Silhouette Instaliftin Westport, CT

Westport, New Canaan, Ridgefield & All of Fairfield County

Our faces play the most important role in how we express our emotions, state of health, and vitality, and the aging process can adversely affect our presentation and our confidence.

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Along with our eyelids, the central face and cheeks are usually the first areas to show the signs of age and fatigue.

While wrinkling, color problems, and volume loss can be effectively treated with time-honored techniques, until now there has been no minimally invasive way to lift the mid-face and treat early jowling and skin laxity.

Facelifts are still the “gold standard,” but many of us just aren’t ready for a surgical procedure at this time. Silhouette Instalift is a simple, in-office procedure that utilizes absorbable sutures to gently lift and volumize the mid-face, creating a fresh and youthful contour in less than one hour. Instalift is performed with just local anesthesia, and the recovery period, costs, and risks are minimal.

At Total Aesthetics we’ve got the latest technologies for facial contouring including SkinTyte, Morpheus8, FaceTite, Accutite and injectable fillers. Total Aesthetics staff will review all these with you during your confidential Westport Silhouette Instalift consultation.

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Silhouette Instalift FAQs

Total Aesthetics in Westport and Fairfield County

  • What is Silhouette Instalift?
  • Am I a candidate for Silhouette Instalift?
  • When can I return to work after my Silhouette Instalift procedure?
  • Are there any complications associated with Silhouette Instalift?
  • What kind of anesthesia will be used for my Silhouette Instalift procedure?
  • How many Silhouette Instalift treatments will I need to achieve my desired results?

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What is Silhouette Instalift?

Called a “'hybrid' procedure" by Dr. O’Connell of Total Aesthetics in Westport Silhouette Instalift is neither surgical nor non-surgical. With Silhouette, absorbable, bidirectional sutures that contain small cones are inserted to reposition and lift the skin of the face. The sutures are placed through extremely small openings in the skin, and only local anesthesia is required. As the sutures gradually absorb over time, collagen production is stimulated, resulting in added volumization of the treated areas.

Am I a candidate for Silhouette Instalift?

Not everyone is a candidate for Westport Silhouette Instalift treatment. Patients with very thin, soft tissues of the face are not optimal candidates because the implant may be visible or palpable. Patients with very heavy soft tissues of the face also may not be good candidates.

When can I return to work after my Silhouette Instalift procedure?

Silhouette Instalift requires no downtime, so you may resume your normal activities including work (except certain exercise and exertional activities) immediately following treatment.

Are there any complications associated with Silhouette Instalift?

While the procedure is very safe, as with any procedure, there are risks associated with Silhouette Instalift. In rare cases, patients may experience the following complications:

  • Nerve injury
  • Asymmetry
  • Allergic reaction

What kind of anesthesia will be used for my Silhouette Instalift procedure?

Because Silhouette Instalift requires only local anesthesia at the treatment sites, you remain fully alert and the recovery times associated with general anesthesia or sedation do not occur.

How many Silhouette Instalift treatments will I need to achieve my desired results?

Silhouette Instalift is a one-time procedure that can improve facial skin laxity and volume loss for years. Patients may choose to have more sutures inserted at a later time, if necessary.

Who Can Benefit

From Silhouette Instalift?

Facial Skin Laxity

Sagging jowls, nasolabial folds, and facial laxity can be disheartening at any age. Silhouette Instalift rejuvenates the mid-face by lifting and repositioning facial tissues using sutures with absorbable, bidirectional cones.

Facial Volume Loss

Facial volume loss is a natural and important part of the aging process. As the sutures of Silhouette Instalift absorb, they stimulate collagen production to slowly add volume to the mid-face. This provides not only facial tightening but facial volumization.

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Why Should I Choose Total Aesthetics of Connecticut for My Silhouette Instalift Procedure?

Dr. O’Connell is a nationally recognized, published expert on facial rejuvenation with over 35 years of surgical experience, including certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. As a member of the prestigious organization known as “The Aesthetic Society,” his practice is entirely devoted to aesthetics with a focus on less invasive procedures.

While InstaLift is a minimally invasive procedure, it’s important that the highest standards of sterility are maintained and it’s critical that your provider has the comprehensive understanding of facial anatomy that only a surgeon can provide. Total Aesthetics offers the eye of the artist, the skill of the surgeon, and the cleanliness and safety of a nationally accredited surgicenter. We’re pleased to offer at Total Aesthetics of Westport Silhouette Instalift—an FDA-approved procedure that’s been called a “non-surgical facelift.”

Because we can offer the entire spectrum of techniques for facial rejuvenation, you can breathe easy knowing you’ll choose the appropriate procedure to fulfill your unique needs. During your confidential consultation, Dr. O’Connell will develop an individualized plan that is personally tailored to your facial structure and aesthetic goals, and he will extensively review the various options with you.

We know that your time is valuable and recovery time is critical for busy professionals. With Silhouette Instalift, you can enjoy your new look immediately without the more lengthy recovery that accompanies more invasive procedures.

What Do You Desire?
When undergoing Silhouette Instalift surgery

Confidence and Self-Esteem

We all know that plastic surgery is really about enhancing your confidence and self-esteem. Dr. O’Connell likes to say, "We’re in the self-confidence business". With Silhouette Instalift Westport patients get immediate gratification because the mid-facial tightening is immediate. Because the Silhouette Instalift sutures also promote collagen production, the result continues to improve over time as added volumization occurs. It’s all designed to give you the confidence you need for years to come.

Smoother Neck

At Total Aesthetics, noninvasive treatments can be combined to provide a more global rejuvenation, and Dr. O'Connell's innovative "non-surgical facelift" combines InstaLift mid-facial rejuvenation with improvement of the neck and jawline, utilizing the revolutionary FaceTite technology plus volumization using the latest fillers. It's high-tech, there's no cutting and it's all under local anesthesia with nominal recovery time, lower cost and optimal safety.

Plump, Youthful Skin

Silhouette Instalift is a unique, minimally invasive procedure that mimics facelift surgery by addressing both tissue laxity and volume loss due to aging. Silhouette Instalift triggers your own collagen production with volumization in the mid and lower-face and restoration of a smooth, youthful facial contour.

Tightening of the Jowls

Sagging jowls not only make us appear older, but can also make us appear angry, upset, or dismayed. By lifting the soft tissues of the mid and lower face, Silhouette Instalift can improve jowling and soften the nasolabial folds.

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Concernswhen undergoing Silhouette Instalift procedure?


Following Silhouette Instalift, patients may experience some mild bruising and swelling that typically fades within a few days. For optimal healing, patients are advised to avoid applying makeup for at least 24 hours, refrain from participating in high-impact activities for two weeks, and sleep upright for up to five days.


While the price can vary depending upon how many sutures are needed, Westport Silhouette Instalift treatment is far less expensive than comparable surgical procedures that address facial aging.


Because Silhouette Instalift sutures are inserted through extremely small openings in the skin, visible scarring is unlikely.


Due to the location in which the sutures are placed, there is minimal, if any, discomfort associated with Silhouette Instalift. Any discomfort can usually be treated with acetaminophen.

The first step towards a new, beautiful you is to schedule a personal consultation.

Along with providing the highest level of care, no effort is spared to create an environment where each patient is nurtured and cared for as an individual. Use our form to contact Dr. O’Connell with questions about any of our aesthetic or plastic surgery procedures.

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