Some patients find a full facelift to be too extreme for their needs. In this case, the less-invasive Silhouette Lift is oftentimes a better option. The goal of a facelift is to re-contour facial structure for a more youthful appearance. Silhouette lifts achieve this effect by lifting deeper layers of skin on the face and neck and also promoting additional collagen production.
The procedure itself involves strategically placed sutures that contain bi-directional cones. The function of these cone is to lift and suspend the skin of the face. They work in concert with the sutures, which are made of a Polyglycolide/L-lactide compound and are absorbed into the body. This compound (PGLA) is what eventually stimulates additional collagen production that adds to the youthful, refreshed look of the lift itself and provides longer-lasting results.
The procedure is outpatient and can last as little as 45 minutes. The recovery is minimal with most patients reporting no signs of swelling or bruising, and results are immediate and long-lasting.