Here are some Frequently Asked Questions
Silhouette-Lift™ is a technique developed for use with Silhouette Sutures™, a new suspension suture. This non invasive technique is used to lift and reposition sagging mid face tissue. The Silhouette Sutures™ offer significantly greater lift due to their unique bio resorbable cones . The sutures are attached to the temporal fascia. To achieve this, a small incision is made above the hairline, where the sutures are anchored.
As of today, Silhouette Lift™ is ideal to correct signs of aging in the nasolabial fold, the expression lines and the jowls. Silhouette Lift™ is also effective for the neck and the brows.
If you are over 35/ 40 years old and have started experiencing facial sagging and less sharpness in the oval of your face, then you will benefit from Silhouette Lift™.
Silhouette Lift™ is an outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia in the office of your physician.
The procedure takes approximately one hour.
The Silhouette Sutures™ have been approved by the US FDA and have received the CE mark. These approvals are unique for this type of procedure. Further more, every 15 minutes, someone is undergoing a Silhouette Lift procedure during the last five years, demonstrating every day that it is safe and effective for its intended results.
Patients can go back to their normal activities within two to four days but it usually takes ten days for the skin to fully recover its natural aspect.
The results are first and foremost natural. Your appearance is less tired, your face is refreshed but you remain the same. This rejuvenation keeps all your expressions alive.
As of today, the track record on the Silhouette Sutures™ is three years for cosmetic surgery and four years for reconstructive surgery. Our medical team considers the results to have a four year lasting period. Further more it is possible to retighten the lift after three years, in a 20 minute outpatient procedure under local anesthesia, maintaining the lift even longer.
The Silhouette Sutures™ generate a lot of fibrotic tissue, thanks to the unique design of the bio resorbable cones. If and when you want, the lift can be retightened easily in a 20 minute outpatient procedure. The results are very significant and will maintain the lift even longer .
The Silhouette Sutures™ are used to treat facial paralysis in reconstructive surgery. The unique design of the bio resorbable cones is safe and effective, offering a great lift with a short recovery time. The procedure is only performed by trained surgeons who apply their knowledge and experience to provide great results with the best possible care.
A Silhouette Lift™ will not replace a traditional face lift if you are considering this procedure. It is, however, an effective way of postponing a traditional facelift for many years.