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NYC lifestyle lift- too good to be true?!

  • vsquared
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  • 7 years ago

Has anyone has the lifestyle prodedure in NYC? Did it hurt? How long were you out of working (or home bound)? Tell me more

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Dr Thanks for telling us. When I had mine done in '06, I was tld by the consultant, techs,receptionists& the DOCTOR he WAS a PLASTIC SURGEON.. They all knew what I was aking. At that date, their website stated they only hire ' the best of the best plastic surgeons'... The day I went in, met w/ the consultant who showed me with her fingertips where the incision would be& what to expect from the LSL, I asked if he was a plastic surgeon& mentioned I didn't see it on his BIO. She told me he was relatively new to the practice& the site hadn't been updated yet. I left. That's one of the very few medical records/ notes in my chart> 'She didn't book'!!.. I had asked for proof& she agreed to mail it. A week later I got some info, none saying he was a PS. I called the main number & was told the same thing, that he was. I called different times of the day, getting other people& asked the same question. All agreed he was a P.S. Initially I liked him til the day after surgery I saw all the stitches& called the office asking to speak to him& he was ALWAYS in surgery. I told them 'it looked as if my incisions were way bigger than I was ever told &I was very upset& to tell the Dr to call me asap' That was also in my chart along w/ my history& consent. No surgical report, one email I wrote to corporate & thats about it. Abot a yr later I learned what they did to me when I went to the office& was also shown an 'internal memo', on "what to do if a patient asks for her medical records" Among a $25 fee, it said stall, show the DR&send chart to their LEGAL DEPT.... Three weeks later I got them, but way more papers were in the chart. Many more papers, all not signed by me, exept the ones mentioned above. I have been to 3 PLastic surgeons & am currently being treated by a neurologist. All of the P.S. said they can't help me because they didn't know what they did to me& may make me worse& see a neurologist & see what that Dr. had to say. I have black lumps coming out the back of my ear, that are stitches, looks like a stretched (widened) scar/. I have pain in my earlobes,, ear sewn to face which hurts if I touch the earlobe or near that place on my face, sternocleidomastoid which sometimes swells like an elongated knot), a choking sensation under my chin (no lipo) and sometimes a mottled rashlike look under my chin , lower in the mid neck& sides of neck. I feel, esp. with weather changes as if someone has their hands & tearing my skin off my face. I've also called 4 other plastic surgeons& once they heard I had a LSL, they cancelled my appt. 28 mos is way too long to be in pain & I am worn down. LSL did offer a revision, but that Dr will never touch me again. Once a month, a real Plastic surgeon comes in& I saw him& he doubted he could make the pain go away & the scars, possibly make me worse. How can I ever trust a Dr again, what is my next step? I need advise.
I thank you very much for your comments above regarding the lifestyle lift! Gosh! I almost went for a consultation. It just sounded great. Only local anesthesia , 1 hour surgery, drive myself home and look great for 10 years. It WAS too good to be true. Oh well, guess I will have to age gracefully.Thanks again
Trust me folks, I use to work for these peoples and it is all about them getting your money and you never getting it back, you will be out of work for a minimum of 2 weeks, you will get hematoma's, keloids and scarring, it is not a walk in the park. The Doctor's are free lance so they have no allegience to this company. The consultants are SALES PEOPLE and told one thing and one thing only. "SELL EVERYONE WHO WALKS IN THAT DOOR". The staff is told they are to have 30 surgeries a week! So think about 2 doctors doing that in one week!! It becomes a factory, also that is one word they do not want you to represent in the office. DO NOT DO THIS IF YOU ARE, overweight, are black are under 50, without much of a chin or jaw line, keloid, scar. The lift itself is a mini one and lasts one year at best. You will not get your money back on deposits left with Care Credit and if after 7 days forget it ever. These folks are in the business of getting you money and you never getting it back. The Doctors DO NOT want to hear from you after one month. Because they know you are just coming back in for a re-do or to complain. YOU WILL NOT GET A RE-DO unless you tell them you are going to the news outlets. That is the only thing that motivates them.. Also the Founder is not a real Doctor check out his degrees. Best advice save your money and go to a true Plastic Surgeon, they will give you the real result. This procedure is painful and temporary.
Joann, Thank You for posting here, but have you thought about reporting this to your State Medical Investigator? Since you worked there, that should carry some weight. Please do these people some justice! Report them. Best, Chrystal Eckes
I worked there as well. 100 percent truth out this womans mouth. Its,a chop shop
Has anyone had this procedure in NYC. If so, please let me know your results and doctor's name if you were satisfied. I am very excited about lifestyle lift but also very nervous.
In response to negative comments on the NYC office, believe them !! My consultation was with a non-medically trained high pitch sales person. This is my face. Should I go to a 7-11 clerk for a surgical consult? Or a sales person? Don't think so. I am a registered nurse with the NYC Dept of Health & Mental Hygiene. After I told my sales rep this , she said I should have told her that from the beginning. While it may be customary to pay in advance of plastic surgery, she wanted a couple hundred $ up front BEFORE even seeing a surgeon for a consultation( which should have happened from the start). BIG RED FLAG!! I emailed the central office with no response. I called the main office & was given the name of the Madison Ave. office manager. I called all week & she never responded. I called the main office again & they said they would have her call. She never called. Obviously the company operates in a very unethical manner & has no customer service. The ads offer free consultations-when you are having a surgical procedure the consultaion is done by a physician-not a sales person . How ridiculous & unethical. The company's obvious choice to ignore me leaves me very afraid of such a operation. PLease people, BEWARE. Do the research. Ask what hospital they are affiliated with, if the doctor who is doing your surgery has privileges their ( in the event that something should go wrong). Any company that operates so unethically and rudely to prospective clients should be exposed. Also ask about how many injections you will have in your face...it may very well change your mind. Re-read entries of other dissatisified clients. It is all the same story. People are lured by the low prices. They are a revolving door for surgical clients who are from what I have seen in the office, older minority women who have very limited medical system/ethics savvy. Two women I know of went here for consults, they will not go back after hearing of my experience . Do your homework, save a few extra dollars & go to a reputable & ethical board certified plastic surgeon where you will be comfortable & safe, and where you will have caring facility that will be responsive to all & any of your needs. If NYC's Lifestyle office ( & main office ) is this way BEFORE surgery, imagine the horrors you can encounterpost-operatively.

I was homebound for two weeks!  I was extremely bruised and swollen and a lot of pain for the first 8 days.

 

Please let me know any information I my need to know I livein The NYC area am interested in a lsl THANKS
I had the lifestyle in New York City in April 2006. The immediate results were dramatic, but after several weeks my facial jowls began to droop. Additionally, after 7 months, I am still experiencing numbness, tightening and general discomfort behind and around the ears. This interferes with sleep, physical activity and I have difficuly turning my head around when driving. I would NOT recommend the procedure.
Very concerened as a singer about which muscles are cut and how that would affect feelings in my tongue, throat, pharynx. larynx, etc. i can't deal with a tight jaw or feelings of  any tightness that     would interfere with classical singing technique. What do you think? tomorrow is a free consultation. I'm thinking of calling my ENT first who treats singers fro layrngitis and all sorts of vocal problems.

That sound terrible!!  Guest!!!

did you notify the Doctor that did this procedure? I would!!

Im even shocked at the way the office attacked scarface55   WOW !!

thats Professional.

I JUST HAD A LSL ON APRIL 25TH, 2007.  AS YOU WROTE MY IMMEDIATE RESLTS WERE DRAMATIC.  I WAS THRILLED.  3 WEEKS LATER MY JOWELS ARE BEGINING TO DROOP ALREADY AND SO IS MY NECK.  I'M AM SOOOOOOOOO UNHAPPY.  IHAD MY LIFT IN NJ.  DR. AND STAFF WERE GREAT.........................BUT WHY THE DROOPING ALREADY??????????

I am schedule for the lifestyle surgery July 5, 2007 also, in New York City, 635 Madison Avenue. Does anyone know about this place? Having second thoughts. Please advise me. Thanks
Did you have the procedure done in Little Falls, New Jersey? If so, who was your surgeon? You mentioned your face is sagging again. Are they doing anything to correct it? I'm scheduled for a consult with the doctor on Friday the 13th! Please...any insite would be appreciated.
I read your blog and was quite concerned. I thought this procedure was suppose to last for at least five years. It upsets me to read thatyour facial jowls began to droop only after several weeks. How could that happen? Do they just pull your skin up with threads? Is this similar to that?
Hi, I'm sceheduled to have the Life Syle lift...also in NJ. They told me it would last 5 to 10 years. Cost - $5,000.00 Just wondering how you are doing now. After reading all these posts, I'm starting to wonder. Thanks for any info.
Who was the doctor that performed your procedure? Did your doctor follow up with you and correct anything that you felt was not right? Are you still having problems today ... almost a year after your procedure? Thanks for your input .
Hi! I am considering having the LSL in NJ at the Little Falls office but am scared after reading comments on this website. Were you happy with the results? Any information you could share would be greatly appreciated! Jane
HI GUEST, WHO WAS THE DR. IN NYC? I'M UNDER THE CARE OF A 'REAL' PLASTIC SURGEON DUE TO THE LSL. HE TELLS ME THAT IT WILL GO BACK TO THE ORIGINAL WAY IT WAS. THANK GOODNESS. I LOOK LIKE A SIDEWAYS EGG. SHORT CHIN AND WIDE SIDES. I CANT WAIT FOR THIS TO RETURN TO MY ORIGINAL FACE...I TOO HAVE TIGTNESS AND NUMBNESS. I HOPE THIS GOES AWAY AS WELL.
GUESTM WHO DID IT IN NYC?
When I first posted my comments on May 10 2007 I have to say that I was very upset!!! As i said my calls were not returned and I felt as though once they get your money after a slick sales pitch the office forgets about you and could care less about you. Then I got a call directly from Dr. {edited} and felt better right away. Even though he had left the Lifestyle Lift to go into private practice he made time to see me on July 16. We reviewed my before and after photos and in all fairness there was a difference in my neck and jowls - just not as much as I had hoped for after what the sales girl had shown me and compared to the photos in the brochure they give you. Dr. [EDITED] though had been honest and told me before the surgery that because I had thick skin and bad acne with scarring not to expect "dramatic" results. I live in California and I expected after meeting him that day that Dr. {edited} would just send me back on my way - as it turned out though he was very kind and said since you are already here and flew out lets talk about your options to improve on areas that concerned me. He did what he called a "vertical lift" and I can say almost 4 months later that I couldn't be happier. My advice to everyone is to take the consultation process and advertising with a grain of salt and listen to the doctor instead! I am definitely going to see Dr. {edited} on my return trips to New York and now want to Thank him for his dedication, skill and care.