What is Silhouette Lift?
Silhouette Lift is a patented self-anchoring thread technology that permits a minimally invasive surgical approach for elevation and fixation of skin. Silhouette Lift is the FDA approved product for elevation and fixation of midface, brow and neck.
Silhouette Lift is made from polypropylene, a material that has been used inside the human body as a suture material for decades. Silhouette Lift is designed with patented dimensional cones that attach to the subdermal tissue, lifting, suspending and fixating contour of the brow, midface and neck areas.
The Silhouette Lift is a minimally invasive office procedure performed under local anaesthetic that is designed to elevate, reposition and lift lax skin of the brow, face and neck. The Silhouette Lift works by having these fine threads inserted painlessly under the skin. These fine threads are similar to those that would be used to support the deep structures of your face if you were to receive a real surgical facelift.
Using local anaesthetic, the threads are passed into the droopy facial element with a special guide needle. The threads are then able to grab on to the droopy soft-tissue and muscle of the desired area. Most patients experience minimal bruising or swelling for 3-10 days. The Silhouette Lift is not painful and most patients can return to normal activities with makeup the next day. The threads stay where they are inserted and, like all internal sutures, are generally well tolerated by the body.
The Silhouette Lift shows immediate effects. Patients can achieve 40-70% of what an invasive facelift may achieve and well over 90% of Silhouette Lift patients report very satisfying lift results. The Silhouette Lift lasts 1-2 years and can be repeated. Many Silhouette Lift patients may combine the skin tightening effects of the Silhouette Lift with other procedure. Patients may choose to re-suspend tissue with this technique in several years or go on to more traditional forms of plastic surgery.