Silhouette InstaLift is a minimally invasive treatment that provides a mid-face lift for a younger, more refreshed look. The procedure provides instant results which are visible yet discreet. Stimulation of fibroblast activation and production of collagen gives a gradual effect of more volume in your face. The procedure takes about 45 minutes and recovery time is minimal.

What is a Silhouette InstaLift?

Silhouette InstaLift is a revolutionary method of lifting the deeper layers of the skin, giving a new definition to your mid-face contours without the use of injections, lasers or major surgery. The results of the Silhouette InstaLift are dual: a lifting of the mid-face tissue which instantly creates a younger look, and a long-lasting, gradual stimulation of collagen production resulting in plumper, naturally younger-looking skin.

Silhouette InstaLift threads are made from a polymer which has been successfully used in medical procedures for over 30 years. It was approved by the FDA in 2005 and has a track record of being extremely safe.

Your Silhouette InstaLift treatment

Before you go ahead with your treatment, your first step will be an in-depth consultation to ensure Silhouette InstaLift is the best procedure for you, and to tailor the treatment to your needs. No other special preparation is required. The treatment will be in our office and require about 45 minutes. After a local anesthetic is administered, your Silhouette InstaLift sutures will be placed into the sub-cutaneous tissue and adjusted to achieve the desired look. The sutures do not need to be removed later, as they are fully absorbed by the body in time. This stimulates collagen production, giving the skin more volume and a younger look.

What to expect after your Silhouette InstaLift

Pain and discomfort during the procedure are minimal, as a local anesthetic is used to numb the surrounding tissue. After the sutures are placed, you may experience minor swelling, bruising, or pain as the result of a minor inflammatory response. This is normal and should subside after a few days. Your skin will be more sensitive right after your treatment. Be gentle when washing and drying your face and avoid makeup for the first 24 hours. Direct sunlight and high-impact sports such as running should be avoided for two weeks after your procedure. After your treatment you should see an instant yet discreet lift of the mid-face, giving a more youthful look. Stimulation of collagen production will be gradual, and its effects will improve over time.

Are you a candidate for Silhouette InstaLift?

Silhouette InstaLift is best suited to women and men who have sagging facial skin which is neither very rough nor very thin. If you have very soft facial tissue, the implants may be noticeable. If your skin is sagging but otherwise of good quality, and you would like to achieve a natural, younger look without any major surgery, Silhouette InstaLift may be suitable for you. You may not be a candidate for the procedure if you have any known allergy or sensitivity to the plastic biomaterial, or if you have an active infection in your body.

Silhouette InstaLift or facelift?

Silhouette InstaLift and facelift surgery are two separate procedures that each have their own benefits and risks. The best treatment for you will depend upon the current condition of your skin and your aesthetic goals, as well as various other aspects. Dr. Ridha is an accomplished double board-certified plastic surgeon with many years of experience. He is known for taking the time to really listen to his patients and will competently guide you in determining the most suitable procedure for you.

Silhouette InstaLift:

  • The procedure is performed under local anesthetic.
  • Swelling and bruising disappear after a few days.
  • Silhouette InstaLift is a minimally invasive treatment, with minimal recovery time.
  • Most suitable for patients who already have decent skin quality with up to moderate laxity.
  • Effects generally last for about 18 months to two years.


  • Surgery is performed under anesthesia.
  • A facelift is a major surgery where excess facial skin is removed.
  • Recovery time is longer.
  • Effects of a facelift last longer – up to about 15 years.
  • Suitable for patients with a wider range of skin complaints, including deep creases, loss of muscle tone, loose skin, and displaced fat.

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