Non-Surgical Procedures

Skin Tightening

Silhouette InstaLift™

The Silhouette InstaLift Suture System was recently reintroduced in 2014-2015 for midface elevation and suspension of the skin and deeper tissue with a completely absorbable suture and integrated bi-directional cones (4,6,8 cones) for self-volumization and fixation without the need of an external incision. The system is composed of Poly-L Lactic Acid and Glycolic Acid material that slowly absorbs within 2 years for a relatively long sustainable lift. The InstaLift Suture System is FDA-cleared for usage primarily in the mid-face, but is also available for lifting tissue in the sagging pre-jowl and neck areas.

Dr. Sasaki's first permanent suture system was introduced in 1995 and continued in use until 2012 when more absorbable systems became available. Because of his long-standing experience with suture systems, Dr. Sasaki's Surgical Center was asked to become a training site for the Silhouette InstaLift™ Suture System in 2017. The InstaLift™ procedure is a minimally invasive alternative to facelift surgery for indicated patients who demonstrate early signs of tissue sagging. However, the system may be incorporated during an open facelift procedure to elevate the tissues and is oftentimes combined with the patient's own fat for more significant volume enhancement.

The closed procedures without a face or neck lift usually takes about 1 hour to complete for the placement of 3 sutures to each side for lifting the cheek fat pad, jowls and submandibular tissues. Patients can anticipate seeing an immediate “instant” result with minimal downtime, swelling, pain, or staining. The improvements can last as long as 18 months with the body absorbing the sutures over time—a process that stimulates collagen production for prolonged results. Repeat insertion of sutures can be considered after 18 months or sooner, depending on the individual's rate of tissue sagging or patient's interest. When the degree of tissue sagging or loss of volumization becomes too significant, however, patients may decide on an open technique where sutures can be added for more aesthetic effects.

Are you ready to discover all the ways Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center in Pasadena can enhance your appearance and confidence? Request a consultation using our online form or call (626) 796-3373 for an appointment.

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