Ellevate is a minimally invasive procedure that sculpts and refines your jaw line and neck. This innovative procedure uses a suture suspension system to refine, restore and smooth contours while supporting the underlying neck tissue.
Ellevate does not require any incisions or removal of skin. The recovery is faster than a traditional neck lift and the results are outstanding.
Dr. Chernoff is the first and only surgeon in Indiana and Northern California to offer Ellevate.
The best candidate for Ellevate is a person with good skin elasticity and has fullness or lacking definition under the chin. People with poor skin elasticity or significant hanging skin, they are not a candidate for Ellevate.
Can the Ellevate be combined with other surgical or non-surgical procedures?
Yes, Ellevate can be combined with both surgical and non-surgical procedures. Most frequently Ellevate is performed with surgical procedures such as Liposuction, Trampoline Platysmaplasty, or a Mini Facelift. Additionally, patients benefit from skin improving treatments such as Fractionated CO2 Laser, MicroNeedle, RF, and Radiofrequency, performed before or after an Ellevate procedure.
How long do the results of the Ellevate procedure last?
Ellevate is long lasting. The exact timing is different for each person and can vary based on genetics, weight gain/weight loss, skin quality, health, and other treatments being performed to improve skin quality.
What is the recovery like after Ellevate?
Patients go home wearing a chin strap and experience very little bruising or swelling in the days to follow. Ellevate can be performed on a Thursday or Friday and patients can return to work on Monday with little to no signs of a procedure ever being done. Patients will wear a chin strap for 3 days following the procedure. For some patients, we recommend a neck support for additional days after the procedure.
How does a patient generally feel after the Ellevate procedure?
Most patients report that within a few weeks, they feel great. Any swelling or bruising should dissipate within the first week. Patients will feel tightness when they look down towards their toes because that is when Ellevate does its maximal supporting and shaping underneath the jawline. The tight sensation eventually disappears by 2 to 3 weeks after the procedure.
What is required for a surgeon to be able to perform the Ellevate procedure?
Doctors who have specific experience in surgery of the head and neck, preferably a plastic surgeon or surgeons who know how to do liposuction of the neck would qualify to perform Ellevate. Dr. Chernoff is a Triple Board-Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in practice for over 20-years in Indiana and California.
Is Ellevate the same as a Facelift?
No, Ellevate is different a Facelift. Dr. Chernoff’s Facelift improves the mid-face repositioning muscles and tissues along the cheeks and jowls. Ellevate improves neck contouring and defines the jaw line.
How does Ellevate compare to a Neck lift?
When Dr. Chernoff performs a Neck lift, he makes a small incision behind the ear and tightens the underlying muscles and tissues. He then, removes excess fat skin. Additionally, most patients require the repair of the platysma neck bands. To complete this procedure, Dr. Chernoff makes a small incusing under the chin to surgically repair separated by protruding platysma bands. Ellevate does not use incisions and uses instead a supportive sling to hold the muscles and glands under the chin and along the jawline in place.
How does Ellevate compare to a Thread Lift procedure?
The Ellevate technique is different than a thread lift procedure. The Ellevate suture material is used to create the support sling underneath the jawline. The suture material is a permanent braided polyester suture. The suture material is placed over the muscle and beneath the skin using the ICLED lighted Suture Rod. The Suture Rod is what allows Dr. Chernoff to travel in the exact location, so it is not too close to the surface or too deep, to actually permanently support the glands and muscles of the neck. The ICLED light guidance makes Ellevate much more accurate and with the permanent suture material, it is also much longer lasting. The structure of the Ellevate suture is much different to PDO threads or absorbable threads which are single strand sutures that are placed to elevate the skin as the Ellevate suture is a continuous loop that goes underneath the entire area of the jawline to support it over the long term. The Ellevate suture is also non-absorbable, allowing long-lasting results.
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