Question: Could you please explain what a Y facelift is? Is this something you perform?
Answer: The "Y facelift" is a non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedure that differs from traditional surgical facelifting procedures. This procedure is based on the concept of restoring volume to the face in order to provide a more youthful appearance. It does not involve removal of excess facial skin, so it is limited in its ability to address this component of facial aging. The "Y facelift" involves the use ofthe injectable filler hyaluronic acid (i.e. Restylane or Juvederm) to provide the volume. These fillers have been used by plastic surgeons for years for facial rejuvenation with good results. The "Y facelift" utilizes a proprietary instrument, developed by its surgeon founder, to deliver the hyaluronic acid into the facial tissues. Periodic "touch-ups" are recommended, as hyaluronic acid is not a permanent filler and lasts approximately 9 months. The "Y facelift" is performed only by its surgeon founder, although facial rejuvenation with injectable fillers is offered by many plastic surgeons.