Award-winning facial plastic surgeon Philip Young, MD, founded the YoungVolumizer™, the Amazing Incision-Less Face lift Alternative to reverse the signs of aging for a younger and natural looking face. You can look rejuvenated and more youthful without the operated and stretched appearance. It is not a face lift. It requires no incisions, no general anesthesia, and, when compared to traditional procedures, it is associated with much less discomfort. The procedure entails volumizing your face with your own body's tissues. As you will see in the video above, losing volume in the face plays a big role in our aging. Most all people will benefit from some amount of volumizing. The YoungVolumizer is based on this idea and its results are further enhanced by Dr. Young's novel theory on facial beauty that shape this exciting new approach to facial rejuvenation.
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Traditionally, Plastic Surgery has concentrated on the removal of tissue to achieve facial rejuvenation. This approach has always entailed using long incisions, possibly drains, sutures, and also involved a lot of recovery time and discomfort. As we mentioned before, the process of aging is predominately a loss of volume. We change from a grape to a raisin, so to speak. Traditional reductive procedures that have been practiced by Plastic Surgeons tended to make the raisin into a smaller raisin and not the grape you once were. This resulted, often times, in making people look differently from how they were when they were younger. Here is an example of a lower eyelid lift that was used to remove bags and skin from the lower eyelid.
Notice that the bags are reduced as well as some of the extra skin. She looks better, but she doesn't necessarily look younger after the lower eyelid blepharoplasty / eyelift. This is how 95% of Plastic Surgeons typically approach the lower eyelid. With this technique there can be many issues with recovery. The lower eyelid lift can be fraught with much more issues than what the YoungVolumizer could do for this area. These lifting techniques often entailed removing a lot of skin and fat from the lower eyelid. Complications were common including droopy eyes, hollowed eye look, problems closing the eye, and scarring to name a few. The YoungVolumizer entails no incisions in the face and is associated with much less complications. The results are more natural and more in line with reversing the process of aging. Our goal is to make you look naturally younger like the grape that you once were, not the pulled back raisin that would look nothing like your younger days. These observations are based on my performance of more than 1400 traditional face lift / eye lift / neck lift procedures.
As I mentioned earlier, older more traditional procedures normally require much longer incisions as shown below. This often leads to a lot more discomfort than with the Young Volumizer. Most of the time with the Young Volumizer, our patients may take 1-2 pain pills and then stop. With Face and Neck Lifts, they typically go through 40-50 pills and more. With traditional procedures, you also have to spend a good deal of time caring for your incisions. This can require a lot more time than with the small injection sites that is associated with the Young Volumizer. Traditional procedures often require drains which frequently need significant post procedure care. Drains are never needed with the YoungVolumizer. With older techniques and their long incisions and significant surgical manipulation of the tissues, scarring is much more likely to occur on the outside and inside. In contrast, the Young Volumizer uses your own tissues that actually can prevent scarring and even reverse some elements of scarring. In short, with traditional approaches the recovery can be long and hard. We feel that the Young Volumizer is a significant improvement in the recovery realm.
The Young volumizer is associated with a much lower occurence of complications. The reason for this is due to the much lower surgical manipulation of tissues. Your own tissues are processed and injected with blunt (not sharp!) instruments. Hence there is less chance of damaging important structures like nerves and blood vessels. The blunt instruments are actually part of the process to improve the survival of your own tissues as they are implanted into your face.
With the YoungVolumizer, all that is needed are small injection sites that usually heal imperceptibly. Below is a picture showing where the injections can be positioned (shown in green). We don't necessarily use all of these injections sites. We only use the ones we need for the different areas of the face.
The following pictures show how the injection sites have healed at 2 months. Essentially, as you will see the injection sites are very hard to detect, if not impossible.
Notice in the following before and afters the hollowing in the upper eyelids that are filled in to result in a youthful, more volumized upper eyelid. The lower eyelids are also much improved in the afters with the marked decrease in the dark circles and hollowness. In the bigger picture (a gestalt) her eyes show more vitality, health and youth. The next procedure that she could benefit from would be a laser resurfacing to improve her skin's texture, tone, and wrinkles (they are improved with the YoungVolumizer but can be further improved with laser resurfacing). These improvements that you see are not attainable, in our opinion, with traditional procedures that take away tissue. The way to achieve these results is through the YoungVolumizer in a volumetric way.