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Thread-Lift Sutures: Still in the Lift? A Systematic Review of the Literature.

Authors
  • Gülbitti, Haydar Aslan1
  • Colebunders, Britt
  • Pirayesh, Ali
  • Bertossi, Dario
  • van der Lei, Berend
  • 1 Heerenveen, Zwolle, Amsterdam, and Groningen, The Netherlands; Kortrijk, Belgium; and Verona, Italy From the Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Groningen, University Medical Centre Groningen; Amsterdam Plastic Surgery; and Bergman Clinics; the Department of Plastic Surgery, AZ Groeninge; and the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Verona. , (Belgium)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Plastic and reconstructive surgery
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2018
Volume
141
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000004101
PMID: 29481392
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The authors' review demonstrated that, within the past decade, little or no substantial evidence has been added to the peer-reviewed literature to support or sustain the promising statement about thread-lift sutures as made by Villa et al. in 2006 in terms of efficacy or safety. All included literature in the authors' review, except two studies, demonstrated at best a very limited durability of the lifting effect. The two positive studies were sponsored by the companies that manufacture the thread-lift sutures.

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