Silhouette Instalift® is a new, revolutionary, non-surgical facial rejuvenation technology that offers faster recovery and lasting results for properly selected patients – without surgery or general anesthesia. Is Silhouette Instalift right for you? Keep reading, and you’ll learn how Silhouette Instalift is making facial rejuvenation easier and more affordable than ever before.

Many people would like to have the youthful look that a surgical facelift can provide, but their busy schedules have no room for a lengthy recovery process after a surgical procedure. For men and women here in New England who are looking for a nonsurgical facelift alternative, Silhouette Instalift might be the answer.

Over time, the early signs of facial aging, especially around the jowls, cheeks and neck area can genuinely detract from your personal appearance and even take a toll on your self-confidence, but cosmetic surgery may not be desirable or even optional for you. Precisely what are the processes behind facial aging and how can a Silhouette Instalift procedure help you?

HOW DOES FACIAL AGING OCCUR?

Facial aging is the end result of a combination of skeletal and soft-tissue changes. Progressive tissue softness and volume loss characterize the aging face, and solar damage can compound and accelerate facial aging. Understanding the processes behind facial aging is imperative because an effective facial rejuvenation procedure must directly address and deal with those processes.

That’s one reason why so many people are now favoring Silhouette Instalift over a more conventional facelift procedure. Here is how Silhouette Instalift works: Sutures made from natural fibers – that are eventually absorbed naturally by the body – are inserted under the skin. No incision is needed and the sutures can’t be felt by the patient or seen by others.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SILHOUETTE INSTALIFT?

Silhouette Instalift delivers some of the benefits of a conventional facelift – reducing gaunt cheeks, sagging jowls, or loose skin around the neck – and Silhouette Instalift also stimulates collagen production, which enhances your results and helps the skin retain a youthful look. The Silhouette Instalift procedure is minimally invasive and any swelling or redness immediately after the procedure will be minor and temporary.

If you are in good physical health and you have what cosmetic surgeons call good “skin thickness,” consider learning more about Silhouette Instalift. Even patients who have undergone facelifts in the past can benefit from the procedure. Here in New England, an experienced Wellesley plastic surgeon can evaluate your situation and your condition, discuss your needs and your goals, and help you determine if Silhouette Instalift is right for you.

Your cosmetic surgeon will also discuss the degree of improvement you can expect from this nonsurgical facial rejuvenation procedure. Keep in mind that everyone’s results will be different. As part of your long-term treatment plan, your cosmetic surgeon may or may not also recommend injections or medications that will further enhance your results.

CAN YOUNGER PATIENTS BENEFIT FROM SILHOUETTE INSTALIFT?

If you are a younger patient, you’re going to like Silhouette Instalift. It subtly rejuvenates the cheeks, jowls, and neck area. The effect is more like slowing the aging process rather than trying to reverse it. In fact, Silhouette Instalift provides superlative benefits to patients who exhibit early hints of facial aging but not enough aging to necessitate a surgical facelift or neck lift.

The Silhouette Instalift procedure is conducted by a cosmetic surgeon under local anesthesia. For most patients, the entire procedure can be performed in less than one hour. There may be some redness or mild swelling, but it will not last more than several days, and you’ll be able to return to your daily activities almost immediately, although you will need to avoid direct sunlight and contact sports or vigorous exercise for about two weeks.

The Silhouette Instalift procedure differs from other, older “thread lift” procedures in that the sutures are natural and absorbable, improving the safety and efficiency of the procedure and actually stimulating collagen production. Additionally, Silhouette Instalift uses bi-directional “cones” to reposition facial skin and subdermal tissue for a more “lifted” and youthful-looking facial appearance.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING A SILHOUETTE INSTALIFT PROCEDURE?

Silhouette Instalift’s dual action – lifting as well as regenerating – helps to smooth the skin and to contour the face so that you look your personal best. The Silhouette Instalift procedure involves anesthetizing entry points on the face and then inserting the tiny threaded biodegradable cones in and around the cheeks and jawline to tighten the skin gently. The cones provide instant lift and contour.

Most patients will feel nothing at all – except pure delight when the Silhouette Instalift procedure is complete. Phyliss Cunningham, for example, is an active 59-year-old grandmother in New Jersey. She told ABC News, “I look gorgeous and I love it,” after undergoing the Silhouette Instalift procedure in 2016.

The procedure only recently received FDA approval – in 2015 – but many cosmetic surgeons have already received comprehensive Silhouette Instalift training and are already experienced and familiar with the procedure. An experienced Wellesley plastic surgeon can answer all of your questions about the Silhouette Instalift procedure and work with you to create a treatment plan that will achieve the healthy and natural-looking long-term results you desire.

IS AN INSTALIFT PROCEDURE EXPENSIVE?

Silhouette Instalift is only a fraction of the cost of a surgical facelift. Most cosmetic surgeons will work with you regarding payment and can offer you offer several different financing options. If Silhouette Instalift might be right for you, contact an experienced Wellesley plastic surgeon and arrange a consultation right now. Silhouette Instalift can help you take control of your appearance – and your future.