Silhouette Lift

VIPS Now Offers Silhouette Lift – A Minimally Invasive Way to Lift Facial SkinAround the age of 40, most people experience considerable facial aging signs and the starting of face and cheek sagging. People who want to avoid traditional facelift plastic surgery now have the minimally invasive option of silhouette lift to restore a smoother and more youthful looking face and neck.

The cutting edge silhouette lift procedure involves no general anesthesia, no hospitalization and no significant downtime. The procedure can be completed in-office, using a local anesthestic, in less than 45 minutes. The patient can return to their normal routine in about two days.

Within two weeks, the face would recover its supple and natural aspect, and any signs of the procedure would disappear. The Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery (VIPS), led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin, provides silhouette lift to patients in Richmond, Virginia, and surrounding locations in this part of the Mother of States.


The innovative Silhouette Lift technique involves the use of FDA approved Silhouette Sutures, which is a unique suspension thread. The procedure is designed to lift and reposition sagging mid face tissue without requiring plastic surgery. The absorbable cones of Silhouette Sutures provide strong traction when lifting the soft tissue, resulting in a substantive facial lift.

The sutures are attached to the temporal fascia, which requires a micro incision to be created above the hairline. The procedure is completed in multiple stages, which include insertion, deployment, anchoring, suspension and fixation. Areas that are successfully improved with silhouette lift include the jowls, the nasolabial folds, the expression lines, the brows and the neck.


Silhouette Lift procedure offers numerous advantages, which have made it an increasingly sought after cosmetic technique. Some of the key benefits include:

The sutures are produced from a biocompatible material, which has been used for years in the medical industry. Silhouette sutures are highly innovative. They avoid tissue damage because they are not barbed. The small re-absorbable cones anchor themselves in the deep tissue to lift the sagging tissue. The fibrosis around the suture creates a much stronger suspension mechanism than traditional approaches. The procedure removes facial tiredness and produces natural looking, rejuvenated face. The treatment can be completed in just one session. Silhouette lift causes no side effects and creates predictable results.

Other Aspects

People around the age of 40 and above who are beginning to experience facial sagging can make ideal candidates for silhouette lift. The procedure can be completed in about 45 minutes for the face and 25 minutes for the neck. In about 10 days after the treatment, all the marks will disappear and full results will be established.

The face will appear refreshed and less tired, but the results will be subtle and natural looking. Results with Silhouette sutures can typically last for about four years. The sutures are not absorbable, which means the traction and the suspension effects will be long lasting. The unique design of the hollow cones is harmless and the sutures are unbreakable.

Notable and profound plastic surgeons at VIPS receive patients from Richmond, Virginia, and other communities and neighborhoods in this area of the country for a silhouette lift.

For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit

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