Suture suspension technique for midface and neck rejuvenation

Gloria Mabel Gamboa, Luis O. Vasconez

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

24 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Seventeen patients averaging 51 years of age underwent 23 surgical procedures, including suture suspension for both midface and neck rejuvenations. A 3/0 polypropylene thread with bioabsorbable cones with multiple point fixations in addition to 2 x 0.5-cm polypropylene surgical mesh are used in this technique. The mean postoperative, follow-up time was 9 months. Of the 17 patients, 12 underwent this procedure for midface rejuvenations, 3 for facial palsy, 5 for neck aesthetic procedures, 2 for brow ptosis, and 1 for brow asymmetry. The average number of sutures used for each face was 4 and 2 were used for each neck. The authors present an anatomic study for the safe placement of sutures, the surgical technique, and a microscopic photo documentation of the fibrosis around the suture knot and cone. All patients developed temporary edema. Two patients had a moderate aesthetic improvement of the face, and 1 patient underwent resuspension of the sutures 4 months postsurgery. Overall early patient satisfaction at 9 months was 90%. This technique has the potential to be a useful and effective clinical tool for minimally invasive face and neck rejuvenations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)478-481
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Plastic Surgery
Volume62
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2009

Fingerprint

Rejuvenation
Suture Techniques
Suspensions
Neck
Sutures
Polypropylenes
Esthetics
Surgical Mesh
Facial Paralysis
Patient Satisfaction
Documentation
Edema
Fibrosis

Keywords

  • Midface
  • Neck
  • Suture suspension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

Cite this

Suture suspension technique for midface and neck rejuvenation. / Gamboa, Gloria Mabel; Vasconez, Luis O.

In: Annals of Plastic Surgery, Vol. 62, No. 5, 01.05.2009, p. 478-481.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gamboa, Gloria Mabel ; Vasconez, Luis O. / Suture suspension technique for midface and neck rejuvenation. In: Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2009 ; Vol. 62, No. 5. pp. 478-481.
@article{af51a3305c5c48eb8c93c6b229f62a06,
title = "Suture suspension technique for midface and neck rejuvenation",
abstract = "Seventeen patients averaging 51 years of age underwent 23 surgical procedures, including suture suspension for both midface and neck rejuvenations. A 3/0 polypropylene thread with bioabsorbable cones with multiple point fixations in addition to 2 x 0.5-cm polypropylene surgical mesh are used in this technique. The mean postoperative, follow-up time was 9 months. Of the 17 patients, 12 underwent this procedure for midface rejuvenations, 3 for facial palsy, 5 for neck aesthetic procedures, 2 for brow ptosis, and 1 for brow asymmetry. The average number of sutures used for each face was 4 and 2 were used for each neck. The authors present an anatomic study for the safe placement of sutures, the surgical technique, and a microscopic photo documentation of the fibrosis around the suture knot and cone. All patients developed temporary edema. Two patients had a moderate aesthetic improvement of the face, and 1 patient underwent resuspension of the sutures 4 months postsurgery. Overall early patient satisfaction at 9 months was 90{\%}. This technique has the potential to be a useful and effective clinical tool for minimally invasive face and neck rejuvenations.",
keywords = "Midface, Neck, Suture suspension",
author = "Gamboa, {Gloria Mabel} and Vasconez, {Luis O.}",
year = "2009",
month = "5",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1097/SAP.0b013e31818c4b45",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "62",
pages = "478--481",
journal = "Annals of Plastic Surgery",
issn = "0148-7043",
publisher = "Lippincott Williams and Wilkins",
number = "5",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Suture suspension technique for midface and neck rejuvenation

AU - Gamboa, Gloria Mabel

AU - Vasconez, Luis O.

PY - 2009/5/1

Y1 - 2009/5/1

N2 - Seventeen patients averaging 51 years of age underwent 23 surgical procedures, including suture suspension for both midface and neck rejuvenations. A 3/0 polypropylene thread with bioabsorbable cones with multiple point fixations in addition to 2 x 0.5-cm polypropylene surgical mesh are used in this technique. The mean postoperative, follow-up time was 9 months. Of the 17 patients, 12 underwent this procedure for midface rejuvenations, 3 for facial palsy, 5 for neck aesthetic procedures, 2 for brow ptosis, and 1 for brow asymmetry. The average number of sutures used for each face was 4 and 2 were used for each neck. The authors present an anatomic study for the safe placement of sutures, the surgical technique, and a microscopic photo documentation of the fibrosis around the suture knot and cone. All patients developed temporary edema. Two patients had a moderate aesthetic improvement of the face, and 1 patient underwent resuspension of the sutures 4 months postsurgery. Overall early patient satisfaction at 9 months was 90%. This technique has the potential to be a useful and effective clinical tool for minimally invasive face and neck rejuvenations.

AB - Seventeen patients averaging 51 years of age underwent 23 surgical procedures, including suture suspension for both midface and neck rejuvenations. A 3/0 polypropylene thread with bioabsorbable cones with multiple point fixations in addition to 2 x 0.5-cm polypropylene surgical mesh are used in this technique. The mean postoperative, follow-up time was 9 months. Of the 17 patients, 12 underwent this procedure for midface rejuvenations, 3 for facial palsy, 5 for neck aesthetic procedures, 2 for brow ptosis, and 1 for brow asymmetry. The average number of sutures used for each face was 4 and 2 were used for each neck. The authors present an anatomic study for the safe placement of sutures, the surgical technique, and a microscopic photo documentation of the fibrosis around the suture knot and cone. All patients developed temporary edema. Two patients had a moderate aesthetic improvement of the face, and 1 patient underwent resuspension of the sutures 4 months postsurgery. Overall early patient satisfaction at 9 months was 90%. This technique has the potential to be a useful and effective clinical tool for minimally invasive face and neck rejuvenations.

KW - Midface

KW - Neck

KW - Suture suspension

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=67449123253&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=67449123253&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1097/SAP.0b013e31818c4b45

DO - 10.1097/SAP.0b013e31818c4b45

M3 - Article

C2 - 19387144

AN - SCOPUS:67449123253

VL - 62

SP - 478

EP - 481

JO - Annals of Plastic Surgery

JF - Annals of Plastic Surgery

SN - 0148-7043

IS - 5

ER -