ICLED® Neck Lift
(Percutaneous Trampoline Platysmaplasty)
This is an innovative treatment that can often be performed in the office (or in surgery) with numbing solution, and typically patients do great. It takes about an hour or less, and many patients can return to work the next day. The ICLED® neck lift involves some liposuction as well as a suture that is placed “percutaneously” under the skin with a special lighted fiber optic device that tightens the neck skin. The procedure can provide a full neck lift without any significant incisions—just a 3-mm incision for liposuction.
The ICLED® Neck Lift Procedure
The ICLED® neck lift, also known as the ImplicitGuide® Surgical Suture System, can provide patients with a firmer, more youthful neck line without the need for a comprehensive surgical procedure. This minimally invasive neck lift from our board-certified plastic surgeon, James F. Boynton, MD, requires a single, minor puncture, and provides patients with immediate results and virtually no scarring.
The ICLED® procedure requires very little recovery time and creates a lasting, natural-looking neck contour without the need for general anesthesia. The entire procedure takes roughly an hour to complete, and combines minimal liposuction with a suture that is placed “percutaneously” under the skin with a fiber optic device that tightens the neck skin.
ICLED® is FDA-approved for soft tissue approximation and elevation, which is specifically designed to improve the contour of a patient’s neck and jawline. The procedure actually mimics the results of a full neck lift with only a 3 mm incision.
Patients can expect to notice results immediately, and many return to work the next day. Depending on each patient’s cosmetic enhancement goals, ICLED® neck lift also works well with the short scar facelift and can be combined with other rejuvenation procedures, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVEDERM®, or Radiesse®.
The Ellevate™ Neck Rejuvenation Technique
Ellevate™ is an advanced new version of the ICLED® neck rejuvenation technique. Developed by the same plastic surgeon who created the ICLED® neck lift, Ellevate™ utilizes the ICLED® light-guided suture system to establish a foundation of suture support that enhances neck contours without the need for large incisions. This technique can ultimately provide patients with a tighter neck and a smoother jawline, rejuvenating both the upper neck and the lower face. Ellevate™ can be particularly beneficial for individuals who want better definition in the back region of the jawline.
Ellevate™ often takes about one hour or less to perform, and side effects such as swelling and bruising are typically minimal. Since Ellevate™ is minimally-invasive, this treatment often yields a relatively fast recovery. In fact, many patients are back to normal routines within a few days. The procedure can be performed on its own, or in combination with neck liposuction, laser procedures, or KYBELLA® injectable double-chin reduction.
How Much Does the ICLED® Neck Lift Cost?
At Boynton Plastic Surgery, the cost of an ICLED® neck lift procedure typically ranges between $5,000 and $6,000. The total price will vary among patients according to their individual needs, the extent of treatment necessary, whether this treatment is being combined with other procedures, and other associated factors. Once Dr. Boynton has evaluated you during the initial consultation and a customized treatment plan has been created, a member of our team will produce an estimate of the total cost of your neck lift procedure, which will include all associated expenses. Our practice accepts numerous payment methods, and we work with a reputable plastic surgery financing agency that offers qualified applicants affordable plans to make payment for treatment as convenient as possible.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Boynton, please contact Boynton Plastic Surgery in Houston today.
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