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What Happens to the Permanent Sutures I a Long Term, over the Years, Used at a SMAS Facelift? Will There Be New Tissue-build-up?

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What Happens to the Permanent Sutures I a Long Term, over the Years, Used at a SMAS Facelift? Will There Be New Tissue-build-up?

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Dear Skilla,

Thank you for your post.  Scar tissue seals the SMAS layer back to the underlying tissues.  Because of this, permanent sutures are not necessary. I use long lasting but dissolvable sutures for my SMAS facelifts so that I do not leave foreign material in your face longterm.

Best Wishes,

Pablo Prichard, MD

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What Happens to the Permanent Sutures Long Term, over the Years, Used in a SMAS Facelift? Will There Be New Tissue-build-up?

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      After the initial deposition of scar tissue, scar remodeling occurs for a number of months thereafter.  There should not be continual scar deposition for years afterward.

 

 

Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

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Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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What happens to permanent sutures used in SMAS facelift?

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When permanent sutures are used in a facelift, normally over time some scar tissue will form around them.  So, in a way, there will be new tissue (scar tissue) forming around them.  

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