The Y Lift

Posted on the 22 April 2010 at 12:06

Non-surgical procedures are quickly gaining in popularity as a means of improving facial appearance by restoring the 3-Dimensional contour of the face without the need for surgery. We can restore volume loss and sculpt the face and cheeks as well as hydrating the skin. As we age the face loses volume, causing us to perceive our face as sagging or drooping. A simple way of restoring this lost volume is with the use of dermal fillers or collagen-stimulating products. The cheeks nasolabial lines and marionette lines can be treated to generate a lifting effect a look that is instantly rejuvenating attractive and natural in appearance, this is known as The Y Lift.

The Y-Lift is a procedure designed to enhance the normal contour of the cheek and produce a non-surgical lift of the mid-face. Dr Tracy Mountford is a leading expert in The Y-Lift using Restylane Sub-QJuvederm Voluma by needle. This technique works best in the 40-65 year-old age group. A mid-face-lift and cheek enhancement is achieved with immediate results and very little down time.


Sara Taylor says; "I can honestly say that I look better now than I did seven years ago. The best thing of all is that I still look natural, I just look the best natural me that I can! Not one person has ever asked me if I've had any treatment and that is all down to the skill of Dr Tracy Mountford and her team."

The Y-Lift

Treatments performed by The Cosmetic Skin Clinic: A number of treatments were performed gradually over a period of time: muscle relaxing treatments for the frown lines and crow's feet, lip enhancement and a small amount of IPL skin rejuvenation to even out the skin tone and texture. Thermage (skin tightening and contouring) to tighten the jaw line, plus Restylane Sub Q filler (The Y Lift) to enhance the cheek bones and give a mid-face lift.

Results: A dramatic softening & lifting effect to the mid face but still leaving Sara looking natural. Lines have been smoothed and the lips subtly enhanced giving a happier' mouth as opposed to the previous sad' look.


Angela says; I am totally in awe of the treatments that have been carried out. A sympathetic enhancement process which means I stand closer to my mirror again, without feeling that sense of loss and sadness anymore.   I no longer wake to the face a stranger I wake to face the world again My inner happiness and confidence is now radiating out for the world to see. My family are grown and spreading their wings, I took some time to invest in myself. They love seeing me so happy.  Im back out there.  No longer invisible thanks to Tracy and her team. I have my edge back.  The only one regret for me is why I waited so long!


The Y-Lift

Treatment Performed by The Cosmetic Skin Clinic: Restylane Vital Skin rejuvenation all over her face - plumping up the skin and softening fine lines and wrinkles, Restylane Sub Q (The Y Lift) for cheek enhancement -  to replace volume loss, Restylane Touch - Lipstick lines and Glabella.

Results: A dramatic lifting effect to the face replacing volume loss to the cheeks, restoring a youthful shape and contour to the face and an overall softening of wrinkles using skin rejuvenation, providing deep dermal hydration and moisturising from within to improve the overall tone and health of the skin. Restylane Vital stimulates the production of collagen and elastin to keep the skin looking plump and hydrated which diminishes the appearance of fine crêpey lines in the dermis where it was needed.

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Blog Comment(s) [3]

I am very interested in this Y face lift. Can you tell me where it is being done and a ruff cost. Is it being done in Canada or only the US

Diane Thomas

Hi Diane, I'm afraid we are a directory of UK based clinics so I can't help you with finding a practitioner in Canada or the USA. The Y Lift is more of a concept and a treatment technique than anything else. I'm sure many practitioners will offer it over there, but it will of course come down to which dermal filler brands are approved by the FDA and Health Canada for use by physicians. Many of the Restylane and Juvederm range is available so I would recommend searching in your local area and enquiring about treatment options for you.

Lorna Jackson |

My friend just went through this process with me and I can totally verify for it. I also recommend her premises if you are in the London area -