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Thread Lifting can reposition underlying tissues and smooth and lift loose facial skin. It produces more dramatic and longer-lasting results than treatments with dermal fillers and BOTOX®. This procedure fills the gap between surgery and injectables, giving you another anti-aging option for a customized, comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

How does the MINT PDO Thread Lift work?

The MINT PDO thread lift is an exciting innovation in non-surgical face lifting. This treatment is FDA-cleared and is in wide use in 14 other countries. The procedure requires only local anesthesia, involves minimal pain, minimal scarring, and a rapid recovery – you will see your results immediately, able to return to your day at once. The threads used in a MINT PDO lift are made from a sterile, absorbable suture made of polydioxanone, a colorless, biodegradable synthetic polymer.

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How does the MINT PDO Thread Lift compare to other thread lifting procedures?

The MINT PDO thread lift procedure is a top performer, and can produce an extremely natural looking lift, as the threads have tiny barbs along the length of thread, rather than cones. The thread is gently pulled, and the soft barbs gently lift the entire area, with no single point suspending the restored location of the tissue, for a very uniform, smooth, and youthful look.

Am I a good candidate for thread lifting?

The aging process has an impact on your facial appearance. As collagen levels decline in the body, the underlying dermal structure loses the support necessary to maintain its youthful, supple, quality.

The result is skin laxity and migrating tissue that leads to sagging in the midface, jowls along the jawline and a tired, worn, facial appearance. In the past, the only effective way to address these changes was with a surgical facelift.

While that is still the appropriate option for men and women with more advanced facial aging, those with moderate skin laxity and drooping may see excellent results with this innovative nonsurgical option.

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MINT PDO Thread Lift by Dr. Jacqueline | Cheng Plastic Surgery

Watch Dr. Jacqueline use the newest advancement in Thread Lifting - MINT PDO Threads. These barbed sutures are a great way to get lift in the forehead, mid/lower face and neck. Love the effects without the downtime of surgery! Cheng Plastic Surgery 12945 Saratoga Avenue Saratoga, CA, 95070

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PDO Thread Lift – Nonsurgical Thread | Mint Threads And String Lift

MINT PDO is a safe and effective thread that is used to pull and approximate soft tissues of the sagging skin to a desired position. MINT™ has received its 510(k) clearance from the FDA and is currently being used in 14 other countries worldwide.


How long will my results last?

In addition to providing immediate improvement to the appearance, thread lifting is designed to stimulate the body’s collagen production. As the body reabsorbs the cones and sutures over time, collagen levels increase to support the more youthful appearance, naturally. This process also ensures the results of your thread lifting procedure will last 12 to 18 months in most cases, much longer than most other nonsurgical methods of skin tightening.

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Does thread lifting cause any scarring?

At Cheng Plastic Surgery, we perform the thread lifting procedure under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis. There are no incisions used for the procedure; which means no residual scarring and very little (if any) downtime following treatment. One of our surgeons will place two to four sutures on either side of the face via a narrow needle, in a predetermined pattern, to ensure a balanced, symmetrical appearance.

How long will the procedure take, and will it be painful?

The entire procedure takes about 45 minutes to complete. During that time, you should not feel any discomfort, thanks to the numbing medication. Once the sutures are placed and tightened according to your desired look, you will be able to leave our center and return home.

Will there be any downtime?

There is no significant recovery time after your thread lifting procedure. You can return to your daily schedule within a day or two. You may have some mild bruising, swelling, or redness in the areas where the sutures were inserted, but these side effects resolve within a few days.

Will the results be noticeable right away?

The results of this nonsurgical lift are noticeable immediately following your procedure, as your facial profile should appear lifted and more youthful. Sagging in the midface and jowl formation along the jawline will be lifted and more youthful, with results improving as the days pass. As the sutures stimulate the body to produce higher levels of collagen, every day brings an improvement in your skin quality and firmness.

Will I need additional treatments?

Like any anti-aging treatment, including surgery, the positive improvements will begin to fade over time as the effects of time and gravity begin to take their toll once again. A thread lifting procedure typically provides a more youthful look for about 12 to 18 months before another treatment might be necessary. You can also combine thread lifting with other treatments such as injectables or skin rejuvenation with a custom peel or other treatment to further enhance and prolong the results.

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Practice Policy Update from Cheng Plastic Surgery Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Monday, January 4, 2021:

We are open!

We cannot wait to see all of our amazing patients in our office! We are currently working with a more limited schedule than before, so please be patient as we navigate through this, together.

There are a few key changes we’ve made to our appointment protocol to ensure we are maintaining social distancing and following strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols - for you AND for us.

  1. Call our office from your car once you’ve arrived for your appointment. A staff member will come out to greet you, take your temperature and conduct a short COVID-19 health screening to make sure you are in good health prior to entering the building. Our doors will remain locked during normal business hours to ensure only those who have been screened can enter.
  2. Please arrive at your appointment wearing a mask or protective face covering. We will not be able to bring you inside the office without one.
  3. We will not have more than one patient in the lobby at a time.
  4. You will be greeted by Dr. Elbert or Dr. Jacqueline wearing their Personal Protective Equipment deemed necessary by your specific treatment. (N95 mask, gloves, face shield or protective eyewear, etc.) We ask that you leave your mask on during the procedure, and only take it off if necessary to complete the treatment.
  5. All necessary transactions will be done in the room your treatment is being performed. This will avoid unnecessary back ups in the lobby.
  6. You will then be walked out through the back door of the office. This is the best way to keep all staff and patients socially distanced while maintaining one steady flow of traffic throughout the building.

And of course, all rooms will be heavily disinfected immediately after you leave just as we have always done prior to the pandemic. Each room is equipped with an air filter as an added safety measure. We will place a major focus on high-contact areas such as chairs, doorknobs, counter tops, mirrors and more.

We are still continuing to conduct Virtual Consultations if you prefer a quicker and no-contact experience.

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For the safety of our patients and staff, we ask that you reschedule your appointment and do not enter our office with any of the following conditions:

  1. You have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  2. You have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  3. You traveled more than 150 miles or have been in close contact with someone who has traveled in the last 10 days.
  4. You are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
    • fever or chills
    • cough
    • shortness of breath
    • fatigue
    • muscle or body aches
    • headaches
    • sore throat
    • loss of taste or smell
    • nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting

Concerned about getting the Moderna vaccine after having recently received filler treatment? In some studies, it has been observed that a small percentage of the vaccinated groups experienced localized inflammation (swelling) after receiving the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. In said cases, all studied reactions were temporary immune responses. It has been suggested that patients refrain from getting filler two weeks before and after the vaccine. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office!

Thank you for your continued support and we can't wait to see you again!

Kindest Regards,,

Dr. Elbert, Dr. Jacqueline and staff at Cheng Plastic Surgery

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