One of the variants of plastic surgery of the face and neck is the silhouette lift surgery, one of the novelties in the field of plastic surgery. It is basically a mini-invasive surgery for the correction of imperfect face shapes. Revolutionary is mainly the use of hanging threads, which removes sagging skin and reduces wrinkles, giving the face a more youthful appearance.
The advantages of this method are the speed of the procedure and short recovery time (usually a few days, a week at most). If after a few years aging signs occur again, the threads can easily tighten up.
The principle of this method is based on that in the subcutaneous special threads are introduced, by which the skin is tightened and thereby hanging facial features to be raised again. The operation is performed under local anesthesia. With the help of "anchors" on each side of the face are attached 4 strings that will eventually be pulled out and firm up the sagging face.
The patient’s head is bandaged after the surgery. The bandage is taken off on the 5th day after the surgery whereupon the hair can be washed carefully. The bandage is not necessary afterwards. The stitches are usually absorbent, so there is no need to remove them. Oedema and bruises may persist for 2-3 weeks. During this time, it is necessary to avoid physical strain and unnecessary bending. Office work is possible on the 5th day after the removal of the bandage, but nevertheless, the patient must take into account the persistent bruises and oedema. Pressure massages of the scars begin 14 days after the surgery. Press the scar with a finger for 30 seconds, release, and move the finger to another place on the scar. These massages must be repeated several times a day.