedure for the next two weeks and a soft bra at night for two weeks.
Adverse effectsPost-procedural bruising and discomfort are common side effects