If there’s one area of your body that can add years to your age, it’s your neck and jawline. As collagen production begins to slow and your skin becomes looser, the thin layer of fat under your facial skin begins to drop, creating saggy jaws (“jowls”) and a droopy (or “turkey”) neck. No matter how impeccable your health and skincare regimen is, loose skin around your jaws and neck can keep you from looking as young as you feel.
So how do you fix a neck and jawline that are falling fast? Dermal fillers help fill in areas of the face or jaw where fat has been lost and can help lift skin around the corners of the mouth and jaw, but results can lose their efficacy within 2 to 4 years. Skin resurfacing treatments can help stimulate collagen production for tighter skin around the jaw, chin, neck, and mouth, but results can be slow to appear. Neck and face lifts produce the longest-lasting results, but require invasive surgeries with extensive recovery times.
If you want the sculpted neck and jawline of your youth, but aren’t quite ready for a facelift or neck lift, MyEllevate—also known as “The Zoom Lift” or nonsurgical neck contouring—may be the procedure for you. Now available at Love Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics in Oklahoma City, MyEllevate is a minimally invasive neck and jawline procedure that can be performed right here in our office by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tim R. Love. In about an hour, Dr. Love can deliver dramatic, stunning results in your neck and jawline that will last five years or more, all without the need for incisions or lengthy recovery time.
How does MyEllevate work?
Performed using only a local anesthetic, MyEllevate uses an ICLED light-guided suture suspension system to elevate and approximate the underlying structures of your jaw and neck without the need for incisions. MyEllevate works percutaneously to lift, sculpt, and support the tissues, muscles, and glands in the neck, reshaping undesirable neck contours.
The advanced light-guided surgical system used for MyEllevate is the same used for other cosmetic procedures like facelifts, breast reconstruction, brow lifts, and brow shaping. It consists of a device that makes precise punctures in the skin and a dermal clearing device, which is inserted into each point of entry to clear any dermal attachments. A light handle and suture rod—which is illuminated at its tip—then use LED light guidance to construct the suture matrix under the skin and precisely place the suture suspensions.
Although MyEllevate can be a standalone procedure, it is commonly included as part of a more comprehensive aesthetic treatment plan. At Love Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, Dr. Love can use MyEllevate in conjunction with other aesthetic, non-surgical, and surgical procedures like FaceTite, NeckTite, Morpheus8, submental liposuction, and more to create the best, most natural-looking results. MyEllevate can also be used in conjunction with:
- Energy-based skin tightening technologies
- Chemical lipolysis (Kybella)
- Treatments designed to reduce skin irregularities or improve and brighten skin texture
- Other fat reduction procedures
Love Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics offers all of these procedures and more and is proud to be Oklahoma’s most trusted resource for rejuvenation treatments.
How is MyEllevate different from a facelift, neck lift, or thread lift?
MyEllevate is not a neck lift or facelift. It is a minimally invasive, non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedure that can help lift, tighten, and redefine your jaw and neckline. What makes MyEllevate different from these other procedures—as well as other options like PDO threads, or thread lifts—is that it can be done quickly (in about an hour), in-office under local anesthesia, and without incisions or skin removal. Additionally, the permanent braided polyester sutures used in MyEllevate—as opposed to PDO threads or absorbable threads—can be placed deeper beneath the skin with the light guidance, in a more precise area directly over the muscle. They are also placed as a continuous loop that goes under the entire jaw, creating more accurate and longer-lasting results.
What’s more, there are virtually no side effects of a MyEllevate procedure, with most patients returning to normal activities within a week or less. There may be slight bruising, swelling, and tightness at the treatment site, as well as minor discomfort and dimpling, but these are temporary and subside in just a few days. There is no scarring and very little downtime or tissue damage.
The ICLED used in MyEllevate procedures is the first and only patented light-guided technology approved for facial cosmetic procedures, using an illuminated, single-use Suturod to place sutures accurately and precisely. Unlike other treatments, it doesn’t leave visible “neck bands” or droopy glands.
Is MyEllevate right for you?
MyEllevate is a safe and effective procedure for tightening and re-sculpting the jaw and neck. As with many other minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, MyEllevate is ideal for men and women who:
- Are in their 30s and 40s with minimal skin laxity and symptoms of early aging
- Nonsmokers, to include all tobacco products
- Are in good overall health
- Are concerned about saggy jowls
- Would like a more sculpted jawline and youthful profile
- Have a mild degree of loose skin on the neck or lower face
- Are hesitant to pursue traditional, more invasive surgical options
- Have prominent glands under the neckline (a typically genetic condition that is not age-related)
MyEllevate Non-Surgical Facial Procedure at Love Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics
If you’re tired of a neck and jaw that look tired, let Dr. Tim R. Love and his team at Love Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics help. We can create a personalized, comprehensive treatment plan best suited for you and your unique needs. Dr. Love is an award-winning board-certified plastic surgeon with more than 30 years of experience helping people achieve their most beautiful selves. Schedule your MyEllevate consultation now by calling us at 405.751.LOVE and start putting your best face forward!