How Does The Procedure Work?
The procedure begins by first identifying the problem areas of excess skin
and marking out where each suture – or stitch – should be placed.
Some local anaesthetic is then injected to make the procedure a pain free experience. The stitches contain small cones along their length (similar, if you like, to barbed wire) and are inserted using long needles. After the stitches are in place they are then pulled back to re-suspend the skin and soft tissues, whilst the small cones along their length anchor the tissues in their new – more youthful – position.
The benefit of this technique is that it is a truly minimally invasive way of lifting the skin. Previous ‘thread lift’ techniques have used small incisions behind the hairline and behind the ear to insert the sutures and so have been associated with significant bruising, swelling and ‘down time’ afterwards. The Silhouette Soft lift however has no cutting or scarring and very minimal down time – most patients resume normal activities immediately and go back to work the very next day.