WHAT IS A THREADLIFT?
A thread lift is a non-surgical, minimally invasive facelift and/or body contouring procedure that uses special suture threads to “lift up” sagging skin on the neck and face, buttocks, arms and other areas. The procedure is less time-consuming than a traditional facelift or butt-lift, and there is virtually little recovery or downtime. The end result is a more refreshed, relaxed, natural and youthful appearance.
Dr. Berger offers a few types of Thread Lift options for both face and buttocks: those using our Silhouette Thread in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills and those using NovaThreads. Each technique and product offers unique advantages, so the best way to determine if which of these great procedures is right for you is to speak with Dr. Andre Berger in person. Please call today to schedule a consultation at our LA office.
The Silhouette Instalift
The Silhouette InstaLift is used to lift underlying tissue. Where procedures such as dermal filler injections or laser rejuvenation are used primarily to treat shallow signs of aging, Silhouette InstaLift is used to create lift at deeper levels.
Sometimes known by the name Silhouette Lift or Soft, Silhouette InstaLift is typically used around the cheeks and jawline in order to provide structure and youthful orientation to the face. As we age, the skin in the cheeks tends to droop, wrinkle, and sag. Silhouette InstaLift is designed to mitigate many of those signs of aging.
In Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, the Silhouette InstaLift procedure is performed under local anesthesia. The InstaLift sutures are inserted into the skin (the target depth is roughly 5mm). Once those sutures are in place, Dr. Berger can compress and “lift” the skin thanks to the bi-directional cones located along the suture.
Silhouette InstaLift threads encourage the body’s production of collagen, giving patients a one-two punch of rejuvenation: the mechanical “lift” from the suture, and the restorative powers of collagen.
The Threadlift Procedure
In general, our thread lift procedures are in-office procedures taking about 60 – 90 minutes. The patient will be given a local anesthetic and will likely not feel any discomfort or pain. Patient comfort is a paramount concern for us, so we do everything possible to ensure that patients are well taken care of.
Dr. Berger will then determine the best sites to insert the “thread” in order to achieve the desired final result. Next, Dr. Berger will begin the process of inserting the threads. The specifics of this will depend on the desired final result and the Thread Lift product employed (such as NovaThreads or Silhouette InstaLift).
This process is repeated several times in the targeted area, in order to create the desired shape and lift, again varying due to the Thread Lift product employed. In general, the entire process takes less than 30 minutes, allowing patients to resume their normal activities in short order.
A PIONEER IN THREAD LIFT PROCEDURES
Dr. Andre Berger is a pioneer in the field of Thread Lifts. He was among the first to adopt the thread lift in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and in California.
Due to this, he has a well-earned reputation as an innovator and educator to his fellow cosmetic surgeons. Because Dr. Berger always strives for the absolute best for his patients, he offers the new Novathread Lift and the Silhouette InstaLift because they offer a great new way to achieve dramatic (but natural-looking) results.
When focusing on the latest techniques and technologies, Dr. Berger is able to bring over 13 years of Thread Lift experience to help patients get the best results possible. Because of that recognized experience and expertise, Dr. Berger is a physician trainer in many Thread Lift techniques and products.
Despite the fact that they are minimally invasive, Thread Lift procedures can be quite delicate. That’s why you want to make sure to a steady, experienced, and expert cosmetic surgeon such as Dr. Berger during your procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions About Silhouette InstaLift ThreadLifts
Does Silhouette InstaLift® really work?
Yes! The Silhouette InstaLift® is the perfect treatment for patients who wish to lift, refresh and rejuvenate their mid to lower face and neck without having to deal with the hassles typically associated with traditional plastic surgery treatments. We encourage you to browse through our before and after photo gallery before coming in for your private consultation with Dr. Berger, so you can get a better feel for what you can expect when trusting Dr. Berger, one of the pioneers of threadlift treatments.
How long does Silhouette InstaLift® last?
The Silhouette InstaLift® is a long-lasting, minimally invasive solution for patients who desire the look of a facelift without the general anesthesia, cutting, scarring or down time. A Silhouette InstaLift® typically provides patients with their desired lifted results for up to two years following their initial treatment. These results can be further enhanced with additional non-surgical rejuvenation treatments like dermal fillers and injectables, energy based treatments such as laser, and microneedling with PRP and or peptides.
Is Silhouette InstaLift® painful?
Because your Silhouette InstaLift® will be performed using a local anesthetic, the procedure itself will be very comfortable. Following your Silhouette InstaLift®, it’s normal to experience mild swelling, bruising, some puckering may occur, and tenderness around your treated areas. These side effects generally resolve on their own within a week or two of treatment. Most patients are able to return to their normal daily activities, including work, within a day of their Silhouette InstaLift® treatment.
What happens after Silhouette InstaLift®?
After your Silhouette InstaLift®, we’ll ask that you ice your treated areas often and keep your head elevated as you sleep for the first three to five days of your recovery period. Patients can resume wearing makeup after 24 hours and return to their normal exercise routine after about two weeks. While you will see some results of your Silhouette InstaLift® immediately, ultimate results will appear once all swelling subsides, and collagen production begins to build. This happens about three to six months following your treatment.
How many times can you have a Silhouette InstaLift®?
Patients are able to follow-up with regular Silhouette InstaLift® treatments when they find that their results have faded, and their threads have fully dissolved. Most patients are satisfied with the results of their initial Silhouette InstaLift® treatment for 12-24 months following their treatment. Dr. Berger and his team may ask that you wait at least 12 months before considering receiving another Silhouette InstaLift®.
How is Silhouette Instalift done?
The Silhouette InstaLift is performed with small dissolvable threads, called sutures. These threads are inserted into the skin and provide an instant lifting effect. Each thread is carefully placed to ensure optimal, long-lasting results.
How long does Silhouette Instalift last?
The Silhouette InstaLift creates results that last an average of 18 months. However, practicing healthy lifestyle habits can help prolong your results.
How much does Silhouette Instalift cost?
The cost of a Silhouette InstaLift procedure can vary depending on the extent of treatment needed. Fortunately, the cost of treatment is made much more affordable thanks to the availability of various financing options.
What happens to the threads in a Thread Lift?
Over time, the threads from the Silhouette InstaLift will dissolve in the skin. During this process, collagen production will be stimulated in the body. This means that as the threads dissolve, the body will replace them with natural collagen. For this reason, the Silhouette InstaLift provides surprisingly natural and long-lasting results.
Am I a Thread Lift candidate?
The best Silhouette InstaLift candidates are in good physical condition and have normal skin thickness. If you had a prior surgical facelift and are currently experiencing sagging skin, you may be an ideal candidate.nnThis procedure is also an excellent option for younger men and women who would like to delay the signs of aging or achieve subtle rejuvenation results in the brow, cheek, jowls, or neck. In general, our Silhouette InstaLift and Thread/Suture Lift patients have the following characteristics:nnSagging, old-looking skin around the face or jawlinenLoss of volume or structure in the facenA desire to avoid invasive surgery, either due to medical reasons or personal preferencenA desire to avoid general anesthesianRealistic expectations about what this procedure can accomplishnnBecause Silhouette InstaLift procedures can be used in various places on the body, each patient requires an individualized consultation with Dr. Berger, during which we will discuss the best way to achieve your results. If you are interested in a Butt Thread Lift procedure, please visit that procedure page to get more information.
Recovery and results?
Patients who undergo the Silhouette InstaLift are usually able to resume normal activities quite quickly. There may be some bruising or swelling after the procedure, but this should subside within 1-5 days.nnSome Thread Lift results will be noticeable nearly instantly. Our Los Angeles InstaLift patients consistently remark on how the new volume and structure make them look younger and feel more confident. A Thread Lift facial rejuvenation procedure will make the patient look more youthful and rejuvenated.