What is “Structural Volumizing” all about?
As mentioned earlier, the facial bone structure tends to deteriorate and shrink as we get older. As part of the aging process, that natural layer of fat that gives our faces its youthful volume is also gradually lost, thus giving way to tired eyes, sunken and saggy cheeks, and general wrinkling of the skin.
The term “structural volumizing” refers to the replenishment of that lost volume deep within that structure (usually under the muscle) in order to restore a youthful facial contour.
The Y Lift® gives structural volume for the lower, mid, and upper parts of the face without surgery. The Y-Lift places hyaluronic acid fillers deeper than normal applications, supported by bone and muscle rather than skin, so more volume can be supported. This was taken 2 weeks after the Y-Lift procedure
Since volume is added deep into the areas where it was lost, the youthful and exuberant look that you once had can be achieved again. In fact, the Y Lift® works so exceptionally well that it can even enhance your natural facial features. It fills out and emphasizes the cheeks, lifts the eye area, and defines the chin, jawline and upper neck area—all this without even having to go under the knife.
The Y Lift® method for specific areas of the face
Dr. Tami 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.
The ideal facial structure is illustrated by 4 factors:
- A well-defined mandibular angle that shapes the rear of the facial shape.
- An elongated, straight mandible that serves as the basis of a young-looking face.
- A tapered and prominent chin that accentuates the frontal portion of the face.
- A streamlined angle between the highest point of the cheek (near the temples), all the way down to the mandible.
With such a multitude of different types of beautiful faces and features, a sharply-defined chin and jawline is what unites them all. In fact, it is precisely this feature that makes up almost ¾ of our facial structure and is what gives it definition and balance. Notice how a weak chin or jaw takes away from one’s appearance, making one look older.
Over the years, people have undergone pain and discomfort, risked infection and complications, and endured long periods of downtime in the pursuit of this sought-after feature. Fortunately, it can now be attained without even needing to make a single incision on your face.