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Silhouette InstaLift Details 

A Silhouette InstaLift thread lift is essentially a non-surgical approach to lift the face and/or neck. The procedure is designed to stimulate your body’s natural collagen production for natural-looking results that are quite literally created from the inside out. A suture lift will tighten and firm your facial features, restoring that youthful V-shape that can diminish as a result of the aging process. The process itself is surprisingly simple and involves the use of local anesthesia to numb the treatment area before special threads are inserted under your skin, where they work to promote collagen production and create a more lifted and youthful look.

  • Average Cost: $1,500 to $4,500
  • Typical Recovery Period: 10 to 14 Days
  • Discomfort Level: Mild
  • Anesthesia Options: Local
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Silhouette InstaLift: An Advanced Solution to Facial Aging

The suture lift is an impressively advanced procedure that utilizes a more minimally invasive technique to lift and reposition facial tissues, resulting in a more youthful and glowing look that you’ll absolutely love showing off. It’s common to notice that your facial tissues have begun to sag or droop as a natural part of the aging process, and these changes can lead to the development of fine lines, wrinkles, and other issues that impact your youthful looks.

The suture lift is ideal for patients with mild to moderate tissue laxity, giving us the ability to soften the effects of the aging process without requiring that you deal with any extensive downtime that interrupts your active personal schedule. To learn more about the Silhouette InstaLift, reach out to Integrated Aesthetics and speak with a member of our team to set up your consultation today.

All About the Silhouette InstaLift Procedure

The ideal thread lift candidate is typically between the ages of 30 and 60, with skin that is just beginning to show some of the most common signs of aging in the face and/or neck areas. This procedure is primarily for patients with minimal sagging, as those with more advanced stages of facial aging will benefit more readily from a traditional facelift.

The sutures used in this procedure are made of synthetic and absorbable polydioxanone, also known as “PDO.” PDO is one of the safest materials that can be implanted into the body, and is the same material that is frequently utilized for heart surgeries. The completely safe nature of PDO allows these special sutures to actually stay in your body and create lasting results.

The Silhouette InstaLift threads are made of poly lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA), a biocompatible material that also produces a strong collagen response as the suture resorbs in facial tissue. The sutures also differ from the other sutures because of the small micro cones that enable a strong grip to the inside of the tissue and allows for the lifting of the facial tissues. 

The Silhouette InstaLift is a minimally invasive procedure that is ideal for the face, neck, or jowls. There are a few different options to choose from while considering this procedure. Here at Integrated Aesthetics, we are happy to offer three variants on the thread lift, with each one using a unique technique to achieve the results in which you’re most interested. 

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Your Silhouette InstaLift Consultation

Your initial consultation is a great opportunity for us to learn about you and your cosmetic goals, and for you to meet Dr. Cho and our support staff while you learn everything you might want to know about the procedure that will most benefit you. Here at Integrated Aesthetics, we’re excited to offer more than 60 procedural choices, so we’ll work closely with you to guide you to the procedure that is right for you, your goals, and your lifestyle. 

We’ll explain everything you might need to know about how the Silhouette InstaLift creates its work, what you can expect on the day of your procedure, and the experience you’ll have as you recover and get ready for your exciting results. Our goal is to always remain available to you as you make your way through your cosmetic journey with us so that you can experience total peace of mind while you look forward to the exciting changes our team can create.

The Benefits of Silhouette InstaLift

The Silhouette InstaLift is a wonderful option for those with mild to moderate facial sagging, giving us the ability to create impressive results with minimally-invasive techniques and in a way that won’t require you to deal with any kind of extensive recovery period.

Here are a few of the reasons our patients in Spring, TX love this procedure:

  • A suture lift is a fast and easy procedure. 
  • No incisions are required. 
  • You will see an immediate improvement. 
  • It is a less invasive and more affordable option compared to a surgical facelift. 
  • Instalift sutures resorb and are less risky than previous generations of suture lift treatments. 

What Complementary Procedures Combine Well
With the Silhouette InstaLift?

Suture lifts can be combined with injectable dermal fillers like Juvéderm or Radiesse for comprehensive results, as these injectable treatments work well to restore volume in specific areas. We can also combine this procedure with treatment modalities that encourage skin and tissue remodeling, such as Morpheus8, IPL Photofacial, Profound, and Ultherapy

By reducing the presence of excess fatty tissue in certain areas of the face with Kybella, we can help relieve the weight that can contribute to the appearance of sagging and drooping tissues. During your consultation, we’ll help you explore complementary procedures and develop a customized treatment plan that is tailored directly to your needs.

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The Silhouette Instalift

Silhouette InstaLift is a simple, in-office procedure that re-contours your face by lifting the deeper layers of your skin for a more youthful, supple appearance.

During a short in-office procedure, Dr. Cho will insert the patented Silhouette InstaLift sutures to lift the deeper layers of the skin in your mid-face or cheek area. The treatment does not require general anesthesia and typically takes 45 minutes to complete. You’ll see your results right away, and the recovery time is minimal.

The unique Silhouette InstaLift sutures are naturally absorbed by your body over time, where they will work to actively stimulate your body’s production of collagen. This helps your skin retain moisture more effectively, creating natural-looking, long-lasting results that essentially rejuvenate your look from the inside out.

Many aspects of facial aging can be addressed with safe and effective procedures that offer little downtime and natural-looking results. While wrinkles, brown spots, and lost volume can be treated with existing procedures, there has never existed a truly minimally invasive way to lift the deeper layers of facial skin…until now.


NovaThreads are resorbable PDO sutures composed of biodegradable polymers. They are inserted subcutaneously, showing instant results commonly associated with lifting, tightening, volumizing, and contouring. Insert NovaThreads into areas suffering from loss of elastin while simultaneously stimulating the body’s natural production of collagen where treatment has occurred. 

The Five Rs of Facial Rejuvenation

Our signature approach to full facial rejuvenation, coined the “The Five Rs to Facial Rejuvenation,” is designed to globally address the signs of aging and achieve long-lasting results. Each R works together to restore different layers of the face using a combination of surgical and non-surgical procedures. This advanced method includes relaxing muscles, replenishing lost volume, restoring the skin, repositioning the tissues, and reducing facial volume.

R1 – Relax Muscles

We help to relax the muscles and smooth out the appearance of wrinkles by addressing the forehead, crow’s feet, frown lines, masseter lines, chin, and lip lines with muscle relaxer treatments like Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and Daxxi. Muscle relaxers also help to reduce migraines, excessive sweating and gummy smiles.

R2 – Replenish Lost Volume

Whether you have volume loss from weight loss or due to the aging process, we can help replenish the volume and contour the face with fillers like Juvéderm, Restylane, RHA, Sculptra, or Radiesse. When combining relaxation of the muscles (R1) with replenishing lost volume (R2) it can make a tremendous difference. We can enhance your results when using R2 in combination with volume reduction techniques (R5), repositioning of the tissue (R4), and restoring the skin (R3).

R3 – Restore the Skin

At Integrated Aesthetics, we offer a robust portfolio of skin resurfacing and tightening devices to help improve the texture, health, and appearance of your skin. Depending on whether the focus is improving discoloration, pore size, fine lines, or mild skin laxity, we offer different options that target different skin concerns.

R4 – Reposition the Tissue

As we get older, our tissues start to sag down. Anything we can do to reposition the tissue can help give you a more lifted appearance. Surgically, we can do a facelift (mini, full, or extended) or neck lift. On the minimally invasive side, we can use threads like Silhouette InstaLift, PDO threads, or MyEllevate to internally lift and reposition the tissues.

R5 – Reduce Facial Volume

Sometimes, instead of having volume lost as we age, we develop excess fullness. It can be fullness under our chin (double chin) or in the jowl area. If we reduce the fullness in the double chin region, it’s also going to help define the transition from the lower face to the neck. This can be done with procedures that either dissolve the fat (Kybella), tighten or melt the fatty tissue (AccuTite), remove the fat (Liposuction), or even freeze the fat (CoolSculpting).

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Recovery After Silhouette InstaLift

You might feel as though the treatment area is slightly bruised, swollen, or red for several days. These side effects are generally mild enough to enable you to enjoy most of your normal activities, leaving you with little to no downtime. Many patients find that they are able to return to work the following day. Before your procedure, we’ll ensure that we go over the recovery period and what you can expect from this procedure in detail.

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Do you offer alternative procedures?

What else do I need to know?

Are there any risks?

How much does a consultation cost?

Do you offer alternative procedures?

A surgical facelift is an alternative procedure to a non-surgical suture lift. When you visit us for your consultation, we’ll help you enjoy confidence in your chosen procedural plan by being sure to explore all the alternatives and options that are available to you.

What else do I need to know?

  • A suture lift lifts the skin but does not tighten underlying muscles or remove excess skin.
  • The results of NovaThread can last up to a year. The Silhouette InstaLift can last for one to three years.
  • You might have temporary complications like indentations or bumps in your skin.

Are there any risks?

The results of a thread lift vary with your doctor’s experience and skill, so it is advisable to see a plastic surgeon like Dr. Cho. Possible complications include bumps, asymmetry or visible dents in the skin. In some cases, the thread can show under the skin. Injectable fillers can camouflage some outcomes like indentations.

How much does a consultation cost?

Your consultation with Dr. Cho and Dr. Chiang will cost $175, which can be applied to the cost of your procedure if you decide to move forward with Integrated Aesthetics.

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Your Rejuvenation Destination: Integrated Aesthetics

Integrated Aesthetics is led by Dr. Young Cho and Dr. Melissa Chiang, a Yale-educated, husband and wife team that offers more than 40 years of combined professional experience in the aesthetics industry. As well-known leaders and educators within the industry, it’s no surprise that they’ve earned a reputation for excellence in Spring, TX and the surrounding areas, and they’re excited to learn more about how they can put their expertise to work creating results that will enhance and empower you to live your very best life.

Ready to learn more about what the Silhouette InstaLift can do for you? Interested in exploring the various other surgical and non-surgical options we offer? Our team is ready to help! Reach out to Integrated Aesthetics at our Spring, TX location and speak with a member of our team to set up your consultation today.

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