The patient goes home with a compressive dressing which is removed. The next morning and then they wear it at bedtime only for approximately 2-3 weeks. Bruising is minimal because we use only blunt needles and normal activities can be resumed almost immediately with the exception of heavy exercise that may affect the effectiveness of the barbed sutures.
Insertion of Barbed Absorbable Sutures
While the results are immediate (, micro-Lipo suction fat removal + the immediate suspension and tightening of skin along the jawline with the barbed absorbable sutures), the internal radiofrequency heating starts up process of shrinking or as I like to say shrink wrapping the skin of the neck. This process takes up to a year and serial photograph showed the neck looking better and better over this period of time. If you're interested in finding out inferior candidate for this procedure. Please call my office at 239-348-7362. Pena Plastic Surgery in Naples since 1990.