Silhouette Soft is an absorbable sterile implantable single-use suture used in multiple pairs intended to lift facial and neck tissue.
Silhouette Soft is currently successfully used in more than 60 countries.
Silhouette Soft sutures are composed of Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA) while its cones are composed of a PolyLactide/Glycolide resorbable copolymer (PLGA).
Focus on the insertion technique
The procedure is performed in a physician’s office by a suitably trained medical professional using local anesthetic such as lidocaine and involves a less invasive alternative to surgical procedures.
A long-term effect
After implantation, the device triggers a foreign body type reaction within the body, which effectively results in the encapsulation of the Silhouette Soft structure with new collagen fibrils. The presence of the new collagen structures compensates for the potential slow loss of the mechanical properties of Silhouette Soft due to its progressive resorption.
• Any known allergy or foreign body sensitivities to plastic bio material
• Permanent fillers
• Acute and chronic skin diseases
• Auto immune diseases
• Pregnancy and breastfeeding
• Patients with sepsis or infection
• Patient with limited willingness to restrict activities or follow directions during the healing period.
• Patients under 18
Apply cold packs immediately after the procedure is required (cold packs should be wrapped to avoid direct contact with skin and insertion point). Take analgesia, e.g. paracetamol, in case of pain.
Refrain from applying make-up for as long as possible (minimum 24 hours). Sleep face uo, in an elevated position for 3-5 nights. Wash, shave and face face gently without rubbing (5days). Avoid excessive face and neck movements (2 weeks). Avoid over-exposure to direct sunlight and do not use tanning beds (2 weeks). Avoid high impact sports e.g. running (2 weeks). Do not use saunas and hammams (3 weeks). Avoid dental surgery (3 weeks). Avoid face and neck massages and facial aesthetic treatments (4 weeks).
Like all procedures of this type there is possibility of side effects, although not everybody experiences them. Possible adverse events include infection, minimal acute inflammatory tissue reaction, pain, swelling and edema, transient hematoma or bruising, transient rippling or dimple formation.
Other potential side effects include sensory nerve injury, asymmetry and banding. Material sensitivity/allergic reactions in patients following surgery should be reported.