If you’re beginning to notice the early signs of facial aging, but you’re not ready for a facelift, there is an alternative that can provide many similar benefits–without a surgical procedure. Facial sagging and volume loss can cause you to look much older than you are, and we understand the desire to firm and sculpt your features. We provide the minimally-invasive Silhouette InstaLift procedure for patients who would like to see a more youthful, lifted facial appearance.

What is Silhouette InstaLift? 

Silhouette InstaLift are FDA-approved, permanent sutures that lift the deep tissues of the face and help to increase and restore midface volume, providing a naturally youthful appearance. 

Silhouette InstaLift sutures are made from a polymer commonly used in other biomedical products that are well tolerated by the body, and over time, can be harmlessly absorbed. These sutures lift and reposition the deep structures of the skin with a series of bi-directional cones that lift, elevate and anchor the skin’s surface into a more youthful contour. 

The suture stimulates the body to produce collagen, which remodels the tissues and skin to naturally achieve more volume, further reduce wrinkles, and complement the lifted appearance. 

Who is a candidate for Silhouette InstaLift?

Anyone who would like to dramatically lift, sculpt and firm their features may be a good candidate for Silhouette InstaLift. Ideal candidates for Silhouette InstaLift have the following characteristics:

  • Are generally in good health
  • Have skin that has not become overly thin
  • Have early sagging skin of the mid-face, jawline, and neck
  • Have a loss of facial volume
  • Prefer a non-surgical approach to facial lifting
  • Have realistic expectations about what this procedure can accomplish

What happens during the procedure?

We will provide a local anesthetic and mark the areas where the sutures will be inserted. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, the end of the suture will be gently passed through the deep tissue. This instantly lifts and secures the tissues thanks to the anchoring effect of the bi-directional cones, which intertwine with your natural tissue.

Each marked area will be treated in this same way until all of the sutures are firmly in place. The Silhouette InstaLift procedure takes 30 minutes to complete.

Benefits of the Silhouette InstaLift in Honolulu, HI:

  • Non-surgical treatment
  • Lifts and rejuvenates the facial tissues 
  • Smooths fine lines & wrinkles on the neck and face
  • Tightens and firms the skin
  • Requires no incisions
  • Short recovery period, and no downtime
  • Reduces jowls and sculpt the jawline
  • Firms and defines the neck 
  • Provides a more youthful appearance

Results of Silhouette InstaLift:

You will see an immediate improvement after your treatment. Your facial features will be lifted, taking years off the appearance. This improvement continues over the next few weeks as your body rebuilds the facial tissues and skin due to the burst of collagen production that the procedure stimulates. 

Your more youthful facial shape will last 18 months. Results may include the following:

  • Higher, lifted cheekbones
  • A more heart-shaped facial appearance
  • Lifted eye area
  • A more sculpted, defined jawline
  • Softer, smoother smile lines
  • Reduced lines in the neck 
  • Firmer face and neck contours
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There is no downtime to worry about after your procedure, but you will need to avoid strenuous activities for two weeks. Expect swelling and bruising during this time, which you can treat with ice packs. Makeup can be applied after two days. Avoid extreme facial expressions, facials or facial massages during this time.

Why choose Dr. Shim Ching?

Dr. Shim Ching is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has earned a reputation for outstanding outcomes and excellence in patient care. Whether a patient requires a facelift or prefers a less invasive approach, he provides advanced techniques, modern technology, and experienced expertise. His passion for achieving naturally-beautiful results for his patients shows in the stellar results he achieves for his patients. He has created a welcoming, luxurious, professional practice where the needs of patients always come first. Please call today for a consultation. 

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