Cairo University, Egypt
Title: Face lifting by scarless suture suspension versus open surgical approach
Biography: Ahmed Adel Noreldin
Minimally invasive procedures done under local anesthesia are gaining many concerns not only between patients but also physicians. This concept strongly applies in facial rejuvenative procedures. Every patient looks for a simple, effective, safe, long lasting, less costly and above all with minimal downtime. Thread lifting seemed to be a good answer since it was introduced 20 years ago, but practically the results did not last long and was not cost effective. The concept of suture suspension introduced by Nikoly Serdeve was a better idea as it entails fixing the movable redundant tissues to a fixed non mobile tissue, i.e. the periosteum. In the face this technique can lift the brows, the mid face, the lower face and the upper neck. The results are immediate, long lasting with almost no down time. In the present work we followed up 40 cases with suture suspension done for different areas in the face for two years and compared the results to those of lifting the face by open surgery. The results were compiled and analyzed together with observed side effects. The suture suspension technique proved to be a better alternative to surgical face lift in mild and moderate cases of facial tissues sagging, however for more advanced cases surgery is still the best option.