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A Thread lift can help with facial rejuvenation


A Thread lift can help with facial rejuvenation

Dr Hunt Discusses Thread Lift

Surgical threads

What is Thread Lift?

Generally speaking, suitable patients for this procedure would be in their 30s to 40s and the results will last for a few years. The procedure is ideal for patients who are no longer seeing good facial rejuvenation results from injectable fillers, but are not quite ready for a full surgical facelift. It can be a great short term solution.

The Silhouette Insta Lift threads used during this procedure are made from a material which dissolves over 18 months. During this time, it can provide elevation and suspension to the tissue and, as it dissolves, generating new collagen.

The procedure is relatively simple and convenient, being performed in Dr Hunt’s practice under local anaesthetic. It takes approximately 1 hour and patients can return to work and normal activities within 48 hours.

Some results are visible immediately and improve over time. The procedure can be repeated a few years later if you are still not ready for a surgical face-lift. It is important to remember that the results are not as dramatic or long-lasting as a face lift, but it does provide that transitional link between non-surgical and surgical facial rejuvenation.


Benefits of Silhouette Soft Thread Lift

A Silhouette Soft Thread Lift comes with the following benefits:

  • Thread lifting is a minimally invasive procedure with little to no complications and leads to quicker healing
  • Results of the Facial Thread Lift procedure are instantly visible after the treatment and they continue to improve with time
  • Most patients are able to return back to back to work within 2 days of the procedure, unlike traditional facelift which involves a longer recovery
  • The results of the treatment are longer-lasting than injectables and fillers
  • An Immediate lift is more visible after Silhouette Soft Thread Lift as compared to HIFU and other skin tightening devices
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Is Silhouette Soft Thread Lift Right for Me?

Silhouette Soft Thread Lift surgery is a highly customisable procedure. Dr Hunt will assess the features of your face, your medical history, general health and plan a treatment that is best suited for you.

Generally speaking, you are an ideal candidate for Silhouette Soft Thread Lift if:

  • You are experiencing early signs of ageing and skin sag
  • You are looking for mild to moderate level of elevation & lifting
  • You don’t have any severe signs of ageing like severe drooping and sagging facial skin, heavy jowls or a turkey neck
  • You are not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You are over 18 years of age
  • You don’t have an autoimmune disease

About Silhouette Soft Thread Lift

Silhouette Soft  is a thin biodegradable thread that is placed under the skin and offers a mechanical lift to your face. Think of this filler as a natural evolution of Dermal Filler that can produce a lifting effect without the need of undergoing a cosmetic surgery procedure.

After carefully assessing your skin, Dr Hunt will inform you about the thread lift procedure, results and what to expect from the treatment.

When you come in for the treatment, you’ll be required to complete the consenting process. Your face will be cleaned thoroughly to ensure there are no traces of dirt and makeup on your face. Then, your face will be numbed using local anaesthesia so you’ll feel comfortable throughout the process. The entire procedure will take around 45 minutes. Dr Hunt will carefully place the threads under the skin to provide an instant lifting effect. He will insert the Silhouette Soft suture with the help of a fine needle and pass it under the skin in the direction of the intended lift. Your skin will be lightly massaged upward where the cones hold the sutures in place. Once the procedure is complete, it is best to rest for at least a few hours.

Silhouette Soft Thread Lift Aftercare

It is best to take two to three days off from work and stay clear of any strenuous activities and social engagements. Please follow the after care instructions from Dr Hunt.


Most patients experience mild swelling and bruising at the level of the area treated which can last anywhere from a few days to a week.

Please adhere to these instructions post the treatment:

  • Take pain killers prescribed by Dr Hunt to help with any discomfort post-surgery
  • Sleep on your back with your head in a slightly elevated position and avoid putting any pressure on the treatment site
  • Be very careful and gentle while washing, shaving, and drying your face. Do not rub your skin
  • It is best to avoid wearing makeup for at least 24 to 48 hours after the treatment
  • Do not get any facial massages or aesthetic treatments for 4 weeks after the treatment
  • Stay clear of high-intensity workouts for at least two weeks after the silhouette soft thread lift
  • Do not use saunas and steam rooms for at least 3 weeks after getting the thread lift
  • Avoid visiting the dentist for at least a month after the thread lift

Most patients are able to go back to work within a couple of days without any problem. The precise downtime varies from patient to patient and Dr Hunt will advise you accordingly.


Results of Silhouette Soft Thread Lift

Most patients are very satisfied with the results of the treatment. You will notice an immediate lifting effect after the treatment is done. Most people describe it as a simulation of lifting your cheeks in front of the mirror.

The threads used are made up of polylactic acid which will dissolve on its own within several months. These threads trigger your body to stimulating collagen production. As a result, you will see a gradual improvement in terms of the shape of your face. All in all, you will look youthful and refreshed rather than appearing dramatically different.

Thread lifts can provide a long-term lift that typically lasts for around two years. Under the constant influence of gravity, the tissues will get back to their previous position. In order to maintain the results, most people get the treatment redone every few years.

The results of the silhouette thread lift are subtle looking and shouldn’t be compared to a traditional facelift surgery. Other factors that impact the longevity of results include age, skin thickness, laxity and number of threads. In order to maximise the results, you should adhere to post-treatment care recommendations.


How to find the Best Thread Lift Surgeon Sydney

Choosing the right surgeon for your thread lift facial procedure is one of the most important steps to ensure the success of your procedure. An experienced, talented plastic surgeon can help you achieve the results you desire and minimise the risks and complications that could occur during the recovery period.

Make sure to take your time in choosing the right plastic surgeon for your thread lifting. The plastic surgeon should be someone you can connect with and speak freely and honestly about your goals and expectations. You can start the process by creating a list of surgeons in your area based on their credentials and experience. Next, you can narrow down the list by looking at their online reviews.

Make sure to look at the before and after photographs of different patients. You can either find them on the surgeon’s website or request them during the consultation.

Last but not the least, trust your gut. Pay attention to how you feel and connect with a particular surgeon. Do you feel comfortable? Is the surgeon able to answer all your queries? Do you trust them with your face? If the answer is yes, choose that surgeon. Otherwise, keep looking.

Thread Lift Cost Sydney - How much does thread lift cost in Sydney NSW? Prices & Fees

How much your thread lift procedure costs varies depending on several factors. The type of threads you get, type of anaesthesia used, location (hospital or clinic) and the expertise of your surgeon.

Dr Jeremy Hunt and his team will provide you with a detailed quote after your first appointment.

The average fee for a thread lift procedure is around $3000 to $6000.

You can also learn more about a Thread Lift Payment Plan, or the costs for a thread lift procedure on our Surgical Costs page.

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Thread Lift FAQs

What is a silhouette thread lift?


The Silhouette soft thread lift or Silhouette InstaLift, is a minimally invasive approach to a traditional facelift. The treatment involves absorbable sutures that involve tiny bi-directional cones that can lift and suspend the deeper layers of the skin. It instantly gives you a more refreshed look.

How much does silhouette Insta Lift cost?


The average fee for Silhouette Soft  Insta Lift is around $3,000 – $6,000 depending on what you need.

What is the best age to have facelift surgery?


A facelift or deep plane facelift is one of the surgical tools available to Dr Hunt to deliver the best facial rejuvenation results. During your consultation and assessment, Dr Hunt will outline your options and advise you if a Thread lift or a Facelift is the best procedure for you to achieve the result you desire. A facelift generally works best for people in their 40s, 50s, and 60s when signs of ageing begin to become more noticeable.

How many times can you have a thread lift?


There is no set ‘no of times’ you need a thread lift. Generally, surgeons recommend getting a follow-up treatment every 12 to 24 months to maintain the results of the surgery.

How painful is a thread lift?


A Thread lift is considered to be a virtually painless procedure as local anaesthesia will be used during the process.

Is thread lift better than anti-wrinkle injections?


These two are completely different procedures. Thread lift stimulates collagen and lifts up your skin. Anti-wrinkle injections on the other hand paralyses muscles which prevents the formation of wrinkles. It will not lift up your skin.

How do you sleep after a thread lift?


Avoid putting pressure on your face after a thread lift. It is not recommended to sleep on your side and stomach for at least a week after the procedure. Sleep on your back with a pillow propped up underneath your head.

How many threads are used in a thread lift?


Generally speaking, around 4 to 8 threads are required on each side of the face.

How long does it take for Silhouette threads to dissolve?


It takes about 6 to 18 months for the threads to gradually dissolve.

Is puckering normal after thread lift?


Yes, puckering is normal after a thread lift and will usually diminish in a period of 7 to 14 days.

Are thread lifts instant?


Yes, the results of a thread lift are quick, effective, pain-free, and instantly visible. They can also improve over time.

What should you NOT do after a thread lift?


Here are some things that you should avoid right after getting a thread lift:

  • Sleeping on your stomach or side
  • Wearing makeup
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Making extreme facial expressions
  • Receiving facials and facial massages

How long does it take to heal from thread lift?


Generally, it takes about 2 to 4 days to heal from a thread lift.

What is an Insta Lift facelift?


Silhouette InstaLift is a non-surgical, in clinic procedure that uses absorbable sutures to lift the sagging skin of the face including the jawline and cheek.

How is Insta Lift done?


Silhouette Instalift is a non-surgical, in-office procedure that will involve the use of dissolvable thread sutures that reduces the appearance of aging skin to the mid-face or jawline area. It generally takes around 45 to 60 minutes to perform the procedure.

Is silhouette InstaLift painful?


No, it isn’t a painful procedure. You will have local Anaesthesia.

How long does silhouette lift last?


On average, the results of Silhouette InstaLift results last around 18 to 24 months.  It is regarded as a short term facial rejuvenation procedure. It can be repeated or you may have a facelift surgery later.

What’s the difference between PDO Threadlift Vs Silhouette Soft Threadlift?


PDO Threadlift aka Polydioxanone material is commonly used as a surgical suture and typically lasts for a period of 6 months before it dissolves. The MINT PDO threads are not barbed and don’t provide much lift.  On the other hand, Poly-L-Lactic Acid PLL material in Silhouette Soft Thread Lift are barbed with tiny cones and has greater lift and  longevity than PDO, averaging 12-18 months before dissolving. It can also stimulate collagen for a longer duration than PDO thread Lift.

What are Risks and Complications of Thread Lift?


The risks and complications associated with the thread lift procedure are minimal when the procedure is performed by a specialist. Make sure to choose wisely to avoid unwanted complications. They will be explained by Dr Hunt during the consenting process.

What is Silhouette Soft?


Silhouette Soft is a minimally invasive injectable procedure, designed to treat the signs of aging and give you a naturally refreshed appearance. It is suitable for men and women and offers a unique dual effect – the immediate lift and the longer-term collagen regeneration. Silhouette Soft can be used to lift and regenerate the mid-face, jowls and neck.

How does Threadlifting with Silhouette Soft work?


Silhouette Soft is made from resorbable polylactic acid sutures, which dissolve to help stimulate your skin’s own collagen production. The threads are inserted under the skin using a needle (without any incisions), to elevate the sagging tissue in problem areas. Local anaesthetic is used at the entry and exits points. Once they have been inserted the skin can be compressed and reshaped to obtain the desired lifting effect.

How long do Thread Lifts last?


Results can be seen immediately after the treatment, and the rejuvenation effects will begin to be seen after 3 months. The results last over 1 year, driven by the collagen stimulation around the suture and cone structures.

Is a Silhouette Soft Thread Lift safe?


Silhouette Soft is a safe, minimally invasive treatment to be used by a trained practitioner.

Are there any side effects of Threadlifting?


Patients can experience minor pain, swelling and bruising, common side effects with any aesthetic treatment.

Slight skin depressions or tightness can occur for a few days following the treatment, but these are typically short-lived.

What is the recovery period after Threadlifting?


The downtime for a Silhouette Soft treatment is minimal. As with other cosmetic procedures, you may experience some mild bruising or swelling, and are back to work within 2-3 days. Some patients may experience some side effects slightly after this period, but generally, full recovery occurs by 2 weeks.

What aftercare is required for a Threadlift procedure?


There are a variety of post-treatment recommendations to aid in recovery and improve results after Thread Lifts;

  • Apply a cold pack immediately after procedure if required
  • No make-up should be worn for the first 24 hours
  • Sleep face up, elevated on pillows (3-5 nights)
  • Your medical practitioner will provide a more extensive guide during the consultations.


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About Dr Jeremy Hunt

Dr Hunt has worked with thousands of patients across his 20-year career. This is reflected in his role as Spokesperson for the ASPS – Australian Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr Hunt is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and Supervisor of Plastic Surgery Training at Sydney Children’s Hospital.

Dr Hunt has a strong interest in helping his patients achieve their desired results by employing the most appropriate practices for each individual patient.