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Silhouette Brow Lift London


The Silhouette Brow Lift or Brow Thread lift procedure is designed to rejuvenate the forehead with a minimally invasive procedure that is performed under local anaesthetic as an out-patient. No Hospital stay is required and the recovery time is 5 – 7 days.

Why have a Silhouette Brow lift?

  • A Silhouette Brow lift is performed to regain a more youthful fresh look by lifting drooping forehead and eyebrows.
  • The Silhouette Brow lift is used to enhance the upper facial features to gain a rejuvenated appearance.
  • Brow Thread lift Surgery is carried out to correct sagging tissues, skin, fat and muscles of the forehead and eyebrows.

As we age several things happen to our face.

The skin loses elasticity and becomes lax, fat decreases and gravity makes the forehead and eyebrows droop.

Muscles also lose their size and strength or may become enlarged (muscle hypertrophy) working against gravity to keep the forehead and eyebrows in a youthful position. With overactive forehead muscles (frontalis muscles) typical horizontal forehead lines appear and the face takes on the typical features of aging.

The skin loses collagen and hyaluronic acid, (Restylane Vital light or Juvederm Hydrate aim to restore this) with sun-damage and pollution (smoking), pigmentation (age spots), fine blood vessels and wrinkles appear.

A Silhouette Brow lift will help reposition the forehead and eyebrows, to achieve a natural subtle youthful appearance. However, in combination with your Silhouette Lift procedure, several other non-surgical or minimally invasive treatments or procedures may be suitable to achieve the optimum rejuvenation of the forehead.

Rejuvenation treatments or procedures may include skin care-Obagi, non-surgical LASER/IPL Photo-rejuvenation, BOTOX, Dermal Fillers – Restylane or Juvederm(FDA Approved), and Silhouette Face Lift, cheek or chin implants or Cheek – Midface lift. What is right for you will clearly depend on your goals. Thus, at the time of your Consultation a thorough discussion of these non surgical and surgical procedures and the options is essential to providing you with the highest standard of care.

Remember the Silhouette Brow Lift Thread lift technique will not change you and solve any life crises, but should boost your self-confidence and enjoyment of life.

Before Your Silhouette Brow lift Surgery, Brow Thread lift surgery

General – Silhouette lift will correct forehead and eyebrow drooping. Other non invasive treatments such as BOTOX, 3DEEP RF Skin tightening and skin care may be recommended to achieve the optimum results. Any existing facial asymmetry will be pointed out.

Medical problems – Any Heart,Kidney or blood pressure problems must be reported prior to your Silhouette Lift Brow Lift surgery.

Drugs – Avoid Aspirin/Ibuprofen type analgesics for 3 weeks before and after your Silhouette Brow Lift procedure. Stop Vit E one (1) week before surgery.

Smoking – Must avoid at least 3 weeks prior to your Silhouette Brow Lift surgery and until wounds are fully healed or at least 2 weeks after. Smoking significantly increases your risk of infection.

Your Silhouette Brow Lift surgery

Anaesthetic – Your Brow lift Silhouette Lift surgery is normally performed under a local anaesthetic.

Incisions – Are placed during your Silhouette Brow Lift surgery behind the hairline of the forehead.
Dissolving sutures are used to close these small incisions

Dressings – At the end of your Silhouette Brow lift Surgery, antibiotic ointment is applied to the incisions and micropore tape to support the skin of the forehead for 6 days.
No Hospital Stay is required.

After Your Silhouette Brow Lift surgery

Mild pain only expected following your Silhouette Brow Lift surgery, Pain killers – Avoid Aspirin / Ibuprofen type analgesics.

Cleaning – Gently wash your hair after 24 hours following your Silhouette Lift Surgery. Use mild shampoo only, such as baby shampoo.

Exercise – Avoid vigorous exercise for 3 week after your Silhouette Brow lift. Do not bend down for the first 3 days following your Silhouette Lift surgery. Sit up at night as much as possible.

Care of scars – these will be hidden in the scalp and do not require any special treatment or care.

Following your Silhouette Brow Lift surgery

Pain – Mild-Moderate discomfort only expected following your Silhouette Brow lift.

Bruising – Un-common. However if occurs may last for 2 -3 weeks. Can spread down your forehead to upper eyelids following Silhouette Brow lift surgery.

Bleeding/Haematoma – Rare with Silhouette Brow Lift.

Visibility of threads is rare and may require removal.

Infection is rare. Antibiotics will be prescribed during and after your procedure.

Facial Muscle Weakness – Rare.

Sensation – There should be no change in sensation following your Silhouette Brow Lift.

Scars – Usually fade over 3 to 6 months, rarely may become red and thickened (Hypertrophy). Rarely, delayed healing of wounds.

Your Questions

Q: What is a Silhouette Brow Lift?
A: Silhouette Brow Lift is a new technique developed for use with Silhouette Sutures, a new suspension thread. This minimally invasive technique is used to lift and reposition sagging Forehead, mid face and neck tissue. Silhouette Sutures offer significantly greater lift due to their unique absorbable cones which give strong traction when lifting the soft tissue. The sutures are attached to the temporal fascia. To achieve this, a small incision is made above the hairline, where the sutures are anchored.

Q: What are the benefits of a Silhouette Brow Lift?
A: As of today, Silhouette Lift is efficient for the forehead / eyebrow lift, midface lift and neck lift.

Q: Am I the ideal patient for a Silhouette Brow Lift?
A: If you are over 35 to 45 years old and have started experiencing upper facial sagging with drooping of the eyebrows then you may benefit from Silhouette Brow Lift, provided you follow the advice of a qualified plastic surgeon.

Q: Does a Silhouette Brow Lift require a general anaesthetic or hospitalisation?
A: A Silhouette Brow Lift is performed under local anaesthetic in an out-patient setting without the need of hospitalisation.

Q: How long is the procedure?
A: The procedure takes less than 45 minutes for the Forehead / Brow Lift surgery.

Q: What reassurance do I have with the Silhouette Sutures?
A: The Silhouette Sutures have been approved by the US FDA and have received the CE mark. These approvals are unique in the market.

Q: How long is the recovery time?
A: Patients can go back to their normal activities within three to five days but it usually takes ten to 14 days for the skin to fully recover its natural aspect and for any marks to disappear.

Q: What about the results?
A: The results are first and foremost natural. Your appearance is less tired, your forehead is refreshed but you remain the same. This rejuvenation keeps all your expressions alive.

Q: How long do the results last?
A: As of today, the track record on the Silhouette Sutures is two years for plastic surgery and four years for reconstructive surgery in the US. The experience so far confirms results to last for about four years. Unfortunately, any rejuvenation procedure does not stop the aging process.

Q: Why is Silhouette Brow Lift the best available procedure in the lunch lift market?
A: The Silhouette Sutures are used in areas other than plastic surgery. Many surgeons are using the Silhouette Sutures to treat facial paralysis and also for reconstructive surgery interventions;

The Silhouette Lift technique is the most reliable on the market as it is based on mechanics;

The unique design of the hollow cones is harmless and the Silhouette Sutures cannot break;

The Silhouette Sutures are attached, hence they cannot migrate and the risk of the Silhouette Sutures moving within your face is non-existent;

As the Silhouette Sutures are not absorbable, the traction and the suspension effects are long lasting.

Q: Is Silhouette Lift an alternative to a traditional brow lift (Endoscopic Brow lift)?
A: A Silhouette Brow Lift cannot replace a traditional Brow lift (Endoscopic Brow lift) if you are considering this procedure. It is, however, an effective way of postponing an Endoscopic Brow lift for several years.

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Mr. Christopher Inglefield BSc, MBBS, FRCS(Plast) was born in Trinidad, West Indies, and obtained his Medical Degree from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica and Trinidad in 1985.

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