JOURNAL ARTICLE

The facial contouring and support system: an innovative method for midfacial fat repositioning

Peter Cumbo
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open 2014, 2 (9): e215
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Minimally invasive rejuvenation procedures are increasingly popular with patients. In the midface, these might involve the introduction of sutures to lift and secure the malar tissue, fat grafts, and fillers to increase volume. This article describes a new facial contouring and support system, which uses an innovative hollow, double-beveled needle to which a 2/0 polypropylene suture may be anchored. Among 102 patients there were no complications, and follow-up at 3-5 years indicates little or no loss of satisfaction with the outcome. The procedure can be combined with other modalities-including fillers and skin peels-to achieve an overall, balanced, natural look for the patient. Potential adjustability and reversibility of the procedure are reassuring for both patient and surgeon and add to the technique's versatility.

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