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A NEW PROVEN TECHNIQUE COMING FROM THE US : THE SILHOUETTE SOFT® THREAD LIFT.

silhouette soft threads lift

WHAT IS NEW?

It uses threads made of absorbable cones that allow a strong anchoring and tighten the sagging tissues to improve and regenerate the volumes of the face.

WHO IS THIS TECHNIQUE INTENDED FOR?

It is used for men and women who are affected by a moderate sagging of the facial tissues and who want rejuvenation without resorting to a face lift.
Age is not a limiting factor, the average patient being between 35 and 60 years old.

THE THREADS

They are made of polylactic acid and glycolic acid, two natural components of plant origin that are resorbed within 18 months. They stimulate the production of collagen.

WHICH BODY AREAS CAN BE TRATED?

The cheeks, the cheekbones, the eyebrows, the neck.

THE PROCEDURE

It is performed at the practice under light local anesthesia and lasts about 30 minutes.
The number of sutures is adapted to each patient and determined during the pre-operative consultation.
There is no scar. The threads are inserted with a very fine needle without any pain.
The patient is able to leave immediately following the procedure.

AFTER THE PROCEDURE

A mild soreness might be experienced during 24 hours after the procedure. A light bruising, redness and swelling are possible.
Work can be resumed as soon as the following day.


THE RESULTS

The first result is visible immediately. Then it evolves in two phases. The face tissues show a relaxed aspect within ten to fifteen days. Then, around the third month, a new improvement can be seen, due to the polylactic acid action.

The duration of action is about 18 months.

The action of the threads does not alter the facial expression.

Local anesthetics in plastic surgery
It is a type of anesthesia that is commonly used in our specialty.

It involves many advantages :

- No hospitalization. Most of the times the patients can leave half an hour after the surgery
- Much quicker recovery
- Much reduced medical risks
- Reduced medical expenses

A local anesthesia requires certain conditions :

- No allergy to the components of the anesthetic products
- The treated area must be moderate and easily anesthetized
- The surgery must last between half an hour and an hour

What surgeries can be performed under local anesthetic ?

- Face surgeries :
  Tip and bridge of the nose rhinoplasty
Face lifts (temples and cheeks)
Neck liposuction
Face lipostructure
Upper and lower eyelids

- Body surgeries :
Localized liposuctions: saddlebags, hips, belly, knees…)
Partial breast lipostructure

Procedure :

Everything will be explained to you during the preoperative consultation, which is ESSENTIAL.
 
- Light snack before the surgery
- In certain cases, the patient is given a mild sedative
- A half an hour resting time must be respected to ensure that everything is fine
- The patient must be accompanied on his/her way back home

Conclusion :

Plastic surgeries are more and more performed under local anesthetics because they are more simple, efficient and less expensive.