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Using Barbed Sutures in Open/Subperiosteal Midface Lifting

Malcolm D. Paul
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asj.2006.10.011 725-732 First published online: 1 November 2006

Abstract

The author has found that the use of barbed sutures simplifies midface suspension not only by stacking elevated soft tissue, but also by providing the ability to adjust sutures postoperatively. Complications, such as breaking of sutures, malposition, and failure to maintain support have been rare in his practice.

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