Silhouette String Facelift in McAllen and Brownsville
Dr. Rodriguez is the only certified and trained surgeon for the Silhouette Lift techniques in the Rio Grande Valley, and he has been selected to be the exclusive provider south of San Antonio.
What is Silhouette lift surgery?
Over the years, the aging face suffers a loss of bony support over the cheeks and around the nose. These changes combined with gravity and the loss of collagen and elastin contribute to sagging facial features. This loss of facial volume and elasticity leads to the formation of wrinkles, creases and folds. The face loses its youthful appearance with perky cheeks and supple skin.
Traditionally, these changes were treated with extensive face-lift surgeries that attempted to pull skin back tight over the face. These surgeries, in addition to their extensive recovery time, scars, risks, and cost, also neglect the underlying volume loss that contributes to the appearance of the aging face resulting in an artificial windswept appearance.
Modern cosmetic surgery now emphasizes volume restoration with either dermal fillers or fat transfer with platelet rich plasma to address the volume loss component of facial aging. The gravitational component of facial aging, however, must still be addressed. Accordingly, many modifications to the traditional facelift surgery have been introduced in an effort to decrease the morbidity and recovery with mini-scar facelifts and “Lifestyle” lifts. These procedures, however, are limited by the telltale signs of scarring around the ears – scars that can become hypertrophic, and which can alter the appearance of the ear.
Unlike “mini-facelifts”, however, the Silhouette Lift is a truly revolutionary, minimally invasive technique that avoids any scars around the ears and leaves no visible scars.
This procedure is performed in an outpatient setting without any general anesthesia. The revolutionary Silhouette Sutures allow me to resuspend and lift saggy cheeks and jowls in the face, lift the neck, and even lift the buttock. This resuspension of the mid-face and neck soft tissues is actually the key component of the traditional maximally invasive SMAS facelift surgery. Hence, the Silhouette Sutures allow me to address the gravitational component of facial aging to eliminate peri-oral jowls and enhance the jaw line without the big scars.
The immediate recovery enables you to resume normal activities within 2 days. After 10 days, your face will recover its soft and natural aspect – but more refreshed. The idea is to create a rejuvenated appearance, not to change your natural beauty.
The Silhouette threads are inserted through a micro-incision in the temporal region. These sutures are made from polypropylene, a biocompatible material with the human body, which has been used for many years in cardiovascular and ophthalmic surgery. The Silhouette Lift sutures are the most innovative sutures to date. They are not barbed, which avoids any tissue damage, and thanks to small re-absorbable cones which anchor themselves in deep tissue, a tension is produced that lifts the sagging tissue. It is the fibrosis around these absorbable cones that suture produces a much stronger suspension mechanism than traditional methods. Hence, the new Silhouette Lift sutures avoid problems of movement, breakage and pain, which occur with older barbed suture techniques.
Silhouette Lift is ideal for correcting nasolabial folds, expression lines as well as the oval of the face, cheeks and neck. Facial tiredness is erased, giving you a younger and very natural appearance for many years to come.
The procedure is a one-time surgery, and the Silhouette Lift technology makes it possible for me to perform a simple resuspension if needed down the line to address the progressive facial sagging that occurs as a natural consequence of normal aging and gravity.
To learn more about Silhouette Lift for facial rejuvenation, neck lift, or butt lift, click here to request a consultation with Dr. Filiberto Rodriguez, a cosmetic surgery fellowship-trained, board-certified surgeon specializing in minimally invasive facial rejuvenation in McAllen and Brownsville. Or, you can call his office to schedule your appointment: 956-350-6561.