Sagging Jowls a Problem? My Ellevate Can Solve It

Sagging Jowls a Problem? My Ellevate Can Solve It

There was a time not too long ago when the only answer for a sagging neck and jowl area was plastic surgery, along with all the risks and downsides surgery entails. But thankfully, today there’s another option: MyEllevate®, a unique suture suspension system that lifts the neck and jowl area without surgical incisions.

At Sanctuary Cosmetic Center, Soheila Rostami, MD, helps every patient get beautiful results by offering the latest and most advanced techniques, including MyEllevate. If you’re not happy with your neck or jawline, here’s how MyEllevate could help you.

Aging and your neck

Your neck ages quickly — in fact, for many people, the neck and jowls are the first areas to really give away their age. You might be able to conceal initial stages of aging with scarves or turtlenecks. But eventually, you need more than a little extra fabric to hide those lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin — before you know it, you’ve got a full-blown “turkey neck.” 

Several factors influence neck aging. First of all, the skin on your neck is thin — even thinner than the skin on your face. That means it’s going to tend to show the effects of aging more quickly than other areas. 

As you get older, collagen production slows down, too. Collagen is one of the building blocks of youthful skin, responsible for giving skin its “bounce” and firmness. When production slows, your skin is prone to sagging and laxity, and lines and wrinkles in your neck are more pronounced.

Finally, your genetics and lifestyle habits — smoking, sun exposure, and weight gain or loss, for instance — can influence aging in your neck and jowl lines, too. 

How MyEllevate works

Approved by the FDA, MyEllevate uses a special suturing system to gently lift sagging tissues and provide smoother, more youthful definition for your neck and jowls. The minimally invasive technique uses no large incisions; instead, the sutures are inserted using a special applicator, creating tiny openings that heal quickly and without noticeable scarring.

MyEllevate treatment is performed right in the office using a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area. Dr. Rostami makes a series of tiny “puncture” incisions under your chin and inserts the special suturing device. Fiber-optic lighting illuminates the area to ensure optimal placement of each suture.

Then, Dr. Rostami creates a supportive network of sutures to help secure the tissues in a more elevated, more youthful position. Because MyEllevate is minimally invasive, recovery time is minimal, and many patients can return to normal activity within just a few days. 

MyEllevate can be combined with liposuction for patients with excess fatty tissue under their chin and jowl area, or with a mini facelift for added definition.

Don’t let your neck dictate your age

A sagging neck and jowl area can dramatically age you and make you feel a lot less confident about your appearance. If you crave a slimmer, sleeker, tighter neck and jawline but you’re just not ready for a surgical neck lift, MyEllevate could be just what you’re looking for.

To learn more about MyEllevate treatment at our offices in McLean and Dulles, Virginia, book an appointment online or over the phone with Sanctuary Cosmetic Center today.

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