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Temecula, CA 92592

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PDO Thread Lift

As a specialist in facial rejuvenation, Dr. Phuong Pham understands not everyone is ready for or interested in plastic surgery. He performs the PDO thread lift in Newport Beach and Temecula using local anesthetic without lengthy incisions or downtime. This minimally invasive procedure rejuvenates sagging skin and facial tissues using the body’s natural healing processes.

Come to our boutique-style practice for a personal consultation and straightforward advice on renewing your look on your terms.

What is a thread lift?

A PDO (for polydioxanone) thread lift is a minimally invasive facelift alternative that elevates facial tissues and skin with dissolvable threads inserted beneath the skin with a specialized needle.

In addition to raising tissues and tightening the skin, the threads boost collagen production as they gradually dissolve to increase the skin’s firmness and thickness.

Where can a thread lift be used?

Dr. Pham can use threads to lift and rejuvenate any of the following areas:

  • Brows
  • Forehead
  • Mid-face, including the cheeks and nasolabial folds (smile lines)
  • Jawline
  • Neck

Phuong M. Pham, M.D.


Dr. Pham is an experienced, highly trained board-certified plastic surgeon dedicated to superior patient care and surgical outcomes. He is committed to each patient from the initial consult to surgery to a personal phone call after surgery and beyond.

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Is threading better than a facelift?

It’s important to understand that thread lift results are not as dramatic or long-lasting as a brow lift, facelift, or neck lift. Results are more subtle. When you need more rejuvenation than BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers can give you, a thread lift can be a good option.

What happens during a PDO thread lift?

Dr. Pham performs thread lifts as an office procedure using a local anesthetic. After the targeted areas are numb, he marks the path for the threads on the skin’s surface. Next, he inserts a thread under the skin with a hollow needle. Once Dr. Pham has reached the endpoint, he carefully pulls the thread tight to lift the sagging tissue and skin. He repeats the process until all areas are treated.

What is recovery like after a thread lift?

While experiences vary, thread lift recovery is much easier than facelift recovery. Here is a general timeline:

Recovery Timeline

  • Return to work and nonstrenuous activities: 24 hours
  • Swelling and bruising: Develop within 2 to 3 days and last about a week
  • Skin bunching/puckering: Relaxes in about a week
  • Results: Noticeable lifting right away that improves for 4 to 6 months

How long do PDO thread lifts last?

The threads typically dissolve within 6 months; however, improvements last about a year.

What is my next step?

Request a complimentary consultation using our online form or call to meet with Dr. Phuong Pham.