2012, pp 391-426
Date: 15 Jul 2011

Suture Lifting Techniques

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Suture facelift techniques currently provide a “better alternative” to nonsurgical tissue-tightening devices and injectable procedures for patients who would benefit from lifting of mild to moderate ptosis, but they do not replace open facelift procedures for those with more severe ptosis or excessive skin laxity. The rationale for treatment using suture lifts is to reverse the early signs of aging by lifting and suspending tissues that have begun to drop. Suture types and techniques including barbed sutures, nonbarbed sutures, and cone sutures are described.