Chicago Lifestyle Lift

  • darpar7
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  • 7 years ago

I am considering having the lifestyle lift procedure done in Chicago.  Has anyone had it done a Chicago LSL? And if so, are you happy with it?  Thanks!

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has anyone had a LSF in Downers Grove IL. ?
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Yes, I did. Read on.
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Considering going to LSL, don't do it, please! Mine was done over 7 months ago and I am still struggling with numbness, stiffness, pain and I am so disgusted that I wasted time and money. They promise you everything before they get your money, and you get nothing. They didn't take 10 years off my face, they took over $6,000 from my bank account. I am also planning on filing a complaint with our state's attorney's office, because a class action suit is what they deserve. They must be put out of business and everyone needs to wake up, do your research before you make up your mind, believe me you will be glad you did. Unfortunately, I did not do my homework and fell for their TV advertising. They really make it look pretty darn good on TV that you can't resist the temptation.
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You all really need to register here so that we are allowed to email privately. I am Bits, see the blue link? That's how you privately em me. Ask Sharon @realself or Tom to guide you. You ask for advise, but we can't cause there is no way to personally/privately em you& Dr's names are edited. It's just a simple check mark to provide a link for your username so we can email you privately.
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I am looking for information on a LSL at the Schaumburg location. Does anyone have an experience they can share?
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You need to go to Dr. Rachel. He is absolutely wonderful!!!! I had it about 4 years ago and it is wonderful!
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Cosidering a lifestyle lift either in the tampa area or in schaumburg.Am a 56 year old male with neck,jowl and eyelid sagging. Getting married to beautiful younger woman and dont wont the extreme appearance issue.I can afford the best of the best but dont want to be off work for more than a few days.Even thinking of Argentina or Mexico.I just want slight improvements without mistakes.Consulted a plastic surgeon who said its up to me either way fee 18k one week in isolation versus 5500 and who knows there are so many good and bad stories.Your help is appreciated
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I'm scheduled to have the lift and also upper eyelids done in the Schaumburg office next week with Dr. {edited}, who I did like very much at my consultation. However, after having read the many "don't do it!" horror story postings, I am pretty close to cancelling. Permanently numb and disfigured ears, severe scarring, short-lived or no noticeable benefits, and all the other woes reported are making me really reconsider. The last thing I need is to be a casualty! Has anyone had their surgery with Dr. {edited}? The office staff was full of glowing reports about him, but they also work for the same companty, now don't they? I'm rather concerned that he doesn't appear to be a member of the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, although the office staff assures me that he is actually MORE qualified than the other three surgeons who are...rather hard to know if I can believe that. Thanks for whatever clarity anyone can give me on this... Editor note: you must join RealSelf so you can be contacted privately with doctor recommendations and feedback. This requires free registration for an account. When registering you must opt-in to receiving private contacts (a check box).
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i did& am still, 20 mos ;later oin horrible pain& the stitches are coming out of my incision. He also gave me a painful pixie ear& was mad& rolled his eyes saing to make another surgery date. I asked if it would be easier to fix the pixie ear& he said too dangerous, we will sew your other ear shut!!! That was his ' fix ' I won't have another painful ear& am still trying to get my med. records& they keep sending incomplete records. Bad experience, horrible pain 20 mos later, no ca;ll backs, no records completed, stuck not knoing what they did& no-one will touch me not knowing what was done. AWFUL
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Did you do it w/ that DR at LSL? If so, what were the results? I think I had the same dr by what you said& had horriffic results
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I went to the {edited} Clinic for a weekend mini-facelift. the dr is very polite and thorough. no pressure, he showed beautiful before / after pictures. he even gave me phone numbers of ladies that had it done. i had it done about 2 months ago and i am thrilled! i could'nt take much time off work. i had it done on a friday, went back to work on monday. highly recommneded!
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Has anyone here had Lifestyle Lift with Dr. {edited} in chicago office? Am thinking of it in July & would appreciate ANY and ALL comments. Good, bad, ugly, and any info on actual days swelling was there. And when did you got back for checkup so stitches could be removed. Thanks.
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Can someone explain exactly what they do. If they cut around your ears like a facelift what do they do then? Do they pull up ligaments of something? Thanks.
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I am now at 15 days post op and doing GREAT! I still have some numbness in the ear area but otherwise my pain is completely gone. I am very happy with the results. They are done in a way that people don't say "what did you get done" they say things like you changed your hairstyle or you have lost some weight. It cost me $4000. and the staff was very friendly and they did a good job following up. I would definitely recommend them.
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They actually pull the muscles up and reattach them, kinda onto themself.(Sorry, kind of hard to explain) I think it's mostly neck muscles. I'm 2 months post op and still feel tightness under my chin, kind of like when your Mom tied your hat too tight...haha But it's really not bad at all.
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I had my LSL on Wednesday, April 18th, 2007. My first day was not too bad because I was taking my pain meds and the local anesthetics were still on board. The next day I started to feel more pain so I kept taking my pain meds every four hours but because I could not eat much I ended up getting sick. I stopped the pain meds yesterday afternoon and I am just taking Extra Strength Tylenol which is helping enough. I would not expect to be pain free when having a surgery like the LSL so overall not too bad. However, it is a little hard because your muscles are so tight that you cannot chew anythng so it makes it hard to keep things in your stomach so you don't get nauseous when taking the antibiotics. I would say that is my only frustration. So far I do not have too much bruising and my incisions look pretty good. Of course hard to tell until they are fully healed. I do have to say that when I was in the office waiting for my procedure there was a woman in there that had the LSL done 4 months prior and she looked great. She showed me her incision lines and they were hardly noticeable. She told me that the second and third day were the hardest for her and then it was much easier after that. She also said take it easy and do nothing!! I have to say that she is so far right.
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Please see my story below this under ' latest comments ' I also went to Schaumburg. I do hear good reviews about Dr {edited}. He seems to be two of three that are really experienced in P.S. & went to school to learn. The Dr good Dr, I think, last name starts w/ a P.. Look on their website.Unfortunately, they weren't available for my lift & they put another Dr to operate.

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I have noticed that the lifetime lift works great for people who get their necks done but what about lines around the mouth and eyes, anyone had that done let me know!! thanks
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This lift is ONLY for the neck and lower face. It won't do anything for lines around the eyes. If you're talking about the lines that extent from the corners of your mouth, well, they were completely gone while I was still swollen. But now that the swelling has gone down, unfortunately they have come back. But I will admit that they really aren't as bad as before the lift.
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I also had the 'go back to work the following day" Lifestyle lift. It was done in the Chgo area. This DR, at 1st I liked very much. Needless to say, No way could i have returned to work the next day or even weeks later. I ciuuldn't even put the phone to my ear. I went back a week later because of pain, shooting pains, mainly on the ledt, stillhave mainly left lobe numbness, can't sleep on either the right or left side, stomach. Even on my back, when the pillow rides up, it hurts on the back of my ears. It's now been over 8 months& they said wait 6-8 months for the nerves to grow bACK. After the crusting went away, I noticed he had sewed my left ear completely to my face. Behind& below my ear lobes, I feel knots& roughness. They had previously been loose on the bottom. It feels like the thread!. When I wear a coat, it hurts the back of my ears. I had another Dr. tell me I wasn't a candidate due to my skin being too thin. When returning to the Dr that did this, he acted like it was no biggie& offered to sew my RIGHT ear to my face& said it was too hard to repair the left. I scheduled the surgery, then decided I didn't wasnt this Dr. to ever touch me again. Heck, it was a botch job!!! My left ear looks horrible, sticks out on the top& doesn't lay in thecrease of my face/ear , as they promised it would. I also have what I call 'creepy crawlers' & shooting pain mainly in my left ear. Since this isn't paid for by insurance, every Dr , IF they want to touch me& 99% don't, they wasnt over $150.00 just to look at me& say they don't know what that procedure entails. I also feel a severe tightness near both insions & in front of my throat. I'd lke to get my money back from this botched surgery, plus money to see another Dr& also to correct this. I feel it's only fair considering I have to have another surgery& 6-8 months of pain , if it will heal. There was no follow up to see how I was doing, I had to wait days to get the Dr to call cack. Unfair!I wouldn't reccommend this to my worst enemy.8 moths later & still in pain??? Do i call a lawyer or do I call the Lifestyle place to ask for a refund& other monetary funds to have this performed by another Dr?? My main fear is w/ another surgery, I may never get rid of my nerve problem. Not funny, but this Dr never even apologized to me, he acted as if it was no big deal& if that were the case, why not correct my left ear? I am so frustrated, fearful& don't know who/what to do... Bev G
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Are you any better today? Just so curious so sad to know you had this and it turn out so awful for you.

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you should get an attorney, and research him first also. because it should be against the law a.surgeon to do plastic surgery who is not board certified. I'm not sure but you would think it would be against the law. but never let a surgeon work on you who is not board certified and always do your research
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I was considering the LL in chicago, but then i found a doctor in NW Indiana where i live. The consultation was free, he spent a lot of time with me and i felt very comfortable with the whole process. i had a mini facelift 2 months ago and couldn't be happier. I can't spell his name, Dr C?? at the {edited} Clinic.
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So you did get the lifestyle lift?  But in {edited}, right?  You had said it was a mini-facelift so I wasn't sure if it was the lifestyle.  Thanks!

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let me know if anyone answers your question.I'm scheduled for one at the schaumburg office and i'm starting to get scared.I might postpone it and do some more research.I'm afraid of big scars that some people say they were left with.Also i keep hearing about how temporary it is.One lady's face was going back 1 month later and she said she looked worse than before.I'm so confused now and which doctor do you have? I've been told they are not all board certified.They do rush you there.Let me know your thoughts or findings.
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