Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons In National Harbor Accepting New Patients Near Washington DC, Arlington, Fort Washington, Maryland & Virginia

A chiseled jawline is often considered a hallmark of attractiveness. Regrettably, the inevitable process of skin aging can impact even the most pronounced chin and jawline. As we age, skin begins to sag and fat accumulates in this area, resulting in jowls and excess fat under the chin, also known as submental fat. While procedures like facelifts or neck lifts can help to firm and elevate the skin, not everyone is prepared to undergo such invasive surgical procedures. If you are looking for a non-surgical treatment that will restore your youthful neck and jawline, consider MyEllevate in Maryland and DC.

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Real Patient Results

My results turned out to be much better than expected and I am so happy with the way they look and feel. Dr.Chiaramonte is a phenomenal surgeon and would never think of going to anyone else!
Dr Chiaramonte is very professional and made me feel like I was in the best hands. He was very thorough and explained the whole procedure to me and did not make me feel rushed when asking questions. I would highly recommend Dr Chiaramonte to any friend or family member.
In searching for a doctor to perform my breast augmentation, I came upon Bella Cosmetics through a google search for plastic surgeons in Maryland. I corresponded with Denise, the coordinator for Dr. Chiaramonte. She was always very friendly, professional and helpful, and the rest of the staff were very amiable and welcoming. During my first (and second, and third) meeting with Dr. Chiaramonte he was very informative, patient and understanding. It is great that he takes the time out of his busy schedule to sit down for complimentary consultations. Although I ultimately decided against the surgery (for the time being), I had a great experience with Dr. Chiaramonte, as well as the staff at Bella Cosmetics. Would recommend to anyone!
CJ Wash
Dr. Chiaramonte exceeded my expectations. I am a month post-op from having the Bella Body Lift. Dr. C and his knowledgeable staff were patient and attentive to my questions and concerns. He provided realistic expectations for achieving the desired hourglass figure that was hidden under the markings of birthing two children and lousy eating habits. The figure has since returned better than ever. I am grateful to Dr. C for restoring my self-confidence and will certainly consider him for future services.
The entire office is fantastic, highly professional and so caring. And the smiles that come in and leave the office are amazing. Clients are happy with their results. And Dr. Chiaramonte is the best all-around. He is So kind and extremely skilled. Love you all Bella !

MyEllevate at Bella Cosmetic Surgery

MyEllevate is an innovative new treatment that lifts and tightens saggy tissue around the jawline without any incisions. Instead of cutting into your skin, our Maryland and DC plastic surgeon, Dr. Costeloe, uses the treatment’s ICLED® light-guided suture system. This system relies on LED light transillumination to guide the sutures through the correct direction and depth.

What is a Platysmaplasty?

MyEllevate is a percutaneous suture platysmaplasty to lift and shape the area under the chin and underneath the jawline. Platysmaplasty is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging of the neck. As aging proceeds, cervical support for the platysma muscle becomes weak. This is often associated with the laxity of submental skin, as well as the accumulation of fat within the neck. This loss of cervical support tends to highlight the vertical neck (platysma) bands and the glandular structures underneath the jawline. There is a great deal of variation among patients in the appearance and quality of the platysma muscle; therefore, platysmaplasty surgery is individualized for each patient.

Can MyEllevate be performed in combination with other procedures?

The MyEllevate procedure can be performed alone or in conjunction with other procedures in Maryland and DC, such as neck liposuction, facelift surgery, eyelid surgery, chin augmentation surgery, and nasal surgery. The best candidates for this procedure have necks with prominent “bands,” accumulation of subplatysmal fat, and weakening and sagging of the platysma muscle.

How is MyEllevate different from a neck lift?

Traditional neck muscle tightening surgery requires separating the neck skin from the underlying muscle to allow the muscle to be sewn under direct vision. In certain cases, the platysma muscle is cut or repositioned to allow the neck lift to be performed. This approach usually requires an incision under the chin to allow access to the region under the jawline.

Our MyEllevate procedure in Maryland and DC is a less-invasive approach to approximate and elevate the underlying muscles and glands of the neck that does not require an incision under the chin. This technique allows the placement of a suture “lattice” similar to a shoelace that spans the entire region underneath the jawline. This support system is created by weaving suture material under the skin through a series of small punctures. The placement of the suture strands is guided by LED light illumination of the suture needle. Once the lacing is completed, the suture is tightened and secured, thus resulting in the lifting and smoothing of the neck skin, underlying muscles, and glands simultaneously.

In rare instances, it may not be possible to weave the suture material underneath the skin due to scar tissue or certain anatomic variations. In these cases, your surgeon may elect to open the neck through the traditional incision underneath the chin, thus allowing the direct visualization and sewing of the neck muscles.

When will I see the results, and how long will they last?

You should notice visible changes immediately after treatment. However, the full effect won’t be apparent until your swelling subsides. Results from a MyEllevate treatment in Maryland and DC typically last 3-5 years or longer. The procedure also stimulates your natural collagen production helping extend your results.

A comprehensive jawline contouring procedure that offers the convenience of minimally invasive technology with long-lasting results approaching those of full surgical intervention. Call today to schedule your consultation for MyEllevate in Maryland and DC.

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