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most commone suture used in plastic surgery

Dr. Naderi answers your questions about all facial plastic surgery procedures, from facelift, rhinoplasty (nose job), to eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), and dermal fillers.

most commone suture used in plastic surgery

Postby scar_researcher » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:48 pm

I am a researcher working on a suture coating which will help to prevent scarring in the healed tissue.

I would like to know which type of suture to tailor the coating to. Can you tell me the type of suture most often used in plastic surgery?
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Re: most commone suture used in plastic surgery

Postby Dr_Naderi » Thu May 31, 2012 2:19 pm

There are multiple sutures used by Plastic surgeons. Most common ones are: PDS, Monocryl, Prolene, Nylon, Vicryl, Gut, Chromic and Mersilene.



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