The aging process can have a negative effect on the appearance of your skin. Sagging and loose skin can develop as your skin loses collagen and elastin as you age and volume is loss with fat and bony loss. Although facelifts and neck lifts can sculpt your face into a more youthful appearance, these procedures are relatively invasive. MyEllevate is an excellent facial rejuvenation treatment for those seeking a minimally invasive procedure to improve the jawline, mild jowls, banding of the neck and mild to moderate laxity of the neck. Learn more about the MyEllevate procedure and if you are an ideal candidate for the treatment.

What is MyEllevate?

MyEllevate is a minimally invasive facial rejuvenation treatment that supports, lifts, and contours your jawline and neck from below the surface.  Your doctor will use a specialized system to divide neck bands and then an ICLED LED-lighted suture rod to weave sutures through your targeted muscles and tissue in the upper neck to tighten muscle resulting in a more defined jawline and upper neck. This treatment addresses the underlying muscles and tissue and yields natural, long-lasting results. This treatment also stimulates collagen production, giving your skin a youthful glow. MyEllevate is often combined with other procedures in the lower face and neck such as liposuction and renuvion.  In some cases with more skin laxity, direct skin excision will be required as well.  This restorative procedure offers a fast recovery period with immediate and long-lasting results.

Melanie L. Aya-ay, M.D.


Dr. Melanie Aya-ay is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Tampa Bay with over 15 years of plastic surgery experience specializing in cosmetic surgery, reconstructive breast surgery and minimally invasive techniques for facial and body rejuvenation.  She is known for her skill and excellence in revision surgery, specifically for difficult breast surgery revisions.  Dr. Aya-ay is an Allergan Medical Institute (AMI) National Trainer for Facial Aesthetics and AMI National Speaker for Plastic and Regenerative Medicine.  She is honored to be the first female surgeon to hold this dual faculty position with Allergan.

Dr. Aya-ay is the CEO and owner of Melanie L. Aya-ay, MD Plastic Surgery as well as Vivia MedSpa, an elite luxury medical spa in North Tampa.  Her practice and her team have been built on the values of honesty, integrity, education, safety, and providing comprehensive aesthetic care with natural results.  Your consultation with Dr. Aya-ay will be an educational experience so that you can be assured that you are making the choices that are best for you. Our staff will provide all the assistance needed to help you navigate through the process for a successful Plastic Surgery experience.


The MyEllevate Procedure

Before your treatment starts, your doctor will inject your area with a local anesthetic to decrease any discomfort you experience during the procedure. This procedure can be done in the office with local or in the OR with anesthesia.  MyEllevate is an innovative treatment that tightens loose skin tissue around the face without creating the need for long incisions in most cases. The MyEllevate method uses an ICLED light-guided suture system to guide multiple sutures to the appropriate depth and placement on the face. Your medical professional will weave the tissues and muscles in your face with a suture thread, giving you a more youthful look. This treatment typically takes around one hour to complete. This procedure can be beneficial on its own or when partnered with liposuction and/or energy-based technologies for skin tightening.

MyEllevate Aftercare and Recovery

After the procedure is complete, you will need to recover for a short period of time. The recovery time after the procedure lasts around four days, during which you will be instructed to wear a chin strap. Common side effects include swelling, redness, bruising, discomfort, tightness, and dimpling. All side effects should clear up within a few days. Results from MyEllevate emerge immediately, with the final results settling in once your swelling has subsided. MyEllevate treatments typically last three to five years or longer.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are in the Tampa, Florida, area and are interested in facial rejuvenation with MyEllevate, don’t hesitate to contact us today to schedule a consultation. At Melanie L. Aya-ay, M.D. Plastic Surgery, we look forward to giving you beautiful, natural, rejuvenating results.

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