Have you heard of the Y LIFT®? This procedure is quickly gaining in popularity among people who would like to reverse the clock without undergoing extensive plastic surgery. While aging is an inevitable part of life, looking older than you feel simply does not have to be. If you have been considering this cosmetic procedure, you may be wondering how long your results will stick around. Let’s look at the answer to that question, as well as some other commonly asked ones.
What Exactly Is the Y LIFT®?
The Y LIFT® is referred to by some as the liquid facelift. This is because it involves injecting fillers strategically into the face to plump up certain areas. Although there are several other procedures that claim to be non-surgical facelifts, the Y LIFT® sets itself apart from the pack by placing the fillers underneath the muscle where it can be the most effective. A specialized titanium instrument is used to precisely place the filler in the areas that will be the most beneficial to your unique facial structure.
Why Is It Called the Y LIFT®?
This procedure gets its name due to the fact that a youthful face is said to have a “Y” shape. The upper parts of the Y are created by the cheekbones, while the bottom point is created by the chin. Over time, gravity and collagen loss can cause these key parts of the face to begin to sag. The Y shape is lost, and we start to look older and more tired than we actually feel. The Y LIFT® is designed to help restore the Y to your face.
What Can Be Expected with the Y LIFT®?
Before anything else can happen, an initial consultation will need to take place. This is where we can evaluate your unique facial structure and develop a plan for giving you back your youthful look. This first visit is also your opportunity to tell us what your concerns are and what your goals are for this treatment.
You might expect a procedure that gives such dramatic results to take awhile. The truth is, it can typically be done in 60-90 minutes without the need for general anesthesia. People are free to drive themselves to and from their appointment. Results will be seen immediately, although minor swelling is to be expected for a day or two. Due to the precise nature in which this procedure is performed, there is very little risk of bruising.
How Long Does It Last?
The Y LIFT® can be expected to last one to three years. Touch-up treatments can be done as needed to keep you looking and feeling your best. This length of time is as long as, if not considerably longer than other dermal fillers on the market today. Exactly how long the improvements will last for you depends on your metabolism and other factors. At your consultation, our team will determine which products fit your needs the best.
What Makes the Y LIFT® Different from Other Treatments?
This option is different from traditional facelifts because it is non-surgical and will not take you away from your daily life. It differs from other filler treatments because of the instrument used. The specialized device is used to instantly lift up the muscle, skin, fat, and fascia. A hyaluronic acid-based filler is then placed to keep things lifted. You get dramatic results without the pain and downtime associated with a facelift.
Who Is a Good Candidate for the Y LIFT®?
Due to how easily customized this treatment is, nearly anyone can be considered a good candidate. Your initial consultation will give us the opportunity to ensure that this treatment choice will be both safe and effective for you. Those who are planning on losing a significant amount of weight in the near future are encouraged to reach their body goals before having the Y LIFT® done.
Both men and women are happy with their results from this treatment option. People between the ages of 25 and 80 are generally considered to be good candidates.
You may be the ideal candidate for this procedure if you would like to:
- Get rid of jowls and facial sagging
- Clean up the jawline
- Reduce the appearance of lines around the mouth
- Reduce the appearance of under-eye hollowness
- Accentuate the cheekbones
- Improve the appearance of the upper neck
Why Choose the Y LIFT®?
These days, there seem to be endless non-surgical treatments out there. Consider going with the Y LIFT® due to the fact that it:
- Can be highly customized to best fit your needs
- It uses fillers that have been approved by the FDA
- Requires no incisions or general anesthesia
- Provides instant results
- Utilizes a specialized instrument to be as effective as possible
- Results are incredibly long-lasting
- There is little to no downtime
You can learn even more about the Y LIFT® and how it can give you long-term results by reaching out to our office today. The most important step is to sit down at a consultation so what a personalized treatment plan can be created just for you. Here at AURAE MD, our team is dedicated to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals. We are conveniently located in La Jolla, CA. Contact us today to get started by scheduling your consultation!