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What is a Silhouette InstaLift?

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 for Silhouette InstaLift?

  • Dr. Rashid ranks among the most accomplished board-certified plastic surgeons practicing in Peoria, Illinois.
  • 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.

How does the treatment work?

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.

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.

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