What is the Silhouette Soft Thread Lift?
Suitable for both men and women, Silhouette Soft® Thread Lift is a safe and effective contouring treatment for redefining your facial structure without the cost and rigours of surgery. It involves inserting a highly discreet thread (or sutures) under your skin, which is tightened to give you a natural, long-lasting lifting effect. Lost volume is restored, and fine lines and wrinkles are instantly reduced. Importantly, the procedure also allows you to maintain your facial movements and expressions – with results that look 100% natural.
Silhouette Soft® Thread Lift can be used to redefine various parts of your face, including the jawline, cheeks and mid-face area, your eyebrows, and neck. It can also be used to tighten the skin in specific areas of the body, such as the abdomen, arms and legs. See our gallery at the bottom of this page for some of the amazing results that Silhouette Soft® has produced.
How does Silhouette Soft work?
There are two main functions that make Silhouette Soft® Thread Lift such a popular choice among clients. The first concerns the actual application process itself; by skillfully inserting the thread at specific points under your skin, the doctor can give your face an immediate lifting and tightening effect, compensating for the previous loss of volume. Furthermore, the procedure also allows the doctor to subtly reshape your problem areas by compressing and elevating the skin’s tissue using the thread.
Silhouette Soft®’s other key function is that it produces a gradual and natural regenerating effect that continues long after treatment. Comprising of polylactic acid, the thread is slowly and naturally absorbed into the skin after application. This process triggers your body’s collagen cells to produce even further collagen and help restore lost volume to the face, thus slowing – and even reversing – the ageing process for many months to come.
Note that during your comprehensive, no-obligation consultation, your doctor will discuss your individual concerns, and choose the appropriate suture entry points, accordingly.
How long does the Silhouette Soft Thread Lift take to work?
Silhouette Soft Thread Lift procedures usually last around 30 minutes and the retightening effect is instantly visible. These effects are long-lasting, too – up to 18 months, as Silhouette Soft stimulates its own production of collagen. The components of Silhouette Soft are also natural and entirely absorbable by your own body.
Note that our doctor will provide you with post-treatment recommendations and an aftercare programme to follow to ensure the best possible result. Sometimes there may be very minor bruising or swelling after treatment, so it may take several days for the “true” final outcome to be enjoyed.
Is the Silhouette Soft Thread Lift also suitable for the body?
Yes, the Silhouette Soft Thread Lift can also be a fantastic solution for dealing with saggy skin in specific areas of the body, such as the abdomen. This before/after video shows the results of a patient who was treated for excess skin in the upper abdomen, as performed by Dr. Liakas. Click the play button to compare results.
What is the downtime with the Silhouette Soft Thread Lift?
Procedures involve minimal downtime, and in most cases, you can resume most normal activities soon after. However, you will likely experience minor inflammation at the suture insertion points. This is normal and required. Other possible side-effects can include minor pain, swelling and bruising. All of these should pass quickly.
Generally speaking, the recovery period for Silhouette Soft can vary depending on a variety of factors, and usually takes a few days, but can last up to two weeks. Your doctor will discuss expectations and aftercare with you during your no-obligation consultation.
Does the Silhouette Soft Thread Lift hurt?
All procedures are performed under local anaesthetic and are therefore pain-free. However, due to the sutures being inserted into the subcutaneous tissue, you may experience a low level of discomfort. Once the suture has been applied, our doctor massages the area to obtain the desired lifting effect. The non-inserted ends of the suture are cut off.
How many Silhouette Soft treatments are needed?
Only one treatment is required. However, results are not permanent (up to 18 months), so you may wish to consider a repeat session once the initial procedure has run its course.
Any cons with Silhouette Soft?
Silhouette Soft is a fantastic and less-invasive alternative to a surgical facelift. However, the procedure is not suitable for patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding, patients with active sepsis or infection, patients with an active (or history of) autoimmune disease, and patients who are unwilling or unable to follow post-treatment recommendations.