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The Use of Modified Sutures in Plastic Surgery

Matarasso, Alan M.D.; Pfeifer, Tracy M. M.D.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3181773982
Safety and Efficacy Report
Abstract

Summary: Modified sutures have been developed and are currently being used in closed and open facial rejuvenation procedures. In addition, these sutures have applications in body contouring procedures and wound closure. The indications and efficacy of these sutures continue to evolve.

Author Information

New York, N.Y.

From the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Lenox Hill Hospital.

Received for publication January 29, 2008; accepted March 14, 2008.

Disclosure: Neither of the authors has any financial disclosures to report.

Alan Matarasso, M.D., 1009 Park Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10028, matarasso@aol.com

©2008American Society of Plastic Surgeons