During the procedure, Dr. Buchanan will use a suture rod with ICLED light guided technology to precisely and accurately position MyEllevate suture material underneath the surface of the skin. Because the suture material is placed under the skin, but still above the muscle, incisions are not necessary.
Once in place, the sutures actually elevate and contour the soft tissue in the neck and jaw, creating shape and lift for a tighter, more youthful appearance.
While many patients choose to utilize the MyEllevate procedure on its own to combat the signs of aging in the neck and jaw, truly amazing results can be achieved with combination treatment with other minimally invasive options such as FaceTite.
MyEllevate Recovery and Downtime
For most patients, MyEllevate takes less than one hour from start to completion. This procedure is completed in the office under a local anesthetic, and there is generally very light bruising and swelling. Most patients find that they can return to normal activities within a few days, as long as they avoid strenuous activity and heavy lifting during the healing process.
Dr. Buchanan will walk each patient through their own recovery process at the time of treatment.