Frequently Asked Questions

What is the ICLED® Surgical Suture System?
The ICLED® has FDA clearance, for soft tissue approximation and elevation of subdermis and underlying muscle. In properly selected, patients ICLED® provides a technique to improve outcomes with minimal incisions. As compared to techniques, the ICLED® offers minimal swelling, bruising, and scarring and decreased recovery time. The ICLED® was developed to contours, shape and rejuvinate the underlyig muscle resulting from aging and inherited through genetics.

What are the benefits of ICLED® over traditional, invasive procedures?
The ICLED® provides patients with a minimally invasive surgical option that delivers consistent, natural-looking results, while leaving minimal to no swelling or bruising, and reducing the possibility of muscle or nerve damage that can occur with traditional procedures. Additionally, the ICLED® allows procedures to be performed quickly and in many cases using local anesthesia alone.

What is the average recovery time with the ICLED®?
Recovery times with ICLED® are short. Generally, patients are able to return to work within a few days and can resume physical exercise within 1-2 weeks. Your physician will be able to give you a clear idea of how short your recovery time will be.

Who is eligible for the ICLED® technology?
The ICLED® is excellent as a stand-alone technology to elevate and shape. It also makes a perfect complement to help improve results if you are having a other procedures. The system was designed to help surgeons improve a sagging skindue to aging or genetics without all the cutting. The surgical system has provided excellent results with the following patient groups:

● Male patients who traditionally have more muscle in the face and neck area.
● Patients looking for a surgical touch-up to improve visible sagging.
● Patients needing a bridge procedure to sustain contours, which helps avoid the necessity of undergoing invasive procedures more frequently.
● Patients who want a brow lift but would like to avoid procedures that require drilling into the skull.
● Patients who want to reshape the eyebrows without invasive surgery and visible scars.

Who can provide the ICLED® technology?
To find an ICLED® surgeon in your area, please send us a message on the contact us page.

What is the typical cost?
Procedure will vary depending on location and choice of surgeon. However, ICLED® is typically more affordable for patients because they usually have shorter procedure times, less physician follow-up, and local anesthesia may be used in many cases.

What are the possible side effects?
In properly selected patients, ICLED® provides a technique to improve and refine the results of aging with minimal incisions as compared to traditional techniques. ICLED® offers minimal swelling, bruising, and scarring and decreased recovery time. Adverse effects associated with the use of this device include wound dehiscence, infection, minimal inflammatory tissue reaction, bleeding, nerve injury and transitory local irritation at the wound site. As with any surgical device it is important for the surgeon to have proper surgical training and an understanding of how to utilize the ICLED®.