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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It was horrible procedure with Life Style. Now I know why you come back for a follow - up appointment you come in a back door. They do not your face shown in the waiting room. I believed I was having a "Full" face lift only to find by a reputable plastic cosmetic surgeon that pointed out where incisions would be place for a full, I was not. I found later at Life Style Lift my doctor was a ear nose and throat doctor from New York, New to Minneapolis. About a year later I went to a eye surgeon to have my botched up eyes repaired, scaring where the incisions had been were thick, my eyes were redone by a professional. I also complained to Life Style my mouth appeared one side drooped lower. The one earlobe was not attached back to my face and left open and hanging to heal on its own. Around my ears is thick scaring, rigid, eyeglasses do not sit on my ear evenly. During my surgery, I kept waking up, in and out of sleep, I felt the lipo being done, feel this horrid pain, but not able to speak. I started my procedure at 12:00 my ride was told 2:00 - 2:30 I would be done. She worried and questioned what was going on. I could at times my surgeon speaking with no disregard to his assistants, crabbing, I believed he probably was in a panic. I was not released until 6:30 p.m. I had an appointment next day to have bandages changed, to two days later pus and large open wound where my ear connects in the back side. Class action suit, they are a monopoly, taking money and false advertise FULL face lift, you are led to believe they are cosmetic surgeons. It seemed the attorney general in Minnesota did little if any investigation of something this serious to a consumer and health.
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Deblive....Hope you took selfies or had someone take pictures of you before, during and after surgery. I have all my pictures with the hope that some day, someone will assist those of us who got screwed by LSL. It's unbelievable that no one will stand up to these cosmetic specialists who in reality are not. Don't know how and when they obtained a license to do such damage. I truly believe that the license they received was as a 'meat cutter,' which doesn't take long. When I was having my surgery, I had to endure pain and listen to the entire conversation my physician had with his staff, this is why I knew I wasn't completely out of it. Too bad I didn't bring a recording device which I would have sent them a copy of afterwards. Their mind is not on how well they do a surgery, it's the fact that they got paid for it in advance and it doesn't matter how one turns out. You get what you paid for, but I felt it was pretty pricey for what I got. I feel for you, seems like you've been to hell and back and still visiting it. My hope is that you get better with time, but this is doubtful. They told me that I would be good to go in no more than 3 months, it's 2.5 years now and still I do not see any results and constant problems. I feel that we were mentally abused and I wrote to our Attorney General's office and they too didn't put too much mind to it. I always thought that these were the people who would jump in to help, wrong!!! They just send you a note to tell you that they've placed your complaint in their file and if anything ever comes up, at that time they may take some action. OUCH!!! I need action now, not 10 years from now when LSL may be out of business. Take care of yourself and let's keep writing information on this website, it's the only place where we can release our tension, not that it makes us feel better. The only thing that will make us feel better is if someone goes after LSL. Good Luck!
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I had the lift 7 years ago and it made no difference in my appearance at all. I have painful knots from the under skin suitures under my skin that move around from my ear to my neckline. I was told these would decinigrate and go away, not true, 7 years later and I still feel them and they are painful to the touch when I apply lotion on my neck.
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SCFriend...I guess this is what I will not be looking forward to. It's a real shame and it totally disgusts me that they are still in business. They've ruined a lot of lives and we cannot change it. It's a done deal, we are messed up. I finally gave up going to doctors and clinics because I've gotten all kinds of treatments and nothing works. I've put part of my life on hold because I am so desperate for this to go away that I continue to do research online to see if a miracle cure will come. As long as they are in business, people will continue to have the procedure done and along the way, we will continue to hear from more. I struggle every day of my life with this constant ongoing stiffness and tightness in my neck, shoulder and around the ears. I feel that I was butchered and again I will repeat it, LSL did not give me 10 years back, they merely took over $6,000 out of my pocket and out the back door you go. The hope is to have something come back and haunt them in the very near future. Let's keep the hope up and going for this to happen. Then perhaps, we may get a little satisfaction out of it. If it's been 7 years for you, I am so sorry and feel so bad for you. I totally understand your frustration and what you are going through, it's really rough. Hope it slowly goes away and you can begin to lead a normal life. Life is not fair and as long as LSL is around, they will continue to do harm. Good Luck!
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I spent over $10,000 on my lift and it was GREAT while I was swollen!!! After the swelling went down, I looked even older!!! I am very interested in speaking with you!
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Do you want to speak with me or bgunmunro, I am luigif. She is providing a phone number for you to use. Mine was never good, I struggled with it from the day I had it done and was escorted through the back door. It's been a nightmare for me and it's been over two years since I had it done. They said it would take appr. 3 months, yeah right! Where did they get this time frame? I'm now wearing a night brace to help my pain since I grind my teeth, funny how things work out. They're still allowed to work on others and we will continue to read about other's nightmares. The hope is that and again, I must repeat myself, there will be breaking news on TV and we can then all gather in one of the states where this will happen. It has to, it's not fair. Take care.
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I'm sorry, I don't understand what I typed or suggested that is out of order. I certainly didn't mean to. Could you please share with me what I did wrong, so I can correct it. Thank you.
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I have sent you a personal message with an explantation.
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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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It will be easy for you to find the Dr. that performed your surgery and file in Small Claims against him. Thats all you need to do. Its time we women stand up for paying hefty prices for Services not performed. They count on you just fading into the background and doing nothing. It will be interesting to find out if they refund when you fight for your rights in a Court of Law ~ which is what our Democracy is set up to protect us by. If you don't take action, then shame on you. You can do it. Its easy, right and Karma's a Bitch!
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No attorney that I went to wanted a $15,000. To $20,000 case. They wanted a full blown case, ruined faces and major cases the bigger claims they want. Not to help us little people. If only someone would take it all and close up shops throughout the United States of Life Style.
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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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Please let us know how it turns out. If you do well and something comes out of it, then we can all take the same step towards getting our money back or some kind of retribution. I will give you a call and together we can work on getting something done...thanks for the info.
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The Statute of Limitations is NOT 2 years. Who told you that, the Dr. who hopes you don't rightfully sue to be refunded for Services not performed?
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Why wait for my outcome ~ which will be by mail sometime in Jan/Feb of 2015. Why would you not file now for your own rights? I'm blown away by women who lay out this kind of money, don't get what they paid for and feel victimized and do nothing but whine and complain? This is a life lesson for you ~ its about Right vs. Wrong ~ Self-Worth, Taking action. Operate from a place of Faith, not Fear, please!
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Really? Did you take a good look in the mirror ?
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