Yes. The entire procedures takes between 30-45 minutes. The patient can immediately resume his or her daily activities post procedure.
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.
Yes. The Y LIFT® procedure uniquely benefits each patient. Certified 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.
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.
The Y LIFT® lasts between 2-4 years using only FDA-approved Restylane®, a hyaluronic acid-based filler, to maintain safe and long-lasting results. Periodic touch-ups are recommended to maintain the effects of the procedure. Individual results vary.
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 an FDA-approved hyaluronic acid-based filler (Restylane®) 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.
Yes. The Y LIFT® is one of the few procedures that is completely reversible.
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.