Silhouette Soft Thread Lift – Facelift Without Surgery

Silhouette Soft Thread
The 30 minute Silhouette Soft Thread Lift for Immediate Lifting and Long Term Rejuvenation

What is Silhouette Soft Thread Lift?

Silhouette Soft Thread Lift is an anti-aging treatment that offers instant lifting combined with gradual collagen regenerating effects to provide a natural age-reversing result.

Commonly known as the ‘one-stitch facelift’ or ‘lunchtime facelift’, Silhouette Soft Thread Lift uses specialized bio-absorbable sutures made of poly L-lactic acid (PLLA). PLLA has been used for several years in many biomedical and pharmaceutical applications. It is a key material for the surgical sutures and orthopaedic devices. After 3 years of experience with the procedure, it remains one of my favourite skin lifting and tightening treatments.

How Does Silhouette Soft Work?

silhouette soft cone Dr Siew

Silhouette Soft Thread Lift procedure uses threads with bidirectional cones. The cones anchor the subcutaneous fat, and pull the skin up. Hence, patients enjoy a minimally invasive facelift without the need for face-lifting surgery.

Two anti-aging effects can be achieved with Silhouette Soft Thread Lift:

  1. Immediate lifting can be seen once the threads are inserted
  2. Regenerative action for gradual, long-lasting, natural results. This occurs via collagen stimulation to restore loss volume and shapeliness to the face, and happens over the next 3-6 months after treatment.

Silhouette Soft tissue compression

Collagen stimulation is achieved because the Silhouette Soft threads act in the subcutaneous tissue to activate specialized skin cells called fibroblasts – this way, the results continue to improve even months after the initial treatment.

The Silhouette Soft threads dissolve in about 12-18 months after the treatment. After that, the effects of the treatment are further maintained for another 6- 12 months, depending on factors such as lifestyle and genetics.

Silhouette Soft collagen stimulation Dr siew

What is the Treatment Process?

During the consult with my patients, I determine the number and placement of the threads. Contrary to what many think, the treatment is comfortable, with minimal bleeding or downtime. In my practice, I apply a numbing cream, mark out the treatment areas, then administer local anesthesia or regional nerve blocks before starting the procedure.

Silhouette Soft Procedure Dr SiewThe Silhouette Soft threads are placed in the fat layer of the skin via injections. No surgery is needed. Finally, I apply slight pressure over the treated areas to compress the skin. This reshapes the face, lifts sagging areas, and tightens loose skin immediately. The treatment takes no more than 30 minutes.

What Areas Are Usually Treated with Silhouette Soft Thread Lift?

Areas Silhouette Soft benefit Dr Siew

Common areas that are treated with Silhouette Soft Thread Lift are:

  • Eyebrows
  • Jaw line
  • Cheeks and mid-face
  • Neck

Who Is a Suitable Candidate for Silhouette Soft Thread Lift?

Silhouette Soft Thread Lift is suitable for men and women above 30 who want to achieve immediate lifting of the face without undergoing surgery. This treatment is also suitable for people who want to effectively combat signs of aging and want to get a natural result with minimal downtime. For many, Silhouette Soft Thread Lift gives a better result than fillers – that is because it lifts skin back to its original position rather than adding more volume. This gives a true age-reversing effect.

What Results Can You Expect?

The threads act as a scaffolding under the the skin to lift sagging tissues. In addition, the cones on the threads help to anchor and lift the skin to its new position. At the same time, the cones help to stimulate collagen production to replace loss volume which naturally diminishes with age.  The result is visibly lifted skin immediately, with improved facial contours, especially in the cheeks and jowls. The nasolabial lines and marionette lines are also improved. In my experience, the treatment works best in the cheek area – much better and more elegant than Korean PDO threads.

The immediate result is followed by the gradual collagen regeneration over the next 3-6 months. This improves skin texture and fine lines, and gives your skin more elasticity.

Any Side Effects and What to Avoid After Silhouette Soft Thread Lift?

silhouette soft side effects Dr Siew
Right before the final step of the Sllhouette Soft procedure – cutting of the threads. Most of my patients walk out with no downtime, and return to regular activities.

Side effects are usually mild and temporary. You may experience soreness for 3-5 days after the treatment. Mild bruising may occur – this usually appears only one week after, and typically just looks a greenish hue. It can easily be covered with make-up. Some skin irregularity or slight depressions can occur – these will resolve in a few days.

Following the treatment, you should avoid any dental surgery and rigorous physical activities. It is also recommended that you avoid excessive facial movements, and sleep on your back for 1-2 weeks. Also avoid facial massages for a month. This will ensure the best possible lift, and avoid misalignment of the Silhouette Soft threads.

In the hands of an inexperienced doctor, it is possible to get prolonged skin dimpling and visible knots through the skin. Hence, always be sure to find out more about the doctor’s experience with before you commit yourself to the treatment with the doctor. In the right hands, Silhouette Soft Thread Lift is a beautiful, natural, anti-aging treatment.


  1. If i wnt to do this treatment so aftr how long i can get results n whts a cost of one pair can u please reply on my phone nmbr”

  2. What is the total cost so that i can prepare and does it give immediate effect?Where is the clinic located at. Pls reply. Tq

  3. Hi Dr sure, I’m interested in this. how much does it cost?
    I jus did my chin filler few days ago at other clinic. I was wondering if u do reshaping?

      • I live in macomb Michigan. Where can I find a doctor close to me.
        Appreciate an answer I am 67 and am looking for alternative.

        • Hi Josie, thank you for your question. I am not familiar with any of the doctors there and who you can go for thread lift treatment. Perhaps you can do some desktop research for reviews and shortlist a few doctors. After that, go for a consultation with these doctors to see who you feel most comfortable with. All the best!

  4. Am interested in the facelift threading for my jaw line and basically to rejuvenate my whole face . How much does it cost and can one walk out after the non surgical treatment without being notice something had been done on the face ?

  5. Hi can you advise the cost and the address and tel of your clinic? Would the threads cause any kind of infection inside our face? Thank you.

  6. Dr. Siew,

    Nice website with all the useful information. Can you provide information in regards to any doctors you recommend if any in kuala lumpur or shanghai?

  7. Hi dr. Just need some info do you pull n tie a knot at the end? Or do you just insert a barbed thread? Aprreciate thks.
    Pamella 0123812467

  8. Hi Dr Siew,

    I always enjoy reading your posts as they are really informative for the general public. Tks for sharing.

    Can you kindly email me the cost ? Does your threadlift also works on crowfeets and under eye dark circles ? If yes, can I hv the cost too ? Tks a lot !


  9. Hi ,

    May I check how much for cheek threadlift? Possible side effects?

    And also any dark circles treatment ?


  10. Hello Dr Siew, would this treatment be suitable for a lady in her sixties (62 years)? The skin on the jaw and neck is a bit lax. I have recently had Sculptra (5 months ago) and am considering having a thread lift in the next couple of months.

  11. As I was told by a well-known doctor, that you should take at least 10 thousand pills of Cialis to cause heart failures. That is why this drug is different from Viagra. However, such an experiment can only be done by Rockefeller because one tablet of Cialis is quite expensive.

  12. Hi Dr Siew,

    I am age 58 female and would like to try threadlift, what will be the indicative cost for threadlift ?

  13. Hi Dr Siew
    I am keen to try threadlift, can you advice PDO and silhouette soft which one has less side effect and works better for age 40 & above. What is the cost for PDO and silhouette soft?

  14. Hi Dr Siew

    I’m interested in this procedure. I would like to have the middle and lower face done. Could you give me estimate price so I can prepare? Also, how long is the downtime?

  15. Hi,
    Can you advise the cost and the address and tel of your clinic? I’m interested in middle and lower face silhouette thread. Thank you.

  16. Hi Dr Siew!

    I’m interested in threadlift for neck, as i have problems with having double chin as long as i can remember. Even when i slimmed down, no jawline can be seen. Whenever i gained weight, everyone will notice my face and neck first. And i’m only 22 this year.
    Does this procedure suits me, and is it safe to do it at the neck/chin area?

    If so, how much does the consultation and provedure cost?

    Awaits for your prompt reply, thanks! 🙂

  17. Hello Dr. Siew
    I am woman in her early 40’s and have recently begun to see sagging in the neck and jaw area. I am interested in the silhouette soft thread lift. Please let me the average cost of this procedure. Thanks

  18. Hi Dr Siew,
    I just did some botox and fillers a month ago..
    Can I still do silhouette soft threadlift? How much will it cost and how many threads per side?


  19. hello, how would you like the silhouette soft thread lift? And how many strands will you put on my face?


  20. Hi Dr Siew

    Could you advise on approximate cost plus additional treatment such as fillers for sunken eyes and forehead? Thanks.

  21. Will the threads be noticeable on the face. A friend of mine told me the threads can be seen .Is this true?? What if one have thin skin. How much it cost? Will there be holes on the face.Any infection to worry about. Will one be conscious when the procedure is done.

  22. I’m 71 age.
    Is it safe for me? Please advice the cost and how early can i get appointment please as i’m going away on 1 January.
    Thank you Dr.

  23. Hi Dr Siew, I’m in my late 30s and keen in threadlift to lift heavy jowl for tauter appearance. I did Korean PDO and result was terrible with dimpling. Am I still suitable for silhouette soft?

  24. Am in early sixties and considering thread or/ and Ultherapy would you advocate both simultaneously? What would the pros and cons be as well as costs?

  25. My Dr. mentioned using 3 threads per side. I have a slender face. However my jawline, or below my lip area, drapes now. He did a lip argumentation and, to me, it was just too much, though he did do a good job. However, I am now a little concerned that the treading may be over-done too, now. He has also done kybella injections for a better result. It’s just that the lip augmentation through me! Any insight on the question I should ask him before? Or if 3 threads (strands) on each side is sufficient or maybe over-done for a smaller, but proportioned face? Thank you for the time you take answering these various questions!

    • Hi Tonya, thanks for leaving a message on my page. I am unable to provide any comment on the number of threads used without seeing you in person. He probably advised using 3 pairs because of the texture and the severity of the sagging skin. You can consider seeking a second opinion from another doctor if you like.

      All the best!

  26. Hi Dr Siew,

    Is this the so call Happy Lift, how long does it last & how much is the cost for doing it especially for my laugh line & lifting up neck line

  27. Would like to know
    a) how many procedures you have done of the Silhouette lifting
    b) cost
    c)possibility of an appointment next week on the 29.08 morning?

  28. Hi Dr Siew, pls let me know the price for thread lift face. Do we still need to touch up with filler? Do u do thread lift for eye bag as well? Thanks.

  29. Dear Dr Siew,

    I would like to know the cost of thread-lift in Singapore/done by you for face and neck please.

    I also return to KL often. Would you know if a plastic surgeon who can do the thread lift in KL? What would the cost be?

  30. Is it safe to perform the procedures and what are the common complications? For example, let/right face are not equal? I’m thinking of doing it because of sagging cheeks as I have done ultherapy a few times but the Result is minimum..

    • Hi Jiayi – Apologies. We replied your 2nd question and did not answer this one. Happy to discuss this in more detail if you arrange for a consult with me.

  31. Hello. DrSiew.can you tell me how much for a thread lift. I live in Calgary canada do you know any one that you can Recommend in Calgary. Thank you

    • Hi Rosa – Sorry but I am not able to recommend any specific doctor in Calgary as I am not familiar with the doctors there. Talk to your friends or do some search on the internet and go for consultation with a few doctors to have an in-depth discussion. Ultimately, it depends on who you are comfortable with.

  32. Dear Dr. Siew,

    I need to lift cheek fat which has now descended to create deep naso-labial folds and seems to be pulling down the fat under my eyes which is giving a hollowed out look. I want to lift the fat up to my cheekbone area where it used to be. My question is: which is the stronger and better procedure to achieve this goal, Silhouette Soft or Silhouette Instalift? Also, I am wondering if you know a good doctor in the Los Angeles area for this procedure. Thank you very much for responding.

    • Hi Dina – Thanks for your message. It is difficult to say which is better because it depends on your skin and the type of results you want to achieve. Threads are made differently for different purposes. Do go for a consultation with a doctor to understand more about the procedure and also assess if you are comfortable for him/her to perform the treatment.

    • Hi Deborah – Thank you for your message. Unfortunately, I am not sure who to recommend you to because I am not familiar with the doctors there. Please do some research and then speak to a few doctors before making a decision.

    • Hi Annette – Thanks for your question! Sorry but I am practicing in Singapore and I have no clinic in U.S.! You should try to look up for clinics offering Silhouette Soft in your area. All the best!