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Silhouette lift

Maulik J Gandhi, Michael J Anderton, Lennard Funk
PURPOSE: To evaluate correlations between objective performances measured by a new online arthroscopic skills acquisition tool (ASAT, in which "shape match" with inverted controls requires lifting shapes and releasing them into their corresponding silhouettes) and a validated virtual reality (VR) shoulder arthroscopy simulator (Insight Arthro VR; GMV, Madrid, Spain). METHODS: Forty-nine medical students familiarized themselves with 5 ASATs. They were then assessed using a sixth ASAT (shape match with inverted controls) and 4 VR tasks (operating room, visualize, locate and palpate, and pendulum) on the VR simulator...
September 2015: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Javier de Benito, Roberto Pizzamiglio
The authors present their minimally invasive gluteopexy technique, using polypropylene 2-0 sutures with 10 absorbable polylactic cones in their distal section (Silhouette Lift, Irvine, California) to improve the anteroposterior projection of the gluteal region. Histological study of the reaction of adipose tissue surrounding the cones previously has shown that, 3 months after insertion of the sutures, fibrous scar tissue is sufficiently developed to resist the weight of the tissues. On the basis of this finding, the authors decided to perform the gluteopexy with sutures, in 2 surgical steps...
September 2013: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Tae Hwan Park, Sang Won Seo, Kwi Whan Whang
BACKGROUND: Since the invention of the first barbed (short) suture by Sulamanidze in the late 1990s, different techniques have been described including Woffles (long) thread lifting, Waptos suture lifting, Isse unidirectional barbed-threads lifting, and silhouette lifting. The authors have implemented a newly developed type of thread integrating more small cogs and a soft and fragile feeling of the material (medical grade polypropylene: 16.5 cm long, 15 cm of length covered with cogs, and 0...
February 2014: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Federico Maschio, Lara Lazzaro, Roberto Pizzamiglio, Franco Perego, Fabrizio De Biasio, Pier Camillo Parodi
The purpose of this study was to assess the medium-term results of using thread-lift sutures as a means to support soft tissues in facial reconstructive surgery. The rationale for the introduction of this method was to provide support for tissues used in the reconstruction in cases where this would otherwise have been difficult to achieve, or would have demanded major additional surgery in patients already undergoing major surgical procedures. The outcome of the procedure was assessed 12 and 24 months after surgery...
January 2013: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Javier de Benito, Roberto Pizzamiglio, Dimitris Theodorou, Leyla Arvas
BACKGROUND: Currently, the face can be reshaped with minimally invasive procedures. This report describes how the midface can be suspended by increasing the projection of the malar area, decreasing the nasolabial fold depth, and improving the jaw definition using 3-0 polypropylene sutures with absorbable cones (Silhouette Sutures). METHODS: Preoperative skin marks were made to indicate the four points on each side of the face where the sutures would exit through the skin: 1 cm lateral to the middle of the nasolabial fold, at the corner of the mouth, and on the line from the lateral corner of the lips to the angle of the mandible...
April 2011: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Antonio Tapia, Richard Ruiz-de-Erenchun, Miguel Rengifo
BACKGROUND: One of the main objectives in facial lifting is to achieve an adequate facial contour, to enhance facial characteristics. Sometimes, facial areas are more or less accentuated, resulting in an unbalanced or inharmonious facial contour; this can be resolved in the context of a face lift. In the middle third of the face, two anatomical regions define the facial silhouette: the malar contour, with its bone support and superficial structures and, at the cheek level, intimately associated with the mastication system and the facial nerve, the buccal fat pad or Bichat fat pad...
August 2006: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
D Maladry, J-F Pascal
The silhouette surgery in case of obesity or after gastroplasty and massive weight loss is near the usual outline surgery. However, many differences shall be well-known: more and more cases appear and demand is rapidly growing. The main demand for surgery is aesthetical improvement. The development of gastroplasty has greatly increased the demand of this outline surgery. At the beginning of gastroplasty, plastic surgeons sent pathological obeses to the first "gastroplastician" visceral surgeons. Now, after massive weight loss (over 60 kg), general health is improved, but aesthetical aspect is often worsened; so the patients turn back to the plastic surgeons...
October 2003: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
R A Ersek, A V Salisbury
Efforts to tighten the lateral thigh skin and subcutaneous tissue after liposuction may result in conspicuous scars on the hips, groin crease, or medial thighs. We have developed a technique that enables the excision of skin and subcutaneous tissue, measuring about 20 x 10 cm2, from the inner thigh and central buttocks crease where the scar can be completely hidden. We present a patient who, after appropriate liposuction, had a nearly perfect silhouette but who continually complained about the looseness of the skin on her lateral and posterior hips...
July 1995: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
J C Dardour, R Vilain
Prior to designing and performing an abdominoplasty, we use a simple test that allows us to predict, within 1 cm, the location of the suprapubic scar after a standard abdominoplasty. When the distance from the umbilicus to the suprapubic scar is less than 10 cm, we recommend using different techniques, such as an abdominoplasty with a short vertical scar, a midabdominoplasty, or an abdominal up-and-down lift. We suggest that only a belt lipectomy can improve the silhouette appearance after a substantial weight loss...
September 1986: Annals of Plastic Surgery
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