The MyEllevate Procedure Has Patients Lining up around the U.S. for Lifted, Sculpted Jawlines! Austin’s Dr. Robert Whitfield Shares Why Adding “The Zoom Lift” to His Menu of Services Has Delivered A Boost to His Practice
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Few cosmetic procedures have grown in popularity and demand more rapidly than the MyEllevate procedure, which was quickly dubbed “the Zoom lift”. This technique offers patients dramatic results paralleling those of a traditional invasive surgical lift, without any of the typically adjoining risks of going under the knife, sutures, swelling, or subsequent downtime. In short, the MyEllevate procedure is the alternative facial rejuvenation that our grandmothers dreamed of.
Thanks to the procedure’s having firmly established itself as the new gold standard for non-invasive facial rejuvenation surgeries, talented surgeons from around the country and the globe, have savvily adopted the procedure to accommodate their patients’ increasing want for minimally invasive cosmetic improvement procedures.
One such surgeon, Dr. Robert Whitfield of Texas, reports observing phenomenal results in his patients, after having incorporated the MyEllevate procedure into his menu of patient offerings.
Dr. Robert Whitfield is a board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon in Austin, who specializes in cutting-edge techniques for breast, face and body. In addition to his personal areas of specialty, his Austin-based practice offers procedures spanning from body contouring to lasering treatments and injectables, to hair restoration. His philosophy is simple: He always takes the time to do it the right way. His goal is to deliver the highest quality care. He wants his patients to leave the office happy, and with results that exceed their expectations.
Born and bred in Las Vegas, Dr. Whitfield received his medical degree from the University of Las Vegas School of Medicine. He followed the completion of his degree with six years of surgical training, and his plastic surgery residency at the Indiana University Medical Center. He returned to Nevada for a one-year microsurgery fellowship, before settling down to practice and teach at the Medical College of Wisconsin for seven years.
Dr. Whitfield’s booming Austin, TX practice speaks to his values of offering incomparable patient care, and delivering lasting results to his valued patients. When he learned of the MyEllevate procedure, he saw an opportunity to deliver the type of long-lasting results that his clients desire, while bypassing the sutures and the downtime, and he knew the technique was a perfect addition to his services.
“The “Zoom Lift” via the MyEllevate procedure has become a go-to in office treatment for my patients seeking more sculpted jawlines. They really like the improvements in their profiles and the short recovery time. The “Zoom Lift” exceeds expectations, and is now a foundation in our facial rejuvenation plans,” Whitfield says of the popular technique.
Since offering the game changing solution to his practice, Dr Whitfield finds more and more patients opting for the MyEllevate procedure rather than undergoing a traditional and invasive neck lift.
With so much positive feedback surrounding this technique, and appointment books filling up around the country, now the question is: where will “the Zoom lift” pop up next?
Find Out What The New MyEllevate Surgeons Are Saying About The Procedure!
More surgeons than ever are striving to accommodate the rapidly growing demand from their patients for minimally invasive facial rejuvenation solutions by adding the MyEllevate procedure to their professional offerings. Correlating with an industry-wide uptick in the overall volume of cosmetic procedures, savvy patients have been raising the bar for requirements of treatments they want to undergo—specifically seeking new procedures that can offer results similar to a traditionally invasive surgical neck lift, without the necessary recovery time or visible stages of healing. The MyEllevate procedure has been the golden ticket for thousands of patients desiring the life enhancing and long lasting results, via a brief in-office visit, with no scars, and almost no downtime!
As the number of new MyEllevate surgeons has grown, we wanted to know how their experiences with using the patented light-guided Suturod technology have been, how their clients are liking their results, and if they had any tips or tricks to share with us! Here, we speak with two surgeons who’ve recently incorporated the MyEllevate procedure into their practices. This is what they had to say.
Meet the New MyEllevate Surgeons:
Olivia MaDan, MD of PLASTIC SURGERY AFFILIATES in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Olivia MaDan is a graduate of the Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency at the Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. Prior to her residency, she received her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina.
Dr. MaDan has traveled the globe doing medical mission work in Africa, Bolivia and the Dominican Republic. She performs both cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, always with her primary focus on personal connection and excellent care.
“There is rarely any technology or device that changes the game of minimally invasive facial rejuvenation. MyEllevate achieves outcomes similar to an invasive neck lift without anesthesia and lengthy recovery. MyEllevate is the new gold standard for minimally invasive facial rejuvenation. There is nothing else like it”.
Juliya Fisher, MD FAAD Dermatology and Mohs Micrographic Surgery of the JUVA Skin & Laser Center in Manhattan and Woodside, New York.
Dr. Fisher received her medical degree with distinction in research from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, graduating at the top of her class with induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and receiving the Benjamin Bender Award for Excellence in Clinical Dermatology.
She trained in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and completed her residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, where she served as Chief Resident in her final year. Dr. Fisher went on to complete a fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City.
“MyEllevate is quickly becoming one of our favorite procedures at JUVA Skin and Laser Center! I’ve recently started performing MyEllevate and both myself and my patients have been impressed with the results we are seeing. It’s a great addition to the other minimally invasive procedures we offer our patients”.
If you are ready to join the hundreds of surgeons offering the MyEllevate procedure to their patients, sign up to our next webinar here.
A Journey of Ascent: Dr. Mueller, Creator of the MyEllevate® Procedure, Shares His Experiences Developing the Light-Guided System, Observing Its Success, and What’s on the Horizon in Non-Invasive Cosmetic Procedures
Gregory Mueller, MD, FACS
Gregory Mueller, MD, FACS, performed the very first light-guided suture suspension procedure on October 12, 2008, after first envisioning the innovative technique in 2006. Since that time, he has performed well over 2,500 procedures on his patients in his Beverly Hills office. Dr. Mueller continues to use the illuminated Suturod® on a daily basis, whether it’s in the treatment of the forehead, face or neck areas, or with facelifts and neck lifts.
The pioneer of the light-guided suture system sat down with us to share what his experience has been from the point of ideation to observing his technique being taught and performed by surgeons nationwide.
When you first developed the MyEllevate® procedure, did you envision that it would reach the level of popularity it has?
The MyEllevate® procedure is the result of many years of research and development. After I’d developed it in its current state, which was in early 2019, we did some beta testing. We could see right away that it was going to be a winner. The technique had evolved to the point that it could be performed easily and deliver reliable results; and we also saw great results from other doctors who learned to perform light-guided procedures. So, yes. We knew this system was likely to be big — but we didn’t imagine that it would be this big. It’s taken off incredibly fast, even in spite of the pandemic. The pace and volume by which the MyEllevate® treatment has been adapted and even promoted, by surgeons nationwide, has been above and beyond anything we could have imagined.
Is there anything that has surprised you in sharing the MyEllevate® solution, or about its increasing popularity?
I would say that once the MyEllevate® innovation had begun to be adapted by surgeons throughout the United States, what took me by surprise was how immediately other doctors were speaking positively about the technique in articles, or even giving presentations about their own experiences of the new technique. So, the enormous support from the medical community was a pleasant surprise; observing that other doctors very quickly saw the value of it for their own patients, so much so that they felt impelled to raise awareness of the procedure to the greater public and surgical community, was profoundly gratifying to see.
Do you currently have any future prospective cosmetic procedures in development?
Yes! I’m excited to say that we do; and there are several applications of the light-guided technology presently under development. Something we’ve begun expanding into now is called the MyEllevate® Plus procedure. This enhanced technique broadens the usefulness of the MyEllevate® benefits, to help patients who may be undergoing a facelift or a neck lift. Patients having these procedures will often have a little bit of skin removed to tighten the skin envelope. Doctors have been able to start using the light-guided suture suspension system to address the bands and glands, just as we do in the traditional MyEllevate® procedure. So that’s very exciting, and the MyEllevate® Plus procedure will soon be introduced. There are also applications that we’re currently developing for the mid face area – which would allow people to have a mid face lift, without a traditional invasive surgery. Innovations that will give us the ability to lift the cheeks and the lower face to help with jowling, nasal labial folds, and marionette lines without invasive surgery; that’s all under development. We have several surgeons in the United States who are currently working on development toward those solutions.
And then there’s also MyEllevate® Brow. The brows are an area where we can use the system to lift, shape and elevate the eyebrow. It’s very common when people begin to age, they can get droopy eyebrows. We’re applying this suspension system to lift those areas and to shape them. It’s all very exciting, and those are just areas within the head and neck. So, I can’t even imagine where it’s going to go next. Now that we have so many doctors performing and now teaching these procedures, we’re getting more and more questions about innovating for treating other areas of the body. So, I guess the answer is there could be many, many more developments still to come.
And when you say “we’re using the same system,” you mean the light-guided suture suspension system?
Yes. The MyEllevate® light-guided approach is a unique way of rejuvenating and shaping areas around the face, the forehead, the jawline and other locations, without having to surgically open the surface. It’s all about light-guided surgery. Which just means a LED lighted Suturod®. So if you can imagine anywhere in the body where you’d want something lifted – it might be the arms, could be the breasts, or the tummy area, above the knee—this is where MyEllevate® could have a role.
How has the MyEllevate® technique exceeded your expectations, and are there any elements of the procedure that you would like to tweak, change or improve in any way?
What has exceeded my expectations has been observing other surgeons’ results. I follow social media and I keep up with medical articles and industry news, so I’m continually viewing my colleagues’ great results from applying the MyEllevate® light-guided technique mirrored back to me. I’m so impressed. It gives me a sense of accomplishment that this procedure was developed in such a way that doctors can be taught the technique. They are able to successfully adapt it within their own practices to help their patients achieve these amazingly successful results that are very similar to the outcomes that I’d invested more than a decade in developing. So getting to just observe the collective success of this procedure being performed by so many surgeons for their patients. . . that’s something that has definitely exceeded my expectations.
And the elements of the procedure that I’d like to see improved or tweaked or changed in any way — just like with any surgical procedure, I’m very critical about my results. But I’d have to say the MyEllevate® facial rejuvenation is very evolved, so I’m happy with where it is. There are still other areas that can be treated using the patented light-guided approach: the forehead, the midface, etc.The application of the MyEllevate® procedure for additional areas is in evolution. And it’s such an exciting moment in time, because I’m now collaborating with surgeons to develop and perfect this broader range of applications. There will definitely be tweaking and development in the upcoming months and years which is very appealing/stimulating/or mind-blowing.
If you could share one thing with the cosmetic medical community at large about the MyEllevate® procedure, what would you say?
I think I would say that from both a personal and philosophical perspective, when I first had the idea back in 2006, of delivering sutures using light guidance, I was really trying to figure out a procedure for myself to help my own patients. As everything has progressed, and the developed technique has become a recognized and performed procedure, it’s extremely rewarding to watch doctors adopt this different way of thinking and application. The idea that I once had to improve the care of my own patients has become a new trend for cosmetic surgery. What I’d like to share with medical providers is that if your focus is on helping your patients and you really try to find a better way of maximizing their results, then not only is it possible to create and innovate new ways of addressing old problems, but you will experience the feeling of something beyond yourself. It’s so fulfilling when you get to watch the expansion of something created to help others. Witnessing other doctors using the system and appreciating how light-guided suture suspension helps deliver better results for their patients, is the ultimate satisfaction. When it comes down to it, taking great care of your patients is paramount. Now, we have well over a hundred surgeons performing this procedure – it’s a pretty powerful thing, and it feels amazing.
In addition to training other doctors and speaking at different conferences about his light guided suture delivery technique, Dr. Mueller continues to perform the MyEllevate® procedure on his patients, from his office in Beverly Hills, CA. As of the writing of this article, every single member of Dr. Mueller’s Beverly Hills practice has had the MyEllevate® treatment, having chosen to have it, after observing its incredible results on their patients.
A Discussion with Dr. Epstein about the MyEllevate® Procedure
Dr. Epstein is a world renowned, dual-board-certified, plastic surgeon (American Board of Plastic Surgery, American Board of Surgery). He has outstanding credentials from top schools around the world, and was voted top doctor by RealSelf. Dr. Epstein is the inventor of many surgical instruments including the Epstein Breast Retractors, the Epstein Abdominoplasty Retractors, the Epstein-Deaver breast retractor as well as the developer of the Epstein Carpal Tunnel Knife Guide, an instrument used to improve the safety of carpal tunnel surgery. It’s no wonder that his name comes up frequently in discussion in the plastic surgery world.
Based in Long Island, Epstein Plastic Surgery offers multiple services such as breast surgery, body contouring, and facial rejuvenation procedures such as RF Skin Tightening, blepharoplasty and of course, the MyEllevate treatment. “Many of my patients have requested to have a procedure to rejuvenate their face and neck, but do not want the downtime or expense of a facelift,” says Dr. Epstein. The MyEllevate procedure is the perfect solution for such patients as it is minimally invasive, offers a fast recovery and long-lasting results. Most patients are able to return to normal activities within days.
He also adds that, “the MyEllevate suture suspension system, when coupled with Radiofrequency skin tightening +/- liposuction, gives a much-improved definition to the lower face, jawline and neck. Some patients may have the MyEllevate treatment done during other procedures such as a breast augmentation.” Indeed, the MyEllevate procedure can be combined with other solutions to achieve multiple beautifying goals at once. We covered, in a previous post, another great combo comprised of Smartlipo®, from Cynosure, and the MyEllevate solution.
Many patients are excited to learn that they do not need invasive surgery to restore a youthful appearance with results that can last for years.
Dr. Epstein is delighted to be offering the MyEllevate procedure to his patients and to witness how happy they are with the end results. One of his patients tells us:
“There are no words to express my sincere thanks for your great service in rejuvenating my face and neck. The MyEllevate procedure was quick and painless, and I am amazed at the results. I had minimal down time – just one weekend and was never in any pain. I now look in the mirror and see a smooth neck and a more contoured jawline. The staff is caring, knowledgeable and so sweet. I felt safe and cared for!”
This is what the MyEllevate solution is all about: providing patients with a youthful appearance they never thought they could have again. It truly is a groundbreaking procedure.
“At 49 years old, I felt my face needed something to freshen it up, but I was not ready for a facelift. Dr. Epstein recommended MyEllevate to define my jawline and tighten my neck. I must tell you the results are natural and just what I needed. The procedure was painless, and the result was seen almost immediately!! Friends and family have complimented me on how great my face looks. The best part is very little down time, and you cannot even see any scarring. Dr. Epstein and his staff are the best in the plastic surgery field,” says another patient.
A Match Made in Heaven: MyEllevate® and Smartlipo® by Cynosure
As the world starts to open up for leisurely travel, there’s been an interesting trend in people wanting minimally invasive procedures that offer immediate results, so they can recuperate quickly and show their new look to the world! People are excited to get out, see people, do things! Nobody wants to be locked in their home again – which explains the surge in procedures requiring minimal downtime, such as MyEllevate® and Smartlipo. Together, they make the perfect combo for patients looking for a rejuvenated look and ready to get out and enjoy life while feeling good in their own skin. Read on to learn more about this perfect facial rejuvenation solution.
Indeed, both MyEllevate and Smartlipo cater to patients demanding non-invasive and minimally invasive technologies to improve visible signs of aging.
Smartlipo is a minimally invasive procedure that involves a very thin tube containing the Smartlipo laser fiber being inserted in the targeted fatty area through a small incision. The laser fiber delivers thermal energy directly to fat cells and disrupts the fatty tissue for easy removal. The laser literally melts the fat, which is removed with gentle suction. At the same time, tissue around the area tightens through coagulation, contributing to a smoother shape overall. Treatment plans can be adjusted to fit everyone’s lifestyle!
Similarly, MyEllevate is exciting because it is simple and easy to perform and a great choice for patients seeking a facial rejuvenation procedure. It can be performed by a MyEllevate surgeon using local anesthesia. Using the ICLED® light guided suture system, surgeons will place a suture support system without incisions that immediately elevates and approximates underlying structures. Surgeons love the procedure and patients love the results!
Both MyEllevate and Smartlipo PrecisionTx® require little down time.
Smartlipo is performed under local anesthesia with minimal downtime. Some bruising may occur post treatment but patients are typically able to return to normal activities within days. The same goes for MyEllevate!
They cater to the same people: The best candidates for Smartlipo are women and men who are not significantly overweight but have accumulated facial fat.
MyEllevate and Smartlipo PrecisionTx help patients look younger.
As Dr. Claytor shares, “a well-contoured neckline with a well-defined jawline conveys strength and youth. Fat accumulation and loose skin create a sagging and aged appearance that is amplified with the selfies, Zoom calls and Facetime world that we now live in.” Always up to date and interested in the latest available procedures, Dr. Claytor is proud to offer both SmartLipo and MyEllevate to his patients at Claytor Noone Plastic Surgery.
Unmasking season is here.
We’ve all been locked inside for over a year, staying comfortable in our sweatpants while wearing a professional looking top for our Zoom Calls. Some of us have learned how to use that “beautify” filter on Zoom to hide the fact that our relaxed attitude has gone perhaps a little too far. As international borders are starting to open up, we feel the need to miraculously get back in shape in time for our big trip next month… And we for sure don’t want to hide behind a mask or, even worse, wear a scarf in the middle of the summer! We are ready to look and feel our best.
MyEllevate and Smartlipo are here to help (just in time for our Summer vacation).
MyEllevate® at Vegas Cosmetic Surgery
MyEllevate is very excited to be part of Vegas Cosmetic Surgery this year again taking place at the Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, from June 10 to June 12, 2021. Vegas Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Dermatology (VCS) is the leading multispecialty forum addressing the science, practice and techniques of aesthetic surgery and medicine. With a faculty featuring the foremost researchers, educators and practitioners, these events provide cutting-edge content to advance knowledge, enhance skills and techniques, and improve outcomes. We are delighted to have several MyEllevate® surgeons offer presentations about MyEllevate® during the event. Below are a few we would like to share.
Catch us Friday, June 11 at 7:15 am in the Bellagio Ballroom at the “A BREAKFAST SESSION: MyEllevate: The Ultimate Synergy with Energy” where Dr. Mueller will discuss our groundbreaking, minimally invasive procedure.
On Saturday, June 12 at 9:35 am in Room 2, Dr. Rubinstein, a long-time MyEllevate® surgeon, will be present and engaging in the discussion about “Minimally Invasive Rejuvenation of the Aging Neck: An Algorithm.”
“These days there are lots of options for the neck. This presentation will walk through an algorithm from non-invasive, to minimally invasive and, of course, surgery. Probably the most powerful option I will discuss is the MyEllevate® Neck Lift. The results are spectacular with minimal incisions and a much easier recovery than surgery. It has become my go-to procedure for the neck and will be featured prominently in this presentation,” says Dr. Rubinstein.
Dr. John Burroughs, from Springs Aesthetics, is returning again as an invited faculty member at the Vegas Cosmetic Surgery meeting. He will be speaking about MyEllevate®, the “Zoom Lift” procedure, and how it integrates with other non-invasive and/or minimally invasive procedures such as liposuction, energy-based tightening and improvement of skin quality. He was amongst the first few surgeons selected to bring MyEllevate® to Colorado, offering patients a quick in-office procedure with real results and quick recovery.
As Dr. Burroughs puts it, “the MyEllevate® procedure is a unique light-guided probe that allows proper depth placement of a permanent suture between the skin and the underlying platysma muscle. Through small punctures in the neck tissues it provides improvements to:
restore youthful contouring by elevation of sagging neck skin;
smoothing of the vertical and horizontal neck bands;
further contouring improvements of prominent submandibular glands.”
Don’t miss Dr. Burroughs to the VCS meeting on Saturday, June 12, at 2:05pm in Room 2, during the “Combining Nonsurgical Aesthetic Treatments for the Face and Neck: Popular, Potent, Profitable” discussion.
Lastly, still on Saturday, Dr. Sean Paul, from Austin Oculofacial Plastics, will be discussing the “Percutaneous Light-Guided Suture Suspension Combined with Energy Based Skin Tightening: A Complete Solution for the Aging Neck” at 3:20pm in Room 2.
We’re very proud to see so many of our certified surgeons taking part in multiple other discussions throughout the event. Congratulations to all!
What:Vegas Cosmetic Surgery When: Thursday, June 10, 2021 to Sunday, June 12, 2021 Where: Bellagio Resort & Casino, Las Vegas Booth Number: 215
Renuvion and MyEllevate® working together towards faster and less invasive facial rejuvenation results
Renuvion and MyEllevate® make a perfect combination for patients wanting a rejuvenated look, with almost no downtime, and many surgeons have incredible things to say about it.
Renuvion applies radiofrequency energy and helium plasma causing controlled coagulation and therefore contraction of soft tissue below the skin, quickly and gently, as part of a minimally invasive procedure. It provides faster recovery and lower risk, just like MyEllevate®, and that’s one of the many reasons the two procedures work so well together.
We sat down with Dr. Yuly Gorodisky, DO, FACOS from West Coast Plastic Surgery to discuss his experience with the duo. Dr. Gorodisky performs all varieties of plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery in the Oxnard, Ventura, Simi Valley, and Los Angeles areas. He specializes in body contouring procedures and has extensive experience with MyEllevate® and Renuvion.
«The two modalities work together to achieve neck tightening. Renuvion helps the skin redrape and contract, and the MyEllevate® suture lifts the muscles to create a cleaner neck angle. The results are much more dramatic together than each modality alone.»
As he tells us, his patients are really impressed with this winning combo procedure. «Even on their first postoperative visit, the reveal of the neck is exciting. The shape is dramatically improved and there is not much downtime or discomfort,» says Dr. Gorodisky.
Dr. Gorodisky confirms that «MyEllevate® and Renuvion combined, give patients a better, less invasive option to treat neck laxity for those who are not yet ready for a neck lift.»
Dr. Yuly Gorodisky also uses MyEllevate® on its own for some patients. As a reminder, MyEllevate® is a minimally invasive facial rejuvenation solution that offers natural and long lasting results. It’s the ultimate synergy with energy!
Here are some amazing before and after shots from some of his patients:
MyEllevate® is Everywhere!
Elle Magazine, Aesthetic Guide, E!, The Doctors and BAZAAR are all talking about it!
The real question is where has MyEllevate® NOT been mentioned in the last few months!
Indeed, Elle Magazine has called it the ‘buzziest new procedure’ in their article entitled Meet the Zoom Lift. Dr. Soheila Rostami confirms: “I would say that MyEllevate® has changed the need for extensive neck surgery for younger patients with prominent platysma bands.”
For patients desiring minimally invasive neck and jawline rejuvenation with long-lasting results, MyEllevate® (Newport Beach, Calif.) may prove very appealing. The procedure was created by Beverly Hills, Calif.- based plastic surgeon Gregory Mueller, MD. With a quick learning curve and minimal capital outlay, MyEllevate® provides safe, predictable rejuvenation for patients who previously had no efficacious options.
Dr. Barry DiBernardo, MD, a plastic surgeon in Montclair, N.J. goes on to add that “What (he) love(s) about MyEllevate® is that in a minimally invasive office-based procedure under local anesthesia, (he) can get aesthetic improvement of the neck approaching a surgical facelift or neck lift.”
As Bazaar mentions in their article entitled ‘Take years off your neck’, “when you turn 55 or so, your neck (loose skin, jowls, marionette lines, muscle bands, salivary glands) drop one Sunday evening during Big Little Lies. Then it’s all anyone talks about. What to do, who’s done it, how it works, and how soon you can book it.” The article features MyEllevate®, explains the procedure, boasts about its minimally invasive characteristics and 10 days or less bruising time.
The MyEllevate® procedure is a completely new approach to address the underlying muscles and glands of the neck. To date no other minimally invasive technology exists that will treat the underlying neck structures percutaneously. The MyEllevate® procedure is a great adjunct to all technologies and approaches that either tighten the skin or remove/dissolve fat. Many of these approaches leave visible neck bands and droopy glands. MyEllevate® is the first and only procedure that allows the oversewing of these structures to support and shape the neck contours underneath the skin.
Dr. Manolis G Manolakakis, Facial cosmetic surgeon at Advanced Facial Surgery NYC and NJ, raves about MyEllevate® in a recent testimonial:
Ever since botox and fillers have come on the scene all patients have wanted to know what minimally invasive options there are for facial rejuvenation. The upper and mid face have always had the best minimally invasive options but the lower face and neck has been difficult to treat without traditional lower face and neck lifting. In a busy metropolitan area of NYC patients want to have procedures that 1. Work and 2. Don’t have a tremendous amount of social downtime. I’ve tried ultrasound and laser treatment to the lower face and neck. But had minimal impact with lifting and jaw defining. Then came Facetite, which is a minimally invasive skin tightening and lipolysos device that significantly tightens the skin. The only problem with that was it had no effect on the platysma muscle and any ptotic sumbandibular glands. Enter in MyEllevate®, a minimally invasive suture suspension of the neck muscles and glands. I cannot say how much of a profound effect it provides for the aging neck. Patients who I would only consider facelift candidates are getting facelift and necklift like results without the long scars or downtime. This has opened up a whole new world for my patients who either are too young or not willing to have traditional face and neck lift procedures. Both patients and I are extremely happy with the outcomes and this has quickly become one of the most popular procedures I perform. The marriage between energy skin tightening and MyEllevate® is truly an option I stand behind.
Lastly, MyEllevate® was featured on EXTRA! Ariana Maddix from Vanderpump Rules received MyEllevate® and FaceTite by InMode to finally get the defined jawline she always dreamed of.
MyEllevate® is a minimally invasive facial rejuvenation solution that offers natural and long lasting results. Contact us today to join the MyEllevate® team!
Why are traditional neck lifts passé?
By Dana Corddry
This month marked a universally significant anniversary: 365 days of quarantine began one year ago in March, 2020. During this past year, we’ve all shared one significant experience in common: lockdown, and the myriad inconveniences that came along with it. Got kids? Elderly or immune-compromised family members? Did you have to continue working out of the home, while investing time in extra daily safety precautions? We’ve all been there – the toll of quarantining has been no small feat! Effectively doubling our individual workloads in the same number of hours in the day, means that time has become more limited than ever, and we have none to waste. For working parents and professionals who still need to present well in daily Zoom meetings, this means that cosmetic procedures like a traditional neck lift or rhinoplasty, that require substantial recovery time, are off the table.
Today, we’re looking for fast, effective, and the new gold-standard in beauty treatments: minimally invasive.
If it requires a hospital stay, it’s out of the question – we’ve got kids to wrangle, clients to satisfy, and endless surfaces to sanitize! Yet, especially in today’s age of back-to-back Zoom sessions, how can we satisfy our want for the effects of a real neck lift, with none of the downtime, telltale swelling and redness, or trips to the riskier-than-ever-hospital? The answer to this question has recently been buzzing on the lips of certain women and men known to favor less invasive procedures: “MyEllevate”.
Let’s take Amalia for example; a MyEllevate patient in her early forties who has a demanding career in Finance. While she doesn’t have kids, she’s spent the past year quelling the concerns of her clients, one phone call, Zoom meeting, or face-to-face at a time, as the market has maintained its roller coaster fluctuations. Amalia says she was desperate to get a procedure done quickly. “I wanted a neck lift. I wanted this whole area tightened, smoothed, and I was sick of seeing sagging skin and age lines. I went to three plastic surgeons. Everyone said the same thing: For a neck lift, you’ll need to take time off work. That just wasn’t an option for me. Who CAN take time off for a neck lift right now?” She was disappointed, stressed, and frustrated. Until one day, a few weeks later, her friend Christine offered a suggestion over lunch. “Why would you get surgery,” her friend asked her. “You don’t have to go under the knife at all for what you want. Have you heard of MyEllevate?”
“She had my attention right away,” Amalia says. Now, Amalia gushes her thanks for Christine, saying “she saved me so much time and money! I can’t believe I was ready to go under the knife. I got probably better results than I would have from a full-blown neck lift. I was in and out of the office the same day!”
MyEllevate is a method developed by Dr. Gregory Mueller, an FACS board certified plastic surgeon, and the inventor of MyEllevate® and the ICLED® light guided suture system used to perform the procedure. It is a highly effective facial rejuvenation technique that combines the two magic bullets everyone is looking for in big-impact, low downtime cosmetic procedures: it’s minimally invasive, and it’s long lasting. In other words, it’s the new gold standard in skin tightening technology.
Alicia, another MyEllevate patient, echoed Amalia’s happiness with her results. “You don’t understand,” Alicia says, “these are beyond the results I’d expected for an in-office procedure. I knew I wanted to stay away from doing a neck lift; I’m scared of any heavy
Anesthesia or scarring from a more intense surgery. But this blew me away. It took pounds off my face and neck! Everyone assumed I had something much more invasive done, for these results”.
In the past 365 days of quarantine, over 2.3 Million women unlike Amalia and Alicia have had to leave the workforce due to the pandemic. What all of us share in common, is that whether we are dutifully sticking to the fast track, or making temporary sacrifices for our families, we are all looking for that one miracle treatment, the answer to our beauty concerns and/or signs of stress or aging, that won’t pull us away from our desks or homes for too long. Intensive procedures like the neck lift, are fast becoming antiquated things of the past. For women who need to keep up with appearances, and meet the ever-growing demands of our uniquely evolving daily lives – MyEllevate is the solution we’ve all been praying for.
The Face of Medicine is Changing – and so is its Gender
MyEllevate® is proud to be part of that change.
Elizabeth Blackwell was 28 years old when she graduated from medical school in 1849 and became the first woman to receive an MD. However, the medical community did not allow her to practice medicine.
Fast forward to 2017 when more women than men entered medical school for the first time in history!
The times are changing and MyEllevate® is proud to be part of the change.
In honor of Women’s History Month we would like to honor five female leaders of MyEllevate. These doctors are leading the way by offering safe and innovative solutions to their patients while being recognized for their excellence.
Dr. Karyn Grossman from Grossman Dermatology is an internationally renowned, board-certified cosmetic dermatologist with a well-known celebrity following. Trained at Harvard Medical School, she’s considered a key opinion leader in all fields of esthetics and often works on its frontlines to help develop new technologies, fillers, and devices. She currently leads Grossman Dermatology in Santa Monica, California and offers MyEllevate to her patients. We are honored to have an inspiring woman like her on our team!
Dr. Greta McLaren is the founder and owner of “Skin Secrets by Dr. McLaren”, The Premiere Medical Spa and Anti-Aging Clinic in Denver and Cape Coral. Dr. McLaren makes sure her clinic stays ahead of the curve in the growing body of skin care knowledge by incorporating new technologies such as MyEllevate. Her results are stunning! Here is a testimonial from one of her patients:
Dr. Flora Levin is a board certified oculofacial plastic surgeon who specializes in non-surgical face and neck rejuvenation. She has published numerous academic papers in oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery and has been an invited lecturer both nationally and internationally. Dr. Levin was awarded ‘’Most Impressive MyEllevate Result” during the 2020 MyEllevate Users Holiday Meeting.
Dr. Maryam Nazemzadeh, MD and Dr. Soheila Rostami, MD and CEO of Rostami OPC, perform surgical and nonsurgical facelift procedures such as MyEllevate, to create a more natural, youthful look for their patients. A MyEllevate female power team – we love it!
Dr. Laura Ellis from MedAge is a vein surgeon also specializing in aesthetics, anti-aging medicine and athletic development. She is the Founder of one of the first independent Vein Surgery and Aesthetic Centers in the country, established in 2003. Her surgical practice serves as a preferred training center for physicians from around the county. Talk about leadership! MyEllevate loves supporting and acknowledging women such as Dr. Ellis who are leading and excelling in this highly competitive field.
MyEllevate is proud to be part of this movement that encourages and supports female representation in the plastic surgery industry. We are honored to collaborate with several highly trained female doctors who are leaders in their field and aren’t afraid to make waves and make patients feel fabulous all across the country!
MyEllevate, as a company, has chosen to be a Proud Alliance Partner of The Aesthetic Society and a Proud Sponsor of the Women’s Aesthetic Surgeons’ (W.A.S.) Symposium taking place during The Aesthetic Meeting 2021 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. For those who don’t know, The Women Aesthetic Surgeons’ Symposium (W.A.S) was created by The Aesthetic Society to empower, embrace and engage women aesthetic surgeons in the plastic surgery specialty.
MyEllevate is always supporting women surgeons and doctors in the industry and this is one more way of showcasing it. Please come visit our booth at The Aesthetic Meeting 2021 (Exhibits May 1-3).
We’d love to see you!
The MyEllevate® Facial Rejuvenation procedure is exciting because it is simple and easy to perform. A MyEllevate® treatment is a great choice for patients seeking a minimally invasive procedure. The MyEllevate® procedure can be easily performed in your practice using local anesthesia. Patients are happy because results are natural and long lasting. The MyEllevate® procedure can be combined with energy based skin tightening technologies.
MyEllevate® is a Proud Alliance Partner of The Aesthetic Society and a Proud Sponsor of the Women's Aesthetic Surgeons' Symposium taking place during The Aesthetic Meeting 2021 in Miami Beach, Florida.