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Elimination of Aesthetic Deformations of the Midface Area Our Experience

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Abstract

Introduction

The aesthetic manifestations of the aging process in the cheekbone, cheek and infraorbital areas are especially concerning for patients, so rejuvenating interventions in these areas are most in demand.

Objective

To introduce the experience of our clinic for aesthetic manipulation using Aptos (anti-ptosis) thread lifting methods in the midface area.

Methods

Among the surgical interventions that we used were Aptos thread lifting methods both in combination with lower blepharoplasty, and without it. At the same time, special attention was paid to the individual approach, trying to minimize invasiveness and, most importantly, trying to achieve the effect of moving subcutaneous soft tissues to a new, more advantageous position from an aesthetic point of view, with their fixation to dense structures.

Results

The results of application of the presented methods to lift the cheek–zygomatic and infraorbital regions using Aptos methods were studied. In the overwhelming majority of cases, the results satisfied both surgeons and patients.

Conclusions

Aptos methods for lifting the midface soft tissues, which we used, are quite effective for rejuvenating the aging face.

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Insertion of Aptos thread into the fatty tissue (MP4 18623 kb)

Implantation of Aptos Thread 2G to the midface area (MP4 25785 kb)

Scheme and implantation of Aptos Needle 2G to the midface area (MP4 65743 kb)

Intraoperative insertion of Aptos Thread 2G to the midface (MP4 174087 kb)

Intraoperative suturing of midface using Aptos Needle 2/0 (MPG 16102 kb)

Insertion of Aptos thread into the fatty tissue (MP4 18623 kb)

Implantation of Aptos Thread 2G to the midface area (MP4 25785 kb)

Scheme and implantation of Aptos Needle 2G to the midface area (MP4 65743 kb)

Intraoperative insertion of Aptos Thread 2G to the midface (MP4 174087 kb)

Intraoperative suturing of midface using Aptos Needle 2/0 (MPG 16102 kb)

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Sulamanidze, M., Sulamanidze, G. & Sulamanidze, C. Elimination of Aesthetic Deformations of the Midface Area Our Experience. Aesth Plast Surg 42, 774–790 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00266-018-1112-3

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Keywords

  • Midface
  • Face lift
  • Nasolacrimal furrow
  • Nasolabial fold