Y lift® facial sculpting
Dr. Yan Trokel developed his signature Y LIFT® Procedure (Closed Facelift®) as an alternative to the procedures he saw as outdated and/or unnecessary. Simply cutting skin and pulling it tighter did not beautify his patients and achieve youthful structure.
The Y LIFT® addresses the key points of lost structure by building back at the very foundation via the Structural Volumizing® methodology.
Coupled with precise mapping of the face utilizing his patented marking guide and precise lifting and filling methods of Y LIFT® – youthful, beautiful and natural looking results are achieved for patients of all ages.
The Y LIFT® is based on the notion that youthful facial contours are shaped like the letter Y. If you were to superimpose two Ys over the face you would see that one appears wide at the top, spanning the eye and cheek bone region, while the second spans the entire jawline, both narrow down to a point culminating at the chin.
As we age, the arms of these Y shapes begin to widen steadily downward and resultantly, the face begins to lose volume and deflate. We lose volume in our cheeks, which begin to sag into jowls.
The chin becomes less defined. The Y Lift restores this youthful Y shape through a special process called structural volumizing.
Based on a structural volumizing philosophy, the Y LIFT replenishes lost volume and restores youthful contours by utilizing a unique 3-step process:
- Lifting Using a specialized titanium cannula, the muscles are lifted from the bone.
- Filling Once the muscles are lifted, dermal fillers are carefully wedged between the muscles and the bone. By doing so, fillers become one unit with the muscles and the bone, providing a solid, stronger structure to lift the face.
- Sculpting Once the fillers are in place, Dr Trokel-based sculpting technique is applied on the treated areas to shape and sculpt the face.
"YOU CAN LOOK 10 YEARS YOUNGER IN UNDER AN HOUR, WITHOUT GENERAL ANESTHESIA, STITCHES OR SWELLING &" -DR OZ
How Is The Y Lift® Different From Other Filler Procedures?
In a typical filler procedure, the fillers are injected just under the skin, where soft tissue doesn’t offer a stable base. This can lead to the fillers moving around and not holding their intended shape, causing an unnatural or “puffy” look. The Y LIFT® method differs by injecting fillers deeper, beneath muscles and onto facial bones, creating a stable foundation.
This prevents shifting, allowing for a more substantial lift, countering sagging and promoting a natural, youthful appearance. Unlike traditional methods that may cause a “bulging” effect, the fillers in the Y LIFT® method influence the face’s overall structure for a more natural outcome.
What can you expect during the Y LIFT procedure?
IThe entire Y LIFT® procedure takes under 60 minutes. Prior to the procedure, lines will be drawn on your face with surgical markers to guide Dr. Cynthia Lopez. A numbing agent will be administered onto the face to prevent any pain or discomfort.
The Y LIFT® is usually performed on one side of the face at a time. An open port is made into the skin, and Dr. Cynthia Lopez will insert a needle-like titanium device with a blunt tip, into this port, leading deep under the muscles and over the bone. The hyaluronic acid within the device fills in this space and lifts up the skin. Dr. Cynthia Lopez will then mold and sculpt the filler with her hands to help achieve the look you desire.
Results of the Y LIFT®
You may experience mild swelling or bruising following the Y LIFT® procedure; this typically only lasts a few days. Immediately following the procedure, you will be asked to follow a set of post-care instructions, such as:
- Sleeping on your back
- Keeping hands, water, and makeup away from your face
- Refraining from any heavy-lifting or exercise
- Applying antibiotic ointment to the injection sites the evening and morning after the procedure
- Coming in the next day for a follow-up massage
These instructions aside, most people are able to return to their normal routine the day of the procedure. Results of Y LIFT® can last about two to three years; however, results can vary.
Dr. Cynthia Lopez is currently the only provider certified to perform the YLift in Central Valley, California.
To restore your face to its youthful contours, there's no better option than Y Lift.
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