Minor Surgical Procedure
$675 - $3400
What is a Silhouette Soft® thread lift?
A Silhouette Soft® thread lift is a minor plastic surgery procedure improving jowls, nasolabial folds, and fine lines and wrinkles. During a Silhouette Soft® Thread Lift, coned threads are passed in opposite directions to grasp, lift, and suspend neck and facial tissues. Tissue “gathers” over the cones as the needle is withdrawn.
Over a few months the skin heals with a newly formed collagen protein matrix. The only difference between a Silhouette Soft® Thread Lift and a Silhouette InstaLift® is the thread material. The former is composed of polylactic acid (PLLA) and the latter poly (L-lactide-co-glycolide or PLGA).
What cosmetic concerns does a Silhouette Soft® thread lift procedure treat?
- Facial Skin Laxity: A Silhouette Soft® thread lift encourages collagen production lifting and tightening skin.
- Neck & Jawline Definition: A Silhouette Soft® thread lift suspends tissues into a lifted position for strategic contouring.
Who is the ideal candidate for a Silhouette Soft® thread lift procedure?
The ideal candidate for a Silhouette Soft® thread lift procedure is an individual experiencing early signs of aging. A Silhouette Soft® thread lift is not recommended for more severe signs of aging, autoimmune disease, those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or those under 18.
What is the average recovery associated with a Silhouette Soft® thread lift procedure?
The recovery time following a Silhouette Soft® thread lift procedure is 24 hours of rest followed by light activity. Strenuous activities may be restarted in two to three weeks. A soft or liquid diet, and limiting facial movements is advised for a few days.
What are the potential side effects of a Silhouette Soft® thread lift procedure?
Possible side effects of a Silhouette Soft® thread lift procedure include skin puckering, site infection, bruising, soreness, swelling, and asymmetry.
What can someone expect from the results of a Silhouette Soft® thread lift procedure?
The results of a Silhouette Soft® thread lift procedure will evolve over months. The coned thread dissolves leaving a new collagen, fibrous protein matrix. The results of the Silhouette Soft® thread lift will change with aging, sun exposure, use, and the effects of gravity. Maintenance procedures are recommended every 18 months.
What is the average cost of a Silhouette Soft® thread lift procedure?
A Silhouette Soft® thread lift procedure can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $3,400. The actual cost of a Silhouette Soft® thread lift is dependent upon location, board certified plastic surgeon, and length and involvement of the plastic surgery.
What to Expect
Silhouette Soft is a type of threadlift that help reduce fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen production for a plumper, younger appearance. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after a Silhouette Soft threadlift.
- 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 Soft® thread lift is a minor surgical procedure improving the midface with the use of a coned thread that stimulates the body’s natural healing process to tighten and refine the facial aesthetic.