PDO Thread Lift (Novalift) in Englewood Cliffs, NJ


Most of us start to notice symptoms of aging much sooner than we expect or want. You might look in the mirror one morning and notice your skin is becoming looser and creases are starting to form around the forehead, nose and mouth. Your first inclination may be to turn to injectable treatments to reverse these preliminary aging signs. While injectables are an excellent anti-aging option, and one that is offered at Cross Hudson Plastic Surgery, there is another procedure you might want to consider as well. The Nova Lift, also known as the “lunchtime lift” is an alternative to surgical procedures for patients looking for mild to moderate correction in the changes to their appearance.


The Nova Lift is a way to nip aging symptoms in the bud to help you prolong your youthful appearance for as long as possible. Some patients find that this procedure allows them to postpone more invasive surgery without compromising their aesthetic goals. The procedure is minimally-invasive and can rejuvenate nearly any area of the face. It is particularly efficient for turning back the clock on the lower face, which is where skin laxity and wrinkles can often take their toll first.


The Nova Lift is a nonsurgical procedure that uses surgical-grade threads to lift and tighten the skin and enhance the facial profile. These PDO threads were first used for some types of heart surgery, and it was discovered that they could be beneficial in cosmetic procedures as well. Threaded needles are placed into angled points of the face and neck to create the desired correction. The threads will dissolve in the months following your procedure, but their benefits will be long-lasting. In addition to providing immediate lift, the threads stimulate the body’s healing response, which promotes cell renewal and the production of collagen and elastin. These natural processes will help you maintain your more youthful appearance long after the body absorbs the threads.

The Nova Lift offers numerous benefits to the right patients:

  • Lifts the skin and tightens facial tissues
  • Restores the youthful V-shape of the face
  • Stimulates the production of collagen and elastin
  • Supports hydration in the dermal layer
  • Minimally invasive
  • Requires little recovery time
  • Creates forehead tightening
  • Improves jawline definition
  • Reduces premature turkey neck
  • Reduces the appearance of crow’s feet and glabellar lines

At Cross Hudson Plastic Surgery, the Nova Lift meets our commitment to provide anti-aging techniques that deliver results beyond your expectations with the most creative, safe and time-conscious treatments.


Dr. Mordkovich will have you recline comfortably in our exam chair for your procedure. He will begin by drawing some straight translucent guidelines that crisscross over one another creating a mesh-like pattern in the skin with an end point and starting point. Using these lines as a guide, Dr. Mordkovich will insert the PDO Threads to create a lifted appearance. He will repeat this process in all of your requested treatment areas, which might include the neck, lower face, cheeks and forehead.

During your treatment, Dr. Mordkovich may use one of two different types of PDO threads:

  • NuLyft threads contain barbs to help them attach to the skin, creating positive results in patients who have more severe skin laxity in need of correction.
  • NuMesh threads are smooth and placed in a mesh pattern to tighten skin and stimulate collagen production in the deep dermal layers.
  • Reduces the appearance of crow’s feet and glabellar lines
Dr. Mordkovich will select your threads based on the amount of correction you need and the precise results you want. Both of these threads offer dramatic, long-lasting lift and tightening, creating a more youthful facial profile.


Recovery from a Nova Lift is relatively short compared to the downtime you might expect from surgical procedures. You may experience bruising and swelling around the insertion points, which will subside within about one week. Any tenderness will also improve within that timeframe. You should feel ready to resume your daily routine within that week as well.
Results from a Nova Lift are both immediate and long-lasting. You will notice tighter, firmer skin immediately following your procedure and in the months afterward, the results will be naturally maintained as the threads dissolve and the body’s processes take over. Over the years, you may notice signs of aging begin to creep in once again, but another Nova Lift is an option at that time to restore your youthful appearance for even longer.
Ask Dr. Mordkovich how NovaThreads can lift and tighten your face and neck, shaving years off your appearance. Call us for more information about the Nova Lift today at 201-751-9490