Question : Could you explain what a Y facelift is? Is this something that you perform?
Answer : The Y facelift is a minimally invasive technique to rejuvenate the face. The benefits stated are that there is less recovery time, no scarring, minimal bruising or bleeding, and no stitching. There are small incisions which are made and these heal very quickly. The incisions are made and hyaluronic acid is injected. There may be some mild discomfort with this procedure, and the goal is to rejuvenate the face. This technique really fits into group of techniques where the goal is to perform a minimal procedure with maximal benefit. It’s very important to be careful to understand exactly what you’re benefit is and to see whether or not you may be better off to obtain you aesthetic goals with a tried and tested procedure which has long term evaluation and scrutiny. However, in some patients, more minimal procedures are very appropriate, and when they are appropriate, I will perform this.