The Silhouette InstaLift procedure is a nonsurgical facelift performed on the mid-face and cheek area. It uses special sutures, comprised of a biomedical copolymer and containing bidirectional cones. The body absorbs the material, and the bidirectional cones anchor to the subcutaneous tissue, lifting and repositioning it.

This Silhouette InstaLiftv procedure addresses signs of aging caused by gravity, such as sagging skin, creating a sharper jaw line, enhancing the face’s contours, and lifting the deeper skin layers for a more youthful appearance. With no incisions, patients experience no scarring, and Silhouette’s biodegradable material is FDA-approved and dissolves completely. What’s more, side effects are so minimal that patients may return to their normal routine immediately after the procedure.

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  1. Preparation: Begin preparing for your procedure at least two weeks ahead of time, especially if you take blood-thinning medications or smoke. Blood thinning medications include NSAIDs like aspirin and Ibuprofen, as well as certain vitamins and supplements like Gingko biloba.
  2. Anesthesia: Silhouette InstaLift requires only a local anesthesia. Discuss your anesthesia options with Dr. Vallecillos during your preoperative consultation.
  3. Preoperative Consult: Bring any questions you have about the procedure and postoperative care to discuss with Dr. Vallecillos, as well as your medical history. Also, share your goals in undergoing this procedure to allow the doctor to help manage your expectations.

Silhouette InstaLift

After applying the local anesthesia, Dr. Vallecillos gently inserts a needle to a depth of 5mm, guiding it through the subcutaneous tissue, extracting at each exit point, which anchors the bidirectional cones. These protrusions allow the thread to anchor evenly and lift sagging facial tissues. The procedure takes approximately 45 minutes to complete, and the patient may immediately resume his or her normal activities.