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Silhouette Facelift Newport Beach

What is a Silhouette InstaLift (Silhouette Facelift)?

A Silhouette InstaLift is a non-surgical procedure to lift sagging skin of the face, including the jawline and cheek. As you age, collagen production slows, contributing to wrinkles, sagging jowls and an overall tired appearance. Silhouette InstaLift is a minimally invasive facelift alternative that lifts the facial region and stimulates collagen production. Typically, 2-4 InstaLift sutures are placed on each side of the face to create a lifting effect. The suture material is placed underneath the surface of the skin in the fat layer, and the unique “cones” lock and lift the suture in place, creating the skin lifting. The tightening effect occurs immediately and continues to improve over the next 3-6 months.

What you should expect after the procedure

The procedure should be scheduled for a time when you can relax for 1-2 days. To minimize any bruising, it is best to avoid taking any blood thinning medications for at least two weeks prior to the procedure. If you are on a blood thinning medication due to a specific medical condition, you will need to discuss this with Dr. Liu and your primary care physician prior to stopping any medication. Dr. Liu’s staff will review a list of common medications, supplements and vitamins that can cause your blood to be thinner.
Please note that Dr. Liu expects to see patients back in the office a few days after a procedure to ensure that the healing process is going as expected and that you are on track for a good result. Do not plan any travel immediately after your procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I look for when choosing a surgeon?

To get the best results, it is important to select a cosmetic surgeon who is familiar with the anatomy of the face. Dr. Liu only performs procedures and surgeries on the face and is one of the few highly trained oculofacial plastic surgeons that completed an ASOPRS fellowship.

What kind of anesthesia is used during a Silhouette InstaLift?

A Silhouette InstaLift is typically performed using only local anesthesia in Dr. Liu’s procedure room.

How much does a Silhouette InstaLift cost?

It is difficult to provide pricing before a patient has had a consultation with Dr. Liu. The cost of a procedure can vary depending on what a patient needs and what the procedure will entail. More importantly, many patients come to Dr. Liu believing that they need a certain procedure, only to find out during the consultation that a different procedure will provide a better outcome. Dr. Liu believes that patients should be able to speak with their physician before experiencing any out of pocket expense, which is why consultations with Dr. Liu are complimentary.

How long does the procedure take?

A Silhouette InstaLift typically takes about 30 minutes – 1 hour from start to finish.

Does a Silhouette InstaLift scar?

A Silhouette InstaLift performed by an experienced surgeon should not leave any visible scars after the procedure.

Is a Silhouette InstaLift a substitute for a traditional facelift?

A Silhouette InstaLift is not a substitute for a traditional facelift. The results from an InstaLift are less dramatic than a traditional facelift, but can be an excellent option for patients with only mild to moderate facial laxity (sagging skin) or for those patients that do not want to undergo a traditional facelift (a much more involved procedure, with a significant healing process)

Are there any risks to a Silhouette InstaLift?

A Silhouette InstaLift is generally a very safe procedure. When considering any procedure, it is important to inform your surgeon of any abnormalities of your general medical health.

It is important to remember that while all surgery carries some risks, even when performed by the most highly trained surgeon and at the best facilities. Below are some of the more common risks associated with the procedure:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Infection
  • Inflammation

The likelihood of serious complications arising from the procedure is typically influenced by both the surgeon’s skill as well as the patient’s individual response to the procedure. Certain complications can be avoided by cooperating fully and completely following your surgeon’s instructions. With patience, a willingness to cooperate, and a qualified surgeon, the complications of a Silhouette InstaLift and any associated risks can be dramatically reduced.

What Dr. Liu’s patients say

So glad I chose Dr. Liu

5 5 Star Rating
Written on August 24, 2019

Dr. Liu is a master micro-surgeon. It’s been two months since my operation and no one has suspected I had plastic surgery. I look ten years younger, my husband is thrilled and so am I. A dear friend of mine jut told me I look just as beautiful as I did when we first met over 40 years ago. I couldn’t be happier with the results and worth every penny and the few weeks of discomfort. So glad I chose Dr. Liu.


Dr. Liu & her staff are top notch!

5 5 Star Rating
Written on October 25, 2019

Dr. Liu & her staff are top notch! I felt welcomed from the moment I set my appointment until my chalazion removal procedure was complete. Dr. Liu did a great job of letting me know what to expect & ensuring I was comfortable throughout the procedure. Everything healed perfectly – great work!


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