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Absorbable Suture Suspension Proves Effective

Aesthet Surg J; ePub 2017 Dec 8; Ogilvie, et al

Absorbable suture suspension—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—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, according to a recent study. 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. Researchers found:

  • Survey results indicate that absorbable suture suspension is a tolerable (96%) and manageable (89%) treatment that improves age-related changes (83%).
  • This study provided a greater understanding concerning patient selection, suture trajectory, and possible adjuvant therapies.


Ogilvie MP, Few Jr. JW, Tomur SS, et al. Rejuvenating the face: An analysis of 100 absorbable suture suspension patients. [Published online ahead of print December 8, 2017]. Aesthet Surg J. doi:10.1093/asj/sjx202.

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