Informed Consent PDO ThreadLift

The PDO (polydioxanone)Threat Lift and Smoothing procedure use absorbable surgical sutures placed into the subdermal layer of the skin to initiate collagen production.  The procedure can result in increased firmness and elasticity of the skin in the treated area.  The PDO Lift procedure is effective in most cases. However, there is no guarantee a specific patient will benefit from the procedure.  The nature of this cosmetic procedure may require a patient to return for numerous visits to achieve the desired results.
Possible Risks and Side Effects Associated with PDO Threat Lift Procedure: Discomfort: Some discomfort can be experienced during treatment. Scarring: May cause scarring; sutures are inserted using a small needle, which must heal. A scar at the entry point may occur. Bruising, Swelling, Infection: With any minimally invasive procedure, bruising of the treated area may occur along with the potential for swelling and is likely. Infection is rare, but with an injection or incision into the skin, the possibility exists. Bleeding: You may experience some bleeding during the procedure. Hematoma or a small blood clot may occur and may require treatment by drainage. There is a higher risk of bleeding if you have taken any anti-inflammatory medications (Advil, Motrin, Aspirin, Ibuprofen) within the ten days preceding the procedure. Damage to Deeper Structures: Deeper structures such as nerves, blood vessels, and muscles may be damaged during the procedure. The potential for this to occur varies according to the location on the body the procedure is being performed. Injury to deeper structures may be temporary or permanent. Allergic Reaction: Allergies to tape, suture material, or topical preparations have been reported allergic reactions may require additional treatment. Anesthesia: Local topical anesthesia may be used and can involve the risk of an allergic reaction. There is a possibility of the treatment area becoming lighter or darker than the surrounding skin, this is usually temporary, but on rare occasions, may be permanent. Appropriate sun protection is important. Partial Laxity Correction: PDO Lift may not correct all your facial laxity. Delay Healing: Complications may ensure as a result of smoking, using a straw, or similar motions. Smoking and similar actions are STRONGLY discouraged. Slight asymmetry, redness, visible sutures, suture breakthrough, may require additional treatment or the removal of the sutures. Contraindications: Any known allergy or foreign body sensitivities to synthetic biomaterials. Additional Procedures May Be Necessary: In some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single PDO Lift procedure, and other procedures may be necessary. Although peak results are expected, there cannot be any guarantee or warranty expressed or implied on the results that may be obtained. The cost of the procedure may involve additional costs may occur should a complication develop from the procedure.