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Silhouette Threadlift: Non-Surgical Face Lifting

Information About Non-Surgical Threadlift Facelift with Dr. Andrew Jacono in New York, NY

What Is a Silhouette Threadlift?

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The Silhouette Threadlift is a non-surgical facelift procedure. Its goal is to make patients’ faces look younger, tighter, and more lifted. It targets the entire face, including the neck and brow regions, without the need for any incisions. Dr. Jacono is considered one of the top facial plastic surgeons in New York and specializes in minimally invasive procedures like the Silhouette Threadlift.

The Silhouette Threadlift is an FDA-approved procedure that uses thin, flexible sutures to lift sagging areas of the face. These areas include the cheeks, the eyebrows, the forehead, and the neck. Usually, the threads are placed just beneath the surface of the skin and are then used to lift sagging tissue into a better position. This allows patients to look considerably younger.

The silhouette sutures are left in place to provide the necessary support for lifted areas. As the body produces new collagen, the sutures are further supported and held in place more permanently. Collagen and fibers grow around the threads, continuously increasing stability.  

Silhouette sutures are made of a non-absorbable material called polypropylene. Polypropylene has been used for many years in other kinds of aesthetic and non-cosmetic surgery. They are so small and thin that they are virtually undetectable from under the skin.

In summary, the following areas of the face can be lifted with a Silhouette Threadlift:

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What Is a Non-Surgical Facelift?

A non-surgical facelift, like the Silhouette Threadlift, is a procedure that does not use invasive means to achieve its aesthetic ends. Put simply, there are no incisions, no deeper cuts, and no dramatic structural manipulation.

Non-surgical facelifts are especially popular among younger patients who do not yet want to undergo surgery. While non-surgical results do not last as long as surgical ones, non-invasive procedures provide somewhat long-term relief. They also offer more immediate results and require no considerable downtime.

The benefits of non-surgical facelifts, including the Silhouette Threadlift, are:

  • Immediate results
  • A lifted, more youthful appearance
  • Considerably shorter procedure time
  • Shorter and much less painful recovery time

What to Expect from a Silhouette Threadlift

The Silhouette Threadlift is performed under local anesthesia. This means that the patient is fully awake and conscious during the procedure. However, local anesthesia completely numbs the treatment areas, eliminating pain. The procedure itself takes between 45 minutes and 1 hour to complete. After treatment, patients may experience mild bruising and swelling. These symptoms should subside on their own within a week.  

Since the Silhouette Threadlift is a non-surgical technique, most patients can drive themselves home right after the procedure. This makes it an ideal solution for patients who want a more youthful appearance without the consequences of downtime.

Patients will be able to see results immediately.

How Long Does a Silhouette Threadlift last?

Although the longevity of results varies, most patients report that they still look rejuvenated up to 5 years after a Silhouette Threadlift. This is because the sutures used to lift the face are non-dissolvable and strengthen with the production of new, healthy collagen.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Silhouette Threadlift?

Good candidates for a Silhouette Threadlift are healthy men and women over the age of 30 looking for an immediate solution to facial aging. Those who want the dramatic results of a facelift without the need for invasive surgery may also be strong candidates for this procedure.

As we age, our skin and underlying tissues lose their elasticity and begin to droop and sag. For men and women who are just beginning to see these unfortunate signs of aging, the Silhouette Threadlift is a wonderful choice. It is also a great treatment for patients who have had a facelift procedure over 10 years ago and want to restore some of that lifting.

About Dr. Andrew Jacono

Dr. Jacono is a dual board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with over twenty years of experience. He has extensive expertise not only in surgical solutions but also in non-invasive treatments. He often performs Silhouette ThreadLift and provides some of the most comprehensive results possible.

To learn more about the Silhouette Threadlift, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jacono, please fill out our online consultation form. If you would prefer to speak to one of our patient care specialists, please call our New York City office at 212-570-2500. You can also call our Great Neck, Long Island location at 516-773-4646. We will be happy to assist you.

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