Get Your “Y” Lift On!

The aging process changes our bodies in ways that are sometimes unappealing to us. But although we can’t stop the aging, we have many more ways to fight back, slow down, and improve on what nature does to us than we’ve ever had before with the breakthroughs and technological advances that plastic surgery offers.

One of the areas where you have the ability to make a highly visible difference in your appearance is your face. If you’re noticing that your face seems to be sagging and melting into something you no longer recognize, a Y Lift® is a minimally invasive procedure that strategically replenishes anatomical volume loss in the face to restore its youthful foundation using injectable fillers.

The Y Lift® is based on the notion that youthful facial contours are shaped like the letter “Y.” if you were to superimpose two “Y”s over the face, you would see that tone appears wide at the top, spanning the eye and cheekbone region, while the second spans the entire jawline. Both narrow down to a point culminating at the chin. As we age, the arms of those “Y” shapes begin to widen steadily downward and the face begins to lose structural volume and deflate.

Benefits of Y Lift

Suitable for most patients between the ages of 20 and 90, male and female, the Y Lift® is great for people who seek the benefits of facial rejuvenation without the need for invasive surgery. Candidates for a Y Lift® should be in good overall health and understand the nature of dermal filler injection treatment. For patients who undergo a Y Lift® , some benefits are as follows:

  • Cheekbones are lifted and accentuated
  • Under-eye area is revived, improving hollowness
  • Greater definition of the jawline and lifting of the upper neck
  • For females, Y Lift® accentuates the cheekbones, improves under-eye hollowness, defines the jawline and lifts the upper neck
  • For males, Y Lift® builds coveted masculine facial features, including subtle cheek projection and a more prominent jawline
  • There are no incisions, no anesthesia, no surgery, and no downtime
  • Results typically last between 2 and 4 years

Preparing for your Y Lift® procedure

Just as you would prepare for any facial procedure, some basic preparations for a Y Lift® procedure include:

  • Getting lab testing or a medical evaluation from your doctor
  • Avoiding certain medications or adjusting current medications
  • Avoiding the application of certain facial skin products as prescribed by Dr. Tehrani prior to your procedure
  • Stopping smoking
  • Avoiding taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase the risk of bleeding and bruising

The Y Lift® procedure

The Y Lift® sculpts the areas of your face and neck where the most visible and obvious signs of aging occur using a specialized, blunt titanium instrument inserted beneath the skin and muscle. FDA-approved hyaluronic acid fillers are injected under the skin to hold the muscle in its newly elevated place. More specifically:

  1. Following a thorough assessment and examination, the patient’s face is prepped, sanitized, and numbed with a light local anesthesia for the procedure.
  2. A specially-designed titanium instrument resembling a needle (cannula) is the main device used to perform the Y Lift® . This instrument is inserted deep beneath the skin, past the dermis and muscle where it is manipulated throughout the specific areas of the face where the lifting is needed. Lift and contouring of the muscles and fat under the skin occurs instantly.
  3. The hyaluronic acid-based filler, made up of a substance that’s naturally produced in the body, is released into the area of the treatment to hold or keep the lift in place.
  4. The cannula is then removed from the face, and the area is then manually contoured or sculpted to ensure that the filler is not only smoothly and properly placed, but is also placed in a way that accentuates the patient’s natural features. The strength of the muscle holds the filler in place and gives the lift and prevents sagging.
Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kevin Tehrani, will pick the right filler for you to avoid any allergic reactions and adverse side effects. With the many dermal fillers available, there are numerous ways that a Y Lift® can be performed.

Recovering from your Y Lift® procedure

Y Lift® procedures can be performed in under 45 minutes, yielding instantaneous, dramatic, and natural-looking results. There is no recovery time required for a Y Lift® procedure, however, you may feel some slight tenderness, soreness, and possibly minor bruising for a couple of days. You can typically resume your normal activities immediately after your procedure, but extra caution should be taken with any strenuous activities.

Beautiful results

A Y Lift® can help you look 10 years younger, and in today’s youth culture, the renewed confidence and satisfaction with your appearance is worth the quick, easy procedure. Call us at Aristocrat today to schedule a consultation!