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Suture facelift / Threadlift / Silhouette lift

What is the Suture facelift / Threadlift / Silhouette lift?

For patients who desire a younger, more lifted appearance of the face, neck, and brow without undergoing a facelift or brow lift, a new minimally invasive procedure Silhouette (Suture) Thread Lift is available.

What is the procedure?

This is an in-office procedure done under local anesthesia. The doctor will make a small incision in the hairline area through which he or she will draw the needle and Silhouette Suture to the mid-face area. The sutures are deployed in the soft tissue of the malar and peri-oral areas, placed slightly parallel to each other. The Silhouette Sutures are then pulled backwards until the cones engage the tissues of those facial areas. This engagement suspends and lifts them to a higher location. The sutures are then fixed in pairs in the deep tissue area.

Silhouette Sutures are thin, flexible sutures that are threaded underneath the skin to rejuvenate sagging foreheads, eyebrows and cheeks. When the threads are gently pulled, tiny absorbable cones and knots lift the sagging tissue into a subtly higher, more youthful position that reflects the patient’s natural facial contours. The sutures are left in place to maintain the effects, which are further enhanced and supported over time as the body produces natural collagen and elastin fibers around the threads.

Silhouette Suture Threads are so small they can’t be seen even in patients with pale or thin skin. They are made of polypropylene, a non-absorbable material used for years in many different surgeries.

What kind of result can you expect?

The beneficial lifting effects typically last for 3 to 5 years.

Recovery period and recommendations

In most cases, there is minimal discomfort, bruising and swelling. Ice compresses are recommended for the first 24-48 hours. After a Silhouette thread lift, patients can usually return to work or normal activities in a few days to one week.

Possible side effects and complications

The Silhouette Thread Lift procedure is a simple procedure to perform. Side effects can include some minor swelling and bruising. Complications are very rare, but can include a small pucker at the entrance of the thread, or the thread can protrude slightly from the skin. If such side effects occur, they are easily treatable by trimming the excess thread or massaging the skin.

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