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Silhouette InstaLift® | Thread Lift

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Do you need a little lift here or there, but aren’t yet ready for a formal facelift or neck lift? Silhouette InstaLift may be just the thing you need! Silhouette InstaLift is a minimally invasive, office-based cosmetic facelift procedure that is for anyone who desires a more youthful, rested look to their brow, cheek, jawline and neck.1

Minimally-Invasive Face and Neck Lift In San Diego

The Silhouette InstaLift utilizes a revolutionary ‘micro-suspension’ cone technology to help reposition and secure the soft tissues of your face and/or neck. By carefully threading these temporary sutures under the skin, the specially designed cones help ‘grab’ onto the surrounding soft tissues and provide an immediate lifting effect.

The actual threads and cones are made of the same suture material plastic surgeons use everyday during cosmetic procedures. Eventually, the suture material gradually gets absorbed by the body over a 6-9 month period. As your body heals around the threads and cones as it activates the natural collagen production pathways that further contribute to a more youthful and refreshed appearance.2

Candidates For Silhouette InstaLift

The best candidates for InstaLift are those seeking a non-surgical treatment option for unwanted sagging and/or visible signs of aging in the cheeks, jowls or neck line. Ideal candidates are men and women who have healthy skin. Silhouette InstaLift is not appropriate for those with very thin facial skin, or excessively heavy skin due to advanced aging.3

Your Silhouette InstaLift Consultation

Our expert cosmetic providers will carefully analyze your individual face and neck features to help determine the best approach for your InstaLift procedure. We’ll work with you to develop a treatment plan which will include the number threads required to achieve your desired result. For example, some patients will only need four InstaLift threads to help lift their cheek and jowl while others might require eight threads to achieve a similar cosmetic enhancement.

Silhouette InstaLift Treatment

The entire treatment is done in the office setting using just local anesthesia. Meaning, you don’t have to be put to sleep to have the Silhouette InstaLift! The procedure takes about 45 minutes to one hour to complete depending on the number of threads placed.

Silhouette InstaLift Recovery

Immediately after your InstaLift treatment, we’ll provide you with cold packs to apply to the skin. Most InstaLift patients will experience mild bruising and swelling while some will also note some redness around the insertion sites. In a great majority of patients, non-narcotic medication is sufficient to control the minor discomfort associated with the lift procedure. It’s best to avoid makeup for at least one day, sleep on your back for at least three nights, and refrain from washing or rubbing your face aggressively.

Silhouette InstaLift Results

The Silhouette InstaLift procedure will typically provide patients with results that last between 12-24 months in duration.

Planning Your Silhouette InstaLift Treatment*

Average Cost: $3,500
Average Procedure Time: 1 hour
Average Recovery Time: 2-3 days

*Procedure pricing and individual results can vary. You’ll receive a custom treatment plan and detailed pricing during your consultation.


FAQs About Silhouette InstaLift

What’s the difference between InstaLift and PDO Threads?

PDO threads and Silhouette InstaLift are both used to lift and tighten facial tissue using biocompatible sutures. The main difference is in the shape of the sutures; whereas PDO threads can be barbed, smooth, or curved, InstaLift threads are interspersed with microscopic cones which grab more tissue and provide more of a lifting effect than PDO threads.

Is InstaLift Safe?

Yes, in fact InstaLift is the only absorbable suture for cosmetic facial treatments that is FDA-cleared.

How Much Does InstaLift Cost?

The cost of InstaLift can vary depending on the patient’s individual needs and cosmetic goals, however the average price of InstaLift is $3,500.

Are There Any Other Treatments I Can Combine With InstaLift to Optimize My Results?

Yes, many of our patients prefer to add-on other non-surgical cosmetic enhancements such as Botox, microneedling, or injectable fillers for added volume and facial contour.

1 Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America. Silhouette Instalift: Benefits to a Facial Plastic Surgery Practice. Available: Accessed June 29, 2021.
2 Aesthetic Surgery Journal. Nonsurgical Tissue Repositioning: Analysis of Long-Term Results and Patient Satisfaction From 100 Absorbable Suture Suspension Cases. Available: Accessed June 29, 2021.
3 Silhouette InstaLift. FAQs. Available: Accessed June 29, 2021.

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