Thread Lift – Silhouette Lift
WHAT IS SILHOUETTE LIFT
Silhouette Lift™ is an FDA approved minimally invasive technique used to lift and tighten sagging tissue in the mid to lower face. Silhouette Lift can also be used to tighten sagging skin on the neck and face.
How Does Silhouette Lift Work?
Silhouette Lift™ uses a new type of suspension sutures developed specifically for the procedure. The Silhouette Sutures™ offer significantly greater lift thanks to their unique bio-resorbable cones. The Silhouette Sutures are made of a non-absorbable polypropylene strand, which holds several flexible, absorbable hollow cones. These cones allow tissue growth inside and around the hollow cones, creating a much stronger anchoring mechanism compared to traditional sutures. One of the most unique features of the Silhouette Sutures is their ability to be retightened after a few years to provide extended longevity to the face lift.
ABOUT THE PROCEDURE
Silhouette Lift is an outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia. You will remain awake and alert during the procedure, but will be unaware of any pain. The procedure takes about one hour. You will be able to leave immediately following the procedure.
The first step in the Silhouette Lift procedure is to administer a local anesthesia. You will remain awake, yet relaxed and unaware of any pain or discomfort. A tiny incision will be made in the temporal region (in front of the ear) just above the hair line. In the case of a neck lift, the incision will be made behind the ear. Using a special device, the Silhouette Sutures™ are inserted into predetermined locations on the mid to lower face. Depending on the desired lift, one or several sutures will be inserted. The Silhouette Sutures are pulled tight to give the desired lift and anchored in the temporal region.The incision is closed using fine sutures. In most cases no dressings are necessary. Dr. Andreas Skarparis will review any special care instructions.
SILHOUETTE LIFT POST-OP
The entire procedure takes about one hour. You will be able to leave the office immediately. The most common side effect reported is temporary soreness in the incision site. You can return to normal activities in two days.
SILHOUETTE LIFT RESULTS
The results of Silhouette Lift are immediate. Right away, you will notice improved fullness in the face with greater definition in the contours of the face and jaw. Silhouette Lift has proven to last three to four years in most patients. A quick, outpatient maintenance procedure can help to extend these results for an additional three to four years. Silhouette Lift™ is an exciting new procedure that offers significant lift without invasive surgery. Ideal for both men and women, Silhouette Lift offers immediate results to help you look younger and fresher.
HOW SILHOUETTE LIFT COMPARES TO OTHER PROCEDURES
Silhouette Lift vs. Injectables
Injectable treatments such hyaluronic fillers offer temporary relief from signs of aging. Though some may last up to a year, regular treatment is needed to maintain the results. Silhouette Lift lasts up to 4 years, giving a more permanent improvement. With Silhouette Lift, there is no risk of allergic reaction or rejection. Silhouette Lift uses bio-compatible sutures that are FDA approved in the United States and CE marked in Europe for safety and effectiveness.
Silhouette Lift vs. Traditional Face lift
Although Silhouette Lift doesn’t replace a traditional face lift for those who truly need it, it can delay a face lift for many years. Silhouette Lift offers a number of benefits compared to a traditional face lift including:
- In-office procedure under local anesthesia vs. hospital setting with general or local anesthesia
- More affordable – Silhouette Lift is a fraction of the cost of traditional face lift
- Less downtime – Return to normal activities in 2 – 4 days
- Immediate results
- Quicker recovery – Full results in a week