Thread Lifting (Silhouette Soft)

non-surgical facelift patient

Quick Facts About Silhouette Soft Thread Lift

  • A Silhouette Soft Thread Lift is a minimally invasive/non surgical alternative to a face/neck lift.
  • It uses implantable stitches to lift sagging tissue around the cheeks, mouth, jawline and neck.
  • There are many different types of Thread Lifts. Dr. Aaron uses Silhouette Soft due to its strong scientific background, and evidenced based development. It also has an excellent safety profile.
  • Some types of threads do not lift, they merely thicken the skin.
  • Silhouette Soft Thread Lifts stimulate the production of type 1 collagen with results improving over 6 months.
  • Other types of threads include PDO. These have a shorter longevity, and stimulate type 3 collagen (Less ideal than type 1).
  • The threads are fully biodegradable.
  • It takes around 30 minutes to perform, is safe, and has minimal downtime (General 24 hours).
  • It provides a natural repositioning of sagging tissue.
  • The lifting results are immediate, and last 18-24 months on average. The collagen that is produced by the body will last significantly longer, and provide tangible results for many years.
  • There are no visible scars, and the procedure can be done in clinic.
  • It is a fraction of the cost of traditional face lift surgery, and is generally a much safer alternative.

Have you noticed your skin has started to sag, and you’ve lost that youthful contour to your cheeks, jawline and neck? Do you find yourself pulling back your saggy skin in the mirror? Or do you simply want to preserve your features and age gracefully?

A Thread Lift is a minimally invasive procedure that takes under an hour, and lifts up saggy skin, restores collagen (The most important structural protein of the face), and helps keep it there. So if you aren’t ready for a face-lift, a Silhouette Soft Thread Lift with Dr Aaron may be right for you. A Thread lIft can improve the shape of your face, restore the contour of your cheeks, define your jawline, and lift jowls and a saggy neck.

Best Thread Lift and Non Surgical Face Lift in Melbourne and Sydney

Many people just like you are ageing gracefully using the power of Thread Lifts and Collagen Stimulation. With a well designed treatment, you may never need to consider Plastic Surgery or a Face Lift. As one of only a handful of Expert Thread Lift trainers in Australia, Dr Aaron Stanes knows how to get results. If you have been considering a Thread Lift or even a Face Lift and are looking for a provider of the Best Thread Lift Melbourne wide or Best Thread Lift Sydney wide, Dr Aaron is the Cosmetic Doctor for you. As a leading provider of Non Surgical Facelift in Melbourne and Sydney, you are in safe and experienced hands.

What is Thread Lifting?

A thread lift is a procedure where dissolvable sutures (The thread) is implanted into the skin under local anaesthetic to lift or reposition the skin. Compared to a surgical Face Lift there is far less pain, much less downtime (Generally a day), and much lower risk. Dr Aaron uses the latest in Thread Lift technology (Silhouette Soft threads) to perform the Thread Lift in Melbourne and Sydney to ensure only the best results in tightening the jawline, neck and cheek, giving a more youthful and defined appearance. Silhouette Soft Threads are made of a compound that leads to the natural regeneration of Collagen that you have lost with age, meaning the results get better for the 6 months following the procedure. While the threads are dissolvable leaving no trace once gone, you will see an immediate lifting effect straight after your non-surgical facelift in Melbourne or Sydney.

The thread lift procedure is performed using both topical and injected local anaesthetic, meaning there is only mild discomfort. In general, it is a very well tolerated procedure, with only mild bruising and rarely, some temporary skin dimples that quickly resolve.

Whilst the thread lift is not a permanent procedure, the Collagen that is produced will give you plenty of benefit for many years. Even surgical Facelift procedures are not permanent solutions, as skin continues to stretch, and they often need repeating every 8-10 years. Having a thread lift in Melbourne or Sydney with Dr Aaron can help wind back the clock, and help to age gracefully and naturally, potentially avoiding the need for expensive surgery altogether.

The Process

The Thread Lift works best when the face is treated as a whole, however the individual areas that are often treated are:

  • Cheeks and nasolabial folds: Restoring the natural curve of your mid-face (Known as the Ogee curve).
  • Marionette lines: Lifting sagging skin around the mouth to give the area around your lips a natural rejuvenation.
  • Jawline and jowls: Lifting the sagging jowls to recreate and restore jawline definition.
  • Saggy neck skin: lifting saggy skin of the neck to improve the jawline definition, reduce a turkey neck appearance, and improve the cervico-mental angle (The appearance between the chin and neck).

Using specifically selected treatments backed by science, Dr Aaron can help you look younger, and age gracefully and naturally. He has spent years perfecting his approach, refining his techniques, and finding the best treatments that give consistently great results.

Do you want the provider of the best thread lift Melbourne wide and Sydney wide?

Dr Aaron is passionate in achieving nothing but the best. He will often combine his Thread Lift procedures with different treatments such as Chin sculpting (Double Chin Fat Dissolving Injections), Dermal Fillers and Collagen Stimulating Injections, and Anti Wrinkle Injections to ensure you look and feel your best. He also offers a number of other general and niche treatments including Non Surgical Penis Enlargement Melbourne and Sydney wide, Vivace Skin Tightening in Wollongong, and Non Surgical Nose Jobs in Melbourne and Sydney. Dr Aaron’s guiding principle is to provide a comprehensive assessment and develop a personalised treatment plan so that you look nothing less than your best. If you have been thinking of finding out what Cosmetic Treatments can do for you, then Dr Aaron can help. Book an appointment with Dr Aaron to get your personalised treatment plan today!

Why Patients Choose Dr Aaron

Dr Aaron is an internationally trained and highly respected Cosmetic Physician with extensive experience in Cosmetic Medicine. He has pursued multiple post-graduate qualifications, and has worked in well-regarded hospitals around Australia as a Medical Doctor. He will always strive for no less than the best, and put your safety as a priority. He frequently works alongside one of Australia’s top Cosmetic Surgeons and trains other Medical Practitioners in Cosmetic Medicine around Australia.

Dr Aaron is one of only a handful of trainers in Australia who teach other Medical Practitioners Silhouette Soft Thread Lifting. He has trained around the world in this technology.

Treatment Time

Treatment takes 30-45 minutes.

Treatment Cost

Prices start from $3000.


Results are immediate and improve over 6 months, lasting up to 2 years.

Absorbable Silhouette Soft Threads lift the skin, and stimulate collagen production to provide anti ageing support for many years after the threads have dissolved.


Mild discomfort, minimal downtime.


Can be combined with chin sculpting, dermal filler, collagen stimulating injections, anti wrinkle injections, or state of the art skin tightening with Vivace for a complete non-surgical face lift and rejuvenation.

Treatment Areas

Mid Face and Cheeks

By targeting the mid face with a Silhouette Soft Thread Lift, Dr Aaron can lift sagging tissue, softening nasolabial folds, and providing fuller and more youthful cheeks. This is all accomplished without surgery, meaning lower cost, minimal pain and low downtime. The Threads will stimulate collagen production, meaning results will tend to improve over time.

Jawline and Jowls

Restore the definition and contour of your jawline with a Silhouette Soft Thread Lift. By using threads in strategic locations Dr Aaron can lift the jowls and tighten the jawline. This is all achievable without the cost, pain and downtime of surgery.


Lift sagging neck tissue and tighten the skin with threads. The collagen produced by the threads over the first few months will give prolonged results with firmer skin and a stronger lift. Its time to stop putting up with a neck that gives away your age.

Learn how other treatments can be combined with a Thread Lift to achieve even better results.

Chin Sculpting
Dermal Filler
Collagen Stimulating Filler
Anti Wrinkle Injections

What is it

How do Silhouette Soft Threads work?

Silhouette Soft threads work by lifting saggy skin and fat with their proprietary cone and thread design. It is a non-surgical procedure done under local anaesthetic in around half an hour, and over 3-6 months the threads will stimulate the body to produce collagen, providing a tangible benefit for many years.

What areas can be treated with Silhouette Soft threads?

Silhouette Soft Thread Lifts can be used to directly improve the cheeks and nasolabial folds (Folds around the nose; sometimes called smile lines), the marionette lines (Folds around the mouth), the jowls (Sagging skin over the jawline), and the neck.

The Procedure

How are Silhouette Soft Thread Lifts performed?

Following a comprehensive consultation, local anaesthetic will be injected with tiny needles at key locations on the face. The Silhouette Soft Threads will be inserted under the skin using fine needles, and are then pulled into position. The needles and extra lengths of thread are trimmed so that nothing shows outside of the skin.

Are Silhouette Soft Thread Lifts painful?

There is minimal discomfort with the Silhouette Soft Thread Lift (Non-Surgical Face Lift), however Dr Aaron offers multiple options for anaesthetic for those concerned about discomfort.


How long until I can see the results?

The lifting effect from a Silhouette Soft Thread Lift is immediate, and lasts on average 18-24 months. Over he first 6 months, the threads will stimulate the body to produce collagen to provide tangible anti ageing effects that can last many years.


Are Thread Lifts safe?

Silhouette Soft Thread Lifts are extremely safe when performed by an experienced Cosmetic Doctor. As one of Australia’s leading trainers in Silhouette Soft, Dr Aaron has experience in performing a safe procedure, and getting great results.

What are the side effects of Thread Lifts?

Side effects of the Silhouette Soft Non Surgical Face Lift are uncommon, but may include bruising and swelling, and rarely some mild skin dimpling which resolves over a few days.

After The Procedure

What can I expect after my Thread Lift?

Following your thread lift, there may be some mild discomfort and bruising around the treatment area. Rarely, intermittent discomfort may persist for a few weeks, but in general most people return to work after 24 hours.


This procedure is ideal for men who have early sagging of the cheeks, and jowls. It can help to restore a youthful and masculine jawline, and leave you looking refreshed.

Is this right for me?

If you have concerns of sagging skin near the nose, mouth, jawline and neck then the Non Surgical Face Lift with Silhouette Soft may be ideal for you. It is important to note, that not everyone is an ideal candidate for this procedure, and some people may need different treatments beforehand to optimise their skin for a more successful Thread Lift.


Following a thorough consultation and assessment, Dr Aaron will advise on the most appropriate approach to your Thread Lift. The procedure takes between 30 and 60 minutes depending on the number of threads used. Local anaesthetic is used to minimise discomfort. After your treatment there may be mild, transient discomfort, and a feeling of tightness. Dr Aaron follows up his Thread Lift patients at 2 weeks. This can be done via a video call. He will then review you again after 3 months to assess the final result. More threads can be inserted at any time to improve the effect. Collagen Stimulators can be injected 3 months before Thread Lifting to improve the outcome in those with minimal tissue coverage.

Thread Lifting is a safe treatment, with minimal risks and side effects. Some side effects of the treatment are as follows: Swelling and bruising. Redness. There is a very rare risk of infection, which can be treated with antibiotics, nerve injury, and inflammatory reactions requiring treatment. This treatment is strictly not performed in people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, having IVF treatment, or planning any of the aforementioned; or in those who have taken prescription acne medication from their Dermatologist in the proceeding 3 months.

Silhouette Soft Thread Lifts dissolve over 9-12 months. There will also be longer lasting results after the threads have dissolved. The lifting effect from the Thread Lift is immediate, and will last 18-24 months due to the collagen structure produced by the body in response to the threads. The collagen production takes 3 months, but will last years. The benefits of collagen production are in tissue volumisation, skin quality and elasticity, and facial contouring.

There are a few steps to take before your Thread Lift to ensure the best outcome, and the lowest risk of side effects. They include:

  • Ceasing all anti-inflammatories, aspirin, herbal supplements, fish oil, krill oil, glucosamine and vitamin E 1 week before your treatment (Unless you have been advised to take these by a Medical Practitioner).
  • Avoiding alcohol for 2 days before your treatment.
If you do not adhere to the above your treatment may still proceed, but you will have a higher risk of side effects.

Following your treatment you will be provided with full aftercare instructions. You will be able to resume most normal activity the following day. You may experience discomfort over the suture entry and exit points, bruising and a tight sensation. There may be mild skin dimpling, but this will settle on its own. The most important instructions are the following:

  • Apply an ice pack gently for any discomfort and to reduce swelling.
  • Do not massage the treated area.
  • Avoid major dental treatment for 3 weeks.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours.
  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours.
  • Avoid excessive facial muscle movement for 2 weeks.
  • Sleep face up with your head elevated on pillows for 3-5 nights.
The lifting effect will be visible immediately. The benefit from collagen production, and hence the final result (Including after swelling settles) with take 3 months.In this time it is important not to be concerned regarding the outcome.