Y LIFT® Procedure FAQ
Is the Y LIFT® really a “lunch-time facelift”?
Yes. The entire procedure takes between 30-45 minutes. The patient can immediately resume his or her daily activities post procedure.
How long is recovery?
There is no recovery time with the Y LIFT®. However, you may feel slight tenderness, soreness, and possible minor bruising for a couple of days post procedure.
Do the results vary from patient to patient?
Yes. The Y LIFT procedure uniquely benefits each patient. Y LIFT Providers utilize a very individualistic approach. As the provider closely studies the facial structure of each patient, they customize the procedure so that it naturally accents the patient’s specific features.
How is the Y LIFT® different from a traditional facelift?
Advancements in current cosmetic technology have made it possible to undergo non-invasive procedures that can achieve better results than a traditional facelift. Because the Y LIFT® restores lost volume patients enjoy better results without the unwelcoming post-operative effects such as facial discomfort and extensive healing time.
Can the effect of the procedure be reversed?
Yes. The Y LIFT® is one of the few procedures that is completely reversible.
How long do the effects of the Y LIFT® last?
The Y LIFT® lasts between 2-4 years using only FDA-approved Allergan hyaluronic acid-based fillers to maintain safe and long-lasting results. Periodic touch-ups are recommended to maintain the effects of the procedure. Individual results vary.
How does the Y LIFT® differ from other filler procedures?
The key to the Y LIFT is not mere injections. It does not utilize needles. It is a breakthough methodology comprised of precise marking of the face, insertion of a specialized titanium instrument beneath the skin and muscles on top of the bone where FDA-approved hyaluronic acid-based fillers (JUVÉDERM Voluma® and/or JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus®) is placed into this enclosed space. This provides the greatest lift in the face, and thus holds everything in its newly elevated position. The patient is then instantly restored, rejuvenated and enhanced.
What dermal fillers are used in the Y LIFT® procedure?
To ensure patient safety, longevity, and obtain optimal results, the Y LIFT® is performed using only FDA-approved Allergan hyaluronic acid-based fillers such as JUVÉDERM Voluma® + JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus®. Please note that the Y LIFT® procedure is NOT approved to be performed with any other type of dermal filler. Please check with your Certified Y LIFT® Provider.
May I have the Y LIFT® procedure done the same day as my consultation?
Since the Y LIFT® is so minimally invasive, there is no prior testing required. Most patients elect to have the procedure done the same day as their consultation as we schedule plenty of time for a thorough facial analysis as well as the 30-45 minute procedure. This is especially true for traveling patients. Although, it is recommended to stay the night somewhere nearby so you may come in for a brief follow-up visit the next morning for a light facial massage.
A follow up is not required, but highly recommended. Many patients feel perfectly comfortable flying back out the same day as their procedure. We do our very best to accommodate the needs of traveling patients.
Where can I get the Y LIFT® and who does the procedure?
The Y LIFT® is performed exclusively by Certified Y LIFT® Providers. For more information, or a full list of Certified Y LIFT® Providers, visit our Find a Provider page.