Dr. Yan Trokel is the Founder, Director, and Creator of Y LIFT and the exclusive Network of Certified Y LIFT Providers which provide the Y LIFT throughout the nation. He 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.
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, Harper’s Bazaar, 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.