PLASTIC SURGERY

Reconstructing the speed, healing and appearance, of aesthetic surgery

  • Better shaping and lifting1
  • More direct tissue control
  • Improved appearance and more natural scarring1
  • Faster wound closure with less material required1,2

Plastic Surgery

May Significantly Speed Closure Times

The QuillTM device achieved approximately 50% reduction in closure times versus traditional sutures(1).

  • Achieved aproximately 50% reduction in closure times versus traditional sutures1,2.
  • Eliminates tedious, time-consuming knot tying with its unique barbed design.

May Offer Significant Advantages in Healing and Cosmesis

  • Continuous barbs reduce wound edge shearing, potentially improving scar formation and cosmesis
  • May eliminate the need for drains in abdominoplastis using progressive tension technique
  • May allow for superior scar formation, shape, and contour after mastopexy vs standard techniques
  • Avoids purse string tissue-gathering effect often seen in MACS lifts and areolar closures

Rethinking the Approach to Reshaping, Lifting, Securing

  • Applications include brow lifts, superficial musculo aponeurotic system (SMAS) plication and lateral SMASectomy, minimal access cranial suspension (MACS) lift, open neck platysmaplasty, mastopexy, and reduction mammoplasty, and abdominoplasty
  • Can be used to lift and reposition breast tissue, potentially improving breast mound shaping
  • Facilitates redistribution of tissue in massive weight loss (MWL)

Published Papers in Plastic Surgery

Over 3,200 patients have been studied in >80 clinical studies in orthopedic, plastic, gynecologic & urologic surgery with the Quill™ device. Published papers in the field of plastic surgery can be found below.

Use of absorbable running barbed suture and progressive tension technique in abdominoplasty: a novel approach.Rosen AD. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010;125:1024-1027.

L-brachioplasty: an adaptable technique for moderate to severe excess skin and fat of the arms.Hurwitz DJ, Jerrod K. Aesthet Surg J. 2010;30:620-629.

Bidirectional barbed sutures for wound closure: evolution and application.Paul MD. J Am Col Certif Wound Spec. 2009;1:51-57.

Lifting and Wound Closure with Barbed Sutures.Paul MD, Mulholand RS. Clinics in Plastic Surgery. 38 (2011) 521-535