What should I expect during Lifestyle lift recovery?

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What is typical for recovery from a lifestyle lift procedure?  

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FOR GUEST REPLYING TO AVA ON JULY 4, 2007 I can empathize with your experience. Mine was very very similar with swelling, bruising, excess fluid and infection. I put up with it for a week before the LSL doctor would finally see me, (also telling me it was all normal and practically calling me a baby) and by then I was really in trouble, the stitching had become imbedded in the swollen flesh and I had a bad infection from circulation being cut off to some of the swollen skin. and before someone from LSL posts here posing as a 'user' I will tell you it was the Washington DC / VA office I was at. And NO the results are not worth it - why - because 9 months later - there are NO visible results.... unless you want to count the scars I have around the ears.
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I had THE LSL on Monday the 26th. I am experiencing unbelievable amount of pain brusing and swelling. I am concerned but the docotors keep telling me this is normal. READING some of the horror stories is making me worried sick, as I WOULD VERY much like some feedback on the procedures went bad and what I should look out for......

I believe mine is going bad & want to know any signs info etc/because obviously I was herded in there and now the results arent as they seem!~


I am new to this blog thing

But anyone with a procedure gone bad please post back with details...
Thank you so very much

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Ava, I am due to have this proceedure in May. Are you feelilng better and are you happy with the results? I am nervous about doing anything to my face. Susan
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You are just 4 days into it. Pain is w/in normal that soon. The horror stories are plentiful, but there are happy campers too.

Mine (unhappy) are listed under Bitsy. I posted before that as a guest also, same words. Please keep us posted. Where did you have it done& which DR? It does make a difference.

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DON'T DO THE LIFESTYLE LIFT! I had it done and it was very painful, the doctors are their for the procedure and could care less about you once it's over. My incision was sloppy, I looked liked I was cut by a 10 year old! It's been two years and my scars are visible at the top of the ear about an inch up the airline. It I put my hair behind my ears, you can see the scars clearly on each side of my face just beyond the hairline. These people are offering the "QUICK FIX' and that's what your getting. There's no long-term satisfaction with this method. Do yourself a favor - save your money, look for a top notch surgeon, and do it RIGHT! This is your face - don't cut on it unless your absolutely sure you'll be happy with the results and the after-care. My guess is if you research this thoroughly, you won't make the same mistake I did!
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Personally, I know 3 people besides myself that have had this done (all of us about 1 1/2 years out) and the results are beautiful at first, but within less than a year two of the four of us look exactly as we did before.
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Where did you have procedure done??? I put a deposit down yesterday. I am reading horror stories and great results. More great then horror, but, am still skeptical!
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Where did you have procedure done?? I am hearing that certain centers do NOT do the procedure as well as others. I have signed up for the Little Falls, NJ one and would like to hear from others that have had it done there.
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I have been considering the lsl. What I don't understand is the hush hush about the cost. From what little info I got it is estimated around 4,000.00. And it is not permanent. That's a little costly for a temporary fix. And if it only takes about an hour to do the procedure without any anesthia, then why so expensive?
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These practioners or LSLs are obviously not real doctors; everyone that has a complaint should be reporting to the BBB and to the FBI.
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I was going to the Little Falls office for a consultation. Did you get the procedure done?
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that was a very expensive hr. for results that didn't last.
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i spent $2000 just having botox, restylane and juvaderm. the results only lasted a few months and had burns inside my lower lip for 2 weeks.
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For Ava - I had a very bad recovery experience. They also kept telling me - it was normal. I couldn't get back in to see the doctor despite repeated calls to lifestyle with my concerns. I had a fever, the swollen area was very hot to touch. I ended up with a major infection and other problems that could and would have been minimized if the office had put me in touch with the doctor that did my procedure or had me come in to see one of the other doctors (the doctor that did my procedure was only in their office one day a week). My stitches became imbedded in the swollen flesh. It was ugly. In hindsight - I would have gotten over my embarassment at having the procedure and gone to my family doctor right way, rather than waiting over a week to finally see the lifestyle doctor. I could have saved myelf much misery.
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