Facelift

Silhouette Facelift

Advanced Liposuction Center presents the Silhouette Facelift, which corrects the signs of aging without scarring and the downtime associated with a traditional face lift.

As we age, our facial structures change. The skin loses elasticity and facial fat while gravity’s effects create flat cheeks, eye bags and deep jowls. The facial muscles also weaken, specifically around the lips and cheeks. The face assumes a tired, sagging appearance.

Other factors like smoking, sun damage, genetics and pollution may advance the loss of hyaluronic acid and elastin in the face while resulting in irregular pigmentations such as age spots, sun spots, spider veins, fine lines and wrinkles.

The traditional facelift has its pros and cons. Previously, doctors constructed the MACs Lift, lower facelift and S-Lift (short scar face lift), which in combination with cosmetic laser services and products such as microdermabrasion and chemical peels can correct many issues. However, the traditional facelift surgery requires intense scarring and extended downtime, and gives the appearance of “having work done.”

Facelift

Our Solution

We offer a minimally invasive treatment to restore youthful facial appearances. The Silhouette Facelift or “thread lifting” is performed as an alternative to the traditional facelift. This technique encompases permanent silhouette sutures with small, absorbable cones to reposition and lift the facial tissues. This treatment has the CE mark and is FDA­approved.

This procedure restores the neck and lower half of the face with a minimally invasive technique. We use local anesthesia for this outpatient procedure. The Silhouette Facelift typically takes 45 minutes and the facial and neck treatment takes approximately 1.5 hours.

The absorbable cones dissolve after 3­4 months, lifting the sutures for up to 5 years. At this time, patients may revisit our office for a touch up.

The ideal candidate for the Silhouette Facelift procedure is a man or woman ages 30 to 60 who is unhappy with their aging neck and jowls and wants to restore a fresh, youthful appearance. Patients should not have extreme laxity and should be in overall good health.
In combination with the Silhouette Facelift, several other non­surgical minimally invasive treatments may be suitable to achieve the optimum rejuvenation of the face.

  • Microdermabrasions and Photofacials to correct age and sun damage, changes in the skin such as age spots, hyperpigmentation and wrinkles.
  • Laser treatments stimulate elastin and collagen production to improve skin tone and elasticity.
  • Botox and Dysport ­ relax wrinkles caused by hyperactive muscles
  • Fillers (Juvederm, Radiesse, Voluma, Restylane) to restore volume in the cheeks, tear trough and chin
  • Silhouette Brow­lift/midface lift or neck lift to lift drooping eyebrows, face and neck

Thus, at the time of the consultation a thorough assessment of the face and neck should be performed and a full discussion of the non­surgical and surgical procedures is essential to providing the most natural facial rejuvenation.

  • Performed in a one session, outpatient procedure
  • Successful results in both women and men
  • Minimal side effects and scarring
  • Can be re­tightened after about five years
  • Relieves facial sagging, rejuvenating patients in a natural way

What is the Silhouette Facelift?
This procedure is a non-invasive facelift using silhouette sutures to lift the lower face and neck. Compared to a traditional facelift, the Silhouette Lift offers a stronger lift and can be altered down the road. This treatment is FDA approved in the US.

Is the Silhouette Facelift safe?
Yes, this treatment is FDA cleared in the US and received European CE mark. Over 30,000 Silhouette Facelifts have been performed in over 60 countries.

Where does treatment take place?
The Silhouette Facelift is an in-office procedure. Advanced Liposuction Center uses local anesthesia.

Who should get the Silhouette Facelift?
Women and men with mild-medium facial and neck sagging ages 30-60. Patients with very significant sagging should consider the traditional facelift. This option also benefits men who have receding hairlines and baldness since it will not scar like traditional surgery.

How long does treatment usually take?
The entire process takes about 2 hours.

What results will I notice?
Patients typically notice a firmer skin to the neck and lower facial structure. Results are very natural looking, making you look refreshed and more youthful.

How long will recovery take?
With the Silhouette Facelift, there is very little downtime. Patients experience temporary mild swelling and soreness post treatment. Patients can go back to their normal routine with 2-4 days.

How long do the results last?
Most patients experience benefits of the Silhouette Facelift for up to 5 years. After this time, touch ups can be performed within a 30 minute outpatient procedure.