Save Your Money for Injectables And/or Surgery.

I am 52 years old. I've had Botox and filler for...

I am 52 years old. I've had Botox and filler for the past 5 years or so with good results.

I saw the Silhouette Instalift profiled on Good Morning America with a well known plastic surgeon here in Chicago. I decided this was a perfect procedure for me. The price of the procedure "starts at $3000" according to the GMA story.

I went to see this very doctor for a consult that was $250 (deducted from procedure if I went ahead with it). He told me and I quote, "you are the perfect person for this procedure." He did not mention doing any other procedures in conjunction with the Silhouette Instalift.

The reason he said I was the "perfect candidate" is because I have nice skin and very early signs of sagging (aka jowls). Reflecting back on that consult appointment, I didn't ask enough questions. I should've asked to see Before and After pics and I should've asked about the possibility of getting no results....because that's what I results....or results so subtle that you'd never spend $4500 for something that no one can see.

I scheduled the appointment. The procedure itself, after getting several uncomfortable numbing shots all around my jawline, was relatively painless. I looked hella weird right after the procedure, but the swelling and puncture marks went down within hours. I didn't bruise. I was out and about the next day wearing makeup.

It's now been almost two weeks since the procedure. I see no results. I still have the mild sag that I wanted to get rid of. I realize this is not surgery -- but really? No results or results so minor that I can't see them at all and not one person has mentioned anything about how I look? Certainly not worth $4500.

I also paid $1200 for a syringe of Dysport for my elevens-- which is appalling.

I follow up with him in a couple of weeks. I'm guessing I'm s--- out of luck since I do remember one line of the last minute liability release I signed minutes before my procedure that stated -- "may not have any results." Do not waste your money on this procedure. You will get better results with injectables.

After I go to the follow-up appointment I will post pics. I took a before pic and took the same pic at the same time of day in the same location of my home. In a side by side you can see there's no difference.

I am heartbroken about spending that much money because I don't have it. Poop.

Still looking for results....

I keep thinking maybe some magical collagen fairy will wake me up one morning and I could see something for my $4500. Nope. Nothing. Sometimes I think I even look worse. I go back to see doc for follow-up on December 9. If he doesn't give me some explanation, a refund, some free filler...something for the nothing that I got -- I am going to shout his name to the rooftops as far as I can so that no one else wastes their hard earned money on this nonsense. Ladies.....stick with botox and filler. They work. It's proven. Do not....I not waste your money on a Silhouette Instalift. The only lift you'll get is money being lifted from your wallet.
Dr. Not Going To Say Right Now

He is a pleasant man.

3 out of 5 stars Overall rating
3 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
4 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
3 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
2 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
3 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
4 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
3 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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