What are the components of Silhouette Soft®?

Silhouette Soft’s components are natural and fully absorbable. The Polylactic acid, or PLA, has been used for many years in various pharmaceutical and medical applications, such as suture thread, orthopaedic pins, screws and nails for bone fractures, etc. It is also used in new biodegradable stent trials.

Can Silhouette Soft® be used in complete safety?

The development of Silhouette Soft® is based on six years of experience in suture suspension with cones used in reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery in the United States (Silhouette Lift®). Silhouette Soft® is made in Michigan in the USA and is subject to numerous sanitary controls.

How long do the results last?

The visible benefits of the Silhouette Soft® treatment can last up to 18 months.

Which areas can be treated with Silhouette Soft?

Silhouette Soft® can be used to treat the below parts of the face:

  • Contour Lower jaw
  • Cheeks and cheekbones
  • Eyebrows
  • Neck

What must be done before the Silhouette Soft® treatment?

No special preparation is required prior to the Silhouette Soft® treatment.

However, we recommend that you discuss your expectations and ask our doctor any questions you have before starting treatment. Inform Dr. Reddy of any treatment you have already received and of any medication you are currently taking.

What happens immediately after the Silhouette Soft® treatment?

After Silhouette Soft® treatment, as with any cosmetic treatment, some slight swelling, redness or bruising may sometimes be observed, but these disappear within days.

There is sometimes a slight wrinkling of the skin (required for optimisation of the treatment) which disappears very quickly. If you experience any side effects, talk to our doctor.

Are there any contraindications to the Silhouette Soft® treatment?

You must not use Silhouette Soft® if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

Is the Silhouette Soft® treatment painful?

No, the treatment is performed under local anesthetic.

Are there any recommendations to be followed after the Silhouette Soft® treatment?

  • During the week following treatment, do not undergo any dental surgery, and avoid facial massages or any beauty treatments
  • For the first few weeks, avoid any contact sport
  • Preferably sleep on your back
  • In the event of pain, take a pain reliever according to your doctor’s prescription

How much does it cost?

Depending on the severity of the sagging, expect to pay R15 000 for 2 threads and R28 000 for 4 threads.


Patient aged 56 – Before and one month after Silhouette Soft® treatment (kind permission of Dr Rosalba Russo)

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