Are you looking to achieve the defined neck and jawline of your youth without invasive surgery or lengthy downtime?
MyEllevate® is a cutting-edge neck rejuvenation procedure that allows Dr. Smith to expertly contour and tighten the neck and jawline through minimally invasive suturing techniques.
Utilizing advanced suturing technology for precision placement, MyEllevate® delivers natural-looking results previously only possible with traditional neck lifts.
Understanding the Need for Neck Rejuvenation
As we age, the neck area often begins to show classic signs of aging such as sagging skin, loose platysmal bands, and the presence of a double chin. The skin around our neck and décolletage also undergoes changes with time.
It becomes thinner and more prone to sun damage, resulting in sagging skin, wrinkles, and discoloration. Addressing these aging concerns through neck rejuvenation can help restore a more youthful and refined appearance.
Benefits of MyEllevate®
MyEllevate® is a minimally invasive neck lift procedure that provides an alternative to traditional surgical neck lifts. It involves the placement of adjustable sutures beneath the skin using the ICLED® light-guided suture system. These sutures are then anchored to the earlobe area, allowing for repositioning and lifting of sagging neck and jawline tissues.
Some key benefits of MyEllevate® include:
- Minimally invasive option: As MyEllevate® does not require incisions or extensive surgery, it avoids the downtime and risks associated with conventional neck lifts.
- Fast recovery: The in-office procedure takes about an hour to perform under local anesthesia. Most patients find they can resume regular activities within a few days.
- Long-lasting results: MyEllevate® produces long-lasting contouring effects by tightening loose skin and redefining the jawline and neck profile.
- Natural appearance: The procedure produces a natural-looking outcome without the signs of traditional surgery. It can effectively reduce the signs of an aging neck with a low impact procedure.
- Minimally invasive: By employing 2mm port access techniques and the ICLED® system, MyEllevate® lifts and tones sagging neck and jowl tissues with minimal invasiveness.
How MyEllevate® Differs from Other Procedures
Unlike traditional surgical facelifts or neck lifts, MyEllevate® does not require long incisions or the extensive downtime associated with skin removal and tissue redraping. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia in a medical practitioner’s office.
MyEllevate® utilizes the proprietary ICLED lifting suture system to strengthen and lift the platysma muscles and support tissues beneath the skin. This allows for the redistribution of sagging skin and the definition of the jawline contours. Other important differences include:
|Local anesthetic is used instead of general or IV sedation like in classic surgery.
|ICLED sutures are inserted rather than open surgical dissection of tissues.
|Most patients recover rapidly within a few days versus weeks for traditional surgical options. Mild swelling and bruising resolve within a few days.
|MyEllevate® is less costly and invasive than traditional surgical lifting methods.
|Can be combined with other tailored treatments or performed as a standalone lifting procedure.
Recovery and What to Expect
The recovery period after a MyEllevate® procedure is minimal, but you must wear a compression garment and neck immobilization collar for some time after the procedure. Minor swelling, bruising and discomfort generally subsides within 4 days.. Other things to watch out for include:
- Some mild bruising, dimpling, or tightness of the tissues may be felt for up to 2 weeks as the sutures and tissues settle into their new position.
- You can usually return to normal activities, including work, within a few days, and resume with light exercise within 1-2 weeks. This is much faster than traditional neck lift surgery, which can require weeks to heal fully.
- Some soreness, tightness, or mild swelling may be felt in the first couple of days. Over-the-counter pain medications should be sufficient to manage any discomfort.
- Bruising generally resolves within a few days..
- By the 2-week mark, the neck will feel tight and show the beginnings of its rejuvenated appearance.
- Final results continue to improve over 1-3 months as healing continues..
- Patients should feel comfortable enough to resume normal social activities within a short time.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for MyEllevate®?
The best candidates for MyEllevate® are individuals who have mild to moderate signs of neck and jawline aging. They should exhibit good overall physical health without serious medical issues.
Additional qualities of ideal MyEllevate® patients include:
- Non-smokers, as smoking can impede healing.
- Those with muscle (platysma) laxity causing vertical neck banding.
- Those desiring neck rejuvenation without extensive open surgery.
It’s important for potential patients to have an initial consultation where a board-certified plastic surgeon will evaluate medical history, lifestyle factors, and skin characteristics, and determine if MyEllevate® is appropriate. Realistic expectations about treatment results should be established: the procedure cannot replace a facelift or neck lift but does provide significant contour improvement in properly selected patients.
For executives with busy lifestyles, MyEllevate® is appealing due to its minimally invasive nature and rapid recovery timeline that allows a return to work in just a few days as opposed to the weeks off of work required by more traditional procedures.
Overall, MyEllevate® is a good fit for those with mild to moderate signs of neck aging that would like to address this issue with a minimally invasive procedure without extensive scarring or downtime. It is an especially good option for those with vertical neck bands, as it is the only way to address these without an open procedure.
For more comprehensive neck and jawline contouring, MyEllevate® can be combined effectively with certain complementary minimally invasive procedures.
|Helps further define the jawline through fat reduction underneath the chin and neck area. It can be performed alone or with MyEllevate®.
|Energy-Based Skin Tightening
|Technologies like radiofrequency (FaceTite) deliver therapeutic heating to simultaneously melt fat and tighten loose skin over the treated region. This achieves enhanced skin contraction.
|An approach incorporating ultrasound-assisted liposuction (VASER) with skin-tightening modalities like FaceTite produces works in concert with MyEllevate to produce a beautiful neck and jawline contour. This approach selectively removes fat and tightens skin while MyEllevate sculpts and supports the platysma muscle.
When combined strategically, these complementary minimally invasive techniques augment the contour-enhancing effects of MyEllevate®. They work synergistically to eliminate unflattering fat deposits, tighten loose skin, and support lax muscle to redefine the structure of the lower face and neckline.
Why Choose Dr. Darren M. Smith
As one of the top board-certified plastic surgeons in New York City, Dr. Darren M. Smith is renowned for his unparalleled surgical skills.
As one of the only board-certified plastic surgeons in the country to have completed advanced fellowship training in aesthetic surgery and craniofacial surgery, Dr. Smith achieves impeccable outcomes through meticulous technique based on in-depth knowledge. He is committed to ensuring natural-looking results that enhance your features without creating an overdone appearance.
Dr. Smith’s newly opened state-of-the-art facility leverages the latest innovations to optimize every patient’s experience and outcomes. His use of advanced ICLED guidance allows him to perform neck rejuvenation with nearly invisible incisions.
By utilizing minimally invasive approaches like MyEllevate®, Dr. Smith enables faster healing and minimal downtime compared to traditional face and neck rejuvenation techniques.
Beginning with a detailed consultation, Dr. Smith and his team will learn all about you and your unique goals to design a customized treatment plan that will exceed your expectations.
Start Your Journey to a More Youthful Appearance
If you’ve been considering a minimally invasive option to address signs of aging on your neck and lower face, it’s time to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Smith for a custom procedure plan.
Dr. Smith and his dedicated staff will ensure you receive the personalized attention and expertise needed to determine the best treatment path. You can feel confident that you are entrusting your care to one of the most highly skilled plastic surgeons in the industry.
Contact our office today and start your journey to a more confident and youthful you with MyEllevate® from Dr. Darren M. Smith.
Enjoy an effective solution with long-term results!
MyEllevate PROCEDURE BEFORE & AFTERS
“Images courtesy of Dr. Gregory Mueller”