The Y Lift is a minimally invasive facial contouring procedure designed to replenish lost volume and restore youthful definition to the contours of the face. Without any surgery, the Y LIFT sculpts, accentuates the cheekbones, brightens and lifts the area under the eyes, and redefines the jawline and upper neck. The process is quick, there are no incisions, and results (which last 1-2 years) can be seen immediately after the procedure.
How does it work?
The concept of “structural volumizing” is the deep placement of filler to lift soft tissue and add more volume, something that traditional filler placement could never do. The Y Lift treatment does not include incisions or stitches, instead utilizing fillers that are placed deep into the facial muscle layer and bone structure to create a lifting effect to the face. No general anesthesia is required.
Bruising is possible with Y Lift, so blood thinners such as fish oil, NSAIDs and aspirin should be avoided for up to 1 week before treatment.
Following a thorough assessment and examination, the patient’s face is prepped, sanitized, and numbed with a light local anesthesia. A specialized titanium instrument, resembling a needle, is inserted beneath the skin. It is then carefully and strategically maneuvered through the facial region to provide an instant internal lift for the underlying facial tissues (muscles, fascia, and fat). Hyaluronic acid fillers (naturally produced by the body) are released into the same area to maintain the lifted appearance, and the titanium tube is removed.
Patients should refrain from exercising for one week after the treatment, but can resume most normal activities on the same day of their procedure. Minor swelling and bruising may occur during the first few days following treatment.
This is a minimally invasive procedure, and there is no downtime involved aside from some very minor swelling and bruising. In fact, most patients resume their daily activities directly after having the procedure done, hence it’s commonly known moniker “The Lunch-time Lift”.
Youthful and defined facial results are instantly noticeable and last 1-2 years.