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Discover the 30 minute miracle face lift!
The renowned Y LIFT procedure is a revolutionary patented minimally invasive facelift performed in 30-45 minutes yielding instantaneous, dramatic and natural-looking results. It was famously dubbed the”Miracle 30-Minute Facelift” by Dr. Oz.
What Is Y Lift?
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 one appears wide at the top, spanning the eye & 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 these “Y” shapes begin to widen steadily downward and resultantly, the face begins to lose structural volume and deflate.
Y LIFT Results
With Y LIFT Dr. Sani achieves the following:
- Cheekbones lifted + accentuated
- Under eye area revived, improving hollowness
- Definition of the jawline + lifting of the upper neck
Y Lift doesn’t require any Incisions, Anesthesia, Surgery or Downtime.
How is Y LIFT Performed?
A specialized blunt titanium instrument is inserted beneath the skin and muscle. The muscles are lifted by the instrument and FDA-approved hyaluronic acid fillers are then injected to hold the muscle in its newly elevated place. The strength of the muscle maintains the filler in place and gives lift and prevents sagging. The face is then sculpted by hand. Filler is not injected into the skin and there is no use of needles like in regular filler injections.
Y LIFT is performed under local anesthetic. Results of the Y LIFT typically last 2-4 years.
The Difference is Skin Deep.
Traditionally, fillers are placed in the layer of dermis as well as below the dermis. Since this is soft tissue, only a small amount of filler can be added. Placing more filler for more volume often results in an unnatural look – not a youthful one. Placing too much filler often gives the face a pillowy, puffy, and stretched look.
With the Y Lift®, filler is placed at a much deeper level with a more solid foundation than soft tissue – the facial bone structure and muscle layer.
A blunt cannula is used to place a significant amount of filler in the deeper levels of the face, while achieving a natural and youthful look.
With deeper placement, the Y Lift creates a lifting effect to the face, something that traditional filler placement could never do. The deep placement of filler to lift soft tissue and add more volume is the foundation for the concept called “structural volumizing”.
How is the Y Lift® performed?
Following a thorough assessment and examination, the patient’s face is prepped, sanitized, and numbed with a light local anesthesia for the procedure.
A specially-designed titanium instrument, resembling a needle, 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 then manipulated throughout specific areas of the face. By doing this, an instant lift and contouring of the muscles and fat under the skin occurs instantly.
A hyaluronic acid-based filler (which also happens to be made up of a substance that is naturally produced in the body) is then released into that same area in order to hold or keep the lift in place.
The instrument 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 in place, but is also placed in such a way that it accentuates the natural features of the patient.
The Y Lift® makes use of no incisions, no stitches, and no general anesthesia.
The Y Lift® Method for Specific Areas of the Face
Dr. Sani applies the techniques used for Y Lift® to treat specific areas of the face such as the cheeks (Cheek Lift), chin (Non surgical chin augmentation), and jawline.
We often hear about various ways to describe the ideal facial features, such as the classic “oval face”, “heart-shaped face”, and “apple cheeks”. However, despite all these different descriptions that seemingly connote different aspects of what makes facial features beautiful, there is actually only one underlying denominator that all these descriptions have: a smoothly defined mandibular angle and chin.
What. Where. How.
Rebuild two of the primary facial pillars – maxilla (top jaw/cheeks) + the mandible (lower jaw). This restores and enhances the original foundation and shape of the face.
The Leading Edge
The Y LIFT focuses on the Leading Edges® of the primary facial pillars. By restoring the foremost edge of the face, natural enhancement is achieved without compromising the shape or functionality of the face. Balance is key. An anatomically correct measuring device called the flexY guide® – created specifically for the Y LIFT – helps identify the Leading Edge®.
The Closed Facelift
The Y LIFT is able to restore and lift the face due to the filler placement at the Leading Edge®. With a blunt, titanium instrument, the filler is placed in an enclosed space between the muscle and the bone, which allows for the lift and lengevity of the procedure.
Y LIFT Candidates
Suitable for most patients, male and female, ages 20-90. Men also benefit from Y LIFT as it instantly builds coveted masculine facial features (subtle cheek projection and a more prominent jawline). Younger patients ages 20+ who desire higher cheekbones and/or more defined jawline. Y LIFT may not be suitable for patients with excessive laxity (severe sagging) in the face and neck. Consultation with Dr. Sani is recommended. Please call us (408) 740-5878 to schedule.