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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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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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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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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