Suture Suspension Lift

Suture Suspension Lift (SSL) is, in its simplest terms, a procedure that lifts loose skin or flabby soft tissue.

Where traditional lifts required a surgeon to make large, dramatic incisions in order to create results, the SSL experience is quite the opposite. We combine several small incisions with long internal sutures to contour and shape the face and body without resorting to such invasive and complex surgery. In fact, it’s so minimally-invasive, the procedure is done with only local anesthetic meaning no IV sedation or general anesthesia. You’ll be wide-awake and comfortable during the entire procedure.

The Reynolds Timeless Suture Suspension Lift Technique – In Depth

The Reynolds Timeless Suture Suspension Lift (TSSL) techique lifts the deep moveable subcutaneous tissue by anchoring it to non-movebale tissue (fascia which covers the muscle, periosteum which covers the bone, or the bone itself). Employing this technique results in a more natural and youthful appearance. The Reynold TSSL technique is ideal for lifting the face, eyebrow, and buttocks. The technique was mastered and taught by Dr. Nikolay P. Serdev, MD, PhD., of Sophia, Bulgaria who in tern trained and bestowed upon Dr. Reynolds the title of “Master Trainer” — the only certified “Master” in the United States–who has later gone on to refine and enhance the technique and equipment used.

This procedure involves the use of custom FDA-approved, non-absorbable braided nylon(polyamide) suture with a special coating. It was manufactured specifically for Dr. Reynolds by DemeTech – a US-based manufacturer that has received Presidential honors.

This technique is significantly better than typical forms of lifting which are superficial and generally do not last nearly as long. These sutures are by far superior to other sutures evaluated by Dr. Reynolds in performing these lifting procedures, which were found to provide results that do not last nearly as long. These lifts go by the names of “Curl Lift”, “Coffee Break Lift”, “Contour Thread Lift”, “Feather Lift”, etc. These approaches appear similar but simply do not compare to the results of the TSSL Technique. As with all polyamide sutures (including the ones used by Dr. Serdev), these are permanent (non-absorbable) sutures.

 

Popular Suture Suspension Lifts include:

  • Face lifts – Replace a sad, sagging face with a happy face. Create a younger and more natural appearance.
  • Buttocks lifts – Narrow the buttocks while giving the appearance of more volume and lift. Elongate the legs.
  • Breast lifts – Lift the breast approximately 1-2 inches via a scarless puncture wound. Particularly beneficial to women who often suffer from keloiding from traditional breast lifts.
  • Eyebrow lifts – Lift sagging forehead skin.
  • Chin lifts – Change the angle of the chin to give a more beautiful look. Bring the chin in line with the jaw line.
  • Nose tip refinement – Create a smaller nasal tip.
  • Nose angle refinement – Reduce the size of the alar base.
  • Ear refinements (Auriculoplasty) – Draw the ears closer to the head.

Suture Suspension Lift Before & After Photos

Suture Suspension Face Lift

Replace a sad, sagging face with a happy face. If you are unhappy with some of the traditional signs of aging in your face, Suture Suspension can create a younger and more natural appearance without the invasiveness of a traditional face lift, with results that last, and in a fraction of the time.

Image: Suture Suspension Face Lift Before and After photos (group 1) at Centers for Health Promotion in Florida

Image: Suture Suspension Face Lift Before and After photos (group 2) at Centers for Health Promotion in Florida

Suture Suspension Butt Lift

Through Suture Suspension, we can narrow your buttocks while giving the appearance of more volume and lift. Your legs will appear elongate the legs and give you an enhanced look.

Image: Suture Suspension Butt Lift Before and After photos (group 1) at Centers for Health Promotion in Florida

Image: Suture Suspension Butt Lift Before and After photos (group 2) at Centers for Health Promotion in Florida

Image: Suture Suspension Butt Lift Before and After photos (group 3) at Centers for Health Promotion in Florida

Eyebrow Lift

Suture Suspension is utilized to increase the arch of the eyebrow to your preference. If you are unhappy with the presence of expression lines or other signs of aging in the forehead or brow region, a Suture Suspension eyebrow lift might be right for you.

Image: Suture Suspension Eyebrow Lift Before and After photos (group 1) at Centers for Health Promotion in Florida

Image: Suture Suspension Eyebrow Lift Before and After photos (group 2) at Centers for Health Promotion in Florida

Ear Refinement

Suture Suspension is used to improve the proportionality of your profile by repositioning the auricle, thus enhancing your overall appearance and self-confidence.

Image: Suture Suspension Ear Lift Before and After photos (group 1) at Centers for Health Promotion in Florida

Image: Suture Suspension Ear Lift Before and After photos (group 2) at Centers for Health Promotion in Florida

Image: Suture Suspension Ear Lift Before and After photos (group 3) at Centers for Health Promotion in Florida

Image: Suture Suspension Eyebrow Lift Before and After photos (group 4) at Centers for Health Promotion in Florida

Image: Suture Suspension Ear Lift Before and After photos (group 5) at Centers for Health Promotion in Florida

Breast Lift (with 350cc implant)

Suture Suspension can be combined with breast enlargement to beat the signs of aging (and gravity) by restoring the firmness and shape of your breasts and/or increase their size.  Regain your youthful shape and increase your self-image and confidence with a Suture Suspension breast lift.

Image: Suture Suspension Breast Lift Before and After photos (group 1) at Centers for Health Promotion in Florida

Image: Suture Suspension Breast Lift Before and After photos (group 2) at Centers for Health Promotion in Florida

Key Benefits of Suture Suspension

  • No scaring
  • No general anesthesia or IV sedation
  • A natural look
  • Immediate results
  • Reversible results

Suture Suspension Lift Results & Safety Information

Suture Suspension Results 

Results are seen after an SSL immediately, as seen in our before and after photos. Most of our before & after pictures were taken the same day or less than 48 hours later.

 

Suture Suspension Safety 

There have been no reported significant complications reported using the Reynolds Timeless Suture Suspension Lift technique. This procedure has been in practice since 1996 and has been performed thousands of times.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should someone consider Suture Suspension?
  1. It restores the area of concern back to original beauty.
  2. It is done without scars (only puncture wounds)
  3. It requires NO downtime, as it is done without general anesthesia (only local)
  4. It’s totally reversible
How was Dr. Reynolds trained in this new technique?

Dr. Reynolds has done extensive training and live workshop both in the US and in Sophia, Bulgaria at the University of Bulgaria directly under Dr. Nikolay Serdev, the pioneer of the technique.

Will there be significant blood loss?

There is NO significant blood loss involved in any variation of suture suspension.

Who is a potential candidate (and who is not)?

Face lifts – Potential candidates are of any age range who has loose skin. However, patients under anti-coagulants, with extreme wrinkles who would require a classic surgical procedure. Those conclusions are made on a case-by-case basis, and would require consultation. 80% of patients who go under the knife for classic facelifts are candidates for suture suspension.

Buttocks lifts – Everyone between 16 – 74 years of age are the best candidates.

Breast lifts – Those who have suitable breast tissue. Those who do not have volume will have to consider classic implant surgery first.

Eyebrow lifts – Everyone between 16 – 74 years of age are the best candidates.

Chin lifts – Everyone between 16 – 74 years of age are the best candidates.

Nose tip refinement – Everyone is a candidate.

Nose Angle refinement (wide nose) – Everyone is a candidate.

Ear refinements – Everyone is a candidate.

On occasion, other procedures (fillers) are necessary to recreate volume. 

Can the procedure be performed in an office setting?

The procedure is ideally done in an office setting where you have a non-threatening environment, sterility, of lower profile, and significantly lowered risk of infection. And as a big bonus, Dr. Reynolds is Board certified in emergency medicine. Hospitals are for sick people!

How soon can I return to normal activities?

Same day or next day!

How will my skin look after surgery?

Beautiful. You will see immediate results following surgery.

Are there any scars as a result of the procedure?

There are no scars.

Will there be bruising?

There will be very minimal bruising and swelling can occur.

Will I require general anesthesia and or I.V. sedation?

No!

What side-effects may occur from Suture Suspension?

Possible (though unlikely) complications include infection, breaking sutures, temporary/permanent nerve damage, hematomas, and keloids.

Why don’t more surgeons use Suture Suspension?

They do, but they’re doing it the wrong (and expensive) way. Additional factors include lack of training. In order to be among the best, one must train with the best…and Dr. Reynolds learned from the master.

Can I grow my own marijuana?

No, but a Florida judge granted Joe Redner, of Tampa, the ability to home-grow marijuana to treat his lung cancer. The 77-year-old was allowed to grow marijuana for medical use, a circuit judge in Tallahassee decided in early 2018. No law change took place, because the order is pending an appeal filed by the state’s Department of Health.

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