Y Lift Procedure Redlands Before & After Photos
The aging process typically results in a loss of attractive facial volume, resulting in hollowed features and wrinkles. A refreshed and youthful face is shaped like the letter “Y” (wider at the top and tapered down to the chin), but, over time, the “Y” becomes deflated and loses its structure. Y LIFT® treatment is a superior approach to facial rejuvenation that does not require surgery or incisions to create a beautiful outcome.
How Does the Y LIFT® Work?
The Y LIFT® is performed using local anesthesia. A specialized titanium instrument is inserted underneath the skin and gently maneuvered to instantly lift the facial fat, skin, and superficial muscle layers. Dermal fillers, such as JUVÉDERM® XC or JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, are then injected to hold the lifted tissues, skin, and fat in place. Once the fillers are in place, the titanium instrument is removed, and Dr. Apodaca sculpts the face to accentuate and highlight each patient’s unique facial features. The procedure takes between 30 minutes and one hour to complete.
Benefits of the Y LIFT®
- No Incisions
- No general anesthesia
- No stitches
- Lasts one to three years
- Revives under-eye area
- Restores and defines the neck and jawline
- Instant, natural-looking results
- Minimal downtime
Am I A Candidate for the Y LIFT®?
Candidates for the Y LIFT® can be adults of any age that have noticed volume loss in the cheeks and temples, sagging in the face and neck, and patients who wish to define their jawline and revitalize the under-eye area. The Y LIFT® is perfect for patients who desire a refreshed look but are not ready for a surgical procedure. A complimentary consultation is required to determine candidacy and receive an accurate price quote.
Y LIFT® vs. Liquid Facelift
A liquid facelift is mainly used to address volume depletion by injecting dermal fillers but does not target the loss of the primary facial structure. Dermal fillers injected under the skin typically last for six to eight months, depending on the patient. Y LIFT® utilizes a unique lift, fill, and sculpt technique to re-volumize and contour the face. Patients can enjoy the results of a Y LIFT® for one to three years.
How does the Y LIFT® differ from other procedures?
The key to the Y LIFT® is that the fillers are injected between the facial muscles and the bone. Because the fillers are in an enclosed space, they are more secure in their newly lifted position, and the face is instantly restored, rejuvenated, and enhanced.
Can the effects of the procedure be reversed?
Yes. The Y LIFT® can be reversed if necessary. An enzyme called hyaluronidase can be injected to dissolve fillers made of hyaluronic acid.
Can I have the Y LIFT® procedure done the same day as my consultation?
Because the Y LIFT® is minimally invasive, no pre-procedure testing is required. Most patients choose to have the procedure done the same day as their consultation, and we schedule plenty of time for thorough facial analysis as well as the 30 to 45-minute procedure. We may recommend that patients stay somewhere nearby overnight in order to attend a brief follow-up and facial massage appointment. However, many patients feel perfectly comfortable traveling the same day as their procedure. We do our very best to accommodate the needs of our traveling patients.