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MyEllevate Procedure in NYC


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What is MyEllevate®?

MyEllevate is a unique, minimally invasive neck lift procedure. In the past, the only way to effectively tighten and contour the structures in the neck (platysmal bands) that are responsible for vertical banding was an open neck lift procedure with a long incision and significant downtime. 

How is MyEllevate® different?

MyEllevate® patients experience a rejuvenated, refined jawline and elimination of vertical neck bands with nearly invisible scars. There has simply never been a procedure like this for neck rejuvenation. MyEllevate® minimally invasive facial rejuvenation requires no general anesthesia and has less bruising  and scarring than traditional facial rejuvenation procedures. MyEllevate® minimally invasive facial rejuvenation is designed for patients who desire dramatic results without invasive surgery. MyEllevate® is perfect for both women and men who want to achieve impressive neck rejuvenation results without the scarring or downtime of traditional neck lifts.

How does MyEllevate® work?

MyEllevate provides a less-invasive alternative to a traditional neck lift surgery. Utilizing state-of-the-art ICLED technology (light guided surgery), MyEllevate can produce natural-looking results in under an hour. The MyEllevate system leverages LED guidance to allow Dr. Smith to make skin entry points that are smaller than the cap of a pen and weave a suture under the skin to support sagging soft tissues and disrupt vertical neck bands.

What happens during the MyEllevate Procedure?

MyEllevate suture material is placed beneath the skin’s surface and above the muscle, with the help of an LED-lighted suture rod. This light guidance helps provide greater accuracy in suturing. The suture is also used to disrupt the central edges of the platysma muscle that are responsible for vertical neck banding. My Ellevate can also be combined with NeckTite or VASER  to maximize the effectiveness of this minimally invasive neck lift in appropriate patients.

Who Is A Good Candidate for  MyEllevate?

The MyEllevate is a minimally invasive neck tightening procedure that can be performed on patients with mild to moderate skin laxity and on those with significant vertical neck banding. The procedure is perfect for those with signs of an aging neck but do not want to undergo a traditional invasive neck lift. 

How long does the MyEllevate® procedure take to perform?

MyEllevate® is a relatively fast procedure that usually takes less than an hour to perform. It has a fairly easy recovery so most people can go back to their regular activities within a few days.

Neck Lift vs MyEllevate®

A neck lift  is a cosmetic procedure that can be performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. The surgeon will make a incision behind each ear, and through these incisions, the surgeon will tighten the neck muscles and/or underlying tissues and remove excess, sagging skin to restore a smoother, firmer, and more youthful appearance to the neck. Recovery time is typically one to two weeks.

MyEllevate® is a minimally invasive procedure that requires almost no downtime. Unlike a facelift or neck lift, small access ports rather than long incisions are used to rejuvenate the tissues of the neck. MyEllevate can generally be performed under local anesthesia in less than an hour.

While a neck lift remains the gold standard for neck rejuvenation and remains an excellent choice for those with severe signs of neck aging, MyEllevatre offers stunning results for those with mild to moderate signs of neck aging with a minimally invasive approach and rapid recovery.

What are the benefits of MyEllevate®?

  • Excellent results with a minimally invasive approach
  • Rapid, comfortable recovery
  • No stitches required

Can be combined with energy-based procedures like FaceTite  and VASER where appropriate.

Feel more youthful without having invasive surgery with MyEllevate®.

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  • Darren M. Smith MD
  • Darren M. Smith MD
  • Darren M. Smith MD
  • Darren M. Smith MD

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