Lifestyle Lift Investigation (video)

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The video looks like it's been removed due to a copyright claim, but I'm leaving the post up because of the discussions going on in comments - Angiemcc

Here is a link to an ABC news affiliate that also did an investigation.

Check out this interesting 8-part report by a CBS affiliate on the Lifestyle Lift.

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I am a single 55 year old professional woman who felt much younger then my appearance. I went to LifeStyle Lift in Tampa. My surgeon was Dr Karolak. He is the most caring, talented doctor that I have ever dealt with. His staff was wonderful also. I look like I was when I was 40. It is absolutely amazing. When I meet strangers they can't believe that I have a daughter in college. It's great to look in the mirror and not see jowls and a saggy crinkly neck. I can not give enough kudos to Dr Karolak and his staff.
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why is this company not being investigated by the FDA??????? and the medical community?????? This is major surgery and they should be sued a million times!
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this company needs to be shut down, PERIOD!
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The Life Style Lift is a virtual reality series going on like a assembly line . They ruin people's faces! And then they tell you that " don't worry !!! This can be fixed!" Oh really doctor! I didn't spend $10,000 to have my face ruined ! And to then have it fixed. Fixed in what way? How do fix long thick scars? How do you fix the eyes after too much skin and muscle is removed? How do you fix the psychological trauma? I'm about to find out how they will fix my face on 4-23-14 and I can't help but wonder " how" ?
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Before you go back there, maybe you should consult a reputable plastic surgeon. I would very afraid to go back to the place that did that to my face. Take your time, don't let them rush you (again!).
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Thank you liroma . Yes I am afraid to see them on the 23 but I'm going to how they plan on fixing the mistakes this doctor Kagan made ? I don't want him to touch my face and it would be a different doctor from that center but I'm still very nervous and afraid .
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I do plan on seeing a plastic surgeon in Chicago to see what he thinks can or cannot be fixed? But this will be after the visit on the 23 at the LSL Center in Downers Grove IL.
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Wow ---- how sad for the woman who got taken in by these doctors/scams. I just want to scar their faces or leave them on the table to pee or say "you can go now" just speechless
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And the horror still continues...
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Debbie Boone, who once said on television that her song " You Light Up My Life" was to God . What a bunch of crap! You sold your song to the Life Style Lift Corporate monsters Mrs. Boone! And you're beyond pathetic and a total disgrace to countless women out there in the world who look up to you . All you are is an old used up , very well paid spokes person .
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How right you are. She sings for her supper. I guess this has-been needs the money.
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I just learned today that there have been several patients which died from having the life style lift . I thought it was just the one woman from Massachusetts but it turns out that several patients have died .
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Martuska - that is shocking but not surprising. Do you have any links to news articles, or where we can read more about this? We need to post that information on this forum. Thanks
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Realself will not let you link to outside sources, but you can google it. I know one was Christiana White, 64, Maitland, FL and Donna Adams, 49, Waltham LSL office. These are the two I can still find on the net.
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Not to mention that LSL was slapped with a huge fine by NY AG Cumo for cyber-posting; employees pretending to be patients posting glowing reviews and going as far as running blog sites with updates on daily improvements. There are many stories about LSL if people will just take the time to search the net before throwing hard earned money away.
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How many more deaths and horror stories before someone is brave enough to stop them ? It can be done . This is total negligence and disregard for the patient and is only about the multi ,multi millions . I seen those 8 series on You Tube and I wanted to vomit when I listened to the founder Kent. What a total peice of shit!
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Media and marketing are driving this. How many women that are aged 55 to 75 actually sit down and google LSL before calling? And remember the words "Procedure", "NEW" and "Innovative". Do you even hear the word "Surgery". No. Because if they did they would not be getting the calls that they do. Nothing new or innovative about a surgery first done in the late 60's and early 70's. This can be confirmed by any practicing plastic surgeon. I don't know what it's going to take for them to be deemed a "Surgical Suite", but as long as only local anesthesia is used, I don't believe they have to be inspected. Urinating in an Operating Room, even on a towel would cause the room to be scrubbed down. Do you think this is done after a surgery? I doubt it, but again I can only suppose, I am not there. According to the tech's in the videos, they simply kept using the room and the chair that it happened in. Unsanitary. Kudos to whomever posted these videos. Wish they had been around when I had my surgery. I wish realself had been around when I had my surgery. Ladies use this information to your advantage. There is not that much difference in price between a private practice plastic surgeon and this face mill called Lifestyle Lift.
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It may be true but difficult to prove.
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Can this be posted on Facebook and Twitter, other social media? PLEASE Part 8 is certainly an eye opener! Not that I had any doubt about their practices after my experience, but this just verifies how shady the company is. Urinating ON THE TABLE - at least I was spared that horror! Of course, I didn't get a table - I was in a 'dentist' chair, and not a new or modern looking one, more second-hand store quality.
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The series actually came from youtube.com. There are other videos up there also including some old ads that Lifestyle Lift use to run. And yes, we can post them. I sure do thank who ever posted these! Thanks, Thanks, Thanks. Wish I had thought of it but I sure am glad that you did it, who every you are, again Thanks.
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I am so glad that someone posted these up here. I hope that women will watch these videos and see what the is company is really like. Part 8 will scare the crap out of anyone. There is NO ONE overseeing this company, no JACHO, the operating rooms are unsanitary... urinating on the operating room tables. Seriously. Check before you fall for this scam. And it is a scam. They pocket your money and then TT. This is your face, take it seriously, it is surgery. Find a local facial plastic surgeon and at least get a 2nd opinion before you fall for the hype of a commercial ran on late night TV!
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Well this was very enlightening. I wish I had watched this before I had my lifestyle lift. I had the basic lift, which left me with multiple bumps under my chin. The doctor did offer to do a "revision" which I agreed to. He did it, I left without ever receiving a follow-up call to discover how I was. I now have a very ugly z-shaped scar under my chin. Pink and lumpy. I would not recommend this procedure to anyone.
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No one told me when to come back for visit after procedure either. They also told me the stitches were dissolvable. They weren't. Consult was near closing time one day and they had me back in there 6:30 the next morning. I felt everything he did but couldn't really move. Tried to let him know he was hurting my leg, but he just instructed the assistant to inject more number medicine. I couldn't talk but I could whine which I did. He told me to be still! So I have a damaged nerve in my leg that needs to be removed. unhappy me!!
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