Difference Between Silhouette Lift and Contour Thread Lift?

Has anyone had experience using the new Thread lift product, Silhouette Lift? If so, how does it differ from Contour Lift. Looking for an alternative to a full blown Facelift.

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Difference Between Silhouette Lift and Contour Thread Lift & any ThreadLift?

The Silhouette Lift minor surgery to enhance the face/neck has been in Europe since 2009. There are worlds apart from the old 'Gold Reinforcement Lifts', ThreadLifts, Contour Lifts. The Silhouette sutures are of two varieties. 1. Prolene with cones of Poly Lactic Acid (Sculptra - PLLA). or 2. Total PLLA sutures and cones. There are two options to techniques, the Silhouette Lift using the #1 sutures or the Silhouette Soft (in Europe) or the Silhouette Insta (in USA) Lifts, using the #2 sutures. Results will never replace true facelifting with incisions and skin excision. But this easy alternative that over time stimulates collagen formation and deposition is a nice alternative. For more information contact any certified Silhouette doctor. 

Silhouette lift

The Silhouette lift is a new, improved version of the threat lift. The suture itself is stronger and works with bioabsorbable cones rather than barbs, as with Contour Threads. The technique has been refined over the past several years, initially in Europe and now in the United States. The procedure can be done under local anesthesia. It works best for those with jowl and nasolabial folds, but can provide improvement in the neck. The threads can be re tightened for further lifting if needed. It can be combined with fillers and Botox for facial wrinkles, eyelid lifts, liposuction of the neck for an overall facial improvement. The results of the procedure last up to 3-4 years. This may be the best option for those with early signs of aging and not ready for a cheek and neck lift. The procedure is affordable making it an excellent option. These advantages have to be compared to the temporary improvement provided. The results of a face and neck lift, although more expensive, can provide spectacular results and is much longer lasting.

I recommend consulting with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to discuss you options.

Best regards, Andrew Lyos, MD, FACS

Andrew T. Lyos, MD, FACS
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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The silhouette lift is a stronger suture with cones...

The silhouette lift is a stronger suture with cones along the lenght of it rather that spikes which the contour threads have. The silhouette threads hold better and probably longer . Both are easy to put in under local anesthesia and are a good alternative to a full blown expensive facelift. Most patients like the silhouette lift better.

Sincerely, Dr Hansen

David Hansen, MD
Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

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