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San Diego Lifestyle discussion

  • Gene
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  • 7 years ago

I live in SAN DIEGO, California and would very much appreciate if someone who has been happy with the LIFESTYLE LIFT PROCEDURE.  I also was curious to know exactly where is the incision? Is there lipo involved?  Where does the excess (waddel) under the chin go? And finally do they tighten up the neck area as well?

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I know who you're talking about. Does a tech name Marta work there? If she does, they soo need to let her go. She doesn't belong there and not to mention, she does personal things at work instead of being attentitive to patients who are waiting for her in the exam rooms! They need a while new staff!!
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First and foremost. I am a surgical technologist and have worked for the mission valley surgery place (lifestyle lifts) . DO NOT EVER GO THERE! THE INCISIONS THEY MAKE A VERY NOTICEABLE AFTER MONTHS OF OPERATION, THE STITCHING THEY DO AFTER SURGERY IS VERY HORRIBLE. NOT TO MENTION, WHEN PATIENTS CAME BACK FOR A FOLLOW UP AFTER A WEEK OF SURGERY, THEY WOULD HAVE EXCESS FLUIDS IN AND AROUND THE NECK AREAS. ONE OF THE SURGICAL TECHS, SUZANNE, WILL TELL U A LIE. SHE WILL SAY ITS JUS BRUISED AND THAT'S HOW ITS SUPPOSE TO BE. SHE IS A LIAR! AND DOESN'T KNOW WHAT SHE IS TALKING ABOUT. IF ANYTHING , U NEED TO GET IT ASPIRATED BECAUSE OF EXCESS FLUID TRAPPED . But they will tell you, "its jus bruised (look and feel around your neck area) and it'll go away! Excess fluids cannot jus go away, if so, then why do we urinate! Be aware! Research OTHER surgery centers and remember this: pick a surgeon who cares, not jus one that will tell u what u wanna hear because in the end, its 'you' that has to live w it! Be wise!
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I had a LSL in San Diego in April 2009. I am so dissatisfied and have talked with the office manager, the doctor (who has since changed his name since my procedure) and have completed a survey for their corporate office. The corporate office has since canceled the email address I was using and now I have to figure out where to send stuff. I look no different although the doctor told me he saw "fairly significant improvement." I guess that the phrase they use to say "that's it honey...nothing else is going to be done without another large check." I've thought about standing outside their building with my before and after pictures to let his potential customers know that their satisfaction is not a factor...only Dr. David.
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Hi. have you had the Lifestyle lift yet? Did you like the doctor and who was it. Can you recommend him? I have a consult in San Diego in April 2008. I'm also from San Diego but live Riverside now. Thank
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I also am scheduled with Dr. Yco in September and would love to hear from those who had their surgeries with him these past months.
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Did anyone ever post a response about Dr. Yco? I am scheduled to have LSL in September with him and would like to hear if anyone has seen him.
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Thank you for your input.  I have decided to cancel the procedure.  I called LSL and said I wanted to cancel my appt. and asked if I could receive a portion of the refund.  The way I read my paperwork, it said I would not be entitled to a full refund.  I would think I should get a portion of it back. I canceled early May and I was not scheduled for surgery until July. They quickly took me off the schedule for appts. but not much luck with a phone call back about the refund.  If I lose a few hundred bucks so be it.  I suppose they make alot of free money from people that cancel and don't get their refunds back.  Well that karma is on them.
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A friend and I are going for a consultation 5/7/07 at the office in Foster City, CA. I have never had any procedures done. What questions should I ask? How do I find out if the Doctor is qualified?
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I am going to have the LSL in June. Has anyone in SD have Dr.Bayer do their surgery? After reading all of these blogs, I can't help but be worried. I do hope that the unhappy people tend to vent more than the happy people. When I was in for my consultation I met two people. I lady sat across from me and mouthed "Don't do it!!" I got her to come over and she showed me her scars. They were visable and one ear was more raised and red than the other. It looked like she recently had surgery to me. She got called in to see the Doctor. A friend and I were looking through the before and after book with the different Doctors when another lady came out. She said she had the LSL done. She looked great! She said she had the worst turkey neck before the LSL. She said she was very happy with the results, that she looks 10 years younger. When we were leaving the unhappy lady came out. They Dr. gave her an injection in her scar area. I think she said cortizone, but I'm not sure. I have not seen anyone mention my Doctor on this site. He is a Dr. that comes down from Los Angeles. I am very sorry for all of you that have had bad surgerys, I wish you all the best. I pray I am not one of you in a couple of months!! I will let you all know what happens. $5,700.00 for my neck and upper eyes. Kimberly
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I tried to find out what the actual procedure was, cost, etc. and was refused information on the phone. I had to make an appointment for a free consultation to get any questions answered. When I arrived I was told I had to fill out several pages of medical information before anyone would talk to me. When I declined, the front desk person told me they would not talk to me until they decided if I was a candidate for the procedure. I replied that I would not divulge medical info until I decided if I even wanted the procedure, whatever it was. The new, expensive looking waiting area did nothing to dispel my feeling that this was a money making game, with little concern for the patients. A most unpleasant waste of my time.
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Has anyone had Lifestyle Lift performed by Dr. Yco in San Diego? I am scheduled for the procedure in 2 weeks. I consulted with both Dr. Erfani and Dr. Yco in the Mission Valley office of Lifestyle Lift. Both doctors seemed very confident about this procedure, and made me feel comfortable about it. I would like to hear from someone that Dr. Yco has performed the procedure on.

I thought I asked all the right questions in the consultations, but after reading the posts on this website, I know that I didn't.

I have very fair skin, and have sun damage from growing up in the southern California desert. I wonder if that will reduce the effectiveness of the procedure and shorten the time it would last. Also, Dr. Yco already told me that, because of my coloring, I may be a "bleeder." That makes me think the bruising and swelling may be worse for me than for some others in the recovery phase. Both docs both told me the results would most likely last 5-7 years, but from what I've read at this site, that may not be true.

I would love to hear from anyone who has been through the procedure with Dr. Yco in San Diego.

I was VERY excited about this procedure when I saw the informercial on t.v. and the met with the "physician's representative". I was less excited after meeting with the docs and getting a little more realistic expectation of the results, but I still very much wanted to have the procedure. I just got more info from the office staff about what to expect in the recovery phase, which is much more complicated and scary I thought it was going to be. Now I am terrified after reading other people's experiences. There are far too many who've had problems as well as poor results. I will most likely postpone, if not cancel, the procedure. I'm glad there's a place like this to share information.

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Hello, I just read your message about Dr. Yco in San Diego. Did you get your lift yet? If so how did it go? I really want to do this but I have the same concerns you did back in March.
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Hello Melly, I was most intrigued by your comments. First of all, I am scheduled to have this procedure done with Dr. Yco also. I am trying to research as many facts as I can before the consultation. My skin type sounds like yours, fair and sun damaged. I too am concerned about not only effectiveness later on, but more so with the surgery itself, the recovery process and the possibility of any bad results after reading these many emials. Have you had yours done yet, and can you please share your feeling of the results.
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Please tell me if you have received any comments on Dr. Yco? I am also scheduled with him and will probably postpone or cancel all together if I don't get first hand possitive information. I would very much appreciate any info. you have. I am also fair skinned. Thanks !!!!
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Please tell me if you have received any comments on Dr. Yco? I am also scheduled with him and will probably postpone or cancel all together if I don't get first hand possitive information. I would very much appreciate any info. you have. I am also fair skinned. Thanks !!!!
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Melly, How did your surgery with Dr. Yco in San Diego go? I am hoping to see him for my surgery & very interested. Hope all is well -
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Please forward to me any comments you received regarding outcomes with Dr. Yco. Thanks.
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My mom is seriously considering this procedure, and we're doing research for her. She does not have a computer, so i've been looking it up. The results are mixed, at best.

I want to make sure she does not throw her money away, not to mention endure unnecessary pain & complications. She's been to Dr. Erfani's office, but I notice that there are other docs in the area, including Dr. Yco, who sounds more experienced and have multiple certifications.

If you or someone you know has more insight into the San Diego docs, i'd sure appreciate it.

Thanks,
alice

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You should note one thing about board certifications because most people do not fully understand them.

The board certification for plastic surgery is the ability to have competency in every part of the body from head to toe. This does not make a surgeon an expert in any one procedure. Matter of fact, they may predominantly do only breasts or tummy tucks and never do face lifts. The question you need to ask is how many face lifts does the surgeon perform each week?

Most plastic surgeons might only do 1 face lift a week or a month. And , they may not be up to speed on new or better techniques If another doc does 15 face lifts a week and specializes in only the face---well then, he is an expert in the field.
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I was told my Dr does about 5-10 a day!! he "should" be an expert!
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I, too, would like to know the cost for the LSL in San Diego... and does it vary from city to city? Mostly I have seen people answer that it is $4000 in other places. And for the guest that posted on Dec 8, 2006.... whose office was running the special?
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When do they take the "after" picture.  I just wondered.  I had the stitches taken out recently with no further appt. made.
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As one of the very few men to attempt to get information from Life style lift (LSL), I received little or nothing promised. I tried to send two comments of my experience but I don't believe either went through on this blog (that's why I tried to send a second comment). If either got through, please disregard this one and one of the extras. If this alone gets through...enough said. If nothing got through, maybe this blog is run by or monitored by Life Style Lift and anything even slightly negative does not get through to the readers. If this is the case, I wouldn't be surprised since LSL is a HIGHLY promotional marketing campaign...somewhat unbecoming of the medical profession.

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Mike - please be assured that this forum and RealSelf has an independent editorial team and in no way are we associated with the Lifestyle Lift company.    Did you try submitting your LSL review or testimonial using the form?
Once you complete this, it gets published with other Lifestyle Lift reviews
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What is the cost of this procedure? I had planned on having restylane injections this month for my deep laugh lines but now I am thinking of doing this procedure instead. But before I drive 2 hours to a consultation I would like to know if I can afford it. I know I can afford the restylane injections , but I was hoping to compare the cost of both procedures and the long term lasting results. Lynn
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