Have you heard of the Silhouette Lift? If so, what is your opinion on this? Thanks!
Opinions on Silhouette Lift?
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Silhouette Insta Lift - USA
The 'Silhouette Lift' IS NOT a thread lift! Yes, it uses a prolene suture with PolyLastic Acid (Sculptra) cones along its length. A completely NEW concept. I at first was VERY spectacle but after receiving hands on training and now having preformed over 25 cases -ALL I CAN SAY IT WORKS!
Update 11/20/2015: After having preformed 35 cases on various patients over 98% are happy. I have divided the Silhouette Lift in to differing categories based upon different concepts.
Based upon anatomic areas: 1. Mid Face Lift - 8 sutures; 2. Temple Lift 2 to 4 sutures; 3. Neck lift 2 to 4 sutures+; 5. A combination of the previous areas.
Based upon age without previous facial surgeries: 1. Under 35 - mid face &/or temple lifts. 2. Under 45 - mid face, temple, neck. 3. Under 55 - same as 45. 4. Older Any combination. With all categories addition of fillers, peels, Botox, fat grafts is offered.
Based upon previous FaceLift surgeries: 1. Add a slight additional lift - 2 to 4 sutures. 2. In combination with secondary FaceLifts.
Please understand we all have had patients request no cutting or scars. The Silhouette Lift offers an alternative temporary solution. More to follow.....
Update: Over 40 cases done on ages from 33 to 72 years. Used from 2 to 16 sutures. VERY impressed results. Plus after 3 months the Scupltra cones cause increased collagen deposition making the results even better!
Update: So there is NO confusion, there are 2 options in the Silhouette Lift Suspension Sutures. #1 Is the original Silhouette Lift sutures which are unidirectional PLL cones with a suture of prolene. #2 Is the Bi-dircetional Silhouette InstaLift Suspension Sutures using PLL cones in opposite directions on an absorbable suture. The #2 is just been released in the USA with FDA approval for mid face suspension. The #s around the world of the cases using this suspension sutures are 130,000+ and counting!!! Results are very good. It MUST be stated this is NOT a THREAD LIFT!!! There are very few certified US doctors offering these suspension bi-directional sutures at present. But training courses are being offered. So more and more doctors will become qualified.
On another note, the technique must be strictly observed. The 'u' insertion technique is incorrect use of these bi-directional suspension sutures. As was shown on the Doctor's Show recently. This "u" placement technique does not last and is NOT recommended. The correct insertion is to take advantage of the bi-dirctional forces.
Till next time. Regards Dr Darryl J Blinski, MIAMI
The silhouette lift
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The silhouette soft lift is a great procedure for mid term results
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We have had excellent short term (less than 6 month) results with the InstaLift, and have performed quite a few of them and are doing 4-5 a week. This is a minor procedure (along the lines of a filler) that, for the first time, actually shifts and lifts the facial structures to a more youthful position without appearing over done. The company's claims (based on their European data) is that the procedure lasts 18-24 months. I specialize in surgery of the aging face, but provide an integrative approach utilizing non-invasive, minimally invasive, and non-invasive procedures. This procedure is great for the patient who seeks little or no downtime, and likes a natural restorative appearance. This patient is willing to accept a 1.5-2 year result, but is not ready, or does not desire a facelift. We have done patients in every age group. While multiple fillers with ultrasound tightening procedures probably come to similar cost, the InstaLift appears more naturally rejuvenating. We have also had good luck with neck rejuvenation using the InstaLift.
Thank you for your question. The silhouette Instalift is a minimally invasive procedure that helps to support some of lax facial tissues that onset with aging. It is one of several options that are available to help address the aging process. Specifically, it helps to soften areas of the face including the nasolabial folds and the marionette region or the jowls. Resorbable bidirectional sutures with cones are used to recruit the tissue laxity away from these areas of concerns. The procedure is done in-office with local anesthesia. I use this in conjunction with other non-invasive medical treatments such as Injectables, lasers, and other collagen stimulating energy devices.
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