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 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. The solution is not to remove and tighten the skin which occurs during a traditional facelift but to replenish lost volume and restore youthful facial contours.
Y Lift ® – Structural Volumizing™
After years of study, Dr. Yan Trokel created a revolutionary procedure he calls the Y Lift ®. The Y Lift ® is a non-surgical minimally invasive procedure that requires no incisions, stitches, or general anesthesia. 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. The Y Lift ® procedure is performed by Dr. Trokel using a specialized titanium instrument which is inserted beneath the skin and then maneuvered throughout designated parts of the facial region to instantly lift the muscles, fascia and fat underlying the skin. Once lifted, hyaluronic acid, a substance which 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.
There are three Y Lift ® procedures:
Y Lift ® - lifts and tightens the face while accentuating the cheekbones and under eye area.
Y Lift Plus ® - an enhancement of the standard Y Lift ® procedure that defines the cheekbones, under eye area and jaw line.
Y Eye ® - a brow lift that lifts the brow, adds shape to the eyes and adds fullness to a hollow temple in 15 minutes.
Referred to as the lunch-time "facelift", the entire Y Lift ® procedure takes between 15 to 45 minutes and lasts up to two years. The patient is able to resume daily activities immediately. The Y Lift ® is suitable for every patient and the results are instantaneous with no downtime, bruising, swelling or the usual discomfort associated with an ordinary facelift. The Y Lift ® is exclusively performed by Dr. Trokel in New York City.