Facial Plast Surg 2020; 36(04): 447-452
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1714266
Original Article

Use of Polydioxanone Threads as an Alternative in Nonsurgical Procedures in Facial Rejuvenation

1  Department of Otolaryngology,Centro Médico Imbanaco, Cali, Colombia
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Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures are in increasing demand worldwide. Patients are constantly searching for office-based techniques that can help improve the signs of aging but without the morbidity of a surgical procedure. Thread lifting with polydioxanone (PDO) sutures is a cosmetic procedure where lax tissue is lifted and repositioned trying to create a more youthful looking facial contour. The threads are absorbable and come in different shapes and lengths. The rate of complications and the downtime of the procedure are low, which are something patients are looking for. Ideally, these procedures should be performed by trained specialists who have complete knowledge of the facial anatomy, thus enhancing and improving results. Thread lifting with PDO absorbable threads has become an excellent option for minimally invasive facial rejuvenation procedures with a high satisfaction among patients and very few complications. It is a new tool that can be introduced in the armamentarium of specialists who work in the field of facial plastic surgery and who can offer this option to their patients with improved outcomes.

Publication History

Publication Date:
31 August 2020 (online)

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