No, silhouette lift results last between 3 and 5 years.
A silhouette lift is a type of minimally invasive procedure, usually performed in order to rejuvenate the appearance of the midface, neck and brow areas. The procedure effectively elevates and fixates any sagging tissue from these areas by inserting very fine threads under the skin. The threads themselves are very similar to those used in facelift surgery – they are made from polypropylene, a material which is currently used for sutures and stitches inside the body. The silhouette lift threads are different from normal suture material in the sense that the threads also have certain cones which can attach to tissues underneath the skin.
Silhouette lift is a very safe and effective procedure which offers immediate results. The procedure also has considerable advantages to traditional face lift surgery:
● No incision – a silhouette lift is minimally invasive, meaning that it doesn’t require an incision to be performed. Patients will have no visible scars and the risk of infection is lowered as well.
● Speedy recovery – the average silhouette lift recovery period is much shorter than with traditional facelift surgery.
● Anaesthesia – only local anaesthesia is used for a silhouette lift, as opposed to general anaesthesia used for a traditional facelift surgery. More people can benefit from the procedure, as some patients are incompatible with the risks associated with general anaesthesia.
● Good results – a silhouette lift provides immediate results which last for a number of years before other procedures may be necessary.
A silhouette lift is recommended for patients with sagging skin, wrinkles, jowls or eye bags in the neck, brow and midface areas. The procedure is also recommended for patients simply wanting a rejuvenated facial appearance.
Some patients may have certain allergies which can make them incompatible with a silhouette lift procedure.
Vitamins, blood thinners, anti-inflammatory medicine, herbal teas need to be avoided at least 1 week before the silhouette lift procedure. Patients need to quit smoking one week before the procedure as well. If the patient suffers from any infection around the face or neck region, it needs to be treated before the silhouette lift.
Local anaesthesia is first administered into the area where the sutures or threads will be placed. Once it kicks in, the plastic surgeon will create a micro incision before starting to insert the threads into specific places. A long needle is used for this part of the procedure. The threads themselves have a small umbrella-like part which latches on to tissue, lifting and repositioning it accordingly. Once the desired appearance is achieved, the needle is removed and the thread is knotted under the skin. The thread knot cannot be seen or felt at this point. There is no need for bandages or sutures this procedure.
Overnight stay is not required
1 to 2 hours
Patients usually return to normal activities in around two days after the silhouette lift procedure. The skin needs around a week to 10 days to completely recover from the procedure. All marks relating to the silhouette lift are invisible by this point. During the first two days patients may experience swelling, discomfort and mild pain but icepacks and painkillers may be used to soothe these post-op side effects.
For around 3 weeks after the procedure, some restrictions need to be taken into account. Patients must avoid rubbing their face too much or trauma to the face or neck. Putting pressure on the face is also not recommended, as these actions can dislodge the silhouette lift threads.
Risks and complications associated with a silhouette lift procedure can include:
● Skin infection
● Nerve damage
● Allergic reactions to different materials
● Complications related to local anaesthesia
● Delayed healing
● Revision surgery
Silhouette lift side effects may include one or more of the following:
● Redness around the face or neck
● Itchy sensations
● Mild pain
● Mild bleeding
The average silhouette lift success rate is over 90%.
A silhouette lift procedure offers immediate results. Through this procedure, patients can achieve between 30 to 70% of what a traditional face lift surgery can achieve. The procedure itself can be combined with other non invasive treatments or more traditional plastic surgery procedures such as liposuction.
Average Silhouette Lift costs in Turkey are € 1,900.
With FlyMedi, you can connect with 9 Plastic Surgery centers in Turkey that are offering Silhouette Lift procedures. These Plastic Surgery centers are accredited by international standard-setting bodies including JCI and ISCT. Popular Silhouette Lift destinations in Turkey include Istanbul, Antalya and Muğla.
Prices listed on this page are the average price for Silhouette Lift. Clinics may require more details regarding your medical condition in order to provide you with a personalized Silhouette Lift quote. For a more accurate Silhouette Lift price quote, please click HERE.
Turkey is a treasure trove of traditions, spices, street food delights and destinations for any intrepid tourist. It’s a mix between the familiar and the exotic, ranging from the bustling streets of Istanbul to the serene and relaxed Roman ruins spread around Turkey’s Western and Southern coast. Turkey is a fairly large country with 75 million inhabitants. The country spreads between Europe and Asia, with 97% of the country on the Asian side – Asian Turkey. Turkey is encircled and enjoys access to three different seas: The Black Sea, The Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean. Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and the largest city in Europe, regarding population – It has over 14 million people.
Turkey’s medical infrastructure has improved greatly beginning with the early 2000s and now is one of the biggest medical tourism hubs in Europe and Asia. Turkey has the largest number of JCI-accredited hospitals, second only to the USA and hospitals are more often than not part of international healthcare groups, following strict European protocols and regulations. Turkey has 28.000 medical institutions spread across the European and Asian side but some of the biggest private hospitals and medical centres are in Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya and Bodrum – these also happen to be some of the best tourist destinations in Turkey.
Bodrum is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Turkey, with its sandy beaches and small streets littered with traditional shops and elegant restaurants. The town used to be called Halicarnassus, and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus is one of the World’s Seven Ancient Wonders. Bodrum also features a castle built by the crusaders in the 15th century.
Istanbul is the home of several architectural treasures, including the Blue Mosque. The Blue Mosque was built on the orders of Sultan Ahmed between 1609 and 1616 and the Sultan’s body still resides within the mosque. The high ceiling is lined with more than 20000 handmade ceramic tiles, hence the name – The Blue Mosque.
Pamukkale, meaning “The Cotton Castle” in Turkish is a surreal destination in the country’s western region of Denizli, world renowned for its white terraces with warm spring water. The ancient Greek city of Hierapolis was built over the springs and Pamukkale was a renowned destination in antiquity as well. Tourists can visit the ancient Roman and Greek ruins of the baths, temples and theatres dating to the second century BC.
● If you don’t feel like waiting in a queue, you can get a VISA for Turkey online. The VISA usually costs around $20 for US travellers.
● Turkey’s population is predominantly Islamic so it’s a good idea to wear a headscarf while visiting mosques. Shorts or any other garments that fit under the knee are not prohibited by law but it’s considered good etiquette not to wear shorts for men or short skirts for women.
● You can change any sort of currency into the Turkish Lira – the Turkish currency just about everywhere. Most supermarkets and shops also accept credit cards.
● Roaming fees in Turkey can be somewhat expensive, so it’s a good idea to simply buy a new Turkish SIM card and use it while staying in Turkey.
● Turkey’s international calling code is +90.
● Electrical installations usually operate on 220 volts, 50 Hz and use European style plugs and European style sockets. Four and Five star hotels usually provide North American - 120 volts, 60 Hz sockets as well.
● Driving in Turkey can be a hassle sometimes, but very pleasurable at other times. Roads are usually in good shape and some roads actually lack traffic, so it can be a relaxing experience. In Turkey, people drive on the right, so that’s a detail you will need to keep in mind. In some areas, villagers made cardboard and marker pen signs in order to help lost tourist on their way.
● Renting a car in Turkey is quite simple and cheap. If you have the budget for a full insurance, you should definitely take it – if anything happens, at least you won’t have to worry about money.
● The Turkish Airlines Company, THY offers destinations to just about anywhere in the world with a total of 261 destinations. The company was founded in 1933 and features 285 passenger and cargo planes.
● Turkey uses the metric system which is easy enough to understand – 1 Km = 1000 meters, 1 Kg = 1000 grams, and so on. One mile equals 1.60 Km.
● Turkish people are warm and very hospitable - It is customary for people to hug and kiss both cheeks regardless of their gender.
● Turkish street food is very diverse, from the simple bagel-type snack Simit to the familiar pizza-type Lahmacun, there are tons of variants to just about anything.
● Turkish coffee is world renowned, but it’s also a bit different than say, its American counterpart - It is usually a strong coffee with a rich aroma, served very hot from a small traditional cup. Be careful not to drink any of the coffee grounds still in the cup.
● Turkish delight, as the name suggests, can be a really sweet delight for tourists. It is made from sugar, starch and just about any fruit or aroma imaginable, including walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, dates, lemon, orange, rosewater and many others. Turkish delight is usually served with coffee and it became popular all around the world, including in the Balkans region and as far as Brazil and North America.
No, silhouette lift results last between 3 and 5 years.
Not at all, you may feel slight discomfort during the recovery period but that’s all.
Yes, surgical facelift, laser treatment and chemical peels, but results may differ.