Beauty by a thread
The two proteins responsible for keeping the skin firm and looking youthful are elastin and collagen. As aging occurs, the production of these two vital proteins slows. This process causes laxity of the skin and facial retaining ligaments that hold the fat compartments in place and is what contributes to an older-looking face. The signs of aging that are addressed with a non-surgical facelift using the revolutionary MINT™ PDO sutures include deep smile lines, heavy nasolabial folds, and jowling. These facial characteristics can make an individual appear worn out and add years to their face. Read on to learn more about thread lifts in Chevy Chase at Belmont Plastic Surgery, then schedule your consultation to uplift your look.
A fresh look
A Thread Lift is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the strategic placement of dissolvable sutures beneath the skin to provide the patient with a subtle but visible lift.
The sutures are made up of polydioxanone (PDO), a complex sugar that slowly and harmlessly dissolves over time, making MINT™ PDO thread lifts a safe and long-lasting non-surgical alternative to facelifts. At Belmont Plastic Surgery, fellowship-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Maiorino performs MINT™ PDO with delicate precision. Dr. Maiorino’s experience performing reconstructive surgeries on cancer patients gives him a deep understanding of the face, which he uses to deliver artful, natural-looking results.
By a Thread
The ideal candidate for this procedure is someone whose age ranges from late 30s to early 50s. In addition, for a patient to benefit the most from this procedure, their skin must have a layer that is not too thick or too thin. Furthermore, the patient’s skin should be relatively even and without significant excess. It is important to know that no skin is removed, and patients with significant excess skin are not good candidates for this procedure. Individuals who are in their later 50s and up may still be candidates for a non-surgical thread lift and should be evaluated in person to see if you’re a good candidate. When you come to Belmont Plastic Surgery for your consultation, Dr. Meiorino will review your skin, your goals, and your medical history, then help determine if thread lifts are right for you.
Keep your cool
MINT™ PDO thread lifts tighten the skin in the face and neck without the surgery or downtimes associated with a full facelift. They can improve the definition of the cheekbones and jawline. They can also reduce jowls and other signs of facial aging with minimal to no scarring. The procedure is fast, effective, and lasts for up to a year.
Your Thread Lift Procedure
This revolutionary, non-surgical procedure takes 45 to 90 minutes, with most procedures lasting about an hour. During a non-surgical facelift with MINT™ PDO sutures, Dr. Maiorino uses a topical anesthetic to make sure the procedure is pain-free, then gently pulls back a patient’s deeper tissue in the face and facial skin to provide them with a more refreshed appearance.
A MINT™ PDO thread lift has minimal downtime as there are no large skin flaps or incisions to heal, so patients get to see their results directly following treatment. The results are visible directly following treatment and can last up to a year.
MINT™ PDO threads stay in place for approximately six months, and then they begin to dissolve slowly. Even after these threads dissolve completely, patients continue to enjoy the facial rejuvenation results from their MINT™ PDO thread lift for up to a year.
Belmont Plastic Surgery delivers personalized, effective plastic surgery and aesthetic treatments in a warm, welcoming, and safe setting. Our plastic surgeons will make you feel at ease and give you the time and one-on-one attention you deserve when making important decisions about your body. With Belmont Plastic Surgery, you can see the care in our faces. Schedule your consultation today.
Our trained aesthetic providers apply a topical anesthetic and careful precision during your MINT™ PDO thread lift so that you will feel pressure but no pain during the procedure. As the anesthetic wears off, you may experience a mild discomfort and some swelling, but not enough to keep you from continuing your normal daily activities. In most cases, patients completely recover within a week.
MINT™ PDO thread lifts are elective cosmetic procedures and not covered by insurance.
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The surgeons at Belmont Plastic Surgery are here to help you take the next step on your aesthetic journey. Whether you want to restore what has been lost or improve upon what you already have, our surgeons will help you make the best possible choices for your care and deliver excellent results. Every day is an opportunity to live a more beautiful life. Seize your opportunity today with a consultation at Belmont Plastic Surgery.
5530 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 818, Chevy Chase MD 20815