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I think a class action lawsuit is in order!!

  • Elk Grove5449
  • 3 years ago

I have never had such a horrible experience in my life, and still after 2 years am traumatized by thinking about it. I still have horrible scars, difficulty hearing, knots in front of my ears, a huge scar under chin, and an open oozing hole on my neck that occasionally string pops out and I have to cut it. I have complained to the medical board and they have sent a special investigator out to talk to me. Please, dont have it done if you are considering it. They are back-alley butchers and it didn't make any difference, and you could very easily die on their chair as there is nothing monitoring your heart or blood pressure. All they give you is a couple vicadin and a valium. Believe me, its a slice and dice get it while you can operation.

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Gee, my LSL is perfect and I didn't have any of these issues. I paid $6650 out the door for a beautiful job that took 10 years off my face, and the facility was spotless. I had no pain, no issues and healed beautifully. Did you do your due diligence and check to make sure your surgeon was board certified in plastic surgery? Did you talk to previous patients? Did you ask to see pictures of his work on other patients? Did you check for complaints at the state medical board? Did you check for pending lawsuits? I'm nothing but delighted with my results, sorry yours were so bad. By the way, class action suits are not the way to go, med-mal is what you need to pursue if you can prove your case. Good luck.
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Limo, I am so glad that God Blessed you and that you lift went well for you. There are MANY of us out here who were not so lucky. And yes, I did do my research on my doctor and he has excellent credentials. It is not the doctor, but the lift. I am glad that you were lucky and escaped the many pitfalls some of us have endured, including death. This past year Lifestyle Lift settled in Florida with patients whom they have harmed, of course that is not widely publicized and I am sure that each patient had to sign statement saying they would not speak of said compensation. And it was done with the Florida State Attorney Generals Office. Needless to say, surgery can go wrong no matter who you use, but basing your decision on having a facelift based on a Informercial is not the way to go. And it never hurts to get a 2nd opinion. As far as suing Lifestyle Lift, I think that they have pretty much covered that in their contract. Unless they sew your arm to your head, they are off the hook. Very rarely do you hear of LSL taking a patient and actually redoing the surgery for free because they have done something wrong (I have never heard of read of it). As far as having a spotless facility, the front looks great, but the Operating Rooms are not overseen by any governing agency like JACHO and urinating on the operating room tables, well, that is just nasty. You can't tell me that in any way is clean. Even their X-Employees say the doctors would get up in the middle of surgeries and leave the patients waiting for as long as 20 minutes while they did something else. Real Professional. Have you watched the 8 part series? Here is a link for you: http://www.realself.com/forum/lifestyle-lift-investigation-video. You are blessed. But if Lifestyle Lift came to me today and said we are so sorry and we want to give you a free lift, I would graciously tell them where they could stuff it. Best, Chrystal.
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I received a post card which was an invitation to a open house with new procedure. I called to schedule my appointment and soon after when they realized who I was......I received a call back stating that they were full for that open house. I had a friend call the next day to schedule and amazingly....there was room for her??????????????? I am contacting the TV stations that advertise Lifestyle Lift and starting to see if they will investigate. I hate the scars on my face!!!!
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Is there a class action law suit in North Carolina for Dr??? Diez?????
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I had my $10,000 lift in July of 2011. That was and still is the worst experience of my life. I could not hear out of one of my ears for over 2 months. Diaz kept telling me to use drops several times a day because he did not have the tool to look in my ear. He sure could cut around my ear. When I finally went to a different Dr. because of the pain. He found that a piece of cotton had been left in my ear and it was full of bacteria. Requested refund response NO!!!!!
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Are any of you smokers who have had a lifestyle lift, or upper and lower eyes or the facial laser?... I'm one and wondering whether to go forward with anything ...don't think I can stop smoking for it....
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PLEASE DON'T!!! I had my "surgery" done mid November 2013. I smoked for many years and my face wrinkles showed it. I had the face lift, neck tightening (turkey neck) and the laser resurfacing. FIRST OF ALL IT IS PAINFUL! You are given a couple of tranquilizers and about 30 minutes for them to kick in. Then it is off to hell in a chair. After about an hour or so you get to recover. I don't remember all of the procedure just the incredible amount of pain in my face. I have several compressed vertebrae in my spine so I know what pain is. No back procedure that I have had in 8 years holds a candle to the torture of the procedure. When I was done I was wrapped like a mummy and came home. I looked like I was in an airplane crash. This was going to be a surprise for my husband. When I came home he took one look at me and almost vomited. When I went back in two days for a recheck I was told I was doing great but it would take longer to heal because I smoked. Well, I quit smoking on my way into Lifestyle. My ears are such a mess 3 months later that I have to cover them with my hair. No more ponytails for me. I emailed them with pics of my ears and said it will be ok, it will just take time. When people ask me what happened to my ears I tell them " I cut them shaving" and shrug it off. The only upside to this story is instead of looking 60 I now look 45ish but mutilated. CAN'T BLAME EVERYTHING ON SMOKING. Besides, my cat's neutering incision is better than my ears. OH- DON''T EVEN THINK YOU CAN GO BACK TO WORK IN A WEEK, not unless you want to look like a train wreck. I don't know your situation but go to a "real" plastic surgeon. I would not let my Lifestyle Lift doctor come anywhere near my face. By the way I still am not smoking and my scars look like *^%$. To add insult to injury--I paid half down ($4,400) and I am financing the other $4,000 for two years. Ain't life grand.... Can you say A-T-T-O-R-N-E-Y???
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I was back to work in a week with no problems and no pain. Smoking makes a huge difference in how you heal, so you should have quit smoking at least a month before the surgery.
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If you can't stop smoking then you shouldn't do the lift. Smokers heal very poorly and if you can't quit smoking at least a month in advance, you aren't a good candidate for the procedure medically speaking. Quit smoking for your health--I watched my father-in-law die of lung cancer from smoking and it wasn't pretty--believe me. You are buying lung cancer at $6 or more a pack. When you are dragging an O2 tank behind you gasping for each breath, that cigarette won't seem worth it.
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Would you like for me to send you some of my results?? Maybe I wasn't as lucky as you and your friends? Also "we" are not crazy. We have real scars not imagined ones.
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My LSL is also beautiful with virtually invisible scars. It's not where you go, it's the skill of your surgeon.
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IF U DON'T MIND ME ASKING HOW MUCH WAS YOUR LIFE
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I paid over $10,000 and am extremely dissatisfied and 2 years later am spending too much money on wrinkle creams!!!
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My LSL in St Louis with the wonderful Dr. Scheu was $6650 out the door and he did a BEAUTIFUL job. Any future surgery I have will be done by him, that's for sure!!
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I so know exactly what you mean. It has been over 2 years for me: I still have horrible scars, my ears still ring, and everything else I have already posted. How they remain in business is a mystery to me. I am so sorry you went through what I so understand. I'm truly appalled and just so hate looking at myself in the mirror. So sad. My heart goes out to you and I wish other people contemplating going to LSL, reads these pages and changes their mind.
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why don't we post these doctors names? why should they have it all?
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I agree. My doctor's name was Dr. Catalfumo of West Palm Beach Florida. To date, I do believe he had lost his license to practice. This would need to be verified with the State of Florida, but it is what I heard. 2 women died under his operation.
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I'm with you. Dr. Catalfumo, West Palm Beach, Florida. Supposedly lost his license since my operation. 2 women died due to his negligence and I understand he is STILL practicing in Pt. St. Lucie. How could that be?
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I was born in West Palm Beach and my dad is a doctor. I know OF Dr. Catalfumo and his reputation was very poor long before LSL came along.
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And to top it all, from what I see that others paid, I really was taken for a ride! Over 10,000 dollars!!
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why not just post these so-called doctor's names and addresses? why should they be protected?
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I paid $9300. And I went there, NOT for the money! I thought stupidly, wow, they do so many per day, they must be great.! Wrong. They are in a super rush, and when you're done, they couldn't care less what your issues are. Awful, Awful, Awful.
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I posted my "doctor's" name above. They should go to jail.
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You are just another name in a file. Another piece of meat to slice and dice. If I sued them they would remember my name !!
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