Plastic Surgeon in Houston Utilizes Innovative Neck Lift to Improve Jaw Lines Without Traditional Surgery

Houston, TX — Dr. James F. Boynton and Boynton Plastic Surgery have been developing a less-invasive approach to neck lifting designed to help patients achieve a firmer, more defined neck without the need for invasive incisions or excessive scarring. After working closely with Dr. Greg Mueller, the inventor of the iGuide, Dr. Boynton adopted the iGuide neck lift technique and has been performing the procedure at his Houston plastic surgery practice for almost two years. He says the iGuide neck lift, also known as the percutaneous trampoline platysmaplasty, enables him to offer his patients a beautifully-contoured neckline using a minimally invasive procedure for immediate results that last. In addition to reliable and effective care at an affordable price, Dr. Boynton adds that patients receive all the benefits of neck rejuvenation without undergoing invasive surgery.

iGuide is an FDA-approved suture system made from braided polyester that precisely elevates muscles and underlying soft tissue using LED, light-guided technology. Instead of cutting and repositioning muscles and other structures, the system enables Dr. Boynton to weave the braided suture under the skin in order to elevate the back of the neck and below the jawline. The neck lift technique produces minimal swelling and bruising and causes no damage to the nerves and blood vessels in the face or neck.

Regarding the iGuide neck lift and his patients’ reactions to the results it produces, the Houston plastic surgeon says:

“I really think this is an innovative concept in neck lifting. Men, in particular, really like this procedure because I can do it in the office in one hour with only numbing medication and oral valium. Their return to work is much faster than traditional, open neck lift surgery. I think it also works extremely well with a short scar face or cheek lift which allows full rejuvenation of the face, cheek, and neck and can also be done in the office setting. I have been doing this procedure now for almost two years and the new neck-defining suture has only enhanced the results. Even younger patients with less desirable neck contours choose iGuide to give them beautiful neck refinement and an improved appearance. iGuide is extremely safe and patients are loving the results.”

Having performed the procedure on numerous patients, Dr. Boynton says he has been impressed with the results of the iGuide system and its ability to create a lasting, natural-looking neck contour that continues to improve over a year and more. Regardless of whether patients are looking to tighten loose skin around their neck or gain confidence in their appearance, he says he is excited about the unique procedure and looks forward to continuing to help patients achieve their aesthetic goals.

As with any medical procedure, Dr. Boynton says anyone considering a facelift or neck lift should be sure to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon before undergoing treatment. He says patients who take the time to research their practice extensively can help ensure their results are performed with the highest standards of safety and efficacy.

About James F. Boynton, MD, FACS

After earning his Bachelor of Science degree from Duke University, Dr. James Boynton earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Among numerous recognitions for his surgical skill and expertise, Dr. Boynton has been named a “Super Doctors Rising Star” by Texas Super Doctors, a “Regional Top Doctor” by Castle Connolly, one of “America’s Top Plastic Surgeons” by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, and a “Leading Physician of the World” by the International Association of Plastic Surgeons (IAPS). Most recently, he was selected as a “Top Doc” in Plastic Surgery by U.S. News & World Report in 2012. Dr. Boynton is also a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and volunteers his time and services with international groups in Peru, Bolivia, and Guatemala, performing cleft lip and palate repair in impoverished communities.

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