The Ribbon Lift is a minimally invasive procedure performed under local anesthesia or as part of a face lift surgical procedure.
It is a unique type of suture with with a special light guide to improve accuracy. Placed with only needle site insertions, Dr. Newman will often combine this ribbon/ellevate suture with radiofrequency energy to further enhance the skin quality of the neck. It is the next generation of thread lift or cable lift material because of its strength and reliability. Cynosure is a trusted name in medical devices and also makes our Sculpsure Laser for noninvasive fat reduction.
Dr Newman uses the Ribbon Lift to improve neck sagging and can be done as a brief outpatient procedure.
There is also a component of the suture that dissolves over time and is replaced with the body’s own new collagen.
This schematic shows how one part of the Ribbon is placed to secure the neck platysma muscle. To see if the Ribbon Lift with or without Radiofrequency skin stimulation is appropriate for your condition, a consultation is required.
The Ribbon Lift is for patients with very lax platysma muscles, and will be performed with the new improved Ellevate Suture Sling to suspend the delicate platysma neck muscles and allows patients to get permanent improvement in the neck contour to remove “wattles” or loose neck skin.
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia with incisions hidden behind the ear. Please note that patient’s hairstyles do not change with the procedure and this procedure can be performed on both women and men. Patients have been extremely pleased with this minimally invasive Ribbon Lift.