About 3D Lyft
The 3D Lyft is customized to the individual's facial rejuvenation needs, therefore the type of dermal filler used – fat transfer or injectable facial fillers – is based on the aesthetic goals of the patient and discussed during an in-depth consultation.
At the time of the consultation you will be asked to bring in a photo of yourself from a time when you felt you looked your best. To achieve the most natural-looking result from the 3D Lyft, this photo will be used as a guide when restoring volume and dimension to the face.
Medical Spa 3D Lyft
The beauty of the 3D Lyft is that it takes just one easy visit to see immediate results by artistically layering dermal fillers at varying depths to restore youthful volume, fullness and dimension in all the right places.
The medical spa 3D Lyft uses FDA-approved dermal fillers to:
- Add volume to the cheeks, lips and brows
- Refine fine lines around the mouth
- Restore fullness to deeper facial wrinkles and folds
- Create dimension and fullness to facial features
As a non-surgical med spa treatment, the 3D Lyft is performed using FDA-approved dermal fillers and collagen replacers to help reverse the sagging and flattening effects of aging. The dermal fillers are injected into the facial areas using a topographical map layering technique to achieve the youthful dimension, volume and fullness lost during the aging process. The result is an overall refreshed, renewed and more youthful appearance.
Regularly scheduled follow-up appointments are important to maintain optimal results from the 3D Lyft as the volumizing effects of the FDA-approved dermal fillers start to fade over time.
With the med spa 3D Lyft most people find that they are able to resume normal daily activity immediately following their treatment. Mild swelling and slight bruising at the injection sites dissipates within days of the 3D Lyft.
Minimally-Invasive 3D Lyft Surgical Procedure
As a minimally-invasive surgical procedure, the 3D Lyft with fat transfer is a two–step facial rejuvenation treatment. The first step is to remove a small amount of fat -- typically from the hips, thighs, buttocks or abdomen. Using a local anesthetic, the area from where the fat is being removed is desensitized. Then, a small cannula attached to a syringe is placed under the skin. It is gently and systematically moved back and forth as the fat fills the syringe. Using a special enzymatic technique, a portion of the fat that is harvested is purified until all that remains are the stem cells. The stem cells are then added back to the fat that is being used for the fat transfer.
The fat injections are performed using a topographical layering technique to artistically and strategically restore dimension and fullness to the face. With the topography map, the smallest circle indicates the highest point and the largest circle indicates the lowest point. The fat is layered into the different circles, creating the desired shape and fullness.
Fat transfer is the most natural dermal filler as the fat is harvested from the patient’s own body and offers some of the most lasting results. Adding purified stem cells to the fat transfer increases the fat survival rate from approximately 50 percent to 85 percent because the number of stem cells present in the fat has doubled. An additional benefit of stem cell assisted fat transfer is there is no longer a need for overcorrection because of the stem cells’ natural augmentation effect. As a result, stem-cell assisted fat transfer patients experience a less-exaggerated fullness in the initial two-week post-op period. The stem cells also stimulate the development of new blood vessels to the injected fat. Six months after the fat transfer procedure, the fat will have developed a healthy blood supply and will begin to grow – subtly enhancing the volume and fullness of the fat transfer, which will continue six to 18 months following the procedure.*
As a minimally-invasive surgical procedure the 3D Lyft is performed in Pittsburgh by board-certified cosmetic surgeon, Dominic Brandy, MD, in our state-licensed and nationally-accredited (AAAHC) outpatient surgery center.
In Columbus, Ohio, the 3D Lyft with fat transfer is performed by board-certified plastic surgeon, Fernando Colon, MD, in our nationally-accredited (AAAHC) surgical center.