Progressive Tension Sutures (PTS)
The Progressive Tension Suture (PTS) Facelift
We originated a simple technique that has significantly reduced our patients’ surgical complications, improving their results and shortening their convalescence.
Placement of PTS Under the Skin to Advance and Anchor the Skin Flap
|Following the appropriate management of the deeper tissues of the face, the skin redraping and tightening is accomplished by the use of progressive tension sutures (PTS). These are sutures that advance and anchor the skin to the underlying tissues. This is a very simple, yet effective technique that has the advantage of:
Elimination of the space under the skin flap and secure anchoring of the skin flap to the underlying tissues results in: