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Cutting and Finishing

  • Bongcheol Kim
  • Seungmin Oh
  • Wonsug Jung
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Abstract

After a thread is inserted and its cannula is being removed, the skin is to be pressed upward using the opposite fingers. (Press upward the skin surface of thread insertion area in a desired direction.)

20.1 Removing Cannula

After a thread is inserted and its cannula is being removed, the skin is to be pressed upward using the opposite fingers. (Press upward the skin surface of thread insertion area in a desired direction.)

20.2 Cutting

20.2.1 Cutting While Pulling the Thread

  1. 1.

    Precaution

    If pulling of the threads is not consistent that just one thread is pulled strongly, the middle of the bi-directional thread which is strongly pulled is elevated, and the remaining threads inserted in the area are not elevated. Finally focal protrusion/depression can occur. This can cause patient’s dissatisfaction.

    It is important for the physician to keep in mind that all threads need to be pulled evenly.

     
  2. 2.
    Prevention of focal bulging/depression
    • When a thread is pulled, an assistant should press approximately 2–3 cm below the entry point and then cut with sterile scissors while pushing the skin.

    • If it occurs in the zygomatic arch level, the likelihood of dissatisfaction increases due to the widening of the cheekbones. So design must be done in a way that the middle point of the bi-directional thread does not coincide with the zygomatic arch level.

     

20.2.2 Cutting While Pushing the Skin

Cut while slightly pushing the skin and then embed the tip of the thread in the SQ.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bongcheol Kim
    • 1
  • Seungmin Oh
    • 2
  • Wonsug Jung
    • 3
  1. 1.Lamar Clinic Isu BranchSeoulSouth Korea
  2. 2.ON ClinicSeoulSouth Korea
  3. 3.Department of AnatomyGachon University College of MedicineIncheonSouth Korea

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