Overview of MyEllevate

Overview of MyEllevate

As we age, skin laxity in the neck and jawline area are common. MyEllevate has been designed to address these changes without requiring invasive surgery.

Utilising a sophisticated suture system to support the underlying neck muscles and glands, MyEllevate can lift and smooth the neck area. At the heart of the MyEllevate technique is respect for the patient's natural anatomy and individual ageing process. For our Asian clients, who often favour subtle cosmetic work and hope to reduce visible scarring, this procedure may be an attractive alternative to traditional neck lift surgery.

At Asian Plastic Surgery, our soft tissue-focused specialist plastic surgeon, Dr Ellis Choy, has been specially trained in the MyEllevate procedure. Our early adoption of this innovative approach reflects our dedication to providing our patients with the latest advancements in aesthetic medicine.

Benefits of MyEllevate

MyEllevate offers a variety of benefits for enhancing the neck and jawline. This procedure might be an option for you if:

  • You're noticing looseness in your neck skin
  • You desire a more defined jawline
  • You're experiencing changing neck contours due to ageing
  • You're seeking a less invasive alternative to a traditional neck lift
  • You have moderate signs of ageing in the neck area that don't warrant extensive surgical intervention

Remember, every patient's anatomy and aesthetic preferences are unique, so discussing your specific expectations with your surgeon during your consultation is crucial.

What to Expect From MyEllevate

Your MyEllevate journey begins with an informative consultation at our Sydney clinic. Your APS surgeon, well-versed in the unique anatomical considerations of Asian patients, will take the time to understand your aesthetic preferences and explain the procedure in detail. This in-depth discussion is designed to ensure you're equipped with the knowledge necessary to make an informed decision about your treatment plan.

To perform the procedure, your surgeon will administer local anaesthesia, then create small punctures and insert the specialised illuminated suture rod. Next, your surgeon will use the suture rod to create a channel underneath the skin. Once the channel is created, your surgeon will place a non-absorbable suture through the suture rod and pass it through the underlying muscles and soft tissues. To complete the procedure, your surgeon will tighten the suture to lift the tissues and close the entry points with medical adhesive.

Recovery from the MyEllevate procedure tends to be faster and more comfortable than recovery from an invasive neck lift procedure, largely due to the absence of major incisions or drains. That being said, recovery experiences can vary significantly from one person to another due to a multitude of factors, including your body’s natural healing process, individual health conditions, age, lifestyle, skin quality and adherence to aftercare instructions.

This variability means that while we can provide general guidelines and average recovery timelines, your personal experience may differ. The information below about MyEllevate recovery is a general overview and should not replace the personalised guidance you will receive during your consultations and postoperative care.

Key Recovery Expectations

Initial Downtime: 3-5 days
Full Recovery: 2 weeks
What to Expect: discomfort, swelling, bruising, tightness, dimpling, numbness
Activity: strenuous exercise and activities should be avoided for 10 to 14 days
Medications: pain management medications may be prescribed
Aftercare: avoid excessive turning or twisting of the head and neck; avoid pressure on the neck
Sleeping: sleep with your head elevated for a few days to help reduce swelling
Garments: a neck collar or chin strap must be worn to aid in healing and shaping
Incisions: procedure involves small punctures that typically heal rapidly; detailed care instructions will be provided
Scars: scarring is generally minimal due to the small puncture entry points; any marks should fade over time

Recovery from the MyEllevate procedure tends to be faster and more comfortable than recovery from an invasive neck lift procedure, largely due to the absence of major incisions or drains. There may be minor bruising and swelling, but these are temporary and typically short-lived. The majority of our patients find they can return to their routine activities within a few days post-procedure.

As your recovery progresses, you will begin to see the final results of your MyEllevate procedure — a more defined jawline and a smoother neck contour. The scarring is minimal thanks to the small entry points needed to perform the procedure. 


There is no one-size-fits-all approach for aesthetic procedures. That is why we offer both MyEllevate and traditional surgical neck lift procedures at Asian Plastic Surgery. We will help you understand your options so you can decide which suits your individual needs and goals.

MyEllevate is a less invasive procedure performed under local anaesthesia with no need for extended incisions or the use of drains during recovery. This leads to reduced risk, less downtime and minimised scarring compared to a standard surgical neck lift. The results tend to look relatively natural, rather than overly pulled or obvious.

A traditional neck lift is a more invasive surgical procedure performed under general anaesthesia. The incisions typically start around the sideburn level in the hairline, continue around the ear and end at the back of the head, with a possible additional incision under the chin. This approach allows the surgeon to make extensive adjustments for patients further into the ageing process. So, while the surgical neck lift carries with it increased risk, discomfort, scarring and a longer recovery period, it also provides a more substantial degree of change.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is MyEllevate a thread lift?

Is MyEllevate painful?

Are there any risks associated with the procedure?

What kind of anaesthesia is used during the MyEllevate procedure?

Will I have any scars or visible marks from MyEllevate?

Can anyone perform the MyEllevate procedure?

Making an Informed Decision

Undergoing plastic surgery is a significant decision that should be made only after careful consideration of all aspects involved, including the potential risks and complications. 

General Risks and Complications

There are general risks and complications that apply to most plastic surgery procedures. These are discussed in detail on our Risks and Complications page.

Specific Risks and Complications

In addition to those that apply generally to plastic surgery, each individual procedure comes with its own specific risks and complications. For MyEllevate, these include: 

  • Persistent inflammation around the suture
  • Chronic foreign body sensation
  • Dimpling
  • Facial weakness
  • Asymmetrical results

Next Steps

Request a consultation at Asian Plastic Surgery for a detailed discussion of these considerations. One of our specialist plastic surgeons will conduct a thorough risk assessment based on your individual factors and outline the measures that can be taken to minimise these risks. Our entire team are here to support your decision-making process, providing all the information you need to make well-informed choices about your care.

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Dr Ellis Choy

Specialist plastic Surgeon

Dr Ellis Choy is an Australian trained, fully qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon. He specialises in a wide range of Asian Plastic Surgery procedures involving the face, breast and body works. As an Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon, Dr Choy helps his patients achieve life-changing transformation via personal enhancement.

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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Request More Information About MyEllevate

If MyEllevate feels like the right choice for you, or if you're still weighing your options and would like to explore more, please get in touch. We invite you to schedule a personal consultation with Dr Choy at our Sydney clinic. This will be an excellent opportunity for you to learn more about the procedure, discuss what you hope to achieve, and gain a better understanding of what to expect from the MyEllevate procedure.

To schedule your MyEllevate neck lift consultation at Asian Plastic Surgery, call us on 02 8962 9388 or enquire here.

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