OUR UNIQUE TECHNIQUE
Youthful facial contours are shaped like the letter “Y”. The face appears wide at the top in the eye and cheekbone region then narrows to a point at the chin. As we age, the arms of the “Y” shape begin to widen steadily downward. As this widening occurs, the youthful shape of the face begins to disappear and like a balloon, the face deflates and loses volume. The surface that was once taut becomes misshapen, wrinkled and sunken as a result of the aging process.
After years of study, Dr. Yan Trokel created a revolutionary minimally invasive facial contouring technique he calls the Y LIFT® that is based on a “structural volumizing” philosophy. In the aging process, volume and structure are what is gradually lost and absorbed by our bodies.
The Y LIFT® replenishes the lost volume and restores youthful facial contours. The uniqueness of the Y LIFT® is that it not only revives the ideal youthful shape, but also enhances and beautifies the natural features making the procedure suitable for persons of all ages. It accentuates the cheekbone region, revives the under eye area and defines the jawline and upper neck instantly.
It requires no incisions, stitches or general anesthesia.
The Y LIFT® procedure is performed using a specialized titanium instrument which is inserted beneath the skin and then maneuvered throughout designated parts of the facial region to instantly lift and contour the muscles, fascia and fat underlying the skin. Once lifted, hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally present in the skin is used to hold the newly elevated position in place at which point the titanium tube is removed from the treatment site. The rejuvenated face is then “sculpted” to accent and highlight each individual’s beauty.
4 Y LIFT® Procedures:
- Y LIFT®: lifts and tightens the face while accentuating the cheekbones and under eye area.
- Y EYE® : a brow lift that lifts the brow, adds shape to the eyes and fullness to a hollow temple in 15 minutes; lifts and tightens the face while accentuating the cheekbones and under eye area.
- chYnjection™ : reshapes the chin and jawline restoring your natural, youthful “Y shaped” symmetry.
- skYnjection™ : a quick, painless four-step process that instantly lifts and revitalizes the skin revealing a tight, beautiful and youthful glow.
The Y LIFT® is exclusively performed by Dr. Yan Trokel in New York City, Miami, Los Angeles and Nashville.
- Y LIFT New York
- Y LIFT Miami
Located in an exclusive Upper East Side landmark building in New York City, Miami, Los Angeles and Nashville. Y LIFT represents the leading edge in facial aesthetic contouring and cosmetic laser skin treatments in a meticulous pre and post operative center, with the highest level of care in a comfortable, elegant and discreet atmosphere.
Y LIFT offers the latest medical technology; your cosmetic and surgical procedures are performed in the center’s fully accredited surgical facility under the care of Dr. Yan Trokel and his highly qualified medical staff including board certified anesthesiologists, registered nurses, medical assistants and patient coordinators.
Through Dr. Trokel’s innovative surgical and non-surgical techniques, he is able to provide his patients the luxury of natural looking results coupled with a rapid recovery. With each individual case, Dr. Trokel devotes his expertise to producing results without the obvious signs of surgery. His contouring approach is subtle yet transformative!
FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
Yan Trokel, M.D. is a board certified surgeon specializing in facial aesthetic contouring. His areas of expertise include cosmetic facial surgery, endoscopic surgery, reconstructive surgery of the soft and hard tissues following cancer resection or trauma, orthognathic and craniofacial surgery.
Dr. Trokel is the Founder and Director of Y LIFT. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery; the American Association of Maxillofacial Surgeons; and the American Medical Association. Dr. Trokel also serves as a Facial Cosmetic Surgery Consultant in the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, NY and Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, NY.
Dr.Trokel completed his undergraduate training and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology at Hofstra University. He then earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Columbia University School of Dental & Oral Surgery where he was the recipient of many awards and honors of excellence, including the Percy T. Phillips Visiting Professional Scholar Award in 1996. Upon graduating Magna Cum Laude, Dr. Trokel was awarded membership in the National Dental Honors Society and was accepted to The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the prestigious Parkland Memorial Hospital program in Maxillofacial Surgery. Following his Medical Degree, Dr. Trokel then completed a rigorous internship in General Surgery. After earning his certificate in Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Trokel completed fellowship training in Cosmetic Surgery at the Willowbend Cosmetic Surgery Center under the direction of Dr. Stephen Watson.
Dr. Trokel has been featured in numerous prominent publications, including Forbes Magazine, The New York Times Style Magazine, Town & Country Magazine, The Daily Mail and has made numerous T.V. and Radio appearances. He has collaborated and contributed to medical journals and research in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery and frequently lectures around the world on advanced facial rejuvenation surgery and other innovative technologies.
Vein Specialist - Vascular Surgeon
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Dr. Tif Siragusa is a dual board certified general and vascular surgeon. Dr. Siragusa graduated with his Medical Degree from The University of Texas in 2001 followed by a post-graduate residency training in General Surgery at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Seeking a higher level of Vascular and Endovascular training, Dr. Siragusa completed fellowship training in Vascular & Endovascular Surgery at The University of Arkansas for Medical Center.
He is Fellowship trained in the management of vascular disorders with expertise in minimally invasive treatment of all vascular diseases. During his fellowship training, he fine tuned his skills in diagnosing & treating all vascular conditions including varicose veins, carotid artery disease, abdominal aortic aneurysms and peripheral arterial disease.
Dr. Siragusa is one of the most well-respected vein specialists in the field. His knowledge and expertise is sought out by many medical professionals and facilities.
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Dr. Erika Schwartz is a leading national expert in the fields of bioidentical hormone therapies, wellness and true disease prevention and is the author of four best-selling books on natural hormones. Dr. Schwartz has testified before Congress, hosted her own PBS pledge special on bioidentical hormones and made numerous television appearances such as on CBS News, Larry King Live, CNN, MSNBC, The View, Oprah Satellite Radio with Doctor Oz and many others.
Dr. Schwartz developed her own protocols for bioidentical hormones; created the hormone-friendly diet; launched her own line of vitamins and supplements; developed individually tailored exercise, stress management and lifestyle regimens and created three and six month life-changing programs.
Dr. Schwartz completed her undergraduate training at NYU and received her MD from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, graduating cum laude as a member of the prestigious AOA academic honor society. In her last year of medical school, she was handpicked to be an Intern in Internal Medicine at Kings County Hospital, the second-largest county hospital in the US and main affiliate of Downstate College of Medicine, where she completed her training in Internal Medicine and Critical Care. Twenty-five years later, in 2005, Dr. Schwartz was honored by SUNY-Downstate with the revered Louis M. Hellman, MD Master Teacher in Women’s Health Award.
Dr. Schwartz is one of the leading pioneers of integrating a more natural approach to hormone therapy and continues to be one of the most avid proponents of the therapy and its life-changing effects. Dr. Schwartz is the director of anti-aging and hormonal therapy at Y LIFT.