This is a technique used to correct the jowls, wrinkles, the nasogenian folds, the oval of the face, neck and eyebrows by placing suspension suturing.
It is a technique that can also be useful for supporting tissues which have collapsed after a facial paralysis or during reconstructive surgery to the face.
The “Silhouette lift” technique
This is a simple operation that uses lifting threads “silhouette sutures” allowing the face to be lifted.
The very fine lifting threads allow the collapsed sections of the face to be lifted up by means of absorbable small cones which are able to attach themselves to the deep tissues and thus apply very considerable traction on the tissues which have become slack.
These tissues will be raised to the desired height.
The “silhouette lift” is not a traditional facelift
It is an operation for improving a sagging face which is carried out under local anaesthetic or under outpatient surgery. An incision of one to two centimetres is made to allow the attachment of the lifting threads. The incision is made in the temporal area, on each side of the hair above the ears. The scar is thus hidden by the hair.