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What is a Silhouette Instalift?

Silhouette Instalift is an FDA-approved non-surgical procedure that can treat signs of aging, including sagging facial skin and jowl creases, and a sagging jawline. Using absorbable sutures with bidirectional cones made from polymers, the skin can be repositioned and lifted without the need for more a more invasive surgical facelift. Over time, as the sutures dissolve, the steady regeneration of collagen restores the supple volume of youthful skin.

How Does Silhouette Instalift Work?

Once the areas to be treated have been identified, Dr. Gill will use a fine needle to make small punctures in the skin. This will enable the sutures to be placed in multi-directional positions. This positioning will allow the bi-directional cones to be threaded, lifting and relocating the skin along the targeted areas. In time, the sutures will dissolve and stimulate the production of collagen. The Silhouette Instalift is a non-surgical procedure and will only require a local anesthetic.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Silhouette Instalift?

If you are looking for a non-surgical facelift that can provide results that restore your skin’s once youthful firmness, the Silhouette Instalift is an excellent choice for both men and women. Ideally, you should have normal skin thickness. Since the Silhouette Instalift sutures reside in the fat layer of the skin, patients with thinner skin may not be good candidates. Younger patients who are looking to delay early signs of aging could benefit from these natural rejuvenation results as well.

What are the Benefits of a Silhouette Instalift?

  • Lifts and tightens sagging and loose skin in the mid and lower face
  • Immediate results
  • Restores collagen that has been lost over time
  • Non-surgical technique
  • Sutures are safe and absorbable
  • Natural-looking results
  • Little downtime

Are the Sutures Safe?

Silhouette Instalift sutures are made from a biodegradable polymer that has been used for many years in medical devices. The sutures are safe and well tolerated by the body. The bi-directional cones on the sutures provide fixation points and are what allows Dr. Gill to reposition and lift the deeper layers of skin to naturally restore the curves of your face.

Will I have Any Scarring with a Silhouette Instalift?

The needle used in a Silhouette Instalift is tiny and will only leave a dot where it breaks the surface of the skin. Since the sutures are placed and threaded under the skin, there will be no noticeable scarring, and any blemishes caused by the needle will fade in time.

Is There any Downtime With a Silhouette Instalift?

One of the benefits of a non-surgical procedure is the ability to resume regular activities more quickly. Each patient’s experience can be different, but you can expect to feel mild discomfort, swelling or bruising for 24 to 48 hours. You should refrain from more intense activities including heavy lifting for at least two weeks to allow the sutures to integrate fully.

When Can I Expect to See Results From my Silhouette Instalift?

The results are immediate with a Silhouette Instalift. Once the threads are put in place, patients can see the lifting effect right away. Over the next three to six months, results will continue to improve.

How Long Do the Results Last?

Non-surgical procedures like the Silhouette Instalift can slow the effect of aging, but unfortunately, they can’t stop it forever, as gravity and aging take a toll. Typically, most patients can enjoy their rejuvenated look for 18 months to two years. Many factors can play a role in how long your Instalift will last. Proper hydration, a good skincare regimen and the use of a UV sunblock will also help keep your skin looking its best.

Dr. Kiran Gill in Naples, Florida for Your Silhouette Instalift

As one of the few female plastic surgeons in Naples, Dr. Gill has quickly earned a reputation as a premier plastic surgeon in southwest Florida. Known for her professional integrity and passion for style, artistry, and beauty, Dr. Gill can create desirable and natural looking results for her patients using both surgical and non-surgical techniques. Each time you arrive at our office, our warm and approachable staff will make you feel right at home. We are here to focus on your individual aesthetic needs and strive to keep you looking your best with the least amount of downtime possible.

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

To our esteemed patients,

We are excited to announce that we will be re-opening the our office on:

Monday, May 4th

Our office has always implemented stringent protocols to ensure the safety of our staff and patients. Many of these protocols are in place to meet the strict requirements of our fully AAAASF accredited operating room. In short, we are already ahead of the game given our office-based surgical center.

However, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have implemented additional protocols throughout the practice to ensure maximal safety with regards to this novel coronavirus.

  • Sanitizing protocols will be enhanced and be in line with current CDC guidelines.
  • All surgical patients will be given PCR COVID-19 viral tests through our office
  • New and existing patients will be given access to our practice through TouchMD once an appointment is made, in order to complete consents and a Covid-19 questionnaire on their devices prior to their appointment
  • Scheduling will minimize the number of patients in the office at one time
  • We will continue to offer virtual consultations and follow up appointments.
  • We are asking for patients to arrive alone...friends and family may wait outside or in car.
  • We are asking for patients to wear a mask for all in office appointments.

Thank you for your support and understanding during these trying times. We truly look forward to seeing you back!

Please call the office (239) 266-2381. We are ready to schedule your appointment and answer any questions.

Sincerely,

- Dr. Kiran Gill & Staff

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