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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yes I have had a nightmare experience as well. The Dr that was suppose to finish my redo is no longer there! I spoke with the manager and all she says is come in and another Dr will check you out to see if they can do anything or if I need to pay more! I said I will not pay another dime I already am paying on $12,000 worth of crappy surgery! I would never recommend these butchers to anyone! I suggest people look at the independent reviews and not the ones they direct you to. They are really unsavory people!
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I went to LS to talk about treatments available for jowels. I had heard about skin tightening treatment, which I thought would be ok. When I saw the consultant, she raved about how I was the perfect candidate for a lifestyle lift! She showed me before and after photographs, told me her sister just had it done and that she was going to do it. She also told me that the Dr. Was double board certified. I agreed to do it. 2 weeks later, I showed up at the office. They. Knew I had a heart problem but there was no monitor. The first real indication that I might be in trouble was when I realized this was not a sterile invironment!!! This is after i had been given valume based on my weight (like they do with my dogs)!! In spite of the fact I have a heart condition, they gave me injection after injection of numbing medication containing epinephrine, which had my heart pounding in my chest. Do you know what they did? They gave me more valume to "calm you down". This wasn't a panic attack. It was a physical reaction to medication that I do NOT do well with. While they sliced and diced my face, they spoke about another client and how she wasn't a "trooper" about her recovery! He pulled so hard at one point, I lifted my hand to try to stop my heaad falling off the headrest, at which point the assistant (i refuse to call her a nurse or technician) slapped my hand and yelled at me to put my hand down. After surgery, I sat in a chair whi,e I waited for a cab to take me home. I was told I didn't need anyone to be with me, that I would be fine just taking a carservice!! 2 days later, I knew I had an infection. I called the office several times to no avail. I finally told the person on the other end of the line that I would tie up the line all day if I had to, untill I spoke to the Dr. She yelled at me, "what makes you so damn sure you have an infection?" I told her i had a temperature and that there was redness and at this point oozing from the incizion sites. She gave me the Dr.'s e-mail and told me to send him photographs. I did. He called me back within 5 minutes and said, "you're right, you have an infection." He called in a stronger prescription, which worked within 3 days. From this point on, I was treated like a pariah. I am not happy with results. There is NO improvement in how I look. As a matter of fact, I look worse than I did when I set foot inside Lifestyle Lift. One side of my face is fatter and droopier than the other. I have burn marks under my eyes from laser treatment that burned the hell out of my face. I have constant pain on the left side of my face. When I sleep, if I roll over onto my right side, i am awoken by pain. I have a constant ringing in my ears that i never had before. Of course there's the scarring and there is the numbing of the skin. I had it done in December 2013, so I think I still can sue. I haven't yet, as I was told to wait until they could no longer say it hasn't fully healed yet. I voiced all of this to the Dr. at my last visit, and he had his manager come "speak with" me. What it was, was an attemp to intimidate and whitewash the situation. When I wouldn't back down she said "what do you want? I don't know what it is you want. Do you want it re-done? Do you want a refund?" I said i wasn't about to trust my face to someone who got it wrong the first time, so I would take a refund, to which she replied "Well, we don't give refunds". I asked her if they don't give refunds, why even mention it??? She got very aggressive, so I said that if i needed to seek council, I would. She said, "good luck with that". At this point i told her the conversation was over. So here I am now, ready to proceed with a lawsuit. By the way, the double board certification....hair replacement and E.N.T (ear, nose & throat)!!!!!! Anyone else in NYC with issues?
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I had as well a bad experience . I think for me it is too late it has been 4 years. It was done in Beverly Hills . Where can I check if I can still get my money back? Thank you
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Since the statute of limitations is two years, it's too late for a lot of us that had this awful experience. The hope is that some day there will be breaking news on television and is you had a bad experience with this cosmetic surgery, call them immediately. I will hopefully be one of the first ones to call. They should not get away with this and if more people keep coming forward and posting negative things about them, some big attorney's office will take action. It's only fair. I am now on a new medication and stopped counting on the number of specialists and pain clinics I've visited looking for a cure, not to mention how many different medications I've taken and to no avail. Hope you get better, but if it's been four years, I don't see a change coming. Life takes tolls on the body as you get older, but I prefer these changes to come naturally.
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Really? Did you take a good look in the mirror ?
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That's why we're all on here , basically we all look like shit now no matter how hard we look ,staring won't melt away a scar or even out an eyelid that was cut and healed crooked , etc. Putting someone down is not helping someone who already might feel so ashamed of their face in the first place might cause a suicide - stop fighting you babies. !
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I'm not putting anyone down . I have lived through horror with my experience . The lady who calls herself " limo barbi" seems to think that everyone has bad results because if smoking . I don't smoke so I don't appreciate such comments. And as much as she believes about how great she looks , I beg to differ.
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For those who blame us with bad result for not checking out our doctors , or have the gall to tell us to stop complaining about the $$$ , check yourself right f×××in now ! We were all led to believe one thing and got disappointment instead and I'm sure all of us would give any amount of $ to fix it if we could but fear it will not only make it worse but many of us will never trust another so called "accredited" doctor again ... I did my homework and got screwed ! You had great results ? Good for you , you don't have to cry in the mirror missing you old non scarred and or symmetrical self because your perfection is awesome now ? Get off of this site ! Oh wait , your just here to gloa T until there is a class action suit , then you'll start complaining how bad it was and want our share of compensation that we are due ! Screw you !
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Listen up! It's now how much we spent, it's about the results we got. Not sure what world you live in, but it wasn't worth the money and the pain we went through and continue to go through is going to haunt us forever. Had we done our research, things would have turned out differently. Don't mock those of us who didn't get the results we expected. As I said, they didn't take 10 years off my face, they took over $6,000 out of my wallet. We all want to look younger and we will pay whatever it takes, but money doesn't grow on trees and the way we were treated once the surgery began and the follow-ups using the back door like a homeless person is what's getting to us. Get a life, or is it that you are a queen bee and have money to burn?
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Luigif , I don't think you comprehended or correctly read my post ... I went through almost word for word what you posted and I'm tired of people commenting to me that I got what I paid for or that I should have done more research ...it wasn't directed at you but someone that acted like I had more money to get it redone by a real plastic surgeon, that's what that post was about . I'm a widow with two boys and every small penny I make is going right back out for them . I'll never be able to pay to fix this unless i win a settlement because lsl refuses and even said it was my fault it was lop sided and scarred . It's not about the money it's about the poor quality i got , in the world I live in I suffered the pain and still do and the bad results make me want to hide my face , it will haunt me forever , they took my money and gave me crap , I don't even have a leaf on that money tree now , I had to hide through the back door too and cry and beg him to fix it and all I got was "we did what you wanted" , you get a life queen bee and some glasses or have some one else explain my post to you where you can understand it unless it hit too close to home ... but I believe that your not one of those fakers I believe you did suffer and are now and I pray for your comfort . They cheated me too , out of money , my self esteem and so many other things I can never get back . It it weren't for my boys I wish I could just die and be with my husband in heaven , that's how bad I feel and I'm very passionate about speaking on this so others don't have to suffer the same way . To anyone who had great results, good for you, but don't tell me or luigif or anyone else on here , that were faking , deserved it , or should have got a better doctor and I'll say it again - screw you on behalf of all of us that got Hurt including luigif , she didn't deserve a life of horror either .
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Cajuntink22...my apologies for misinterpreting what you were saying. On behalf of all of us who got screwed by LSL, we just need to keep praying that a huge lawsuit comes out of this mess. They need to pay for their mistakes and for taking people's hard earned money to do such a terrible job and not give a damn about it. Once you pay and have the surgery done, you are on your own. They treated me like crap although I was pretty persistent, I bugged the hell out of them to the point where they stopped listening to me. I wrote to headquarters, to Mr. Kent a couple of times and nothing. It's all about making money and they know how to reach the poor. Shame, shame to LSL for making fools of us with their fake advertising. For those of you who not only had the surgery and got good results are now appearing on the new commercials, the question becomes, 'did you really have the surgery with LSL?' or are they paying you tø advertise øn their behalf to bring in more revenue which at this time I don't think they really need it. The hope is that someday there will be breaking news about LSL and for those of us who got taken and still suffering with pain, let's keep these blogs going and maybe some big time attorneys will take on the case to create a 'class action' suit. I'm ready and waiting for this and I have faith that it will happen. Let's all keep our fingers crossed that something becomes of this. I'm still struggling and still visiting every kind of physician and/or specialist to see if someone could help me with this ongoing problem that occurred as a result of this surgery. The best of luck to all!
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I really had the surgery with LSL and they wanted to put me in their advertising but I didn't want to participate. I checked out my surgeon for malpractice suits and state board complaints and talked to a lot of his previous patients who all said he was great. He had no disciplinary actions and 1 lawsuit which in this day and age is no big deal. I got an excellent result because I did my due diligence. If he hadn't been a double board certified plastic surgeon I would not have had the surgery. I read all these complaints but no one did their homework and/or they let an unqualified doctor do surgery on them. If your doctor isn't board certified in facial plastic surgery, go somewhere else.
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Ms. Barbie...The physician that did my surgery was board certified. In fact, he does other plastic surgeries and had one complaint that I found, so I don't see that this would have made any difference. The fact remains that people are getting screwed by LSL in a big way and the hope is that something comes back to haunt them. I am glad that your surgery went well, you are one of the very few that got results. I believe that the percentage that got bad results is a lot larger.
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I had a lifestyle lift in 2011 and have horrible scars. It was very painful, they did not disclose the fact that you can get horrible scars nor did anyone go over what to expect other than it was a simple procedure and you will love the results. No mention of the ugly scars some people get. I won't even put my hair behind my ears and pray there is no windy day that blows my hair back. I would have kept the wrinkles any day over the scars I now have. I would love to pursue a CLASS ACTION law suite as I am sure there are several of us out there who feel the same way and wish they had never done the procedure. Anyone who is even thinking about doing this....DON'T... Go to a real plastic surgeon with a great reputation. Don't listen to the hype on the commercials, or the bull they tell you at their offices. Listen to those of us who have had it done!
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Hello, I do believe you because my horror began on 1-22-14 and I'm still traumatised to this day . I wish I could turn back time for I would never be so foolish . Now I'm left with pain , thick ugly scars and low self esteem .
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It's a real shame that something can't be done to go after LSL because I'm sure that out of the so called 200,000 they've done, there's a ton of them that got messed up. I hope to see something come out of this some day and I guarantee you that I'll be first in line. I'm struggling big time and they could give a hoot about me or anyone that's having a hard time. As I said before, they didn't take 10 years off my face, they took over $6,000 out of my wallet. I will always remember the doctor's conversation while I was being butchered. Good Luck and hope things go better for you. I can't even wear earrings without my ears hurting because the scars are still bulging. This really sucks big time!
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Plastic surgery cost money. ....no brainer. My estimates were for the same surgery were 30 to 35% higher than LSL. I got a good deal & great results. People need not complain about the $$$$. Plastic surgery isn't cheap!
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My nightmare was done 9 months ago. I have an in incision under my ear lobe (which used to un-attached) that is three inches long and looks like I was in a car wreck. What is the use of looking a bit younger when you can't even wear your hair up? My incisions are still painful to the touch and my right ear will never be the same. All thanks to our inept "doctors" at LSL. My dogs have better looking incisions after neutering. Doing this was the biggest regret of my life. And as for compensation. I just want to be able to go to a real surgeon to repair my damages.
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So sorry and praying for you ..I'm to the point of not wanting to even be in public ... unless I can sue them I will never be able to pay to fix this I'm broke - god bless you .
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I'm doing good, my doc is a dept head at a medical teaching institution....he was great.... He also has his own practice aside from LifeStyle.....i did my homework prior to going to the free consultation..One of my eyes is maybe 1% baggy on the bottom..... He said we'll check in 6 mos. then see if anything needs done.....I'm 3 mos post-op and satisfied.....the result is more than I expected and I didn't expect much due to the short cut method that is used........ It's always a good thing to check out the doc no matter what your health need is"......
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does anyone know the steps one must take to sue a PS? I am so upset and dont know where to start
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Start with a lawyer. Suing a PS tough. You have to prove negligence / malpractice and unless you are scarred and left with permanent damage you are going to have a hard time with this. Not to say it cannot be done, some have sued and won but you must find a lawyer that specializes and go from there. It might be cheaper to have another surgeon fix what has been done to you. Best to you, Chrystal
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I feel as if as shouldn't say anything....I have had success with the physician in NJ ....he's affiliated with a prestigious teaching university (actually is a professor there) and has his own practice apart from LifeStyle....I'm 95% satisfied...one of the eye bags have returned ...maybe 5% at most .... 3mos. Post op.....I'm happy I'm very very sorry to hear of your nightmares!!!! Yes sue, the doc was not competent
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I still look great after 6 years. ....Someone commented no pain afterwards...that can't be true!! Very painful 1st night....after bandages or covering I felt great. ...Dr.Dahiya from Chevy Chase Md. did mine when I was 60...still happy...
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I feel really bad for those that had botched surgery...It is not your fault. .I also could have been botched up but I happened to get a great surgeon...I think LSL owes these people their money back...They should have enough integrity to care...their purpose should be to satisfy the patient..LSL should be ashamed!!! People go to a plastic surgeons office and get the lift there...They can do the same thing......lsl is not the only place that does this lift!!!! If u want picks of what mine looks like after 6 years and a great plastic surgeon my e-mail is vhartley@va.net...I am almost 66 and though I do have great skin and do have not tanned in 30 years....Stay out of the sun! !!!!!
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