PDO Thread Lift

Consultations offered at our two convenient locations in Houston and Sugar Land, TX

As you age, your body produces less collagen and elastin, which in turn will cause your skin to loosen up and sag. There are several options to help improve your appearance, some surgical, like a Facelift or Brow Lift, and some non-surgical like BOTOXDermal Fillers, and Thread Lifts. Dr. Ahmadi offers Thread Lifts as a great non-surgical & long-lasting solution to an aged appearance!

About Thread Lift

PDO Thread Lift, Avante Plastic Surgery, Houston

A thread lift is a type of procedure wherein absorbable barbed sutures are used to produce a subtle but visible “lift” in the skin. Instead of surgically removing the patient’s loose facial skin, the plastic surgeon suspends it by stitching up portions of it. This has the effect of pulling the skin back slightly and lifting and tightening the face. In addition to being ideal for lifting the skin, threads combat aging in another way: by provoking the body’s “healing response” and causing the body to direct large surges of collagen to treated areas. This is important because of collagen’s vital role in aging.

Thread lift sutures are most commonly made of biocompatible material designed specifically for safe reabsorption by the body. The same material has been used for many years in surgical sutures for many kinds of surgical procedures.

Thread Lift Benefits

PDO Thread Lift, Avante Plastic Surgery, Houston

The great thing about a thread lift is that it offers quick recovery together with excellent results. This procedure requires no invasive surgery and leaves no scarring. Only Local numbing is required, and there is no need for a hospital stay. Another good factor about the thread lift is that it is much more affordable than a regular facelift. Thread Lift is the perfect solution for you if you are looking for a quick and effective solution to a range of aging problems.

Ideal Candidate

A thread lift is suitable for men and women who are in their late thirties to early fifties. The procedure is most effective on skin with minimal sagging and offers optimum results for cheeks, jawline, and neck area. Thread lift is the ideal choice if you are looking for more effective and long-lasting results than Anti-wrinkle Injections and fillers. If you are put off by traditional surgery, a thread lift is a great alternative, as it is minimally invasive and can be carried out under local analgesia.

First Step for a Thread Lift

If you are interested in the wonderful benefits that a Thread Lift in Houston can do for you, your first step is to contact our office and schedule your consultation with Dr. Ahmadi. When you come in for your appointment, you will be able to ask any questions you may have, address your skin concerns, and have the area you wish to be treated examined by Dr. Ahmadi, which will also include answering questions about your medical history.

Once Dr. Ahmadi has a better understanding of what needs to be done, he will create your treatment plan. If you agree with the plan, our Patient coordinator will be able to help you schedule your appointment.

Thread Lift Expectations

PDO Thread Lift, Avante Plastic Surgery, Houston

Thread lift is an outpatient office procedure. Before starting this procedure, a numbing cream or local anesthetic will be applied to the skin. Afterward, fine threads are advanced under the skin towards the area of the desired correction. These threads have fine barbs that become fixed to the tissue. Finally, Dr. Ahmadi gently pulls on the suture to lift and improve the sagging tissue. New bundles of collagen which surround each filament are produced by the body, and this, in turn, creates a subtle yet effective lift. The results differ for each person, but it looks very natural, thus giving a rejuvenated and refreshed look. There is no scarring and recovery time is significantly less than traditional surgery.

A typical thread lift takes less than one hour to perform, but the length depends on the number of filaments your doctor uses and the areas being treated.

Thread Lift Recovery

You will receive aftercare instructions to follow once the procedure is complete. These will help relieve any distress and help speed up the healing process. For the first couple of days, you can use ice compresses to deal with any swelling and help reduce discomfort. Most patients experience mild swelling, but this is usually quick to settle. Recovery times are usually less than a couple of days. However, strenuous exercise, vigorous massaging of the face, and forceful chewing and mouth opening should be avoided for a week.

Cost of a Thread Lift in Houston, TX

The cost of a PDO Thread Lift in Houston will vary on several factors, particularly how much work will be needed to achieve your aesthetic goals. To get an accurate price for your procedure, schedule your consultation and once your treatment plan is made, our Patient Coordinator can give you a total breakdown of the cost of your procedure.

Why Choose Dr. Ahmadi?

Dr. Ahmad Ahmadi is a board-certified plastic surgeon with the American Board of Plastic Surgery. His eye for perfection, comforting demeanor, and his ongoing quest for excellence and knowledge have made him one of the leading cosmetic surgeons in the greater Houston area. Under his leadership, Avante Plastic Surgery has become the most exclusive plastic surgery practice in Sugar Land, offering all aspects of aesthetic surgery. When not performing procedures for our patients, Dr. Ahmadi serves as a staff member at Memorial Hermann and Methodist Hospital.

Schedule a Consultation

If you’re looking for a long-lasting, more youthful appearance without undergoing the invasive nature of the surgery, Thread Lifts in Houston may be right for you! To schedule your consultation with Dr. Ahmadi, contact Avante Plastic Surgery at 281-265-2639, or use our website to request your appointment. One of our helpful team members will be more than happy to answer any questions you have!


How does thread lift slow aging?

Collagen helps support “growth factors” that greatly influence the condition of our skin. In addition to being used for wound healing, collagen helps to keep our skin strong, voluminous, and supple. As we get older, our bodies gradually produce less collagen, leading to an 80% reduction in skin thickness by about age 70. This loss of volume and strength is a large factor in creating excess skin and wrinkles. As the skin grows weaker, it can no longer support the tissues beneath it adequately, meaning that gravity pulls it downwards and stretches it. Infusing the skin of the face with fresh collagen when the signs of skin laxity are still mild can help reduce looseness (by thickening and hydrating the skin) and prevent it from getting worse (by strengthening the skin).

In other words, this process provides ongoing and progressive rejuvenation of the facial tissues. Patients who have a thread lift for the purpose of stimulating collagen will notice a gradual improvement in their skin tone and firmness. While their threads are in place, the body’s healing response will be constantly activated because the body will want to “heal” the sutured areas and expel the sutures. The body is biologically programmed to react this way when it senses any foreign object in the dermis. Fortunately, the patient will not feel any of this happening because the threads placed under the skin during a thread lift are so small. Most people cannot feel their sutures once the skin has healed around them.

How long do the results of thread lift last?

A thread lift’s lasting power relies on the patient’s age at the time of procedure and the amount of thread lift corrected by sagging. Many doctors report that the results last anywhere from 6 months to a year, but it should be noted that sagging will return over time. To extend the results, it is possible to have additional filaments inserted, and your doctor can suggest when this is needed.

What other procedures can be done at the same time as a thread lift?

Because thread lifts are so low-risk and boast such a short recovery time, combining them with other nonsurgical procedures is possible to create more comprehensive, noticeable results. Neuromodulatorsfillers, and skin resurfacing modalities can be combined with thread lift safely to correct issues that thread lifts cannot. It’s best to ask Dr. Ahmadi for his recommendation at the consultation time to find out what additional procedures are recommended for you.

What are the risks of thread lift?

No surgical procedure is done without involving risk, but the level of risk is often reduced depending on the expertise and experience of the surgeon carrying out your procedure. Thread lifts may have minimal side effects, e.g., bruising, swelling, infection, softness, or skin numbness. All side effects will be explained in detail during your consultation and before you book the appointment for the thread lift treatment. If you choose the right doctor, these side effects will only last a few days, and you’ll be able to catch up with your normal routine.