Q. Is Silhouette InstaLift good for mid face for 33 years old? I am 33 years old and am thinking to get minimum Silhouette InstaLift on my mid face, I have few questions : 1-How long is the recovery? 2-What are the side effects? Will the threading holes creates scares? or you can feel the cones ? 3- I have a little volume in my mid cheek, will the Silhouette InstaLift make it look worst? 4- does it make the face, even more, tighter over time? What if I want mini lift but not too much? 5-how long it last ?
A. Without a proper evaluation, it is most difficult to make specific recommendations.
When Silhouette InstaLift (SIL) is performed by a talented and skilled surgeon, it is an excellent “in-between” option where soft tissue lifting is desired but not enough skin laxity exists for a skin redraping and excision. Your concerns are real and must be reviewed with a experienced, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon knowledgeable in facial anatomy, layers of the facial tissues, ability to mold, compress and redistribute facial tissues using minimally invasive and surgical techniques.
Proper placement of the suture and cones will not be noticeable. Advanced use of the SIL will create mild swelling and minimal bruising in my experience. Since the suspension sutures themselves stimulate collage along the threaded path but not the rest of the facial tissues, other collagen induction techniques may be recommended at the same time. These include: Sculptra injection, facial skin undermining, ThermiTIGHT, Obagi ZO Skin Health tretinoin or retinol stimulation, microneedling and others.
I hope this is helpful. Please obtain consultation(s) with skilled SIL (and prior Contour ThreadLift) surgeons. All the best!
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