Silhouette ThreadLift Austin
Dr. Sneed is the number one provider of Silhouette Suture ThreadLift in Austin For patients who desire a younger, more lifted appearance of the face, neck, and brow without undergoing a facelift or brow lift, a new minimally invasive procedure is available. FDA-approved Silhouette Sutures are thin, flexible sutures that are threaded underneath the skin to rejuvenate sagging foreheads, eyebrows and cheeks. When the threads are gently pulled, tiny absorbable cones and knots lift the sagging tissue into a subtly higher, more youthful position that reflects the patient’s natural facial contours. The sutures are left in place to maintain the effects, which are further enhanced and supported over time as the body produces natural collagen and elastin fibers around the threads. An Austin Silhouette Threadlift takes about an hour under local anesthesia. Silhouette Suture Threads are so small they can’t be seen even in patients with pale or thin skin. They are made of polypropylene, a non-absorbable material used for years in many different surgeries. Mild bruising and swelling may last for up to a week. Many Austin Silhouette Threadlift patients actually drive themselves home from the office after the procedure. There are typically no visible scars and the beneficial lifting effects typically last for 3 to 5 years. Many of our patients have already had previous facelifts or brow lifts and now want additional lifting without the trauma of major surgery. An Austin Silhouette Threadlift is the ideal lifting procedure for those who do not want or do not need a full surgical facelift.
Do You Need A Silhouette Threadlift?
Gravity is working against us. As we get older all our skin tissues sag and droop to some degree. How many times have you looked in the mirror and simply pulled up your face and thought how much better you look with that slight lift? Everybody knows that facelift surgical procedures do just that. But, many people also have concerns about general anesthesia, complications, scarring, and achieving the dreaded “over done” look. For people who want a significant lift, but are not ready or do not want to have a full facelift, an Austin Silhouette Threadlift procedure may be just right. Most people tug upwardly on their cheeks when reviewing their image in the mirror. They are often bothered by the lines between the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds). Filling these areas is a good idea and will definitely help you look younger. Less filler can often be used and the effects will last longer by combining filler with a Silhouette Threadlift. This is an in-office procedure done under local anesthesia. It’s safe and effective, providing a lift that is about 60% of what a full facelift could provide. It lasts 3 to 5 years. If you are wondering how it works, non-absorbable, specially made sutures are placed in your face according to where you need a lift. Brow, cheek, jowl, and neck lifts are possible. The sutures are placed just under the skin through a small incision made inside the hairline so no scarring is visible whatsoever. The specially made sutures gently lift the facial tissues and provide a structural matrix to restore fallen tissues and slow the aging process. They also stimulate the formation of new collagen which further helps the lifting process over time. There may be some temporary bruising and swelling, as well as a need to be gentle with your face for a few weeks after the procedure. For information on our other facial procedures, such as Austin Photofacial or EndyMed Pro skin-tightening technology, please contact us by filling out the form.