Y Lift


Better than a facelift, it’s a Y LIFT!



The Y LIFT is a minimally invasive facial contouring procedure developed by Dr. Yan Trokel that focuses on replenishing lost volume due to the aging process. Using JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC, the Y LIFT accentuates the cheekbones, under eye area, defines the jawline and lifts the upper neck with no incisions and no anesthesia, producing instant results.

Referred to as the “30-Minute Miracle Facelift” by Dr. Mehmet Oz of the Doctor Oz show, the entire Y LIFT procedure takes between 15-30 minutes and delivers instant results. The procedure is performed under local anesthetic and lasts between 1-2 years. The Y LIFT is suitable for both male and female patients.

NO General Anesthesia • NO Scars • NO Downtime
INSTANT, Long-Lasting Results

Youthful facial contours are shaped like the letter “Y”. The face appears wide at the top in the eye and cheekbone region then narrows to a point at the chin. As we age, the arms of the “Y” shape begin to widen steadily downward. As this widening occurs, the youthful shape of the face begins to disappear and like a balloon, the face deflates and loses volume. The surface that was once taut becomes misshapen, wrinkled and sunken as a result of the aging process.

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Y LIFT Results:

  • Restoration and Rejuvenation
  • A natural, refreshed appearance

What to expect following the Y LIFT:

  • Minor swelling or bruising
  • Refrain from exercise for 1 week
  • Resume of most daily activities same day post procedure

The Y LIFT® combines modern technology, scientific skill and the gift of artistry to attain a youthful beauty without compromising natural facial integrity. The key is enhancement, not change.

The Y LIFT® is based on the notion that youthful facial contours are shaped like the letter “Y”.  For example, if you were to superimpose a “Y” over the face you would see that it appears wide at the top spanning the eye & cheekbone region, and then narrows down to a point culminating the chin. However, as we age, the upper arms of the “Y” shape begin to slowly sag downward.   As this widening occurs, the youthful “Y” shape of the face begins to disappear and like a partially deflated balloon—essentially, the face deflates and loses its volume. The effect is that the facial surface that was once taut and voluminous slowly becomes misshapen, wrinkled, and sunken creating an aged appearance.

As a result of the aging process structure and volume are gradually lost and absorbed by our bodies. After years of studying these nuanced anatomical and metabolic effects, Dr. Yan Trokel (a board certified maxillofacial surgeon, specializing in facial cosmetic surgery) innovated a revolutionary & minimally-invasive facial contouring procedure called the


The procedure is based on a “structural volumizing” philosophy that precisely addresses dynamic facial changes that occur naturally over time. The Y LIFT® works to restore youthful facial contours by replenishing lost volume in specific anatomic layers and regions of the face resulting in an amazing 3-dimensional rejuvenation of the face.  It successfully accentuates the cheekbone region, revives the under-eye area and sharply defines the jawline and lifts upper neck instantly. It requires no incisions, stitches, general anesthesia, or downtime.  What’s more, the

Y LIFT® is unique in that it restores the ideal youthful “Y” shape of the face while also enhancing each individual’s unique facial features resulting in a natural looking outcome. You instantly look younger and revitalized, just like you used you. The Y LIFT® creates ageless beauty.

Y LIFT Centers are the exclusive one-and-only provider of the revolutionary and minimally invasive Y LIFT® procedure.


How is the Y LIFT® performed?

The Y LIFT® is an injectable procedure, performed using a specialized titanium instrument which is inserted beneath the skin and then maneuvered throughout designated parts of the facial region to instantly lift and contour the muscles, fascia and fat underlying the skin. Once lifted, hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally present in the skin is used to hold the newly elevated position in place at which point the titanium tube is removed from the treatment site.

The rejuvenated face is then “sculpted” to accent and highlight each individual’s beauty.  Hyaluronic acid is found in products like Voluma, Juvéderm and Restylane.  We also use a bone-derivative substance used in Radiesse depending on the patient.  Each individual procedure is decided during your thorough facial analysis with the doctor in your consultation. The procedure only takes about 15-30 minutes to achieve instant results!

There is no downtime associated with the Y LIFT® procedure.

Patients can drive safely and/or fly out of town on the same day as their procedure.  Patients may encounter minor swelling for a day or two following the procedure, but this will subside very quickly.

Bruising is extremely rare due to Bradley Abrams, DO precise technique, professionalism and expertise using a micro-titanium instrument that is very comfortable for the patient, however no bruising cannot be guaranteed.

There is also no preparation required for the procedure. No medical history has an effect on the results of the Y LIFT® procedure. Please continue your normally prescribed daily routine in all matters prior to the procedure.  There are no hospitalizations involved.  However if you are planning to lose a significant amount of weight, we recommend doing so before the Y LIFT® procedure.


How long does the Y LIFT® last?

Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC is FDA approved to fully last for 1 year.  Radiesse is approved to last even longer.  Our newest product Juvéderm Voluma XC is FDA approved to last 2 years!!!  Depending on the products chosen along with Dr. Trokel’s unique technique and placement, the Y LIFT® can last between 2-3 years, varying on the patient’s individual metabolism rate with the product.   We find that many patients like to come back in between 1-3 years for “touch ups”, which are usually just fraction of the cost, as you shouldn’t need as much product as you did initially since your facial structure should still be rejuvenated.  However nothing is permanent as the aging process continues, and many patients like to maintain the results they achieved on the first day!


How much does the Y LIFT® cost?

The Y LIFT® is an individualistic procedure, as every patient is looking to enhance different areas of their face, therefore price can range greatly.  Not everyone needs attention to the same areas, or the same amount of product to achieve the results they desire to have, therefore there is no set price on the Y LIFT®, and it is charged by how much product we use to achieve your own individual, optimal result.  The final cost will be determined during your initial consultation and full facial analysis with the doctor himself.  Typically, the Y LIFT® procedure ranges between $2800 and $6200, with an average of around $3700. With the Y LIFT® you can do as much or as little as you want at a time to spread the cost apart.  Perhaps you want to do your upper face one day, and your jawline and neck area another.  There is no negative effect on the procedure if you have it spread out. 

We accept Care Credit.


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