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Thread Lift New Jersey

What Is A Thread Lift?

The first signs of aging can be seen on our skin as it becomes looser, with less elasticity and stretch.

This is usually because our bodies tend to produce less collagen as we age, which can lead to sagging and wrinkles around the face and neck.

However, with the use of dissolvable sutures known as PDO threads (PDO stands for ‘polydioxanone’, the material used to make the threads), the skin can be pulled tight without the need for a facial plastic surgery procedure.

A PDO thread lift can be used on various areas of the face, and the minimally invasive procedure can stimulate collagen production for longer-lasting results.

Want to learn more? Find out if a thread lift is the correct procedure for you by contacting our team in Edgewater, NJ to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kaplan, a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience.

Procedure Options

PDO thread lifts are an effective, minimally invasive alternative to full surgery that can improve contouring around the face and neck areas. For example, threads can be used to:

  • Lift the cheeks
  • Reduce the appearance of crow’s feet and marionette lines
  • Tighten the jawline
  • Ease the lines that form on the sides of the upper or lower lips

This treatment can sometimes be used on other body parts, such as on the thighs, upper arms, or abdomen. Dr. Kaplan and his skilled New Jersey team provide various thread lift procedures, including:

  • Mini brow lift
  • Full brow lift
  • Mid-face lift
  • Jawline and jowl treatment
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Skin texture improvement treatment

Depending on your skin concerns and your long-term aesthetic goals, a personalized treatment plan will be curated specifically for you. You will have the chance to discuss your goals with Dr. Kaplan and then we’ll help you decide on the most suitable treatment option.

How Do Thread Lifts Work?

Thread lifts are a minimally invasive method of tightening parts of the skin, while slightly pulling it up and back in such a way that creates natural-looking results.

During the procedure, temporary, dissolving sutures are strategically placed by Dr. Kaplan or our experienced nurse injector under the surface of the skin. The entire procedure takes roughly 15 minutes to complete, based on the size of the treated areas.

Following the procedure, the skin will be held in its new position as new collagen is produced around the sutures. You will notice an immediate lift along with a more youthful appearance of your skin.

Patients are generally thrilled with the outcome, although the result is typically more subtle than what can be achieved with more invasive procedures, such as plastic surgery. Therefore it’s important to fully understand how PDO threads work and have realistic expectations about what they can achieve.

The results last for around 1-3 years. Additionally, follow-up treatments can be performed in order to effectively maintain your results and youthful appearance.

During a thorough consultation at our Edgewater facility, our team can talk with you about the price of your threading procedure, depending on the areas being treated and the different types of threads.

Thread Lift Recovery

Thread lifts are performed in our New Jersey facility using local anesthesia. Many patients report little to no discomfort. The body tolerates the absorbable sutures very well and due to the decreased trauma to the skin and underlying tissues and muscles, the recovery from a PDO thread lift is quicker and more comfortable than from plastic surgery.

Most patients can return to normal activities and even put makeup on the next day. There are just a few things you need to know. For example, it’s important to avoid rubbing your face or getting other cosmetic treatments such as facials for at least a week after the procedure. We also ask our patients to limit large jaw and neck movements for around two weeks.

How Much Does A Thread Lift Cost In NJ?

At The Kaplan Center, we work with our patients to create curated treatment plans that best fit each patient’s specific goals. Our skilled nurse injector and Dr. Kaplan provide thread-lifting procedures for varying areas of the face. Feel free to contact our Edgewater, New Jersey facility if you have any questions about pricing or payment plans, our office staff will be happy to assist you.

Nurse Injector Pricing:

  • Mini Brow Lift – $400
  • Full Brow Lift – $750
  • Mid-face Lift – $2,000
  • Jawline and Jowls – $1,200
  • Rhinoplasty – $1,800
  • Skin Texture – $900, $1,800, $2,700

Dr. Kaplan Pricing:

  • Mini Brow Lift – $600
  • Full Brow Lift – $1100
  • Mid-face Lift – $3,000
  • Jawline and Jowls – $3,500
  • Rhinoplasty – $2,000
  • Skin Texture – $1,200, $2,300, $3,400

Why Choose Dr. Kaplan?

Dr. Gordon Kaplan is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in all forms of facial rejuvenation, including thread lifts. With a career spanning over 20 years, Dr. Kaplan has delivered fantastic, natural-looking results for hundreds of patients.

As a testament to his ability, Dr. Kaplan won Bergen Magazine’s Top Plastic Surgeon for Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty and Brazilian Butt Lifts for the past two years running. He also helped pioneer The Trifecta@ Technique, which is the combination of three machines: Vaser Ultrasound, MicroAire Power-Assisted Liposuction, and Renuvion J-Plasma Skin Tightening.

Schedule A Consultation

If you are looking for an alternative to plastic surgery to target loose skin and stimulate collagen production, a PDO thread lift may be perfect.

Dr. Kaplan and his team at The Kaplan Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery are proud to offer this innovative, non-surgical treatment. Contact us today to learn more and to schedule your consultation for a thread lift in New Jersey or New York.

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Who is a good candidate for a PDO thread lift?

Typically, men and women in their late-30s to mid-50s can benefit the most from a PDO thread lift. More generally, they’re suitable for anyone who has early signs of sagging skin, does not have excessively loose skin, and is not ready for an invasive surgical procedure.

However, if the visible signs of aging are significant, including deep lines, nasolabial folds, wrinkles running from the corner of your nose, or loss of a well-defined jawline, a surgical facelift may be the better option to achieve your long-term facial rejuvenation goals.

What can I expect during a PDO thread lift?

Firstly, we’ll analyze your medical history before beginning the actual procedure to be sure that no complications will occur.

Then, a thread lift begins by mapping out the skin to identify where to insert the PDO threads. After numbing the areas of the suture placement with a local anesthetic, we insert a thin needle, called a cannula, with the threads attached and pass it under the skin.

We then pull the thread tight, creating tension and lifting the facial tissues. We can repeat the process until achieving the desired results.

As it is a non-surgical procedure performed with a local anesthetic, there is minimal discomfort and because the PDO threads have lifted the skin, you’ll see the effects in your facial contours almost immediately.

See a thread lift in action:

Will I be able to feel the threads in my face?

Some patients, particularly those who have more thin skin, have reported feeling the threads if they press on the surface of the treated body area. However, even if you feel them after the procedure, they won’t be there forever since the threads slowly dissolve over time.

Are threads better than Botox?

There’s no clear better or worse option. Many patients have both.

It just depends on your facial rejuvenation goals and preferences. For example, Botox is a great choice for those looking to address fine lines and prevent future wrinkles. PDO threads, on the other hand, are usually a better choice if you have deeper wrinkles and are aiming for a more visible outcome.

Thread Lift Gallery

PDO Threads: This patient had treatment on her jowls, cheeks, nose, and neck