Silhouette InstaLift is a minimally invasive face-lifting procedure. To achieve the lifting effect, absorbable sutures with tiny cones are placed under the skin to physically lift and reposition certain areas of the face. This treatment creates two desirable outcomes -- immediate lifting in the midface region, and gradual volume restoration through the regeneration of natural collagen.
Am I a candidate for Silhouette InstaLift?
This treatment is a great option for women and men who want to rejuvenate their facial appearance without surgery, lasers, or injections. You may be a good candidate for Silhouette InstaLift if you have good skin quality and strong underlying facial structure along with:
Visible marionette lines (running along the sides of the chin)
Nasolabial folds (along the nose and mouth)
Moderate sagging in the midface
Why choose Rashid Putman for Silhouette InstaLift?
Dr. Rashid ranks among the most accomplished board-certified plastic surgeons practicing in Peoria, Illinois.
Dr. Harrison Putman offers outstanding credentials as a double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and ear, nose, and throat doctor.
Our entire team is committed to providing superior service, excellent patient experience, and outstanding results.
What can I expect in a Silhouette InstaLift procedure?
The procedure takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes to perform, depending on the number of threads inserted.
A local anesthetic is injected into the insertion points on the cheeks.
A fine needle with an attached suture is threaded through the skin to the exit point.
When the cones are in place, the needle is snipped off the suture and treatment is complete.
The dissolvable sutures threaded under the skin have bi-directional cones to hold the skin in an elevated position. The procedure lifts and re-drapes the skin, restoring facial contours. While the sutures are absorbed by the body, they stimulate collagen growth, adding volume to the cheeks and lifting sagging jowls.
What are the benefits of Silhouette InstaLift?
Silhouette InstaLift provides some of the benefits of a standard facelift without general anesthesia or surgery.
It improves gaunt, hollowed cheeks, sagging jowls, and loose skin around the neck.
Recovery and downtime are minimal with this treatment.
This nonsurgical treatment also stimulates collagen production to enhance your results and create more youthful-looking skin.
How should I prepare for treatment?
No special preparation is needed for a Silhouette InstaLift procedure. Of course, you should get any questions answered and discuss your expectations and desired results with your doctor. Be sure to make him aware of any medications you are currently taking and any treatments you have previously received.
Silhouette InstaLift FAQ's
Is Silhouette InstaLift FDA cleared?
The product earned FDA clearance in April 2015.
What are Silhouette InstaLift sutures and cones made of?
Both the sutures and bidirectional cones used in this procedure are made of poly (glycolide/L-lactide), a well-tolerated material that can be absorbed by the body and is commonly used in medical devices.
What is the cost of this treatment?
Procedure fees for Silhouette InstaLift can vary from patient to patient, depending on individual needs and aesthetic goals and the number of sutures required.
What areas can be treated with Silhouette InstaLift?
This procedure is designed to restore a more youthful look to the cheek and midface region. It temporary restores the sub-dermis layer of the cheeks to a more elevated position.
Does this procedure require general anesthesia or intravenous sedation?
No. The only anesthesia used with Silhouette InstaLift is local anesthetic injected to numb the area in which the threads will be inserted.
How is Silhouette InstaLift different than other thread lifts?
A Silhouette InstaLift is a new procedure and technology. Instead of simply repositioning the skin, this thread lift focuses on repositioning the underlying layers that cause sagging. The sutures used in this treatment will be reabsorbed by the body, triggering natural collagen renewal.
When will I see results after Silhouette InstaLift?
You will see the lifting effect immediately after treatment. Improvement in facial contours due to collagen generation will continue gradually over time.
The health and safety of our patients and staff remain our top priority. We continue to evolve as COVID-19 recommendations change. We are using IDPH and CDC guidelines to best serve our patients, protect our staff, and do our part to prevent transmission.
Rashid Putman Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa is open during normal business hours for all services following the policies and procedures below.
RASHID PUTMAN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
All patients regardless of vaccination status must wear a face covering and maintain social distancing while in the building
Employees will wear recommended face coverings and PPE
Healthcare workers at Rashid Putman Plastic Surgery are compliant with mandates set forth in “Section 2: Vaccination Requirements for Health Care Workers” of Executive Order No 87
Patients must certify they are asymptomatic of COVID-19 symptoms and have not been exposed to a COVID-19 positive person at their appointment
Symptomatic or exposed patients must cancel his/her appointment
Fees and penalties will be waived for COVID related cancellations
As an alternative to our waiting room, patients may text us upon arrival at 309-328-3248 to be notified when an exam room is ready for direct entry
We are disinfecting all areas of our office multiple times a day with EPA-registered disinfectant products qualified for use against SARS-CoV-2
Surgeons and staff will not be shaking hands and hallway doors have been propped open
We are screening staff as recommended by the CDC
Some of our amenities in the waiting room will not be operational in order to minimize contact
Hand sanitizer and/or soap and water are readily available
As always, we remain complaint with all federal and state requirements
FURTHER UPDATES: Additional changes can be implemented as we continue to make safety our first priority. Please call 309-670-0700 with questions and check our social media and website frequently to stay up to date. Sincerely, Drs Khurram Rashid and Harrison Putman III