Delivering Surgical-like Results Without Incisions
MyEllevate® can help to address bands, glands and contours as you have aged, you may have noticed subtle changes to your jawline and upper neck. Softening, jowls, and submental fullness are common problems that can begin as early as your thirties. With them, your face may look longer and older. It doesn't have to, and you may not need surgery to correct these concerns. Dr. Marc Salzman, a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been practicing in Louisville, KY since 1992, performs MyEllevate™ to lift and contour the glands and muscles and redefine the area that frames the face.
Dr. Salzman has an excellent reputation as an accomplished plastic surgeon in Louisville. To schedule your MyEllevate consultation now, contact our office at 502-425-5200.
What is MyEllevate®?
MyEllevate is the first procedure of its kind, with a total focus on contouring the jawline through a precise, minimally-invasive technique. Free of incisions, the procedure involves the insertion of long-lasting sutures using the ICLED® light-guided suture system. MyEllevate® is the only Light-guided Suture Suspension System to support & shape underlying muscles & glands. This is a minimally invasive procedure that is FDA approved and provides dramatic & immediate results to help patients feel more confident!
How Does MyEllevate® Work?
This procedure has been devised with efficacy and outcome in mind. It works by inserting durable suture material in a grid-like pattern across the upper neck, just below the jawline. A "closed" procedure that involves tiny nicks in the skin, MyEllevate creates a scaffold in which the glands and muscles of the facial frame are precisely lifted and supported for many years.
Is the MyEllevate® Procedure a Facelift or Neck Lift?
The MyEllevate procedure is decidedly different than a facelift or neck lift. These procedures are intended to reposition facial or neck tissue and excise the skin to support new contours. Individually or together, they require general anesthesia and up to two weeks of recovery time. While facelifts and neck lifts do offer specific benefits, neither supports the glands and bands that can disrupt the ideal contour of the jawline. MyEllevate is designed for this exact purpose. The treatment may be ideal for adults who are beginning to notice the loss of curvature in the lower face or upper neck, and who still have optimal skin elasticity.
How Long Does the Procedure Take to Perform?
Unlike a facelift or neck lift, your MyEllevate procedure is performed in our comfortable office using a local anesthetic. After anesthetizing the area, Dr. Salzman makes a series of small punctures along the jawline. He uses the ICLED system to guide the progression of a narrow needle and thread through the punctures in a particular pattern between the skin and underlying muscle. This pattern secures glands and muscle in place, resulting in a smoother, more defined jawline. The process takes approximately one hour.
After your procedure, you may want to return home to rest. You may feel tightness or tenderness in your upper neck area. You may be instructed to wear a chin strap for one to two days to support your new jawline contours as the muscle heals. Swelling, bruising, and dimpling are common side effects that should fade in about four days. Once they have resolved and you no longer need the compression of the chin strap, you may return to work and other light activities. You must refrain from strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for two weeks.
How Long Do the Results of MyEllevate® Last?
Results can last up to 3+ years! Recovery after this procedure is minimal and allows patients to get back to works in days, not weeks.
Can MyEllevate® Be Used in Conjunction With Any Other Procedures or Treatments?
You may schedule MyEllevate as a standalone procedure or combine this treatment with minor liposuction to get even better results. We tailor every treatment program to the individual. If you have multiple concerns that you would like to address, we can discuss the ways in which we can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Schedule Your MyEllevate Consultation in our Louisville Office
To see what MyEllevate can do to refresh your appearance, contact us at 502-425-5200 or complete an online contact form, and our office will be in touch with you. To learn more about MyEllevate® or other cosmetic procedures, schedule a consultation with Dr. Salzman. Our practice provides outstanding plastic surgery in Louisville, KY and the surrounding areas.