Aptos Needle 3 ® Description
The title Aptos ® is combined from two parts – a (negation) and ptosis, which translated from Latin means abasement, descent. The procedure where Aptos Needle 3 ® threads are used means literally «against descent». After lift, from 1 to 3 months, at the place of insignificant injury of connective tissue, new tissue with clear contours is formed. The main types of threads used are: free floating cogged or barbed threads which should not be suspended in order to hold the lift and smooth or suspension threads which should be anchored to a stable structure of the face or scalp.
Features of Aptos ® Needle 3
Aptos ® Needle 3 will allow avoiding big skin incision under the chin and extensive abruption of soft tissues when making plastysmaplasty. This method is used for correcting congenial deformation of ear-lap or correction of complications after the unsuccessful lifting.
Benefits of Aptos ® Needle 3
Lifting with Aptos ® threads is a real facelift which presupposes movement of tissues to new position. During this procedure, bio-compatible threads made from polypropylene are placed into the soft tissues of the face through small (2-3mm) cuts. Microscopic notches (a kind of anchors) are throughout Aptos ® threads which help to move the skin and then fix it in necessary position.
Depending on the case, two kinds of threads could be used – Aptos ® Thread and Aptos ® Needle. It is a monofilament thread which allows working with more heavy tissues, however, it is necessary to make more noticeable (up to 1 sm) incisions. Facelift with these threads was conducted with local anesthesia and takes around 1-1.5 hours. The initial result is visible immediately after the procedure, and the final result can be assessed in 2-3 weeks. During that period the patient should avoid active expression and masticatory movements. Effect is maintained for 2-3 years.
How to Use Aptos ® Needle 3
Aptos ® Needle 3 is conducted using double-pointed needles without the need for necessary incisions including the loop and returning trajectories. This method required initial incision up to 2-3 mm.
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