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Silhouette Neck Lift is a minimally invasive procedure that relies on the absorbable suture and small cones to engage the subcutaneous tissue. The FDA approved it in 2015 for use to tighten or to lift the sagging skin of the face and cheek region. Similar procedures are also conducted for the brow region. This process will use an advance thread and a cone that is bio-absorbable by creating a small incision behind your ear. The sutures will serve as a support on the tissue, and your body will eventually absorb the cones after 10-12 weeks which will allow the threads to create that lifting effect. Sutures are commonly made of Poly/Glycolide/l-lactide strands and cones that are absorbable.  Discover your youthful look.  Silhouette thread lift can help tighten the sagging skin of the face and cheek region which results in a more youthful appearance.

In addition to the Thread Lift, Dr. Sheffield also offers a other options for neck lift surgery:


The neck is one of the primary areas most visible when aging begins to occur. A neck lift can improve the signs of aging in the neck of jawline region of the face. Dr. Sheffield will re-position the muscles and soft tissue and the excess skin will be removed to leave a more youthful appearance. The most common areas neck lift under local anesthesia will treat are:

– Loose Skin: A relatively common aspect affected by gravity over time.
– Muscle Sagging: When both sagging muscle and skin occur, it can create the “turkey neck” effect.
– Excess Fat: Fat deposits in this area can create the appearance of a double chin.

If you want a minimally invasive approach to a neck lift which can help rejuvenate your skin and help it look vibrant and beautiful, contact Dr. Sheffield at SB Aesthetics to discuss a treatment plan to determine if you are a candidate for neck lift surgery.

Call (805) 318-3280 to schedule your consultation or submit an inquiry with our online contact form today!

Who is the Ideal Candidate for the Thread Lift?

Patients who are looking for a mild change will find this process suitable for their condition. Those who are looking for an alternative to the traditional neck lift facelift. Patients will find that this an alternative procedure that does not involve a major surgical procedure. They will also find the silhouette thread lift a more favorable process because of the recovery process. The ideal patient to have smooth skin and do not have too many wrinkles and fine lines. Also, there should not be a significant about of fat of the neck. It is also recommended to individuals who are experiencing a premature jowling. Patients with neck laxity or those who want to have well-defined cervico-mental angle who do not want an invasive procedure are also good candidates.

What are the Steps Involved When Going to a Silhouette Lift?

The patient will first need to undergo an initial consultation. During this process, Dr. Sheffield will be asking you some general questions in order to achieve your ultimate goal. He will also take notes on the asymmetry and abnormalities and create the medical plan that will best address your condition. Thread lift is customarily conducted in an outpatient site and will last for at least one hour. The process is frequently done in conjunction with a facial thread lift. You will be receiving a local anesthesia to make this corrective procedure comfortable.

Are There Any Side Effects?

The patient is expected to experience a minimum level of discomfort during the surgical process. A slight amount of bruising can also occur which will gradually be improved after 1 week. Certain individuals may also experience swelling. Infection rarely happens on the Silhouette Neck Lift. A slight tightening feeling can be experienced within 4 to 6 weeks and the area affected may feel tender during the initial 2 weeks.

How Long Until I Return To My Regular Activities?

You will be restricted to perform activities during the first week. n the doctor will recommend Any forceful activities should be avoided during the first 4 weeks after the Silhouette Neck Lift.

How Long Does The Silhouette Neck Lift Last?

Studies to date have focused on the results of the Silhouette Lift, which usually involves three sutures place on each side of the cheek. Studies show that there is a collagen or scar tissue formation where the cones have been placed. The idea is that as the cones lock the soft tissue in place the collagen formation holds the new position of the skin in the neck or face. Studies show that the lift in the face holds up to two years. Early reports suggest that it may be more sustaining. Although no long term studies in the neck has been done the principle is the same. The best results would be expected in patients with modest degree of skin laxity and minimal amount of fat of the neck.

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Interested to know about your neck lift under local anesthesia options?  Whether you are thinking about having cosmetic surgery, a non-surgical procedure or have had prior surgery and are seeking additional touch-ups, it is critical to work with a skilled plastic surgeon that specializes in facial procedures. Dr. Robert Sheffield is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon at SB Aesthetics offering services to those in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, Oxnard and Ventura, CA, and the surrounding communities.  Dr. Sheffield offers patients a customized treatment plan and is available to answer your questions. To schedule a consultation, call 805.318.3280 today.


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