Minor Surgical Procedure
$3000 - $7000
Before & After Images by Provider
Before & After Images by Provider
What is a Silhouette InstaLift®?
A Silhouette InstaLift® is a minor plastic surgery procedure to improve skin laxity, fine lines and wrinkles, and the nasolabial folds. During a Silhouette InstaLift®, threaded needles are passed in opposite directions with barbed cones that grasp, lift, and suspend facial and neck tissues. Tissue is “gathered” over the coned thread as the needle is withdrawn creating the desired aesthetic. Over a few months the body heals the area in the new position by laying down collagen and fibrous tissue.
What cosmetic concerns does a Silhouette InstaLift® procedure treat?
- Facial Skin Laxity: A Silhouette InstaLift® encourages new fibrous tissue and collagen production to tighten and lift the skin.
- Neck & Jawline Definition: A Silhouette InstaLift® suspends facial tissues into a more desirable position for strategic contouring.
Who is the ideal candidate for a Silhouette InstaLift® procedure?
The ideal candidate for a Silhouette InstaLift® procedure is a younger individual experiencing early signs of aging. A Silhouette Instalift is not recommended for those with more severe signs of aging or excessively loose skin.
What is the average recovery associated with a Silhouette InstaLift® procedure?
The recovery time following a Silhouette InstaLift® procedure is generally a day of rest followed by light activities. Strenuous activities can be resumed in two to three weeks. A soft or liquid diet, and care to not excessively move the face will need to be taken for a few days.
What are the potential side effects of a Silhouette InstaLift® procedure?
Possible side effects of a Silhouette InstaLift® procedure include skin puckering, site infection, bruising, soreness, swelling, numbness, asymmetry, and a visible suture line.
What can someone expect from the results of a Silhouette InstaLift® procedure?
The results of a Silhouette InstaLift® procedure will develop over a few months as the body heals. The coned thread will dissolve leaving the newly formed collagen, fibrous protein matrix intact. The results of the Silhouette InstaLift® will evolve with aging, use, and the effects of gravity. Maintenance treatments are recommended every 18 months.
What is the average cost of a Silhouette InstaLift® procedure?
A Silhouette InstaLift® procedure can cost anywhere from $3,000 to $7,000. The actual cost of a Silhouette InstaLift® is dependent upon location, board certified plastic surgeon, and length and involvement of the plastic surgery.
What to Expect
Silhouette Instalift is a type of thread lift that uses tiny cones to gather tissue into a higher, tighter position for improved facial contours. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after a Silhouette Instalift procedure.
- Avoid blood thinning medications
- No alcohol for 1 week prior
- No smoking 1 week before
- Local anesthesia
- Needles are inserted into the area to be lifted
- Threads are inserted through the needles
- Barbs along the thread act as cogs to grasp, lift and suspend the skin
- Needle is withdrawn and tissue is 'gathered' over the thread
- Excess thread is cut
Immediately After Treatment
- Do not touch or wash the face for 12 hours
- Limit facial motion for 24 hours
A Silhouette InstaLift® is a minor surgical procedure enhancing the midface by utilizing a coned thread to stimulate the body’s natural healing process toning, tightening, and defining the facial aesthetic.