The Non-Surgical Facelift Just Got a LIFT with Silhouette InstaLift™
Some of the changes that come with aging are as expected as they are unwanted: lines, wrinkles, and folds near the eyes, nose, and mouth for instance. Yet sadly for most of us, the changes in our appearance go far beyond the expected lines and wrinkles: the loss of elastin and collagen in our skin can lead to skin that sags and hangs and facial contours that no longer look as fresh and young as they once did. Despite amazing advances in non-invasive facial rejuvenation techniques, the most powerful corrective procedure to address these common concerns is a surgical facelift. Yet a surgical facelift is not the right answer for every patient: some may not feel they are ready for that level of rejuvenation, while others may not be interested in the expense and/or the downtime required by a facelift.*
The Silhouette InstaLift™ offers a non-surgical alternative! This new, minimally-invasive facelift delivers dramatic facial rejuvenation by lifting and securing the underlying tissues of the skin and improving facial volume from the inside! Board Certified plastic surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, with offices in Richmond, VA and Vienna, VA, continue to pursue their commitment to cutting-edge aesthetic technology by offering this amazing new facelift technology. This non-surgical facelift is perfect for anyone concerned about fine lines and wrinkles and sagging facial contours, but who is not interested in or are not yet ready for a surgical facelift. Silhouette InstaLift™ uses a re-absorbable suture and bidirectional cones to lift and stabilize the tissues of the mid-face, delivering dramatic improvement through the renewed natural stimulation of collagen. The result is a smooth, youthful, naturally-beautiful appearance without the expense and downtime of facelift surgery!*
The Silhouette InstaLift™ Technology
The Silhouette InstaLift™ utilizes a small suture threaded with bidirectional cones. Both the suture and the cones are made of Polyglycolide/L-lactide, a very safe biomedical copolymer that will be naturally reabsorbed by the body over time. When correctly placed at a depth of about 5mm within the subcutaneous tissues of the skin, the smooth cones lift, position, and stabilize the tissues of the skin, while the bidirectional placement of the cones helps the stabilization by literally squeezing and holding the tissues in place.
The placement of the suture and cones offers immediate lift to your facial contours, but incredibly, the improvement will continue once you leave the office! The placement of the sutures actually stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen. As new pockets of collagen gradually encapsulate the sutures and cones, the lift and volume of your mid-face contours is enhanced for a youthful, healthy appearance.*
The Minimally-Invasive Silhouette InstaLift™ Procedure
The non-surgical, minimally-invasive Silhouette InstaLift™ is performed in our comfortable offices in either of our Richmond or Vienna locations. The procedure generally takes between 30 and 45 minutes and does not require general anesthesia. The face will first be numbed with a local anesthesia, then the proprietary Silhouette Instalift™ threaded cones will be carefully and precisely placed into the facial tissues with a very small needle. The cones will be positioned in a bidirectional fashion with the openings facing each other, squeezing the tissues and enhancing the lift of the mid-face contours.*
The procedure does not require any recovery time and most patients are able to return to their regular activities quickly. Common side effects include swelling and bruising at the injection site, and as with all facial procedures, there can be a small risk of infection, nerve damage, and internal bleeding. The subtle yet dramatic lift delivered by the Silhouette InstaLift™ is immediately visible and will continue to improve over several months. Silhouette InstaLift™ has been shown to deliver lasting results for up to 18 months until the suture is completely reabsorbed by the body.*
Contact the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery
At the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, with offices conveniently located in Richmond and Tyson’s Corner, our ultimate goal is to ensure you achieve naturally-gorgeous results that reflect your inner beauty and vitality, while providing you with excellent medical care that maintains and supports your health and well-being. Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin are both Board Certified in plastic surgery with extensive specialized training and decades of experience, enabling them to stay abreast of the latest advancements in cosmetic surgery and non-surgical rejuvenation procedures. Their dedication to the powerful combination of cutting-edge techniques, open and honest communication, and a patient-centric philosophy is sure to maximize your safety and comfort.*
If you are interested in learning more about a non-surgical facelift with Silhouette InstaLift™, or you would like more information on any of our surgical or non-surgical rejuvenation procedures, we encourage you to contact the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery to schedule an appointment today. We look forward to hearing from you!
*DISCLAIMER: Individual results may vary. Results are neither guaranteed nor permanent. All patients must have realistic expectations of what plastic surgery and/or non-surgical procedures can achieve.