November 1979

Thread Augmentation

Author Affiliations

From the Head and Neck Services, Department of Otolaryngology, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and St Vincent's Hospital, New York (Dr Conley), and the Department of Surgery, Plastic Service, New York University (Dr Baker).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1979;105(11):666-669. doi:10.1001/archotol.1979.00790230036008

• A review of thread augmentation has added helpful points to the technique and given an opportunity to assess the long-range results. It is obvious at this stage that there is no panacea for the wrinkling process. Each technique has advantages and disadvantages. The simplicity and low complication rate of thread augmentation supports its appeal. It is reasonable to state that the full application of the concept of this type of augmentation has not as yet been realized with this ongoing principle. This technique has been found of value when used as a single procedure or in combination with blepharoplasty or rhytidectomy.

(Arch Otolaryngol 105:666-669, 1979)