Phoenix Lifestyle lift discussion

  • Denise Williams
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  • 7 years ago

Has anyone out there had a lifestyle lift in the Phoenix area? Any information on the Phoenix Lifestyle Lift experience would be much appreciated. 


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I am thinking of having this procedure done. I am in the Memphis/Germantown, TN area. Can anyone recommend a dr that has had good results.
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Please do not do it. It is horrible. the post op care is really bad. Once they have your money, do you surgery, you are on your own. I had it in June, 2010; $5300. I am an RN and took care of my incisons exactly as instructed. Had dead area, nothing was done, infection go serious. My results were non existant. They say, "we will do it again at no cost" but then you get the run around and they do ot call you back. The scars are bad, I look no different, I can not wear ear rings without my ears hurting. PLEASE go to a plastic surgeon. It may cost a little more but it will be money well spent for not being on Life Style Lifts assembly line!!!! By the way, I am in Phoenix. When I found this site I was freightened and cancelled. they kept calling and told me these comments were written by compititors...Don't believe that. I am a real patient that has the ugly scars to prove it!!
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I had this procedure in Phoenix and it was horrible. The preop many repeated injections are the wrost. The post op pain is nothing like they tell you. It is horrible. I slept sitting up for two weeks and could eat nothing but soft food or liquids. The post op care is awful, the office staff treat you really cool if you complain. I complained about an area of black skin and was told to clean it with perioxide. An infection started and my results are nonexistant. Spend a little more money and go to a plastic surgeon!!
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Has anyone had this liftlift done by Dr.Robledo. Camelback office on 22nd st.f so please tell me what you think
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Hi Denise, I did have a life style lift and lower eyes done last year in April by {edited}. To sum things up, I was not happy as he did not do what he said he was going to do and the results were so minimal, it was not worth the trade off for the price and the scares. I was also told by the gal at my initial visit that he was facial plastic surgeon. I just heard from someone a few days ago that this is not true. I was on line looking up information to verify this and found that he in NOT! A girl friend of mine had the procedure in the Camelback office as well. She had Dr. Henderson preform her procedure and was very very happy, I had asked for Dr. Henderson at my consult but was sold on going with The other doctor as she was so booked up for months and he was just as good but not as booked as he had just came on board. I would not recommend the life style lift. Editor note: You must contact a user privately to give them specific provider information. Other registered users may privately contact you by clicking on your username, provided that you have opted to receive private messages (Select “My settings” to update your preference).
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I had the face and neck done in Phoenix 2 weeks ago.
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I have an appointment 2/5/08 for a "free consultation" - I too would like to know if someone from the early days (i.e. last year's posts around this time) are still happy with their results. I don't mind spending 4-7thousand dollars if the clock is rolled back and then moved forward appropriately. In other words, give me 10 years back, and I'm happy to re-age that 10 years. Any thoughts? My appointment is at the Camelback location. After reading comments, I would like to hear private posts from those who had Dr. Henderson, because after reading the above posts, I think I will be seeking her as my surgeon.
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A friend of mine had this procedure done 6 months ago by Dr. {edited} and would not recommend it. Her results were very minimal. She is extremely disappointed to put it mildly. Pay the extra money and go to a reputable cosmetic surgeon in your area. 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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At first I was pleased, but after 6 months, then a year later, I'm sorry I spent the money with LifeStyle Lift. I should have gone to a Board certified plastic surgeon. Seems they have a better procedure that lasts. I wish more people who were happy at first would come back to give their comments after a year... Nancy
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I am wondering if someone who had the LSL done recently by Dr. Henderson in Pheonix would share their experience. Editor note: you must join RealSelf so you can be contacted privately with doctor recommendations and feedback. This requires free registration for an account. When registering you must opt-in to receiving private contacts (a check box).
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Just made an appointment for a consultation, but after finding this site and reading comments I am already thinking about cancelling it. I have already had an extended abdomniplasty about 2 years ago, so am familiar with what is involved with plastic surgery. Happy with results by the way. But I wish there were more follow up answers on here from commenters. For instance, Kendra and her sister. What were your final results? Many of you above, what were your final results? Did any of you use Dr.Robles? Dr. Henderson seems to be the way to go from what little I can tell. Am concerned about the longevity of the procedure. Certainly I don't expect it to last a lifetime but would want it to be somewhere worth the money spent. Am really disappointed in the ads saying a 1 hour procedure and from what I read above, far from it. I have no problem with the fact it takes longer, just tell the truth. If they are deceptive on that point, what else are they deceptive on. I'm sure they tell you a bit more of the real deal when you are in the consultation, but never the less that's a big difference. An hour vs. several. I would rather know that they take however much time is needed tho. Also the recovery time is a little misleading. Would just rather hear and know the truth from them, not have to hear it from the above people!! I notice nobdy ever answered the $400 question on the consultation. I suspect that was a deposit on the procedure itself. Have any of you just had a small procedure done and then decided on the rest after that?
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Believe me, the advertising is false and very misleading. They tell you what your individual procedure will cost and then you have to pay 10% of that on that day. It certainly wasnt done in an hr. More like 2 hrs., and that was only the lift and lipo under the chin. Nothing else. And the results do not last very long. After the swelling goes down, then the jowls and neck starts sagging worse than before you had it done.
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Have you gone through with having this done. Which Dr...Robles or Henderson?
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to answer Tee, no, I have not had it done. And now, after reading all the comments, I am afraid also...I may blow off the appointment and cancel for into the future. I was going to have to miss two weeks of work without pay. I read all this, and it makes me VERY nervous.
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I'm the queen of plastic surgery and when a friend told me about this new procedure, I decided to go online and research it for her.... fell onto this board. I recently had a complete face lift by a board certified surgeon (not in Phoenix). I'm a 58 year old women and it's my second face lift. After reading all your posts I think I can shed some light. The swelling defined by most is typical of a regular face lift. Numbness, scars, tightness are all typical of this or any type of surgery. I've had very little bruising with my complete face lift, the reason being, is that I typically don't bruise that much. I drove 70 miles home the next day after surgery with general anesthetic. I paid $7,500 and I'm semi-satisfied with the results... ITS NOT PARTICULARLY the type of surgery that indicates results good or bad because we are so individual... our skin types, how old we are and how we heal in general plays a huge part in our recovery. These doctors, and yes some are much better than others, are more artists than they are anything else. Believe it or not, they are much like a hairdresser. Think about it, some really know what they're doing, they have an eye for aesthetics. While others run you through their mill operating room and shove you out the door before you're through vomiting from the anesthesia. I know Phoenix very well and I can tell you I've experienced both. Good doctor or bad, this type of surgery or that type, you always run the risk... you need to understand it going under the knife. You have to want it bad enough to pay the bucks and be willing to suffer the consequences when it doesn't turn out. Nothing is ever permanent except a botched surgery. Some plastic surgeries... implants, lipo, can make you sick or even kill you. I'm kind of tired of all of it but we live in a society that makes us feel less than worthy if we don't hang onto our looks. One woman mentioned she's out in the dating world again. I too know what that's like. The men on the internet all complain that the women look old and they are embarrassed when they actually meet them. They state that they are afraid to be seen in public with such a woman. They, themselves... fat bellies, white hair, no hair, a face that would compete with a bulldog and they.... are embarrassed to be seen with a woman their own age. So we do these painful surgeries... to make ourselves feel better. It just doesn't turn out sometimes the way we would hope that it would. Best to all of you in your search. Kat
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Hi all, Now sinci I'm not from the Phoenix area I know this does not apply directly to me but I did have it done in the NJ area and I would be happy to voice my opinion. I too believe after reading this that these are people from LSL. I had the worst experience with a doctor there and knowing I will need to repair this is frightening. I had just the nck done in May and I am still in serious pain everyday. I called the office 2 days after surgery to speak to a Dr. or nurse and was told there was nobody available till Monday. By that time behind my left ear there was a build up of blood and fluid . The Dr. did come in (usually only a nurse will see you after surgery) and began to blame me for doing something wrong. He said I was smoking which I hadn't beeen considering I was in too much pain to leave my bed. Without any pain meds he proceded to stick needle after needle in to remove the fluid. I went home in more pain than I thought was possible. Had to return 2 days later and wait one and a half hours to be seen by him even though I had an appt. Again he nasty as hell and made me feel like I was a waste of his time.. At this point the fluid and pain were still there. Called for pain medicine and made the 1 hour trip in and was told he couldn't or wouldn't give me anymore. Had recieved it twice. Fast forward to today...can't sleep on that side ,can't chew without pain and the the scarring is a botch job. I am a nurse so I do know how to take care of myself and I know when a Dr. has screwed up royally. It will not end here . If I don't get the results I want I will be sitting in the front receptionist office telling all the potential clients what to expect. One day my foot. If you are unhappy with your results I suggest you do the same.
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Moreen, I am from NJ as well and was considering this procedure until I read your story. I am aghast. Would you mind sharing your location and/or the doctors name?? I live in South Jersey and they have not opened their clinic down here yet.....although it's supposed to be open soon. Have things gotten better since your posting?? Thank you so much for your input. Barbara Editor note: To contact a person on this site or to discuss a specific experience with a doctor please use private messaging. You can only send messages to registered members who opt to accept private messages. Click on their name to reach the link to their contact form
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I am looking at having LSL in Phoenix. However after reading all of the comments I am still unsure. First - if the cost is still $4000-$6000 and it sounds like it is then I may want to head south to Mexico. Second - I have really short hair and it appears that the scarring can be a problem. Lastly - I am concerned with how long-lasting the results would be. If anyone has had a more recent experience in Phoenix or has thoughts on these concerns please respond. Thanks
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I just had my consultation today and am doing some research within the 7 days allowed for cancellation. Has anyone had the procedure done recently in Phoenix and what results have you had. I would appreciate hearing the results of Kendra's sister's surgery. This forum is helpful to those of us looking for answers.
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Maria I have a consult day after tomorrow -- I understood it was free -- what is the "7 days for cancellation"? Thanks
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Like a lot of people on this list, I am considering having the procedure done in Phoenix. Most of the positive comments from people have come shortly after the procedure was done. I've seen comments elsewhere that state that the results were short lived. Is there anyone still on this list that has had long term results - positive or negative to share? Thanks.
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Kendra, Do you have to put money down ($400 deposit) just to get the consult???????? Will you be able to get it back if you chose not to proceed with the LSL?
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I am an English teacher from Mesa, and I had a consultation at LSL last week. My sister had the procdure done yesterday, and I have been thinking seriously about getting it done (obviously, since I had the consult, which cost me $400 deposit.) We'll see how my sis does, and I'll go from there. However, I am very concerned after reading all the posts on this site (I have also read all of San Diego's posts, as well as Seattle's.) As I said, I am an English teacher, so my job is to study people's writing styles, and what concerns me is that the people who post on these sites who are so totally excited about the LSL seem, to me, like employees of LSL. They always talk about how important it is to follow the directions (duh!! I think we already know that!) and--at least in Seattle--they talk about how important it is to "do your research." Plus, they get hostile when someone expresses concern--like the guy above who was concerned about how horrifying his girlfriend looked. To me, he seemed like a nice guy who would go out of his way to HIDE his horror from his girlfriend and who would actually do research on her behalf on the interenet. But if you look at the posts below his, you see real hostility, which--I would bet--is coming from LSL employees. Who else would care enough to lambaste the poor guy. Just my thougthts. As I said, I'll see how my sis does and go from there, but the assembly line mentalily of what I experienced last week, as well as the OBVIOUS misleadings make me think I won't proceed. FYI--the recovery time is not like they say. My sister is swollen and no where near being able to go out in public, plus she has "pull" lines that concern me.
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Kendra...how is your sister doing....is she happy with the results??
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