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A series of simple interrupted sutures of 3-0 polydioxanone (PDS, Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson Company, Somerville, NJ, USA) were then placed subcutaneously to reduce dead space and reconstruct appropriate tissue tension in the area, followed by superficial subcutaneous reconstruction with 3-0 PDS in a simple continuous pattern.
The thinner edge of a single-bevel slices deeper at any given level of tissue tension.