What is Silhouette Instalift?
Silhouette InstaLift is an FDA-Approved minimally-invasive solution that delivers a great option for patients who don’t want to undergo a traditional facelift. This procedure helps increase and restore volume to the mid-face and cheek area for a natural-looking, more youthful appearance. It also serves to improve the fine lines of the face while lifting the cheeks and jawline.
Silhouette InstaLift meets an unmet anti-aging need. Until now, no minimally invasive method for lifting and repositioning the subdermal (underlying) tissue of the face has been available. Silhouette Instalift is unique in that all three components of the aging face are being treated (Skin aging, Volume loss, and Gravitational Effects) all within minutes.
Who is a good candidate for this procedure?
The Silhouette InstaLift is the ideal solution for many men and women who are interested in refreshing their appearance without major surgery, injections, or lasers. Suitable candidates have good skin quality, with moderate sagging of the skin in the mid-face.
This procedure is specifically geared towards those with little disposable time and are wanting to have a very effective procedure done with little cost and no pain.
Benefits of Silhouette Instalift
Sagging facial skin is one of the major contributors to an aged and tired appearance. Silhouette InstaLift is a minimally-invasive procedure that redefines the contours of your mid-face by lifting the deeper layers of your skin for a more youthful look.
How Does Silhouette Instalift Work?
Silhouette InstaLift is a minimally-invasive, resorbable suspension suture with bi-directional cones. The sutures lift and reposition subdermal tissue while the bi-directional cones hold the suture and facial skin in an elevated position. The suture and cone material are both made of glycolide / L-lactide (PLGA) and over time, as they are absorbed by the body, they stimulate fibroblasts for gradual collagen maturation and are designed to reposition volume in the mid-face with a goal of a natural-looking result.
Silhouette Instalift Procedure
During the procedure at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Roberto Garcia will begin by marking the areas of desired lift on the patient. He will then anesthetize the insertion sites. He then will gently insert a needle to a depth of 5mm and guide it through the subcutaneous tissue and extract at each bi-directional exit point. The sutures have bi-directional absorbable cones that hold them in place. The treatment is generally well tolerated by patients and typically takes 15 minutes!
Silhouette Instalift Before and after
*Individual Results May Vary
Is general anesthesia required?
No. Dr. Roberto Garcia will only use a local anesthetic to numb the area before inserting the sutures.
How is Silhouette Instalift different from Thread Lifts?
Silhouette InstaLift is an entirely new technology and procedure. Rather than just repositioning the skin, Silhouette InstaLift now focuses on the underlying layers of the skin, because that is what really causes sagging. Another important advance is that the sutures are not permanent; they are absorbed by the body over time. As they are absorbed, they stimulate collagen regeneration, which helps achieve a lasting, natural look. Because they are absorbed, they are not felt when you touch the face. When compared to other “thread lifts”, the Silhouette Instalift leaves only regenerated collagen and younger appearing skin, fuller volume, and a lifted mid face.
Are there any side effects with this procedure?
After placement, patients may experience a minimal amount of inflammation at the site of thread suture placement. Symptoms may include minor pain, swelling and bruising. Because each individual patient is unique, further Risks and complications associated with this procedure will be discussed during your initial consultation at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery.
Schedule a consultation
Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery is the only Plastic Surgery practice to offer Silhouette Instalift procedure in North Florida. For more information, contact us today at (904)686-8020. Our practice serves Ponte Vedra Beach, Jacksonville, St. Augustine and surrounding areas.