It is inevitable that we all experience sagging of our facial skin at some point in our lives. Now-a-days there are various treatment options to help ward off this component of aging.
Dr. Fechner is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and a recognized authority in rejuvenation of the face and neck. We are not only known for performing excellent facelifts, but also for using some of the least invasive procedures, and for our finesse in a range of anti-aging treatments.
The Silhouette Lift has been an instrumental tool, allowing us to offer the most innovative, non-invasive treatment options.
As with any facial procedure, we want to achieve the maximum improvement while still maintaining a natural, revitalized look for you. We perform the Silhouette Lift in order to provide an excellent alternative for patients who want a “fresher” look but are not quite ready for a facelift.
The FDA-approved Silhouette Lift, as its name implies, lifts and repositions the skin in the mid-face area to reduce sagging in the jowls as well as marionette and smile lines around the mouth.
After a micro-puncture is made in the facial skin, supporting sutures are strategically placed. The sutures are imbedded with small, absorbable cones. We use these special sutures to not only lift the soft tissue of the face immediately, but also stimulate collagen production over time, so improvement in the contours of the face continues for up to 6 months.
The Silhouette Lift is performed in our office with only a local anesthetic. It takes about an hour for the procedure. The recovery time is short, allowing patients to return to normal activities within days, much quicker than with surgery.
Typically, the results will last 18 months to 2 years, though some patients report results lasting longer. The important thing to remember is that the Silhouette Lift will not slow or stop the aging process,
and this varies greatly, based on skin type, skincare regimens used, overall health and other factors. We often combine the Silhouette Lift with the use of injectibles such as facial fillers to best achieve your aesthetic goals.
On behalf of the entire team at Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, we would like to take a moment to say thank you again for your loyalty and support during this unprecedented time. The past several months have been unlike anything we've ever experienced, and we're working hard to evolve so that we can continue to provide you with the patient experience you have come to expect from our practice.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa has taken extreme precautionary measures, in addition to following the most up to date CDC recommendations and state guidelines to maximize the health and safety of our patients, staff and facility. Our surgical center and medical spa remain committed to providing the best patient care, and we are actively working to take all necessary precautions as we plan to safely re-open our practice. Please help us continue to protect the health and well-being of our patients and workplace by cooperating with all of our precautionary measures and protocols against COVID-19 at your next appointment, or as you plan for your surgery.
As a fully accredited surgical facility, Fechner MD has always observed the highest level of safety and sanitation. In fact, as a surgeon, Dr. Fechner is an expert in infection control. We want to ensure that we are doing everything possible for our patients to safely return for surgical and medical spa treatments alike.
The upgraded work flow and safety protocols we have implemented at Fechner MD far exceed those being recommended by any government agency.
Fechner MD will adhere to all local, state, and government mandates. We expect to cautiously resume medical spa and injectable treatments during Phase 2 of the Massachusetts phased reopening. We are awaiting a definitive date from Governor Baker. Cosmetic surgery is expected to resume during Phase 3 of Governor Baker’s plan. We ask for your patience and understanding as our staff is working diligently to reschedule all surgeries and procedures affected by our closure. Please understand that in order to open and adhere to Massachusetts guidelines, we will need to limit the number of staff and patients we have in our building and extend the time between patient appointments in order to sanitize rooms. This means we will have fewer available openings for procedures. In order to maximize our provider appointments, we will continue to hold consultations virtually rather than in person, with a few exceptions (body contouring, Instalift, vein treatments).
We thank you in advance for your patience throughout this time, and we look forward to seeing you here again as we begin to resume business operations. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa at (508) 754-4000 and our team will gladly assist you. Thank you!