Aging happens to everyone. As the skin and muscles begin to sag and lose youthful firmness, the neck often develops a ski-slope appearance, a poorly defined jawline, and neck bands.
Starting in their 30s and 40s, many people resort to hiding their aging necks with turtlenecks, scarves, or contouring makeup. They are not quite ready for a neck lift, but they may feel there is no other option but to have surgery. The good news is a new minimally invasive neck rejuvenation treatment called MyEllevate is available to tighten and tone the neck and jawline.
Dubbed the “buzziest new procedure” by Elle Magazine, our Houston MyEllevate neck lift is a least-invasive jawline contouring treatment designed for patients with mild laxity and early signs of aging. At The Clinic for Plastic Surgery, board-certified Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Sam M. Sukkar has helped many patients restore a more refreshed, lifted, and toned appearance with MyEllevate®.
Sagging jowls, prominent neck glands, and a lax jawline all make the face and neck appear older.
While many people turn to traditional neck lift surgery, not all patients require such drastic measures to achieve the age-defying results they seek. Introducing MyEllevate, a jawline contouring treatment that addresses multiple signs of aging without removing any skin. Using this new approach, Dr. Sukkar restores the firm, smooth neck and jaw his patients had in their youth.
MyEllevate uses a matrix of permanent sutures to lift and tighten the lax tissues. Using patented ICLED light guidance, Dr. Sukkar strategically places the sutures under the skin and above the muscle with pinpoint accuracy. The groundbreaking MyEllevate system allows him to access the neck without an open incision. The sutures remain in place for an extended time for a long-lasting, ageless result. Best of all, the sutures do not break down or dissolve over time.
Instead of removing sagging skin or tightening the muscle like a traditional neck lift, MyEllevate uses an innovative suture support system to uplift the sagging tissues beneath the jawline. The results are not quite as dramatic as a neck lift, making it ideal for patients in their 30s and 40s. That is the age when many individuals start to lose skin elasticity, develop neck bands, or notice a turkey neck, resulting in a prematurely aged appearance.
As a less-invasive alternative to neck lift surgery, MyEllevate effectively turns back the clock on an aging neck and jawline without general anesthesia or obvious scars. Patients that choose MyEllevate can also look forward to less downtime, out-of-pocket costs, and fewer potential risks than those associated with traditional surgery.
MyEllevate produces a beautiful result on its own. However, in some cases, Dr. Sukkar may suggest pairing it with other procedures. Chin liposuction often accompanies MyEllevate to reduce submental or double chin fat. For patients with severe neck bands, platysmaplasty, or surgical tightening of the neck muscle, is another option. These procedures can all take place on the same day to achieve a lifted, svelte neck and jawline that looks several years younger.
If you have mild skin laxity, prominent neck glands, or neck creases, MyEllevate might be the solution.
MyEllevate results in a more streamlined, firm neck that looks great from the unflattering Zoom camera angles everyone dreads when they log into work for their Monday morning video conference calls. With MyEllevate, Dr. Sukkar’s patients enjoy a more chiseled, sharper jawline and toned neck for five years on average — far longer than a PDO thread lift. And since it is less invasive than neck lift surgery, there are fewer risks and complications that can occur. Finally, MyEllevate has a rapid recovery time, with most patients returning to work a few days later.
The best candidates for MyEllevate are healthy, do not smoke, and display mild-to-moderate jawline laxity.
If you have severe jowls, excess submental fat, or other advanced signs of aging, you may have better results with combined treatments or a neck lift instead. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not undergo elective cosmetic procedures such as MyEllevate. If you'd like to find out if you'd make a good candidate for MyEllevate Houston plastic surgeon, Dr. Sam Sukkar can address that and any other questions you have during a consultation. Call us today!
When you step inside The Clinic for Plastic Surgery for your consultation, you will have an opportunity to discuss your cosmetic concerns privately with Dr. Sukkar.
After taking the time to understand what issues bother you most, he will evaluate your skin quality and determine if MyEllevate is the best approach. If you are a candidate, he will explain the procedure, outline the costs, and let you know how to prepare. You may need to temporarily discontinue medications and supplements such as Vitamin E, which can increase the risk of bleeding. Smokers should refrain from smoking several weeks before and after MyEllevate.
Dr. Sukkar will perform your MyEllevate procedure in his office. In general, the process takes an hour or less.
He will first numb the area with a local anesthetic. You may also receive a sedative to help you relax. Once the treatment area is numb, he will use the proprietary tools to make tiny punctures under the jawline. The puncture marks are less than one millimeter in size. Next, he will utilize the ICLED light-guided system to access the percutaneous tissue and thread the medical-grade permanent sutures into the ideal positions.
You can return home immediately to rest for the remainder of the day.
Most patients feel comfortable enough to return to work and daily activities within a few days. Your neck may be swollen, tender, or bruised initially. These side effects typically resolve during the first two weeks. Dr. Sukkar may ask you to wear a compression garment to speed the healing process.
The results are visible immediately and only improve as the inflammation and bruising subside over the next two to four weeks. Most patients enjoy a dramatically rejuvenated neck and jawline for an average of five years.
The Clinic for Plastic Surgery in Houston is at the cusp of innovations in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Offering traditional neck lifts, facial rejuvenation, and MyEllevate, we have an arsenal of anti-aging services to meet every need.
Award-winning Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Sam M. Sukkar founded our luxurious, high-tech clinic on the premise that all patients deserve to look their best so they can experience the surge of confidence that comes with feeling beautiful. Through highly personalized service, attentive listening, and modern aesthetic solutions, The Clinic for Plastic Surgery has become a destination for clients throughout Houston and beyond that view maintaining their appearance as an investment in their happiness and quality of life.
An aged appearance does not have to define you. Call us at (281) 819-1145 to learn about MyEllevate and receive your customized treatment plan. Our office is a short distance from Webster, Galveston, Pearland, League City, and Clear Lake, TX.
There is virtually no pain during the procedure due to the local anesthetic. The recovery after MyEllevate is considerably more comfortable than traditional neck lift surgery as there is less tightness, swelling, and bruising.
The results of MyEllevate typically last five years or more. The sutures will not dissolve, although the skin, muscles, and underlying tissues are still subject to aging.
All elective cosmetic procedures carry risks. MyEllevate is less risky than conventional surgery, although infection, scarring, and dissatisfaction with the results are possible. The best way to mitigate unwanted side effects is to seek an experienced Houston MyEllevate provider such as The Clinic for Plastic Surgery.
The Clinic for Plastic Surgery loves to be a part of our patients’ journeys. That starts with a consultation. No matter which path you choose, you will feel more knowledgeable and confident about your decision after a meeting with our board-certified Houston plastic surgeons. Schedule a consultation today.