The new article on "Thread Lifting of the Jawline: A Pilot Study for Quantitative Evaluation" is presented in the Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
January-March 2021 | Vol 14 | Issue 1
Dr. Alberto Diaspro Maxillofacial Surgeon at Rigeneralab Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Turin, Italy
Dr. Massimo Luni Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Doctor, Turin, Italy
Dr. Gabriele Rossini Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
Introduction: The facial aging process produces changes that are characteristic of the superficial and deep fat framework and skin
layers. Subdermal suspension with threads enables the sagging tissues to be lifted by means of a minimally invasive, closed procedure
without surgical dissection. This observational study has been carried out on the basis of standardized tridimensional photographic
analysis and measurement, aimed at determining objective, repetitive, and reliable evaluation of the soft tissue suspension technique.
Materials and Methods: Eight participants were enrolled in this pilot study presenting with mild to moderate ptosis of the jawline
tissues. Patient photographs were taken before (t0), immediately after threads implantation (t1), and at the following visit (t2). Each
image captured before thread insertion was registered by the software and surface linear lengths in between the mentioned points were
Results: The result showed an overall average improvement in the “tragus-to-marionette distance” (C-A) and the “tragusto-
jowl distance” after a mean follow-up time of 8.16 months (t0-t2). All analyzed parameters improved significantly (P < 0.05) at t1
and at t2 with respect to t0.
Conclusions: This pilot study suggest that facial tissue suspension by means of poli-lactic/poli-caprolactone
threads is safe and effective in treating skin flaws that affect mild-to-moderate ptosis of the jawline up to 8 months.
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