Vitamins, blood thinners, anti-inflammatory drugs, some herbal supplements, and herbal teas should be avoided at least 1 week before the silhouette lift. In addition, smokers should stop smoking at least one week before the procedure. If the patient suffers from any infection around the face or neck region, it needs to be treated before the silhouette lift.
How It Is Performed
Local anesthesia is firstly used in the area where the sutures or threads will be placed. Once it applies, the surgeon creates a micro-incision before starting to insert the threads into the treated area. Typically, a long needle is used for this part of the procedure. The threads used 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. This cannot be seen or felt at this point. There is no need for bandages or sutures for this procedure.
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, if the patients may experience swelling, discomfort, and pain, they can use icepacks and painkiller to ease 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. No pressure should be applied to the face as it can move and remove the silhouette threads.
Patients may face some problems, risks and complications associated with a silhouette lift procedure can include:
A silhouette lift procedure offers immediate results. With this procedure, patients can successfully achieve 30 to 70% of the results of the traditional facelift surgery. Along with the cost advantage. The procedure itself can be combined with other non-invasive treatments or more traditional plastic surgery procedures such as liposuction.
Are Results Permanent? No, silhouette lift results last between 3 and 5 years, depending on the patient’s aging process or lifestyle.
Is It Painful? Not at all. Patients may experience slight discomfort during the recovery period, but that’s all.
Are There Any Silhouette Lift Alternatives? Yes, there are a surgical facelift, laser treatments, chemical peelings and skin resurfacing options but results of each procedure may differ.
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This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in June, 2019.