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Research ArticleOpen Access

Use of Barbed Sutures for Fixation of Spreader Grafts in Rhinoplasty: A Novel Technique

Volume 1 - Issue 7

Allen D Rosen*

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    • Assistant Clinical Professor University Hospital Newark, New Jersey, USA Medical Director, Plastic Surgery Group Montclair, New Jersey, USA

    *Corresponding author: Allen D Rosen, Assistant Clinical Professor University Hospital Newark, New Jersey; Medical Director, Plastic Surgery Group Montclair, New Jersey; Email: arosen@psg1.com

Received: December 06, 2017;   Published: December 13, 2017

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2017.01.000590

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Abstract

Barbed suture technology has evolved over the past decade resulting in a variety of new techniques and improved technologies for better fixation of soft tissues throughout the body. The use of barbed suture in facial reconstruction and for cosmetic purposes has been well described. However, the use of this material for fixation of spreader grafts in rhinoplasty has, heretofore, not been reported. This novel technique has improved the efficiency of spreader graft fixation in rhinoplasty, reduces cost and operating time and has a short learning curve.

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