Dr. Burroughs offers the novel suspension neck lift that was developed by a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon. Dr. Burroughs is one of only a handful of surgeons in the US to have been trained in this amazing procedure. Springs Aesthetics offers Ellevate™ neck and face lift for men and women in Colorado Springs, South Denver, Castle Rock and other areas of Colorado.
What Can The Ellevate™ Lift Do For My Neck?
Ellevate™ is great for patients that through diet, exercise, skin care have not been able to rid themselves of unwanted neck fat and sagging from family genetics or aging. This procedure lifts the sagging tissues below the chin and jawline to smooth the neck profile. It even helps when the neck is flexed whereupon the so called “double chin” or “selfie chin” displeasing appearance is exacerbated. The large vertical neck bands (“platysmal bands”) and bulging the submandibular glands can also be improved.
How Does Ellevate™ Work?
Ellevate™ uses a suture suspension system placed in anatomic manner to lift and tighten the underlying muscles, fat, and glands of the neck without surgically opening the area. There are no outside skin sutures needed as the suspension matrix is placed through small punctures that heal well on their own. The placement of the suture suspension in this net hammock-like pattern results in a more youthful and aesthetically ideal contour of the underlying muscles and glands creating a significantly more sculpted jawline and neck.
How Is The Ellevate™ Procedure Performed?
A patterned series of small punctures are made below the jawline, followed by the use of a fiberoptic lighted rod (basically, a lighted needle and thread) that sews or laces the muscles together. This lighted rod helps to guide Dr. Burroughs during the procedure for optimal suspension suture placement.
There are no incisions made or skin removal. The supportive, strong, and permanent braided polyester suture simply acts to firmly support the underlying muscles, glands, and fat beneath the skin firmly keeping them lifted and in place. The Ellevate™ neck treatments performed by Dr. Burroughs typically take about an hour in the office setting under local anesthesia. Oral or IV sedation that can be supplemented with laughing gas during the numbing of the tissues is all that is required for comfort.
Am I A Good Candidate For Ellevate™?
Ellevate™ is fantastic for anyone who is relatively healthy, has good skin elasticity, and unhappy with the fullness and poor definition in their neck and submental chin area. If your skin is very non-elastic with considerable excess saggy skin, then you are not an optimal candidate for Ellevate™. However, improvements in skin elasticity can be obtained through customized skin care, external energy-based skin tightening procedures, and PRP injections.
What is Recovery Like From Ellevate™?
There may be some bruising and swelling for 2-3 days, but there is minimal discomfort. Some tightness for a few weeks can be felt but there is minimal discomfort. You will be sent home with a chin strap supportive dressing, but recovery is generally only about 4 days. You can be minimally active, but downward activities with your neck are discouraged in the early phases.
Is The Ellevate™ Procedure Painful?
No, there can be some minimal discomfort during injections, but most patients will not find the actual procedure to be painful. We include Pro-Nox, our popular nitrous oxide laughing gas, for those patients that wish or need additional comfort during injections.
Can Ellevate™ Be Performed With Additional Procedures?
Yes, in fact the best results in all but the youngest of patients will occur with adjunctive energy-based skin elasticity and tightening improvements. Skin surface improvements with other external resurfacing (e.g., radiofrequency Morpheus or CO2 Laser) are ideally treated simultaneously depending upon individual factors. Dr. Burroughs was an early adopter and remains one of the most experienced surgeons of the technologically advanced and safe Inmode FaceTite/NeckTite radio-frequency assisted lipolysis (RFAL) treatments. The NeckTite tightens the skin tissue by up to 35-40% in many patients and can address mild amounts of unwanted fat. For larger amounts of fat then suction-assisted liposuction can also be performed all while your awake but relaxed and comfortable. It is optimal to perform these procedures together as you are already anesthetized and the improvements occur synergistically.
Is The Ellevate™ Procedure Safe?
Yes, this is a very safe procedure. Dr. Burroughs always either carefully modifies his current techniques to optimize safety, comfort, and results or researches new techniques and technologies before bringing them to his surgical practice and Springs Aesthetics. Dr. Burroughs travels and speaks extensively at Aesthetic conferences across the world and has a network of colleagues that freely exchange ideas to improve their surgery techniques and other rejuvenative technologies. One such procedure was the EllevateTM necklift that was confirmed with two different colleagues to be effective and safe. These are colleagues and friends that he has built up years of trust and there are no secondary gain issues in sharing novel and oftentimes better approaches for common aesthetic concerns.
Is Ellevate™ The Same As A Thread Lift?
No. Ellevate™ uses a permanent suture material placed in a mesh-like pattern to provide very long-term results that mimic surgery for optimal candidates. Thread lifts, on the other hand, are more temporary as they slowly dissolve over time and need repeating every 1-2 years. The developer of Ellevate™ has been using and improving this technique for 10 years, and has results of 5 years or more in many patients. Ellevate™ can be repeated, but is not necessary for several years. In the rare circumstance of a suboptimal result, it can be repeated at 6 months. Ellevate™ is definitely a “game-changer” for minimally invasive neck rejuvenation.
For more than 20 years, Dr. John Burroughs has helped men and women in Colorado Springs, South Denver, Castle Rock and other areas of Colorado, as well as internationally, by providing exceptional care in plastic surgery and eyelid surgery. At his practice, he also offers medical spa treatments that are performed by his aestheticians. To learn more about Ellevate™ neck and face lift, contact us today to schedule a consultation.