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Aesthet Surg J. 2018 May 15;38(6):654-663. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjx202.

Rejuvenating the Face: An Analysis of 100 Absorbable Suture Suspension Patients.

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1
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
2
University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO.
3
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC.
4
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.

Abstract

Background:

Absorbable suture suspension (Silhouette InstaLift, Sinclair Pharma, Irvine, CA) is a novel, minimally invasive system that utilizes a specially manufactured synthetic suture to help address the issues of facial aging, while minimizing the risks associated with historic thread lifting modalities.

Objectives:

The purpose of the study was to assess the safety, efficacy, and patient satisfaction of the absorbable suture suspension system in regards to facial rejuvenation and midface volume enhancement.

Methods:

The first 100 treated patients who underwent absorbable suture suspension, by the senior author, were critically evaluated. Subjects completed anonymous surveys evaluating their experience with the new modality.

Results:

Survey results indicate that absorbable suture suspension is a tolerable (96%) and manageable (89%) treatment that improves age related changes (83%), which was found to be in concordance with our critical review.

Conclusions:

Absorbable suture suspension generates high patient satisfaction by nonsurgically lifting mid and lower face and neck skin and has the potential to influence numerous facets of aesthetic medicine. The study provides a greater understanding concerning patient selection, suture trajectory, and possible adjuvant therapies.

Level of Evidence 4:

PMID:
29228145
DOI:
10.1093/asj/sjx202

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