years now surgeons in this country and in
many countries around the world have been
using barbed sutures to lift soft tissues in
the face. The barbed sutures that are used
are usually made out of a 2-0 polypropylene
with cogs/barbs cut into the suture with a
razor blade or some other sharp object.
These sutures are being manufactured all in
the same fashion here in the USA as well as
in numerous other countries. Some surgeons
are now cutting their own thread on a simple
fixture with a groove using a razor blade to
cut the barbs at their own specific places.
KMI has after
3 years learned a great deal working with
these sutures when doing several workshops
with the inventors of the Silhouette Lift
technique using conventional barbed sutures,
the 2 Russian surgeons called Marlen and
George Sulamanidze. When cutting the barbs
on a suture it is very hard to control the
depth of the cut into the sutures. When the
cut is made to deep it weakens the strength
of the suture. When the thread is surgically
placed and breaks, it then has to be removed
sometimes folding back and breaking off the
cogs and leaving them or even part of the
suture inside the patients face. This can
become a nuisance for the patient in time or
create further complications such as thread
migration. A prickling sensation has also
sometimes been noticeable by patients after
surgery. The sharp barb which is the only
point that anchors on the tissue sometimes
folds back or breaks off when placed in the
face. This then results in less anchoring
and are affecting the final results.
learned all of these possible complications
and always keeping the patients safety and
satisfaction in mind K.M.I. has designed,
manufactured, performed studies and patented
a new revolutionary suture called the
Silhouette Suture. K.M.I. has teamed up with
the well known Roberto Pizzamiglio MD to
further streamline the design of this new
Silhouette Suture. Roberto Pizzamiglio MD who lectures on his facial
lifting procedures now incorporates the
Silhouette sutures in his special technique.
new Silhouette suture is not a cut suture,
therefore not weakening the strength.
new Silhouette suture is perfectly round,
therefore no more prickling sensation.
new Silhouette suture has clear hollow
absorbable flexible cones, therefore
allowing a much larger area for tissue
growth in and around the absorbable cones
and alternate knots, which allow for
stronger and longer lasting anchoring.
new Silhouette suture will not migrate due
to the unique design.
new Silhouette sutures has clear absorbable
cones which will completely absorb in time
and be less visible.
new Silhouette suture is a 3-0 suture which
allows for smaller knot tying into the
improvements will provide for better results
and a much happier patient. So if you want
the original Silhouette Lift procedure
today, insist that your surgeon only uses
the new Silhouette Suture and that he/she
has been trained in the new Silhouette Lift