Endotine is an absorbing material used to hook tissues in place onto bone.
They were very fashionable about 8 years ago.
They absorb slowly and can form lumps.
They are used with endoscopic surgery to secure tissue to bone but they offer little benefit for soft tissue surgery.
I really don't think the introduction Endotine is a support substance to the facelift makes much sense. Is a foreign body that would generate a type of capsule. A properly executed facelift last a lifetime a news is no foreign materials.
use of suspension devices- Endotine, sutures- are of questionable
benefit, except in the endoscopic browlift where the role of the Endotine is to
secure the periosteum in an elevated position until it heals to the bone-
this is different than the permanent suspension relied upon in most other
suspension techniques using devices. That being said, if you trust your
surgeon and he can show you in patient photos long-lasting results, then it
certainly is something worth investigating.
A good facelift will often last 10 years, although this is not guaranteed. The ageing process will continue (faster in some patients than others). There are many options to slow down the ageing process, including facial fillers/fat transfer or Thermage skin tightening laser. Regards Dr Charles Cope
A midface lift is performed to address midface descent by repositioning the cheek (malar fat pad). The effect can be remarkable. Their is currently no data that I'm aware of stating that it will last 7 - 10 years. There are other factors also affecting the result such as midface fat volume loss and demarcation lines. To address these issues, fat grafting or laser resurfacing can improve the results and the longevity of the operation.