Anti-aging is the primary goal of patients seeking aesthetic procedures. However, majority of facial treatments fill up wrinkle lines or tighten the sagging skin without restoring the volume loss. Silhouette Sutures are specially designed 3-0 polypropylene sutures with absorbable cones. This technique enables physicians to reposition facial volumes. It and has been used successfully for correction of nasolabial folds, jowls, chin laxity and other signs of facial aging.
Better results can be achieved by combining Radiofrequency or HIFU lifting with Silhouette lifting.
Each face needs 2 to 4 Silouette threads, depending on severity of aging. After markings on the cheek, the procedure is carried out under local anesthesia. The sutures are inserted through 18G needle holes and buried under skin of cheek. The whole procedure takes less than 30 minutes, and it leaves no scars.
Most patients will observe facelift results in 2 to 4 weeks, and the effect of facelift lasts for about 12 to 18 months. Complications are minor and temporary, they include skin pinching and bruising, which can be easily camouflaged. Most patients are satisfied with the stable and persistent result of Silhouette lifting.