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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 215-219

Utilization of nonabsorbable (polyamide black) buried subcutaneous suture material in closure of elliptical excision in various indications for better aesthetic outcome

Department of Dermatology, Shivani Skin Care and Cosmetic Clinic, Surat, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Yogesh M Bhingaradia
Shivani Skin Care and Cosmetic Clinic, Sarthi Doctor House, Fourth Floor, Hirabag, Varachha Road, Surat 395006, Gujarat.
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JCAS.JCAS_93_19

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The aim of this report was to study the effectiveness of nonabsorbable (polyamide black) subcutaneous buried suture (6-0) in elliptical excision of various indications for better outcome of the scar. Clinical data of 155 patients, who underwent nonabsorbable buried subcutaneous closure in elliptical excision for different indications, were collected randomly and analyzed retrospectively. By using a modified Vancouver Scar Scale, which includes an assessment of pliability, the height of scar, vascularity, and pigmentation, all postoperative scars were classified into five categories: excellent, good, moderate, hypertrophic scar, or keloid. A total of 155 patients of elliptical excision with different indications were included in the study. In this study, the male-to-female ratio was 1:2, and patients in the age-group between 10 and 70 years were involved. Of 155 patients, 72% of patients had excellent cosmetic outcome (0 score), 21.29% had good cosmetic outcome (1 score), and 2.58% had a moderate cosmetic outcome (2 score) without any hypertrophic scar or keloid by using a modified Vancouver Scar Scale. No complaints were reported during the study. Scar closure by nonabsorbable buried subcutaneous suture will reduce cutaneous tension, so there will be a better approximation of wound edges and thus better outcome of the scar.

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