The Silhouette InstaLift is a minimally invasive solution that delivers a great option to patients for whom face lift surgery is not their preferred approach to restore volume to the mid-face area. The fully resorbable sutures lift and reposition subdermal tissue while the resorbable bi-directional cones hold the sutures and facial skin in an elevated position. Over time the implanted PLGA suture and cones also stimulate collagen production to help increase and restore volume to the mid-face for natural-looking, long lasting results. Dr. Henry Mentz and his specially-trained nurse practitioner, Renee, offer Silhouette InstaLift for patients looking to improve the collagen and volume in their cheeks.
"Second to none! Dr. Mentz is an artist and sought after. Do yourself a favor and read about his experience, expertise and accolades!"- T.W. / Facebook / May 18, 2017
"Rhinoplasty Houston - Houston, TX - Dr. Mentz is simply amazing he made me feel so comfortable and his entire staff was great. Friendly and informative - - I've been wanting a nose job for a while and after looking at photo galleries of Texas surgeons I came across Dr. Mentz in Houston. I scheduled an appointment for a consultation and after reading about all his awards and credentials I was very excited to meet him. We took pictures and I just basically today him I wanted a nicer nose that went with my face."- T. / RealSelf / Jun 02, 2016
"I had a double chin that bothered me for years. Dr Mentz performed liposuction under my chin, it was such an easy procedure... and I can't believe I didn't do it years ago! No scars, the recovery is about one week. And I look younger! Thank you Dr. Mentz!!! Best plastic surgeon ever."- D.P. / Facebook / Apr 21, 2017
"Continuing New Years Resolution - Currently a post-op patient. After weight loss had a buttock lift performed by Cortez in Houston and after healing top buttock hip crease was lumpy, sagging and also there was still a lot of fat still needing lipo per flank area. Went for consultation afterwards did not feel comfortable with second assessement. Overheard ladies talking about Dr. Mentz at a park and decided to give him a try...."- H. / RealSelf / Mar 24, 2017
"I have been a patient of Dr. MENTZ for more than 15 years. He is an artist...very gifted. He is extremely kind and thoughtful. His staff is conscientious, diligent and very responsive. Choose Dr Mentz and you will be ecstatic with the quality and aesthetics. Also HIGHLY recommend Renee at the spa for fillers, Botox excetera. She is just the best."- L.F. / Yelp / Mar 01, 2017
During the in-office procedure, a specially-trained physician will begin by marking the cheek areas mapping out the suture placement on the patient. Local anesthesia is given in small amounts where the punctures will be made. The physician will then gently insert a needle to depth of 5mm and guide it through the subcutaneous tissue to the nasolabial fold and a second needle is used to pass the suture segment up to the temple. The central portion of the suture has small cones with me at that allow the suture to be ratcheted or clicked up in order to lift the cheek and flatten the nasolabial fold. The suture is tightened and the cheek is lifted to smooth and elevate the cheek fat pad up onto the cheekbone. The suture and small cones actually provide some volume and plumpness over the cheek. Optimum patients for the Silhouette InstaLift are patients with visible nasolabial folds and thicker skin. Other advantages are patients with relatively long faces, since the technique will lift the cheek fat pad and plump it as well. Thin-skinned patients and patients with wide faces may not be good candidates. Patients should be off of aspirin, Advil and Aleve for at least seven days prior to the procedure.
The typical price in our practice is $4,500. The treatment fee varies according to each patient’s needs and the number of sutures required.*
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Silhouette InstaLift FAQs
What are the Sutures made of?
Silhouette InstaLift is the ideal minimally-invasive solution that has been FDA-approved for men and women who are interested in refreshing their appearance without major surgery, injections or lasers. It offers a new and unique technology to lift sagging facial skin.
Sagging facial skin is one of the major contributors to an aged and tired appearance. Silhouette InstaLift is a minimally-invasive procedure that enhances the contours of your face by lifting the deeper layers of your skin for a more youthful look.
DIFFERENCE From THREAD LIFTS?
Silhouette InstaLift is an entirely new technology and procedure. Rather than temporarily moving the surface of the skin with hooks and barbs, Silhouette InstaLift repositions the underlying layers of the skin with our patented bi-directional cones. Another very important advance is that Silhouette InstaLift is fully resorbable and thus not permanent. As the Silhouette InstaLift sutures and cones are resorbed, they stimulate collagen renewal, which helps increase and restore volume to the mid-face for natural-looking, long lasting results.