Lift and Add Volume to the Midface at Chicago’s Iteld Plastic Surgery
The middle doesn’t get enough credit. People tend to see the top as the pinnacle and the bottom as the foundation, but everything in between is important, too—especially when it comes to the face. The middle is where the cheeks are, and they can either be pleasantly round or sunken and hollow, sturdy or sagging, youthful or … well, old-looking. Because changing contours in the midface can create a particularly aged appearance over time, Lawrence Iteld, MD, offers Silhouette InstaLift™ at his Chicago-based practice.
The manufacturer refers to the FDA-approved Silhouette InstaLift™ as a device consisting of internal sutures featuring bi-directional cones. You’ll call it the treatment that made you look younger.
How Does Silhouette InstaLift™ Work?
When something sags, it needs to be pulled up and held in place again to maintain its original look. Skin is no different. While youthful tissue stays tight on its own, the passage of time (and the loss of collagen and other valuable elements in the skin) causes it to slide downward. The result is a flattened-out look.
Silhouette InstaLift™ allows Dr. Iteld to lift this sagging tissue and keep it in a more youthful position. It takes about 45 minutes for the sutures to be inserted into the skin, where they serve to hold it securely in place. They also stimulate the growth of new collagen, which adds to the structural benefits and provides a pleasant roundness.
What Can I Expect After a Silhouette InstaLift™ Session?
Silhouette Instalift™ provides a lifting effect that will be visible right away. There may be some initial swelling and tenderness, but these effects will fade quickly. In the following weeks and months, new collagen will soften harsh contours by increasing volume in the area and providing a gentle roundness.
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Am I a Good Candidate for Silhouette InstaLift™ in Chicago?
This treatment is recommended for both women and men who want a refreshed appearance but who do not want surgery or injections of dermal fillers. Surgical options tend to be longer lasting, but require more downtime and recuperation afterward. Injectable fillers are less involved, but require more maintenance visits in order to maintain results. Good candidates have moderate laxity in their facial skin and are in good health.
What Complements Silhouette InstaLift™?
Patients who want to further improve their facial contours may want to consider reducing a double chin with Kybella® (an injectable that breaks apart fat cells with a dietary acid) or CoolSculpting® (a completely noninvasive treatment that destroys fat cells by chilling them).
Profound skin tightening can address laxity that makes a “turkey neck” or even wobbly jowls lower on the face.
Patients who do want a surgical solution can choose a facelift to freshen up their contours from the middle of the face down, as well as liposuction to get rid of small, stubborn pockets of fat. Talk to Dr. Iteld and his team to find out which option is best for you and the look you’re going for.
* Results will vary from patient to patient. No guarantees about an individual’s result can or should be made based on information provided here.