- Silhouette - Lift
- Who is candidate for Silhouette Lift procedure ?
- The first consultation
- Review about The Silhouette Lift technique
- Risks and complications
Plastic surgical procedures have to be performed by plastic surgeons!
Tightening of the face is not only popular in the older age-groups. Above the age of 40 the middle an lower parts of the face start loosen, thus we see ourselves older, than we are. The revolutionary new method of Silhouette Lift face lifting technology is the most ideal method for the treatment of the deeper wrinkles, for example: nasal-mouth corner fold and marionette wrinkles. The Silhouette Lift can be combined with other face rejuvenation methods, eg.: wrinkle lifting, endoscopic forehead plasty, blepharoplasty, jowl liposuction. In a well-chosen case with the Silhouette Lift you can postpone the date of more complicated operations with years. This new face lift technique gives back the fullness and tightness of the middle face and also smoothens the skin on the neck. All of these make your appearance more youthful.
Just drag your facial skin back- and upward, and if You like the result, You are candidate for the operation. Aging of the skin is a physiological process. The amount of collagen and flexible filaments of the skin is decreasing, parallel to this the elasticity in the skin will decrease as well. The skin begins to loosen on the face and neck, the effect of the gravity will be more and more expressed. Because of the atrophy of the skin and the underlying tissue the skin will loosen and sag. This wrinkles which are physiologically presented, will be more deeper and new wrinkles will be presented. This process occurs in different ages in the different persons and progress by different velocity. Beyond the individual factors certain factors strongly influence and speed up the natural aging of the skin. This factors are the ethnic background, weather conditions ( number of sunny days, humidity, wind, temperature fluctuations ), excessive sunbathing, lifestyle habits ( excessive stress, excessive consumption of alcohol and nicotin, insufficient sleep, lack of relaxation ), certain diseases ( hepatic diseases, artherosclerosis, high blood pressure, diabetes, taking medication for a permanent period ). As much exposure of ultraviolet radiation the skin gets through the life, as bigger the lesion in the skin. These malformations are more visible on the face and neck. Because of these malformations You look more older than You really feel yourself. The Silhouette Lift is a new face lift technique, which is performed with local anaesthetic in less than 45 minutes and without any hospitalisation. This modern face lift method is a single procedure, does not have side effects and we can forget the huge plastic surgical operation and the accompanying load, operational risks, general anaesthesy and hospitalisation. It belongs to the minimal invasive, so called ’lunch-time’ procedures.
The Silhouette Lift is a new technique which is performed by threads with minimal strain. It is for the lifting of the sagging components of the face. The Silhouette threads have a strong and long-lasting dragging effect on the lifted tissues, which have a fixing-suspensional point at the temporal region. By the Silhouette Lift the loosened, sagging and wrinkled skin will be tightened, but the removal of the excess skin is not necessary. Because of the short recovery period the patient can go back to the every day activities after 2-3 days. The final result can be seen almost directly after the procedure. Two weeks after the operation the face gets back its natural and youthful appearance. The skin on the face and neck will become again smooth and youthful. It is a natural expectation that the women and men wants to have tight skin on their face and neck, thus their lines can remain youthful. The very new Silhouette Lift technique gives back the elasticity of the skin on the face and neck, the fullness of the middle face, thus enhances the youthful appearance and self-confidence.
WHO IS CANDIDATE FOR SILHOUETTE LIFT PROCEDURE?
- You look more older than You really feel yourself.
- Deep wrinkles and folds on the face.
- Deep wrinkles around the nose and mouth.
- The jawline softens into jowls, and beneath the chin, another chin or vertical folds appear at the front of the neck.
- Deep wrinkles on the cheeks and pouches in the face.
- Loosened skin, wrinkles, vertical folds and fat deposits in the neck.
The Silhouette Lift can help in all of these. It is successfully used in other areas as well, not just in plastic surgery as a face lift technique. The reconstruction decreases the operational risk and recovery time but gives a perfect result. It can be used for the treatment of the malfunction of the facial nerve or other reconstructive procedures as well. Because of its operational method the Silhouette Lift technique is the most secure technique nowadays. The threads which were uniquely created, prohibit the refraction or fraction under the skin and do not have any damaging effects. Thus the result is long-lasting. The Silhouette Lift can not correct all the expectations -sometimes unreal-, which were dreamt by the patients. We can not resolve everything with this procedure. On the one hand it has limits by the techniques of the operation, on the other hand just only those corrections can be performed which are fit to the harmony of the face. The Silhouette Lift is not a solution for the excessive fat deposits around the upper eyelids and the jowl. It will not eliminate totally the wrinkles around the mouth. These malformations can be eliminated, but this revolutionary new face lift technique has to be complemented by other procedures (wrinkle lifting, endoscopic forehead surgery, plastic surgery of the upper and lower eyelids, laser rejuvenation).
The Silhouette Lift threads and this technique have those European Union and American certificates which ensure its security: FDA and CE certificates. The technique only can be performed by certified plastic surgeons.
THE FIRST CONSULTATION
At the consultation we will discuss Your problems, expectations and desired outcome. We will talk about everything which is in connection with the facial rejuvenation and important in the aspect of the procedure. We will examine the face, the shape of the head and the hairline border, and their proportions to each other. We will put attention to the genetic factors, which can influence the operational plan. We will draw attention to the asymmetry and the neural affection. We will check the quality of the facial skin and the quality and quantity of the fat tissue. There is asymmetry which even can not be corrected with the well-performed facial rejuvenation. We will give You some advices about those procedures, which can reconstruct the facial appearance. These are usually performed together with the Silhouette Lift: wrinkle lifting, endoscopic forehead plasty, plastic surgery of the upper and lower eyelids, rhinoplasty, laser rejuvenation.
We will take some photographs –from different directions- about the present condition. The photographs allow the patients to examine and evaluate the face from different directions. If there are deeper wrinkles on the face, the facial rejuvenation surgery by itself is not sufficient, other procedures can be necessary to be performed. The necessity of this we will decide together with the patient. We will show You the expected result of the operation in front of a mirror.
You will be asked about Your medical conditions, medical treatment, drug allergies, use of current medications and previous surgeries, procedures. It is very important to get accurate information about every medical conditions to plan the procedure with the best thoughtfulness. After the proper information the well-planned facial rejuvenation will ensure You the biggest satisfaction.
REVIEW ABOUT THE SILHOUETTE LIFT TECHNIQUE
THINGS TO DO BEFORE THE OPERATION
Before this facial rejuvenation technique it is very rare that we need whatever kind of examinations. If You smoke, take aspirin or other blood thinner medications, or any anti-inflammatory drugs or other medications, please let us know! This drugs can increase bleeding or can cause other interactions during the general anaesthesia.
It is not necessary to cut your hair before the procedure, but recommended to wash it.
The Silhouette Lift is almost always performed in local anaesthesia. If the face lift is combined with other procedures we perform it with intravenous sedation or general anaesthetic.
In the traditional facial plastic surgery we just detached the loosened skin from its base, and tightened the fascia under the skin, thus the result and its durability was better. After the tightening we removed the excess of the skin. It can be declared unambiguously that the Silhouette Lift can not replace the facial plastic surgery. If the sagging of the face is that rate that it needs also skin removal, the good solution is the facial plastic surgery. During the Silhouette Lift technique we make a micro-incision in the temporal region in the hairy head skin. Through this incision we insert the threads into the deeper layers of the skin and stretch them into the appopriate direction and with the appopriate strength. After we achieved the expected result we fix them to the fibral ligament of the temporal muscle.
After the total recovery these scars are almost invisible because they are in the hairy head skin, in a hidden position. With the Silhouette Lift threads we avoid the tissue damage because these threads are not barbed sutures. These sutures –which has been used for many years in surgery- are made from polypropylene and have re-absorbable cones. These re-absorbable cones anchor themselves into the deep tissues and around them connective ligaments develop. The developing of the strong connective ligament along the threads results in a more strong fixation than with the traditional methods. Parallel to the connective ligament developing the cones are reabsorbing and only the lifting threads will stay in the skin, which can fix strongly and long-lasting the skin of the face and neck in the lifted position. By dragging the skin and the underlying tissues into the appopriate direction we reposition them into the original place, thus the youthful facial contour will be reconstructed. The very deep wrinkles can not be eliminated by the procedure itself, but can flatten them. With other complementary procedures they can be reconstructed as well.
The Silhouette Lift usually affects the lower two-third part of the face and the neck. This modern face lift technique does not contain the correction procedure of the forehead and the eyelids, but for Your request – in assorted cases – we can perform them simultaneously with the Silhouette Lift. Usually the best result can be achieved by the collective operation of the reconstruction of the face and the neck.
At the end of the procedure we cover the wounds by bandages and put the compression bandage as well.
Please watch the video about the Silhouette Lift procedure !
THINGS TO DO AFTER THE OPERATION
This is a minimal invasive procedure thus it does not need hospitalisation. If we perform a combined operation with Silhouette Lift we will decide the necessesity of hospitalisation together with You. If the Silhouette Lift was performed by itself, You can go home after the procedure. After the facial rejuvenation operation it is suggested to relax and spare yourself with due foresight. Between the first and the second days after the operation You can feel more discomfort, but this is just a temporary problem, which is caused by the oedema and the stretching effect of the stitches. The total regeneration of the skin and the cessation of the little signs of the procedures, eg.: little points of the needle, and the oedema need around 10 days. In very rare cases they last for a few weeks but after that they will disappear without any signs. These are natural consequences of the operation.
The stitches will be removed after 10-14 days.
In the first week after the operation it is prohibited to do any activity which can cause congestion of the face! Eg.: strain, whatever kinds of hot effects, hot, highly seasoned food- and alcohol-consumption. It is recommended to wear the flexible bandage till the day when we remove the stitches. Two weeks after the operation avoid any stiff sports and physical activity! During this period You have to avoid sunbathing and going to the solarium! Two days after the stitch removal it is allowed to wash your hair. After the removal of the flexible bandage it is allowed to use make-up. It is forbidden to paint your hair till the end of the total recovery!
After every plastic surgical procedures You have to return for follow-up care regularly, thus after the Silhouette Lift as well. The regularity of this depends on the type of the procedure and other personal feautures of the patient. At the previously discussed follow-up cares we will examine the operational area and discuss about the things to do in the future. Please remember that if You have any questions or problems, please do not hesitate to contact us independently the appointment!
RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS
If the operation is performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, the operation and the post-surgical recovery period will be without any unexpected episodes. In the case of Silhouette Lift we can avoid operational risk and the possibility of complications, because it is a minimal invasive procedure. The facial rejuvenation as all other surgical procedures can have complications, even ideally. Besides the generally presented complications ( bleeding, infection, poor healing of incisions ) – which are very rare -, can occur some special complications because of the Silhouette Lift. The number of this is really evanescent. Temporary malfunction of the facial nerve can occur because of indirect effects. But this malfunction is temporary and after a little time it disappears totally. This kind of temporary malfunction can be caused by the insertion of the thread close to the nerve and the compression caused by the compression bandages. These will disappear in a few days.
With the most modern devices, materials and stitches which were inserted by the most friendliest techniques it can happen that the colour of the scar will be brisk and red, thick in touch and a little bit widened. This depends on mostly personal liability, thus it can have significant differences. This malformation decreases by the time, thus the scar will be thinner and its colour will lighten. If this does not occur, we remove the scar and treat the new scar with other special scar-treating methods.
Around those incisions which we have placed into the hairy head skin the hair can be sparser, this can occur mostly in persons, who has spare-hair. In this case with a minimal scar correction the complaint can be ceased.
The complications can be vanquished or revised with the appropriate treatments and procedures, thus they do not effect the final result of the operation or slightly influence it.
Thanks to the revolutionary new Silhouette Lift technique You can get back the tightness of the skin on your face and neck. The procedure also gives you back the fullness of your middle face. The achieved result is natural, the mimics of the patients do not seem any more tired. These results together enhance the more youthful and fresher appearance of the face, thus can increase the self-confident. In reasonable cases the result can be ameliorated with other procedures (endoscpoic forehead plasty, plastic surgery of the eyelids, wrinkle lifting and laser rejuvenation). The facial rejuvenation makes the women and men more self-confidence.
The Silhouette Lift threads have strong and long-lasting pulling force on the lifted tissues. The result of the Silhouette Lift is long-lasting but does not take forever. According to our experiences its durability is 2-3 years in the case of aesthetic indication. According to clinical researches the result with the inserted threads in the case of reconstruction can last for 4 years as well. Gravity and changes in the flexibility and water-content of the tissues, other alterations with aging have effect on the quality and quantity of the face and the underlying tissues. These influence the appearance. If the years let sign on the face and on the neck, the reinforcement of the previously inserted threads or other facial rejuvenation can be necessary to be performed, which can reconstruct these signs.