Denver lifestyle lift

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Just wondering if you did have the surgery? I had the lift 2 weeks ago and would like to talk to someone regarding theirs.
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Hi Cheryl, I have not had the lift but do have an appointment in Denver in a few months. Can you tell me how your procedure went, costs, how were you treated and how satisfied are you even though it is still so soon after your surgery. I have read so many negative comments and stories from LSL patients that I am now wondering if I should even keep the inital appointment. I live several hours away from Denver and it is a long way for me to go if I am going to get the "used car" sales pitch. I too am trying to find someone that has had the surgery and recovered to see if they are satisifed customers. Please do get back to me as I am starting to fret over this being NOT the way for me to go. Thank you very much Dea
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Hi Dea, my name is Roberta. I started looking into Lifestyle Lift because 3 friends of mine were thinking of doing it. Based on what I discovered regarding Lifestyle Lift doctors' training and experience, as compared to the backgrounds of plastic surgeons certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2 of the 3 people backed out. Here's the information I found: The Montel Williams show on 2/8 was about plastic surgery and one doctor stated that there are 4 criteria that a prospective plastic surgery patient should look for: 1)Member of The American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2)Credentials, 3)Number of procedures, and 4)List of Previous patients to speak to. I got the next piece of info. from "plasticsurgery.org" : Should be an ABPS Member Surgeon. Members are: Certified by The American Bd. of Plas. Surgery, or The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada; Complete a combination of at least 5 years of gen'l surgery with a minimum of 2 years of plastic surgery training; Operate only in accredited medical facilities; Adhere to a strict code of ethics; & fulfill continuing medical education. An example of the background of an ABPS doctor: After medical school, 3 yrs. general surgery, 3 yrs. plastic surgery, 1 yr. fellowship aesthetic surgery, Board Certified ABPS, Membership in American Society of Plastic Surgeons, AMA, numerous years in practice. I then looked up the backgrounds of a dozen Lifestyle Lift doctors and found that they were all fairly similar to each other, and very different from the ABPS doctors. These 12 LSL doctors had backgrounds somewhat similar to: 1 year internship in general surgery, 4 year residency in Otolaryngology of head & neck, & facial plastic. Certified for American Board of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery. Professional Societies: American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. The dozen that I checked were relatively NEW doctors, finishing their training in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. For those people thinking of doing the LSL & wanting to know how qualified and experienced their LSL doctor is, check their educational & certification backgrounds against ABPS member doctors and you can then make a better and more informed decision. Also, find out what Otolaryngology is, since so many LSL doctors did their residencies in this specialty. I don't remember if LSL claims that their doctors are "board certified" or "board elgible", however they are Not Board Certified for Plastic Surgery. The ones I checked were board certified for Otolaryngology. Some LSL doctors are Osteopaths, as well as Otolaryngologists. Look up these specialties, because I was surprised at what I found. So... be very careful when making your decision, and it is not always about saving a couple of thousand dollars, when it comes to your face or body. Please do your OWN checking and research. Good luck to you all, Roberta
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Hi Roberta, Thank you very much for your information. I had been looking into several different options, not just the lifestyle lift, but you have given me some extra info to look for and I certainly appreciate it. Also hope others as well. will print out your post to keep handy when doing their own research. By the way, you said two out of your three friends backed out..............how did it go for the third? And yes our faces and bodies are not too be treated lightly when going for a "fix". Permanent damage can be more traumatic and truly devastating than just dealing with the natural aging process to be sure!............Thanks again for your good advice and info! Dea PS: Would love to see a post and a good recommendation from a happy face lift customer and where they received treatment.
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Hi, Roberta. It is good to do your research, but some of the info out there is confusing. My husband is an M.D., so this is what I can share: - "Osteopath" is not a medical specialty, it is a kind of medical degree. They do not have an M.D. degree, but a D.O. degree - and they do D.O. residencies. I don't know much else about this topic - you could try a Google search. - Plastic Surgeons do it all, but Facial Plastic Surgeons (trained in Otolaryngology) only focus on the face/neck. Check out this link from the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons: http://www.aafprs.org/patient/about_us/fps_vs_gs.html which explains the difference in training. There are a lot more GENERAL plastic surgeons out there than FACIAL plastic surgeons, but personally I'd rather have the person with the specialized facial training. - I had cosmetic surgery on my face in NY and my husband (an M.D.) would only let me go to a FACIAL plastic surgeon because he didn't want someone who does boobs and tunnies touching my face. The guy you saw on TV was obviously a general plastic surgeon, so he is biased towards his own board specialty. The surgeon I went to is one of the most renowned Facial Plastic Surgeons in the world and has an Otolaryngology background.
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I had the procedure done 11/29/06 by Dr {edited}. I also had lypo and surgery under my eyes. I started noticing some sagging of my neck about 6 mo after the procedure and now, Jan '08, have some wrinkles and I'm trying to hide my neck again. I posted a review with before and after photos and sometimes I don't see that much of a difference. Overall my eyes are good but very disappointed that my results didn't last several years. The surgery is a bit rough, being awake and knowing what is being done. I had been told I didn't look my age before the surgery and still get that comment. However I'm sorry I didn't take my money and go with a certified plastic surgeon for more lasting results. Editor note: you must be contacted privately with doctor recommendations and feedback. Readers should click on your username to reach the private contact form.
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Trying to find anyone who has had this procedure done by Manish Shah. I am scheduled Jan. 17th
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Hi I will be going for a consultation on June 25th. Did you have the LSL? Would you mind telling me who your surgeon was and if you are happy. I live in Castle Rock. Are you anywhere near there? Thank so much, Pam
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Why is everyone being so vague as to what exactly has been done to them. I have a consultation in April but seem very concerned about the lasting results of this procedure and how it differs from a regular face lift, more info is what I want so please anyone who is at least one year post op please reply.
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I visited the Denver Lifestyle lift center last week. I'm 64 and they said I was an ideal candidate. Dr. Martinez is board ELIGIBLE but not certified in Plasic Surgery. Another surgeon on staff is Dr. Maria Chand, who is board certified. I wonder if anyone in Denver has had the procedure done by Dr. Chand?? And with what results? I'm planning to lose some weight first because they said that if you loose 25 lbs or more after the procedure, it'll change the results. I'd really like to hear from anyone in Denver who has had this done from either Doctor. Thanks!
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Joy, I'm scheduled to have the LTL with Dr. Chand in May. Did she perform your procedure? Are you satisfied? I'm hearing both pros and cons, I'm not sure if I should carry on. Any information from anyone is greatly appreciated. Thank you, Dee
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Dee- How did your surgery go? I'm thinking of going in for a consultation in Denver. If you would, please tell me what procedures you had and what you paid for each. How was Dr. Chaud? Regards, Pam
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Hi Dee, I see that you were going to have the Lifestyle Lift done in Denver last May. Did you have it? My mom is scheduled to have it done in two months with Dr. Chand. If you have any information, I would love to chat with you and find out how things went and if you approved of Dr. Chand. Thanks. Kate
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I called the 800 number and was sent a brochure, but still have not had my questions answered. They seem so vague that it concerns me. What precisely is done with the Lifestyle Lift proceedure? How much does it cost? How long does it last?
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I am also thinking of having the procedure done in Denver. How was yours?? Tell me all about it! thx Dee
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I would like to know if anyone has had the lifestyle lift in the Denver area. If so, would like to know how the procedure went and if you are satisified with the results. I am considering having this procedure done, but have read a lot of postings on the internet from people who are unhappy with their results from Doctors in other parts of the country. My initial consultation went very well. I did meet with the doctor that same day and he seemed very well qualified and explained the procedure completly to me. I did see his credentials on the office wall. The office staff seemed professional as well, and I did not feel pressured in any way. However, I am still trying to do as much research as possible before I jump in and do anything. I Would definately love to hear from anyone who has had the procedure done. Thanks.
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I am also interested in a Lifestyle Lift. I did call the number regarding the Denver commercial for Lifestyle Lift and the address they gave me was on 2000 S. Colorado Blvd. Is this where Dr. Martinez practices?
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Did you receive helpful responses to your 21 Dec. 2006 query?
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I am also looking to have Lifestyle Lift done in Denver. I would love to see pictures, but they don't have any at that location yet. Thanks for your help.
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I also have a free consultation scheduled in the Denver office for next week. I'm excited about what I've heard and read, but I'd love to hear updates from any of Dr. Martinez's patients. Thanks
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I want to know if anyone has had the Lifestyle Lift in Denver, CO. Also did anyone have the lower eyelid surgery? I have scheduled my procedure thinking I can return to work soon but hear conflicting stories about how soon the eye surgery heals. I don't wear glasses, but can't take much time off from work.
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