What is a Nova Lyft?
A Nova Lyft is a thread lift procedure performed to lift the brow, cheeks or improve and tighten the neck line. It uses NovaThreads which are hypodermic needles preloaded with PDO absorbable suture.
What is a PDO absorbable suture?
It is a synthetic absorbable surgical suture composed of polydioxanone. PDO sutures have been used extensively for decades by plastic surgeons, general surgeons, orthopedic surgeons and cardiovascular surgeons for wound closure and reconstruction. Polydioxanone is one of the safest materials to be implanted in the body.
Your skin and tissue fully absorbs it within 4 to 6 months. It does not leave any residual scar tissue.
How do NovaThreads work?
The Nova Threads, PDO Threads, are inserted under the skin. The threads then stimulate a “Selective Inflammatory Response” which creates new collagen which fills and lifts the tissue. The PDO sutures can be smooth or have barbs. The smooth threads are used as a filler for the lips and cheeks. The barb threads actually lift and support the tissue and can be used for lifting the brow and cheeks, sculpting the jaw line and tightening the neck.
How are the NovaThreads inserted?
A Nova Lyft or Nova Mesh procedure is performed in the office under local. The NovaThreads are needles that are pre-loaded with a PDO thread. They are simply inserted in the interstitial tissue at subdermal level, parallel to the surface of the skin. The needle is removed leaving the thread in place. If a barbed suture is used, the thread is pulled lifting the tissue as desired. There are no incisions.
Where can NovaThreads be Used?
NovaThreads can be used to lift the brow and cheeks. They can be used to improve the jaw line and tighten the neck skin. They can be used as a filler in the lips, cheeks, marjonette lines, nasolabial folds and anywhere a dermal filler like Juvederm or Voluma is used. NovaThreads are also being used to improve and tighten the skin of the chest, arms, hands, abdomen, buttocks and knees.
Can NovaThreads be combined with Botox or Fillers?
Yes. They can be easily combined with Botox and dermal fillers like Juvederm, Radiesse or Voluma to give the most optimum results in facial rejuvenation.
How are NovaThreads different from Botox and Dermal Fillers?
Botox blocks the contraction of the facial muscles with a neurotoxin. Since the muscle cannot not contract, it cannot create the wrinkle. Fillers are used to fill a wrinkle or help soften the nasolabial folds. They can also be used to give more fullness to the cheeks. Botox and dermal fillers do not have much lifting effect and do not regenerate collagen like PDO threads do.
NovaThreads can lift the tissue and fill the tissue simultaneously. Thus augmenting the effects of Botox and dermal fillers.
What is the recovery time?
The recovery is similar to Botox and dermal filler injections. One may experience swelling which resolves in a day or two. Bruising is possible like with Botox injections because a needle is used to insert the threads. One may return to full activity the next day.
What is the difference between NovaThreads, Contour Threads and the Silhoutte Lift threads?
Contour Threads and Silhoutte Lift Threads are a permanent thread which does not dissolve with time. Because they are not absorbed, there were more complications with these threads including infection, extrusion through the skin and irregularities. NovaThreads are absorbable leaving only the tightening effects of the collagen to remain. Thus they are extremely safe.
Dr. DeConti has the most extensive experience in the use and placement of smooth and barb threads in the South and Central Virginia area. He was the first certified surgeon in the South and Central Virginia area trained to perform the Contour Thread lift procedures. He has been using the threading technique since 2005 for lifting the brow, cheeks and improving the neck line. Dr. DeConti has performed several hundred threading procedures and has used over 3000 thread sutures, both permanent and absorbable over the past decade with excellent results.
To learn more about how the NovaThreads technique for a Nova Lyft or Nova Mesh procedure can help you look younger, call 804 673-8000 and schedule a facial rejuvenation consultation at DeConti Plastic Surgery today.