Drs. Anita Saluja, Rebecca Novo and Renee Gasgarth at Dermatology + Plastic Surgery are excited to now offer a minimally invasive neck contouring procedure: MyEllevate® uses light-guided technology to precisely place permanent sutures in the neck muscle (the platysma). This allows re-draping of the sagging neck and immediately improves the contour of the jawline and neck.
Unlike a facelift or neck lift, there are no incisions. MyEllevate is a great option for patients who are not ready for a more invasive procedure. It is often combined with other minimally invasive neck rejuvenation procedures, such as liposuction to remove fat and Renuvion® to tighten skin.
What It’s Like
MyEllevate can be performed in the office under local anesthesia. When it is combined with other surgical procedures, it is performed in the operating room with light IV sedation or general anesthesia. It takes approximately one hour to perform. There can be mild bruising and swelling, and we recommend two weeks of no heavy lifting, bending, or straining. Patients can return to work immediately. The results are expected to last for 3 to 5 years.
Drs. Gasgarth and Novo completed their training on this innovative procedure with the company’s Chief Operating Officer, and are already happy with their patient results.
Who is a Candidate for MyEllevate?
MyEllevate is a great procedure option for patients who see signs of aging in their face, neck, or jawline. In particular, it can be an excellent solution for loose skin at the jawline or poor definition at the chin. Candidates should have good skin elasticity and be non-smokers.
Is MyEllevate the same as a thread lift?
No, this is a more precise and permanent solution than thread lifts. Thread lift procedures use an absorbable suture, and they are placed more superficially. They also are placed “blindly.” MyEllevate involves a unique light-guided technology allowing more precise guidance of the sutures.
Is MyEllevate a facelift or neck lift?
No, a face and neck lift are surgical procedures that use incisions to directly visualize the underlying muscle and involve trimming extra skin. MyEllevate uses sutures to support the neck muscle.
Schedule a Consultation
If you want to learn more about this procedure, call 321.241.1160 to speak with one of our expert team members who will schedule a consultation with one of our double-board certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Novo and Dr. Gasgarth, who will review your signs of aging and concerns to create a unique treatment plan that is right for you. You can also start the process by contacting us online today.